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Slow down for control and distance.

Written on May 10, 2017 at 10:23 pm, by

Most amateurs rush their backswing, especially with longer clubs, creating all sorts of problems. Balance, weight shift. I could go on. But did you know your driver and 3 wood travel about 90 feet in a full swing Yup, 90 feet! You need to take time in your entire swing. As Nicklaus said, “low and  Continue Reading »

5 Punch

Written on April 20, 2017 at 3:06 pm, by

Boy, you watch the pros on television and they gently pop a 50 yard wedge within inches of the hole. Looks so simple, so very cool. Right? Question: How many times have you practiced your 50 yard wedge shot today? Yesterday? Ever? Well, when you have the opportunity to spend a few hours each week  Continue Reading »

GPS, the good and not so good

Written on April 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm, by

There are a number of technological marvels out there that are supposed to make the game easier and lower our scores. Some of them have real value but when we start to become too dependent on technology bad things can happen. GPS can be a great asset on the golf course giving you accurate distances  Continue Reading »

Proposed new rule: leave flagstick in

Written on March 28, 2017 at 9:09 am, by

The USGA is considering several rule changes to make golf more attractive to a larger number of people and speed up play. Nobody likes to spend 6 hours behind a bunch of slowpokes. One major change would be to allow golfers to leave the flagstick in the hole while putting. Wow. This definitely would speed  Continue Reading »

Great ball striker drills.

Written on January 2, 2017 at 2:25 pm, by

Something as simple as a laser pointer and some tape can help you become a great ball striker. It’s impossible for you to see the top of your backswing when you’re on the practice range, but with the help of a laser pointer (get the $10 or less kind) and a dark area at home  Continue Reading »

Water? Use that new ball.

Written on July 3, 2016 at 1:28 pm, by

When facing a significant water hazard do you switch balls, using one of those ones you found in the trees that looked like it had been there since Jack Nicklaus was in diapers? When you do that, you’re actually cheating yourself. You’re not building your confidence, you’re doing just the opposite. Want to up your  Continue Reading »

Putter grip size: does it matter?

Written on June 15, 2016 at 10:10 pm, by

O.K. A little theater of the absurd. But big grip size for putters has been around for a while. I think that whatever helps you be a better putter is fantastic. But I don’t want you to get your hopes up by going “super size”. Check out my tip and see why. — Steve

Stay on top of your game.

Written on April 6, 2016 at 11:15 am, by

When I was working for my mentor, golf legend Ken Venturi, I asked him how often a golfer should check in with his teaching pro. I always chuckle at his answer. He told me, “about as often as you change the oil in your car.” While cars have definitely changed since he gave that advice,  Continue Reading »

Pitching to win: Part 2 – Setup

Written on March 12, 2016 at 9:05 am, by

You may not be Jordan Spieth or Lexi Thompson, but you can set up for your perfect pitch just like they do. In this video, my friend Jim and I are going to show you how to do it. Remember, like in every golf shot you take the way you setup determines your swing. Remember,  Continue Reading »

How to succeed in golf!

Written on March 10, 2016 at 7:18 pm, by

Yes, golf can be frustrating. Shots you were sure of last week seem to have disappeared. Your confidence level goes down. The last time you played you hit the fairway on every par 4 and 5. Every one! And today, you’re visiting the rough too often and that slice (or hook) is rearing its ugly  Continue Reading »