10 pace-of-play rules every golfer should follow on the course

BY: ZEPHYR MELTON Pace of play is a hot topic in golf. Slow play is one of the cardinal sins of golf. Give yourself a putt outside the leather? Sure. Show up a couple minutes after your tee time? Okay. Use a foot wedge in the trees? Not the end of the world. But if you play…

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How to Rake a Bunker

Superintendents work hard to provide good bunker playability and presentation, but the maintenance team can only do so much. Once they have completed daily bunker maintenance it’s in our hands as golfers to keep bunkers looking and playing great. Doing a good job raking bunkers is an easy way to maintain good playing conditions for…

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90 Degree Cart Rule

The “90-Degree Rule” is something golf courses put into place when they want to allow the convenience of golf carts but minimize the impact of those carts on the golf course’s fairway grass. On the Alamo City Golf Trail the 90-degree rule is in ALWAYS in effect. What it means: Key Takeaways: 90-Degree Rule How to Drive the…

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A cold-weather golf guide: How to play your best when temperatures are down

Fall weather is in full swing, and for many of us, that means brightly colored leaves and colder weather. Give yourself an advantage as those temperatures drop by making these adjustments to help you play your best as you combat the freezing conditions. Stop leaving your clubs in the car Even though you probably think…

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10 ways to stop topping the ball

BY: KELLIE STENZEL, TOP 100 TEACHER Topping the ball can kill a round. If you’re a golfer who tends to top the ball, the first step in hitting better shots is readjusting your mindset. This means you must learn to hit the ground with each swing; including your practice swings. Get over any fear of a mishit by…

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60 One-Sentence Driver Tips

Need some help off the tee? Here are 60 one-sentence driver tips from GOLF’s Top 100 Teachers BY: LUKE KERR-DINEEN We asked our Top 100 Teacher for a quick one-liner to help us improve our drives. They didn’t disappoint. There’s no substitute for hard work, but as golfers will attest, there’s also nothing that compares to…

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How to hit the ball higher

6 tips to make your ball soar BY: KELLIE STENZEL Everyone wants to hit the ball higher, but it’s easier said than done. There is a true art to hitting high, beautiful golf shots. It’s one of the most aesthetically pleasing shot to watch, and one that everyone enjoys watching. Golfers with higher speed and power can do…

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Beat your putting nerves like Jon Rahm

By Matthew Rudy The 66-foot putt Jon Rahm sank to win on Sunday in a playoff against Dustin Johnson, after DJ drained an impressive 43-footer on the 72nd hole to force extra holes, will probably go down as the best finish on tour this season. This was Rahm’s fifth win on tour and his second since the restart. Rahm’s birdie…

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