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, […]

Adjusting Your Equipment For Different Courses

Adjusting Your Equipment For Different Courses

Something that all great players have in common is that they know their game – well. One of the things that you’ll see players doing next week at the British Open is altering their set of clubs to fit the challenges that “links golf” poses. Some characteristics of “links golf” are firm, windy conditions with […]

The Length of a Tee

The Length of a Tee

There are many different kinds of tees available for golfers to choose from. They all help you do the same thing – elevate the ball from the teeing ground. Before the days of wooden tees, golfers used to use sand – forming a little pyramid to place the ball atop of. The type of tee […]

Rose Parades to Victory at U.S Open

Rose Parades to Victory at U.S Open

On the Golf Channel, Justin Rose was chosen as the “pick” to win the US Open for a couple years now. They chose him based on a variety of statistically categories when put together over a 4-day tournament would give him the decided advantage. Well, they were right! People that thought Justin Rose winning was […]

Rule 6 – The Player

Rule 6 – The Player

With the upcoming US Open at Merion close by it is important to understand rules that will influence the play of these top players and the responsibility that they have.  Rule 6 outlines a variety of different items that the Player needs to be responsible for before, during, and after the round.   Some of these […]