Center of attention JORDAN KING THOMAS, PGA
Most putters have loft, so it’s important to make contact in the equator of the ball. If you strike the ball too low, the ball will jump and skid with backspin as it leaves the clubface. This leads...
Trigger finger GEOFF MURTHA
The right forefinger provides the sensory information of the club’s transition from the top of the backswing to the start of the downswing. Just as a fly fisherman stresses the fly line in both...
Air lines RANDY CHANG, PGA
Top professionals are great at controlling distance and trajectory with their short irons. If you have trouble with that, these tips can help. Things to keep in mind for club selection are less air time,...
Spin cycle GEOFF MURTHA
There are two important connections in golf – the hands to the club and the feet to the ground. Get those correct and it’s easy to fill in the blanks.
Toss and turn RANDY CHANG, PGA
If you have a sack of potatoes in the kitchen pantry or garage, go get it. Not for dinner, mind you, but for use as a prop for a drill to get the feel for keeping your arms and body connected in the...
From the top AL PETERSEN
After coaching for 38 years and giving an estimated 55,000 golf lessons, Hank Haney retired from formal teaching a couple years ago. But that doesn’t mean he’s out of the game or limelight....
Reaching out JACKIE KAZARIAN
If you have a tendency, like me, to push the ball right off the tee, this is a great drill to straighten you out:
Heads up! RANDY CHANG, PGA
You’ve likely been told many times to keep your head down and eyes on the ball when swinging a golf club. When taken too literally, though, those two thoughts can restrict your swing and be harmful...
Thumb's up KATI BISZANTZ, LPGA
One of the best drills for keeping things simple and grasping the various swing components is what I call the Hitchhiker because it teaches you to swing through, instead of at, the ball while increasing...
Know your lines SCOTT ASHWORTH, PGA
Good bunker shots appear effortless, but only after a lot of practice. Here are some tips to get that comfortable feeling in the sand: