Hit better bunker shots with Michael Breed’s simple tips

By Michael Breed I can always tell when golfers are nervous in the sand: They make no body turn through the shot—it’s just a fast swipe with the hands. And when the hands get active, they tend to close the clubface, which makes the leading edge dig. You want to do just the opposite: Slide the…

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15 ways to be a faster golfer

By E. Michael Johnson I hate slow play. Ever since I was a caddie picking up the range at the Country Club of New Canaan in Connecticut, I learned to play fast—because playing fast meant getting more holes in after the range was picked. Play fast, and you’ll make fast friends on the course. To be…

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10 things golfers need to do to hit longer drives

There aren’t many of us who don’t want to hit the ball farther, especially with our driver. Nothing is more fun than ripping a shot off the tee, approaching the green from close range, and making birdie. A solid, long drive starts the chain of good events. It’s like a domino effect that leads to…

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Golf for Beginners: Golf Etiquette, Rules and Glossary

The New Year is here and there is no better time than now to take up the game of golf. The best part it can be picked up at any time and be played for life. Whether you’ve dabbled with the sport or are starting from scratch (no pun intended), it’s good to have an…

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10 tips to help golfers make all their short putts

BY: KELLIE STENZEL, TOP 100 TEACHER You’re feeling good. You’ve either hit your approach shot close to the hole or rolled your birdie putt up to near tap-in range. And then you do something that all of us have done — even Tour players. You miss the short putt. It might be the most frustrating and embarrassing…

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A Solid Preshot Routine is a Must for Good Golf

By Lou Guzzi, PGA Do you have a Pre-Shot Routine? Do you know it? So many golfers have a Pre-Shot Routine for most golf shots but don’t even know what their routine is when asked in a lesson. We don’t want to be the golfer who makes a swing when it finally feels right. Unfortunately, without…

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Dave Pelz: Chunk it – On Purpose!

Most golfers consider the 20- to 40-yard greenside bunker shot the game’s most difficult. This situation can have you penciling in a double-bogey in no time. Why are these shots are so hard? Because you must be incredibly precise, striking the sand right next to the ball instead of a couple of inches behind it,…

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Simple Tips To Get Out Of Any Fairway Bunker

By Corey Lundberg Photos by J.D. Cuban A lot of golfers think hitting it into a fairway bunker is a sentence to a big number. But that doesn’t have to be the case. No matter whether your ball is up against the lip, on a downhill slope, or resting in the middle, make these simple adjustments and you’ll…

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