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Gripping the Club: Left Hand Grip

A lot of golfers tend to grip the club with the lead hand (left hand for a right-handed golfer) too much in the palm of their hand. When doing so, the club will slip and slide around in your hand. So how do you fix this? Focus on gripping the club...

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 Your Body Speed Affects Spin

Body speed is a great way to increase your spin rate when chipping and pitching. With the club traveling on a shallow path, the body can accelerate through impact. This increases the speed the club head moves past the ball. The faster the club moves...

Ball Position Guide for Higher Trajectory Chip Shots

Higher Trajectory Shots You can easily get the ball to go higher by shifting the ball slightly forward in your stance and making the same motion. The ball will come up slightly shorter because you’re increasing that loft, so you will have to hit it...

Ball Position Guide for Mid-Trajectory Chip Shots

Mid-Trajectory Shots Really all you have to worry about is making sure that your ball position is in about the center of your stance. From there, you’ll be making the same chipping motion you normally would, rotating your body back and through. This...

The Basics of Chipping and Pitching

Stance. When you’re taking your stance on a full shot, you’re going to be standing with your feet about shoulder width apart. You want a wider base when you hit a full shot to restrict your ability to over-turn your lower half. When you...