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At the Short Game Facilities

Share the green – Putting greens are often limited to the number of holes they will have in them to putt to. On days where the practice green is busy, allow others to putt to the same hole as you and do not spend time working on putting drills...

Fairway Bunker Pro Tip: Choosing a Club

So, you find yourself in a fairway bunker. Let’s talk about factoring in the lip in order to select the right club for the shot. Imagine you’ve got a medium height lip in front of you, maybe 3 or 4 feet away. You’re probably going to be considering...

On the Driving Range

Spatial awareness – When hitting golf balls be wary of the other golfers around you. Be sure to give yourself ample room from the golfers in front and particularly behind you. You will see videos on social media of people accidentally standing...

Fairway Bunker Shot Guide

You’re going to make a few adjustments to ensure clean contact when hitting from a fairway bunker. Your stance width is going to remain the same as a shot from the fairway, depending on the club you choose. If you have a low lip in front of you, you...

Straight Arm Flop Shot

You may have seen the Mickelson flop on TV and he’s obviously unbelievable at it, but it’s a tough shot to compare yourself to. It takes a lot of manipulation with the hands, a lot of time, a lot of practice, and it’s just not going to be that...

2021 PGA Championship Preview

The first major of 2021 was a great success at Augusta National a month ago. Seeing patrons on the grounds, roaring for eagles and groaning for bogeys, reminded us what we have to look forward to as restrictions from COVID-19 ease and we attempt to...

On The Course

Spatial awareness – Be mindful of where all your playing partners are before taking a practice swing or swing at the ball. It is customary, or polite etiquette, to stand off to the side of the golfer playing the shot, in front of them but...

Driving Distance: Golf’s Great Debate

There is no doubt that driving distance has become one of the most debated topics in golf and has dominated the sport for decades. On golfer’s tongues since John Daly topped the PGA Tour driving distance stat at over 300 yards for the first...

The Masters: History in the making

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 11, 2021 Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama and his caddie celebrate with the green jacket and the trophy after winning The Masters REUTERS/Brian...

Coore & Crenshaw

Arguably the most dynamic and accomplished golf course design duo in the world, the Coore/Crenshaw relationship spans multiple decades with an extensive list of course builds, renovation and restoration projects within the world’s top 100 courses...