Shawn Kelly

Golf Tips: Behind bars

  In a perfect world you’d consistently hit great drives down the middle of the fairway and your approach shots would never miss a green. Yeah right, tour pros can&r ...

Golf Tips: Practice correct form to avoid the dreaded shank

The shank, the laterals and hosel rocket are all nicknames of the most dreaded golf shot you could possibly make. Your ball gets careened off to the right or left of the fairway de ...

PGA honors Auburn golf pro

Shawn Kelly’s game isn’t getting any better — or worse — these days.    The pro at the Ridge for the last 13 years has noticed his game is ...

Noon Hour Update: Former Sierra athletic director agrees to buyout; Auburn business climate; Auburn Indian community receives settlement; golfer named Senior Player of the Year

Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’ ...

Golf aids make home practice fun and useful

Golf practice does not always have to be implemented outdoors. Creative players can find plenty of ways to improve their games at home or indoors. There is the timely and sagacious ...

Golf Tips: Have a ball in the fall

The golf season is beginning to wind down for some and for others it is just beginning. The acorns are falling, the leaves are changing and the air is getting cooler. Some folks ar ...

Golf Tips: Balance points will improve consistency

When golfers talk about the golf swing, it is amazing how many different opinions and theories are discussed. Golfers tend to think way too much about their swings, which can inhib ...

Golf Tips: Starting position is key in athletic set up for swing

Well, if you have been following along for the past couple of weeks and doing a little homework, your grip and your aiming techniques have no doubt improved and you are surely brim ...

Golf Tips: Eyes and thighs are key to golf shot consistency

When we discuss aim for a full golf shot, there are two parts of the body that should be considered — your eyes and thighs. This is because if you understand these two body p ...

Golf tips:Get a grip on fundamentals

It’s about time to review a few fundamentals for an end of summer tune-up to get us ready for autumnal golf. In the next few weeks we’ll review in depth some of the basic funda ...

Golf Tips: Get a grip on fundamentals

It’s about time to review a few fundamentals for an end of summer tune-up to get us ready for autumnal golf. In the next few weeks we’ll review in depth some of the bas ...

Golf Tips: Having a blast with good bunker shots

Gene “The Squire” Sarazan is the man credited for creating the original sand wedge back in the 1930s. His tinkering with a club by adding solder to the sole was then and is now ...

Golf Tips: Getting the best results from a knock down shot

When weather and course conditions change, being able to play a knock down shot will help you score. I employ this shot at some point in most rounds that I play, and I think of i ...

Golf Tips: Practice grip, aim, set-up, posture for chips, pitches

There are many shots in golf that are made with less than full swings. They’re known as chips and pitches. A chipping swing is a swing that doesn’t move past your hips ...

Golf tips: Practice grip, aim, set-up and posture for chips, pitches

There are many shots in golf that are made with less than full swings. They’re known as chips and pitches. A chipping swing is a swing that doesn’t move past your hips and I ca ...