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, […]

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 […]