A Key to Hitting the Golf Ball More Consistently

Awhile ago, I received a virtual golf lesson from a former PGA Tour player who regularly offers tips online. Having played competitively and professionally for a stint, I was curious to understand what someone of his stature might see in my swing. At the time I was struggling with consistency in my swing. I would …

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Is It Legal to Use a Shadow to Line Up Putts?

During the second round of the WM Phoenix Open, Xander Schauffele had a par putt to hole on the par 4, 11th. While he and his caddy, Tech, looked over the putt from all angles, Tech went near the hole and used his shadow to draw an imaginary line from the ball to the hole. …

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5 Must-Read Golf Books

There’s nothing like a good golf book to stoke the desire and interest in the game. I started reading golf books shortly after I took up the game around age 13. I read fictional novels to instructional gems. Harvey Penick to Jack Nicklaus. I always came away with a greater appreciation and love for golf. …

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Taste of the Masters Review

Is there any golf event that conjures up more raw emotions than the Masters? I’ve been watching the event since I started golfing around the age of 13. Many of my memories revolve around watching the event with my father, who also loved the game. What’s special about the Masters is all the things unique …

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How to Develop a Body-Led Swing

One of the real struggles for golfers is to swing the golf club using bigger muscles. In an attempt to steer or guide the golf ball, we often resort to getting overly active with our hands and/or arms in the swing. Unless we have impeccable timing, this will lead to poor golf shots. A great …

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Continuous Motion Drill For Better Swings

I’m often amazed sometimes how we all complicate an athletic move like the golf swing. In a attempt to get better, we’ll sometimes over-analyze the golf swing and end up getting worse. I’m a big believer in simplifying things. How can I get to the root of my own swing flaws without getting too technical? …

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Is It Better to Putt While Looking at the Hole?

I recently stumbled upon a tweet by Lou Stagner (Golf Stat Pro) about a video from sports biomechanics professor, Sasho MacKenzie on putting. In the video, MacKenzie is giving a talk to the Metropolitan PGA Section about “eyes up” (or heads up) putting. I’ll admit – staring at the hole while putting is something that …

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Up and Down by Bubba Watson: Book Review

I first learned about Bubba Watson’s new book after reading about his split with long-time caddy, Ted Scott. A 15-year partnership that ended not soon after this year’s victorious U.S. Ryder Cup, had me a bit puzzled. So, I started investigating a bit more on his social media feeds and then his website to see …

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Book Review: Best Seat in the House by Jack Nicklaus II

I recently finished “Jackie” Nicklaus’ book about his namesake father, Best Seat in the House. I want to share a little bit about what I learned from it and my overall impressions of the book. To me, Jack Nicklaus has always been the benchmark of golfing excellence and how we – as golfers – should …

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Do We Need More Golf Courses?

While we waited on the second hole at a municipal golf course this summer, one of the guys in our foursome stated, “I’m done playing public golf courses. Next week, I’m joining a private country club.” The response resonated with me as it was something I personally had thought about – albeit in passing. But …

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