golf swing positions

Full Swing Walk Through

Certainly, the golf swing is a complicated motion. Every golfer…
September 18, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing short irons control

Short Irons and Wedges

The short irons and wedges present the most variability and…
September 18, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf sidehill lies ball above feet

Sidehill Lies – Ball Above Feet

 
There are some important accommodations that we need…
September 18, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf sidehill lies ball below feet

Sidehill Lies – Ball Below Feet

 
Many players operate under the assumption that when…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf how to handle downhill lies

Downhill Lies

 
There are a few things we need to consider when confronted…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
how to deal with uphill lies

Uphill Lies

 
Many players, especially beginners, actually find…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
slicing a golf ball on purpose

Intentional Slice

 
When we want to slice the ball intentionally, I suggest…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
hooking a golf ball on purpose

Intentional Hook

 


When we want to hook the ball intentionally, I always…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
hitting the golf ball high

Hitting it High

 
There are a few things in our set up and golf swing…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf shot keeping it lower

Hitting it Low

 
There are some things in our set up position and…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf fairway bunkers

Fairway Bunkers

 
The first thing we need to do from a fairway bunker…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
short game strategy

Golf Short Game Strategies and Shot Selection

 
I consider the short game to be every shot that we…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
common putting grips

The Most Common Putting Grips

 
Although putting is perhaps more art than science,…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
putting stance and stroke

Putting Stance and Stroke

 
Putting is probably the most important, yet least…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
chipping stance and motion

Golf Chipping Stance and Motion

 
For most players, I normally suggest putting whenever…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
pitch shot setup and swing

Pitch Shot Stance and Motion

Pitching the ball is when we are around the green and require…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
pitch shot distance control

Pitch Shot Distance Control

 
Controlling the distance of your pitch shots is so…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
greenside flop shot

Greenside Flop Shots

 
A flop shot is an extreme version of the pitch shot,…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
putting green reading and strategy

Reading Greens and Putting Strategies

My first piece of advice for relative beginners reading the…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
sand wedge design bounce angle

Sand Wedge Design – Bounce Angle Explained

 
Tour players have no trouble out of greenside bunkers...of…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
greenside bunker play

Greenside Bunker Play Technique

 
The typical greenside bunker shot from a normal lie…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
mid range bunker shots

Mid Length Bunker Shots

 
For many players, mid length bunker shots are the…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
bunker buried lies

Bunker Shots – Buried Lies and Situations

 
Obviously, not every bunker shot is the same. There…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
enjoying golf

Beginning Golf and Enjoying the Game

 
I recognize there’s a degree of stress, especially…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf shot height and length

Science of Golf – Shot Dimensions

 
As we're practicing and analyzing each golf shot…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf shot ball flight laws

Golf Ball Flight Laws

 
Ball flight law discussion is one of the more technical…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
beginners golf checklist

Beginning Golf Swing Checklist

With everything a beginner must remember as they are learning…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
choosing your golf equipment

Choosing Your Golf Equipment

 
Although not the main focus of this instruction series,…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf club iron design

Golf Club Design – Irons

 
At time throughout this series, we will reference…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
woods and hybrids golf clubs

Golf Club Design – Woods and Hybrids

 
When we consider the design of woods and hybrids,…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
gripping the golf club

Gripping a Golf Club Correctly

 
To me, a proper grip is one of the most important factors…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing stance and posture

Golf Swing Stance and Posture

 
Posture is an important and often overlooked fundamental…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
setting up to a golf shot

Setting Up for the Golf Swing – Ball Position

When we talk about ball position, imagine a straight line drawn…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing alignment

Golf Swing Aim and Alignment

Alignment is the concept of addressing the golf ball with your…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing staying on plane

Golf Swing – Staying on Plane

The golf swing from a frontal view looks like a circle or perhaps…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing finish position

Golf Swing – Learn from Your Finish Position

Consider our finish position an opportunity for us to immediately…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf shot angle of attack

Golf Swing – Angle of Attack

 
When we mention the term angle of attack, what we’re…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing pre shot routine

Golf Swing – Pre-Shot Routine

 
Your pre-shot routine is the process that you go through…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf tournament play

Competitive Golf and Preparing for Tournaments

 
Whether you're playing in a Major Championship on…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque

Rules of Golf – Water Hazards

When you hit your ball into a water hazard, the first thing…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
rules of golf out of bounds

Rules of Golf – Lost Ball and Out of Bounds

 
When you have lost your ball, or hit a shot out of…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf rules cart path and free drops

Rules of Golf – Take Advantage of Free Relief

There are actually quite a few instances in golf where you are…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
rules of golf unplayable lie

Rules of Golf – Options for Unplayable Lies

 
If you find your ball in play, but in a circumstance…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
practicing golf

Making the Most of Your Golf Practice Time

 
I recognize that most people have only a limited amount…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing 900 drill

The 9:00 Golf Swing Drill

Use this drill if you are a beginner learning the golf swing,…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf shot carry and roll

Precision Golf – Learn Carry and Roll Distances

Tour pros understand carry distance versus total distance. Many…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing L to L drill

Golf’s “L to L” Swing Drill

The L to L drill is an expansion of the 9:00 swing drill. It’s…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing alignment aides

Golf Swing – Alignment Check

Checking your alignment is crucial for players of all levels…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
swing plane drills

The Golf Swing Plane Rehearsal Drill

This drill is done in slow motion either at home or on the range,…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing plane dowel drill

The Golf Swing Plane Dowel Drill

 
This drill is intended to help players who tend to…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
slow motion golf swing

Slow Motion Golf Swing Drill

 
This drill is intended to help you feel the positions…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing walk through drill

The “Walk-Through” Golf Swing Drill

This drill is intended to help players who have a hard time shifting…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing drills

Golf Swing Swaying Check Drill

 
This drill is designed to help people who have excess…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf alignment putting drill

The Chalk Line Putting Drill

Precision and aim are so crucial with putting. Often times,…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf putting drill four stations

The Four Station Putting Drill

The four station drill is a great way to help you with your shorter…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf ladder putting drill

The Ladder Putting Challenge

This is a fun putting game to help you with your short and…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf putting drills

Putting Challenge – Pull Back and Safety Pull Back

This is a great putting game that will not only help you with…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf up and down chipping

The “Up and Down” Chipping and Putting Drill

 
This game is helpful to simulate real-life circumstances…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
pitching and chipping head position

Golf Pitching and Chipping Head Positioning Drill

This drill is designed to help players with pitching and chipping…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf pitching distance control

Golf Pitching Distance Control – Leap Frog Drill

This drill is very helpful in establishing rhythm, feel, and…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
bunker direction calibration

Greenside Bunker Play – Direction Calibration Drill

 
This is an important drill to help you determine…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
bunker sand impact drill

Bunker Sand Impact Drill – Erasing the Line

 
This is a helpful drill in developing greenside bunker…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing setup with middle irons

Middle Irons

 
The the middle irons are what many players find themselves…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
fairway woods off the ground

Fairway Woods and Hybrids

The goal with fairway woods and hybrid clubs is normally to advance…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf long drives

Driving the Ball with Accuracy and Power

When we set up with the driver, we do so with the intention of…
September 20, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf long iron setup and swing

Long Irons

I’ll forewarn that the longer irons are difficult clubs for…
September 20, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf putting routine and alignment

Putting – Routine and Process for Consistency

Putting Routine
Putting practice strokes should be accurate…
September 23, 2016/by Casey Bourque
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