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How to Hit the Advanced Flop Shot

The advanced flop shot, aka the Mickelson Flop Shot, is one you’ve seen countless times in ESPN top 10s. There’s a couple of fundamentals you can think about in your setup position that will help you achieve this shot. Your normal setup on a chip...

Ball Position Guide for Lower Trajectory Chip Shots

Lower Trajectory ShotsShifting your ball position back in your stance is an effective way to hit lower trajectory shots when chipping and pitching. Normally you start with the ball in the center of your stance to get that mid-flight shot that lands...

Recovery Shots: Escaping from the trees

For the average golfer, if you’re stuck behind trees you’ve probably heard to “just take your medicine”. This means that you should take the easiest route to get the ball back to the fairway so you can have the best approach in for your next shot...

Using Ball Position to Shape Your Shots

Ball position alters the shape of your ball flight, whether from right to left or left to right. But it also affects the trajectory up or down. Let’s start by going over a draw. Begin by moving the ball forward in your stance. You want to align your...

Ball Position Fundamentals With Irons

The width of the stance should get gradually wider from the shortest club all the way up to the longest. Starting with your shortest club, a wedge, the outsides of your feet should align with the outside of your shoulders. Typically, your wedges...

Ball Position Fundamentals With Woods

Each club will start getting progressively longer and it is important to counter this by widening your stance to the same degree. Widening from club to club is minimal. But from wedge to your longest club, a driver, it is significant. With your...

5 Tips to Read a Green Like a Pro

See the line OR putt to a point. We all see the line differently when surveying a putt. Personally, I see the curve: the line the ball will travel on as it starts out and moving with the lie of the land as it makes its way to the cup. Others will...

A Winning Putting Stroke (At Every Length)

The putting stroke has always been considered a pendulum motion. All other shots in golf involve a significant acceleration and hit onto the ball, but a proper putting stroke is like the large swinging hand in a Grandfather clock swaying back and...

How Your Angle of Attack Affects Spin

There’s a common misconception that hand manipulation is the only way to increase spin, particularly when chipping and pitching. Although this can definitely help, it will not do so if your angle of attack is incorrect. As is my belief with 85...

The Secret to a Better Grip

The 3 Primary Grips When looking to perfect your grip, you must first understand the fundamentals. There are 3 primary grips you could use. Interlock: The pinky finger on the right hand will lock between the index and middle fingers of the left hand...