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Approach Shots

Ball Flight: Low and High Follow Through

There are a number of ways to hit the golf ball high and low. One way is to use your follow through position. Let’s start with hitting the ball lower. Take your normal setup position but on your follow through stop the club around waist height. This...

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...

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...

Using Your Hands to Shape Your Shots

Only the very best players in the world have become great hand shapers of the golf ball. Consider Nick Faldo at the peak of his career in the late 80s/early 90s, Tiger Woods, and Bubba Watson in the modern game. Learning how to draw and fade the...

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...

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...