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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…
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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,…
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Golf’s “L to L” Swing Drill

The L to L drill is an expansion of the 9:00 swing drill. It’s intended to help you feel the proper hinging of your wrists and positions of the club in a half length swing. It’s important that you become familiar with the correct 9:00 position…
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The 9:00 Golf Swing Drill

Use this drill if you are a beginner learning the golf swing, or if you are employing a new grip, stance or set up position. The idea is that this is a miniature golf swing, focusing on the area through the hitting zone, that matters the most…
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Golf Swing – Angle of Attack

  When we mention the term angle of attack, what we’re looking at is the direction from which the club head is approaching impact with the ball. This is how the club will influence where the ball will travel. First, if we take a…
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Golf Swing – Learn from Your Finish Position

Consider our finish position an opportunity for us to immediately gain the most critical feedback about each golf swing we make. I advise you not to neglect this opportunity if you want to improve your game most expeditiously. The goal of a…
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Golf Swing – Staying on Plane

The golf swing from a frontal view looks like a circle or perhaps an oval if we account for the shifting of our weight in the downswing. When we look at a swing from down the line, imagine a plane going diagonally up from the ball through our…
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Golf Swing Aim and Alignment

Alignment is the concept of addressing the golf ball with your body and club face directed precisely at the intended target. If consistent results are expected, then a consistent alignment is necessary. Otherwise, if a player’s alignment changes…
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Setting Up for the Golf Swing – Ball Position

When we talk about ball position, imagine a straight line drawn perpendicular to the target line, from the ball to your feet. Take notice where the ball is located relative to where you are standing. A forward ball position is when the ball…
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Golf Swing Stance and Posture

  Posture is an important and often overlooked fundamental in the game of golf. Contrary to what most non-golfers might believe, we are making a very athletic motion. It’s important to prepare yourself in terms of balance and stance…
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Gripping a Golf Club Correctly

  To me, a proper grip is one of the most important factors when developing a repeatable and reliable golf game. Directionally speaking, I define an effective grip as one that will return the club face back to its starting position,…
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Golf Club Design – Woods and Hybrids

  When we consider the design of woods and hybrids, much like irons, they vary significantly allowing for different types of golf shots. A typical set of woods and hybrids nowadays may include a driver, 3-wood, maybe a 5-wood, along…
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Golf Club Design – Irons

  At time throughout this series, we will reference the design features of your golf clubs and associated terminology. When we talk about irons, they are of course numbered from low to high, perhaps from 4 or 5-iron through 9-iron.…
choosing your golf equipment
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Choosing Your Golf Equipment

  Although not the main focus of this instruction series, I feel it appropriate to address some common questions beginners often have about equipment. First, when we look at the make up of your set, you’ll want to not only consider…
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Beginning Golf Swing Checklist

With everything a beginner must remember as they are learning the game of golf, it helps to have a repeatable process for each shot. Here is a possible checklist to go over in your head each time you setup to a shot and swing the club. Experienced…
bunker buried lies
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Bunker Shots – Buried Lies and Situations

  Obviously, not every bunker shot is the same. There will certainly be times when we need to deviate from our standard bunker set up in order to have the best chance for success. The first thing we need to do is evaluate our circumstances…
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Mid Length Bunker Shots

  For many players, mid length bunker shots are the most difficult shots in the game. I consider these shots to be anywhere from perhaps 25 to 60 yards, or in a range normally too close to pick the ball clean, and too far for your…
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Greenside Bunker Play Technique

  The typical greenside bunker shot from a normal lie includes some set up variations that will help you achieve more consistent results. Think of this as your stock, standard bunker shot set up, and from here you can make adjustments…
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Sand Wedge Design – Bounce Angle Explained

  Tour players have no trouble out of greenside bunkers...of course they are practicing all the time, but more so because they are setting themselves up for success. If we understand how  a sand wedge is designed, and how to set up…
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Fairway Bunkers

  The first thing we need to do from a fairway bunker is to evaluate our circumstances. This includes the lie of the ball: is it sitting up or sitting down, and will you have access to contacting the back of the ball cleanly? Are you…