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Precision Golf - Learn Carry and Roll Distances

Tour pros understand carry distance versus total distance. Many amateurs focus exclusively on total distance rather than how the ball actually got there. For example, many people will ask how far I drive the ball. Well, that depends on wind,…
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Making the Most of Your Golf Practice Time

I recognize that most people have only a limited amount of time to practice and to work on their golf game. To make the best use of your time, I suggest we focus more on the quality of our practice as opposed to the quantity of shots that we…
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Competitive Golf and Preparing for Tournaments

Whether you're playing in a Major Championship on the PGA Tour or just a regular game with your buddies, you're competing on some level. If the game is important enough for you to care about your results, it may be important enough to consider…
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Golf Swing - Pre-Shot Routine

Your pre-shot routine is the process that you go through prior to hitting each golf shot. This includes gathering information on distance, wind, and your situation, organizing your thoughts and setting a shot plan in your mind, any rehearsal…
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Golf Ball Flight Laws

Ball flight law discussion is one of the more technical concepts in our series. Please bear with me just a little bit because understanding these concepts will prove enormously important as you develop your golf game. Only when we know the reasons…
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Science of Golf - Shot Dimensions

As we're practicing and analyzing each golf shot that we hit, consider that there are three dimensions worth looking at in terms of ball flight. The first dimension everyone thinks about is the distance that the ball travels. Normally, we break…
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Beginning Golf and Enjoying the Game

I recognize there’s a degree of stress, especially for beginners, with getting out onto the golf course with players of more experience. It’s natural to feel as though you might get in the way, negatively affect their game, or be embarrassed.…
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Golf Short Game Strategies and Shot Selection

I consider the short game to be every shot that we hit from a distance inside of a full swing with our shortest iron. For instance, if we hit a full lob wedge 75 yards, then the short game begins from that point to the hole. This accounts for…