Rule 23 – Loose Impediments

Rule 23 – Loose Impediments

We have all heard the term “loose impediments”, but what is a loose impediment? This can be a tough answer. A good rule of thumb is that a “loose impediment” is anything natural, as opposed to a “movable obstruction” which is artificial (or man-made). Some examples of loose impediments are: Gravel Sea Shells Fruit Skins […]

When To Replace Your Golf Ball

When To Replace Your Golf Ball

I see a lot of players playing with “scuff marked” and cut golf balls mainly because golf balls are expensive. Tour players replace their golf ball anytime a half a dozen times a round – some players replace the ball every hole. It is a personal preference, but the data doesn’t lie. A golf ball […]

Get The Ball to The Hole

Get The Ball to The Hole

We have all heard the term “you miss 100% of the putts you leave short”. If you start putting to aggressively you can begin three-putting more than you would like as well. So where is the happy medium? It’s different for every player, a great skilled putter like Nicklaus or Woods can hit putts 3 […]

Rule 12 – Searching For And Identifying Ball

Rule 12 – Searching For And Identifying Ball

We’ve all hit a golf ball that we had to search for at one point or another. I have listed out some situations and how to proceed under the rules in those situations – so you’re not penalized two strokes under Rule 12. A player is not necessarily entitled to see his ball when making […]

Strength vs. Flexibility

Strength vs. Flexibility

In most sports, the stronger you are the more power you will generate – which usually means the better you will be. Of course each sport requires a specific skill too – not just power. However, in the game of golf, your most valued physical asset is not necessarily strength – it’s flexibility. The two […]

How To Set-up To Uneven Lies

How To Set-up To Uneven Lies

Unfortunately, Golf is not played on a flat lie. Most people would like it – but it is just not possible. Even on the “flattest” courses you will still have lies that are uneven. You have basically four types of lies besides a flat one: Uphill, Downhill, Sidehill (ball above feet), Sidehill (ball below feet). […]

How Jason Dufner Won the PGA Championship

How Jason Dufner Won the PGA Championship

A few weeks ago Jason Dufner won the last major of 2013 – the PGA Championship. His total score of 10 under par was good for a 2 stroke victory over Jim Furyk. His calm demeanor and mellow attitude over the four day championship was the talk of the tournament and ultimately his key to […]

Track How Far You Hit Each Club This Month, Learn Why

Track How Far You Hit Each Club This Month, Learn Why

If you’re like most amateurs, you probably have a rough idea of how far you hit each of your clubs – but you don’t know exactly how far each one goes. You might base your average distance on one great shot you hit with each club – but that doesn’t mean you’ll hit it that […]

Learn From The Open Champion: Phil Mickelson

Learn From The Open Champion: Phil Mickelson

In Phil’s post-round interview he summed up the reason for his terrific 5-under par 66 on the last day of The Open Championship. “I putted soooo good” Mickelson said. Phil managed to birdie 4 of his last 6 holes in the final round of his win at The Open, and attributed it to his terrific […]

Rule 18 – Ball At Rest Moved

Rule 18 – Ball At Rest Moved

There are many rules in Rules of Golf that allow for some “wiggle room”. Rule 18 – Ball At Rest Moved is one of those rules. Here is a little breakdown of that rule and how to proceed under this rule when it applies. If a ball at rest is moved by an outside agency, […]