Shawn Kelly

Golf Tips: Transitioning from the range to the course

  When you go to the practice range do you hit the ball like you’re on the PGA tour, but when you go to course you can’t hit the broad side of a big red barn? ...

Golf Tips: Rough can be rough!

  Once in a while we may hit our golf ball a bit off line and it finds the area we call the rough — the second cut of the fairway where the grass is a longer length. ...

Golf Tips: Make the best of dreaded bunker shots

  The fairway bunker shot can be a challenge to hit successfully. Even with the best of lies, it can be tough to pick the ball off the sand and catch it solidly.  ...

Golf Tips: Have yourself a sand blast

  Gene “The Squire” Sarazan is the man we have to thank for designing the sand wedge back in the 1930s.    His tinkering with a club head by ...

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 ...