Shawn Kelly

Golf Tips: Course management is best way to achieve lower scores

Is it sometimes a struggle for you to score well on the golf course? You may feel confident on the range hitting the ball and imagine yourself making all kind of pars, birdies and ...

Burglar makes off with clubs and cash in string of golf pro shop burglaries

A string of Auburn-area golf pro shops were burglarized last week, totaling more than $12,903 in stolen property and damage. Home on the Range in Newcastle and The Ridge in Auburn ...

Golf Tips: Success on your approach to the green

In our two past golf tips articles, you'll remember that we got off the tee and down the fairway. We now need to approach the green with accurate distance control. How many times h ...

Golf Tips: Let the big dog eat!

This week we?ll begin a series of golf tips ?from tee to green.? We?ll start with the first shot and then discuss many of the subsequent shots you?ll need to play any given hole on ...

Golf Tips: A little fun with Independence Day on the course

If you?re a golfer, I hope you get a bang out of this week?s cryptogram created with golf terms around the phrase Independence Day, July 4th to acknowledge and celebrate our nation ...

Golf Tips: New rules for senior golfers? If only ...

Seniors rule! In case you missed it, in the newest Rules of Golf booklet, the USGA has included some new special rules that apply specifically to special senior golfers. A senior ...

Golf Tips: Make repairing your divots part of the game

I hope you were able to watch the U.S. Open from the beautiful Olympic Club in San Francisco over the week-end. There were divots flying all over the place ? especially on No. 18, ...

Golf Tips: Programs abound to give young golfers the basics

Remember the true meaning of Memorial Day. It is the day set aside for us to remember our veterans who have served and given their lives so that we all may have our freedom. Some f ...

Golf Tips: Improve your game with pitch ?n chips

The chip and run or ?pitch shot? is one of the most important scoring shots in the bag. Since the swing is rather short, think of it as simply swinging the hands from pocket to poc ...

Golf tips: Strengthen connectivity to the swing

“Connection” in the golf swing is a valuable concept to understand in order to help create a well- timed athletic golf swing. Prominent PGA teacher Jimmy Ballard has always b ...

Golf TIps: Taking your game from the range to the course

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

Golf Tips: Good putting skills are path to ‘the dough’

Hey, once again it’s Masters Week. Spring is in the air, the azaleas are in bloom along Magnolia Lane and the PGA Tour will play its first major of the year. In some parts of the ...

Golf Tips: Practice these drills to avoid shank shots

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

Golf Tips: You can ease your way out of tight lies

We’d all like a little tuft of grass under our golf ball when it come to rest, but with the technology in mowers and the colder weather that doesn’t allow the grass to grow, we ...

Golf Tips: Why do you suppose it’s called ‘the 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. We try at Th ...