Entries by Casey Bourque

Long Irons

I’ll forewarn that the longer irons are difficult clubs for most players to strike consistently with appropriate trajectory…meaning, they’re tough clubs to get the ball up in the air. For most beginners, I recommend more forgiving and easier to manage hybrid clubs as replacements for your longest irons. Long irons are intended to hit the ball […]

Driving the Ball with Accuracy and Power

When we set up with the driver, we do so with the intention of hitting the ball not only a long distance, but accurately as well. The first thing to consider is the height of your tee. With today’s larger, taller, deep faced drivers, you’ll need to tee the ball a little higher to present […]

Fairway Woods and Hybrids

The goal with fairway woods and hybrid clubs is normally to advance the ball a long distance from the fairway toward the green, or to position the ball accurately off the tee. In either case, we are hitting the ball a significant distance and need to set up accordingly. Your stance will be perhaps shoulder […]

Middle Irons

  The the middle irons are what many players find themselves practicing the most on the driving range. Good middle iron players possess a blend of power found with the longer clubs, combined with the precision and distance control needed with shorter irons. With these clubs, we’re still hitting the ball a fair distance therefore […]

Bunker Sand Impact Drill – Erasing the Line

  This is a helpful drill in developing greenside bunker play. As you know in greenside bunkers, we endeavor to impact the sand 2 to 3 inches behind the ball, allowing the club to slide under the ball, and get the ball into the air. You don’t need any golf balls for this drill, only […]

Chipping Impact Position – The Coin Drill

This drill is intended to help you with making crisp clean contact with your chip shots. A chip shot is intended to be struck with a slight descending blow, making contact with the ball just prior to making any contact with the turf. This drill provides you with immediate feedback as to whether or not […]

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The Ladder Putting Challenge

This is a fun putting game to help you with your short and medium-range putts, and can also be played competitively with friends. To set up this drill, you’ll need 6 to 10 golf tees and each player will need one golf ball. Most normal length putters are approximately 3 feet in length, use this […]

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The Four Station Putting Drill

The four station drill is a great way to help you with your shorter length putts of 3, 4, and 5 feet. This drill not only helps you work on your putting stroke, but does well to simulate pressure situations, different angles and slopes, and realistic circumstances that should help you on the course. To […]

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The Chalk Line Putting Drill

Precision and aim are so crucial with putting. Often times, where we think we are aiming is in fact not even close to where we are actually aiming. This drill is designed to help you consistently set the putter face squarely to your intended target and to help you roll the ball online. Start by […]

Golf Swing Swaying Check Drill

  This drill is designed to help people who have excess motion or lateral weight shift in their golf swing. The goal is to have your weight shift slightly from the inside of your right leg to the inside of your left leg, but never shifting so much where you are losing balance for your […]

The “Walk-Through” Golf Swing Drill

This drill is intended to help players who have a hard time shifting their weight targetward in the downswing, and for those who have trouble with what we call a reverse pivot. A reverse pivot is when a player shifts their weight in the opposite direction as they’re supposed to. In the backswing, weight incorrectly […]

Slow Motion Golf Swing Drill

  This drill is intended to help you feel the positions of your golf swing, and also to test your ability to maintain control and to vary the speed and timing of your golf swing. The drill is very simple. Set up with whatever club you intend to use, perhaps even your driver. Take the […]

The Golf Swing Plane Dowel Drill

  This drill is intended to help players who tend to slice the ball or come over the top. You can hit full shots with this drill, but I would suggest starting with very small swings and progressing to larger swings slowly. Start by establishing a fixed position where the ball will sit, perhaps on […]

The Golf Swing Plane Rehearsal Drill

This drill is done in slow motion either at home or on the range, allowing you to feel the proper plane and path of the golf swing. Start by establishing a fixed position where the ball will sit, perhaps on a tee or a mark on the ground. Establish a target line by laying a club […]

Golf Swing – Alignment Check

Checking your alignment is crucial for players of all levels of experience. Beginners and tour players alike are well served in checking their alignment regularly and ensuring that their body is set up correctly. Over time, if left unchecked, incorrect alignment can lead to serious swing flaws and troubles with our game. Start by picking […]