There's no need to sugarcoat it - I'm terrible with my wedges. Or, better said, I was terrible with my wedges. I'm still far from great, but I spent the last couple of months working on some things with teacher Jon Hearn, who works with Justin Rose on his short game, and I've seen great results. Luckily, the part where I've struggled the most, chipping, is where I've seen the best progress thus far. That's really all due to one drill, which Hearn shared with me and that I'll now share with you.
Alright, you've taken a lesson or two and now you need to go to the driving range and practice. I started thinking about where I would put the most focus if I was brand new to the game of golf. As a result I came up with 3 golf drills for beginners that I'd start with if you're new to the game of golf or looking to get back to the basics. Simply going to the driving range without a plan and banging out a bucket of balls will do you more harm than good.
Each of these golf drills for beginners covers a different area of the game. For example, the first golf drill
for beginners focuses on the driving range while the other golf drills focuses on chipping and putting
I used to live in Florida and as long as it wasn't raining, it's a golf day. Of course, we realize that everyone isn't this lucky. In many parts of the country, the golf season may be as short as six or seven months. We get asked all the time about how someone's workout should change from the fall to the winter to the spring and into summer. It's a great question because there are definitely things that you want to be doing in the off-season or pre-season that you might not want to be doing once you're out playing 18 on a regular basis.
We all know that short game is where the scoring happens in golf, yet many golfers spend too much focus on their driver. Today, we want you to forget about your golf swing and just focus on your chipping and putting skills. By improving your short game, you will see your golf scores get lower. It's a fact. We compiled 10 challenging and fun short game drills for you to attempt different days at practice. To add pressure to yourself, keep track of your scores and try to beat your own records each time you attempt these short game drills.
Sometimes the simplest things can be used to make your golf swing better. That's certainly true of a standard bath towel, which has a lot of uses as a teaching tool. One of my favorites is using it to train good sequencing in the swing. Many amateurs struggle with the concept of completing the backswing and then starting down with gradual acceleration that puts the fastest part of the swing where it should be-through the impact zone. Instead, they rush through the backswing and the start of the downswing and get out of sync. Let me show you how a towel can correct that.
In golf, flaring one's foot corresponds to angling it out slightly so that the line of the foot is not perpendicular to the target line. This is in contrast to seeing both feet parallel to each other and perpendicular to the target line. You can decide to position your feet likewise or flare either of your feet.
Every year I attend the PGA Show in Orlando and I'm amazed by the number of "new" golf training aids vying for your attention. Literally there is a training aid to fix anything & everything that's going wrong in your swing. Ask anyone that's met me and they'll tell you I'm not a fan of golf swing "remedies", simply because they typically do not address the underlying challenge in a golfer's swing that's causing the problem.
In this article, I'm going to provide you with the definitive, fool-proof guide on How to Break 90. Why? Because I know that it's one goal that a huge majority of avid golfers share. "I want to break 90" is the second most common goal that my students have, behind only, "be more consistent."
Congratulations, if you're searching for tips on "How to Break 80," you're probably scoring in the mid to low 80's consistently. That alone places you in rare company, but it's time to get into the 70's, and I'm going to help you do just that. Let's start with a simple realization...
Weight transfer is something that is hard to master in the golf swing but when done properly, you can unleash some insane power into the golf ball. Not only that, but your swing is in sync and the ball flies much straighter, which is also very important. So if you're confused about how to properly transfer your weight during the golf swing, let's start today by discussing weight transfer in the back swing. We will save weight transfer on the down swing for its own separate lesson.
Do you have a Pre-Shot Routine? Do you know it? Do you do it each and every time you strike a golf ball, even during practice? So many golfers have a Pre-Shot Routine for "some" or "most" of their golf shots but don't even know what their actual routine is when I ask them in a lesson.
In a recent interview, Dustin Johnson revealed his practice habits and stated that he spends 80% of his practice time working on his wedges. Scoring comes down to how well you handle the shots from 100 yards and in. The more you practice chipping and pitching, the more confidence you'll gain in your ability to control the distance and land the ball on the green where you want it to.
We all know that short game is where the scoring happens in golf, yet many golfers spend too much focus on their driver. Today, we want you to forget about your golf swing and just focus on your chipping and putting skills. By improving your short game, you will see your golf scores get lower. It's a fact.
In many ways, golf is a confusing game. Want to make the ball curve to the right? Swing to the left. Want to make the ball fly high up into the air? Swing down through the shot. You get the idea. Nothing is straightforward in golf - itseems that everything is the opposite of what you would expect. The same can be said for power and distance. Want to hit the ball impressive distances with each club in your bag?