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Putting Exercise: 18in Semi Circle Drill

Inside of 25 feet we want to be aggressive and focus on getting the ball to the hole. It has been talked about often that 18 inches past the cup is the optimal speed for a golf ball to go into the cup. Unlike the longer distance putts where two...

Putting Exercise: 3ft Circle Drill

The primary goal when putting outside of 25 feet should be the all-important 3-foot circle around the hole. The reason 3 feet is so important is based purely on probabilities and statistics. PGA Tour professionals make 95% of 3-foot putts. Now, we...

Putting Exercise: 3-6-9 Ft Drill

This is one of my favorite putting drills. It’s so important to hone this skill because your game inside of 10 feet is what really separates the pros from the amateurs. For this, you will need three golf balls and three tees. Rotating between left...

Putting Exercise: 3-4-5-6 Ft Drill

You’ll need two golf balls and eight tees for this drill. On either side of the hole, place a tee at 3 feet from the cup. Add an additional tee at each foot further away until you have tees at 3, 4, 5, and 6 feet from the hole. You are competing...

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...

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...