Conquer These 4 Bad Lies and You’ll Lower Scores
May09

Conquer These 4 Bad Lies and You’ll Lower Scores

Let’s face it. Lower scores come from hitting solid shots. That’s not easy to do if you’re stuck with a bad lie. Bad lies can occur in the fairway, but you’ll usually find them in the rough, in a sandy bunker, or on uneven ground or hardpan. Mishit them and they can cost you strokes. If you’re serious about breaking 80, you’ll need to learn to hit solid shots from the most common bad lies you’ll face on a golf course. How much of an...

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Practicing the This Proven Golf Drill Boosts Driver Accuracy, Saves Strokes
Oct08

Practicing the This Proven Golf Drill Boosts Driver Accuracy, Saves Strokes

Below is a golf drill we use in our golf lessons. It comes courtesy of coach Claude Brousseau, Golf Channel Academy teaching pro. His philosophy is that golfers need to “let go” to gain control of the driver. That, says Brousseau, eliminates the tendency to overcontrol the driver at impact, which cuts down accuracy. Driving Accuracy Golf Drill Set up to a golf bag with your driver using your typical stance and posture. Take your...

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Use This Golf Drill to Beat Bad Lies
Sep13

Use This Golf Drill to Beat Bad Lies

Do bad lies hurt you? Many golfers struggle with bad lies. While they don’t seem like threats, they can cost you strokes. That, in turn, can pump up your scores. If you’re serious about whittling down you’re golf handicap, practice hitting from bad lies. The golf drill below helps you beat bad lies: 1.      Bad Lies Golf Drill Find an area that offers as many different kinds of bad lies as possible. Look for a spot with slopes, rough,...

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Dial in Yardage with this Golf Drill
Jul02

Dial in Yardage with this Golf Drill

How far do you hit your clubs? Knowing club yardage is critical to breaking 80. That’s especially true when it comes to your wedges. Knowing your wedge yardage is often the difference between putting for birdie and lagging one up there for a bogey.  But learning how far you hit your clubs takes work. Here is a proven golf drill that teaches you to dial in your wedges: Start by measuring out 10-yard intervals from 30 to 100 yards. ...

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Add Athleticism and Power to Your Golf Swing Now
Jun24

Add Athleticism and Power to Your Golf Swing Now

Do you use the ground in your swing? Doing so pumps up your power—especially off the tee. Using the ground helps you use ground reaction forces (GFR) to your advantage. These forces help you leverage the ground for more power.  Put another way, if you push off on the ground, it will push back, boosting power. Below are two golf drills to help you use the ground to your maximum benefit: 1.      Small Step Golf Drill This drill...

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Use this Golf Drill to Master Your Golf Swing
Jun17

Use this Golf Drill to Master Your Golf Swing

Finding a consistent, repeatable golf swing is the key to breaking 80. That’s harder to do if you’re coming over the top on your downswing. That generates a downswing that’s too steep. Below is a drill that exorcises a swing that’s too steep or too shallow. It also helps you build a swing that’s consistent and repeatable. The Noodle Golf Drill You’ll need an alignment stick and either a noodle or a headcover for this drill....

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