Golf Podcast 215: Score Better By Eliminating Your Biggest Mistakes

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It might come as a surprise but scoring well in the game of golf is far more determined by your bad shots than your good shots.  This is a concept that is often overlooked by many amateur golfers, causing them to focus too much on trying to hit “great shots” rather than working on reducing their “big misses.” In this …


Golf Club Selection and Dialing In Your Elevation Changes

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Changing elevation is one of the biggest challenges you will face on the golf course. Sure, hazards like big ponds and deep bunkers are daunting, but something as simple as an approach shot played to a green well above the level of the fairway can be just as tough. When you have to deal with elevation change, you will need …


How to Use Your Hips to Generate a More Powerful Golf Swing

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In a good golf swing, the entire body works together as one cohesive unit.  It would be a mistake to say that any one part of your body is the ‘most-important’ when it comes to the swing, as all parts of the body are important. However, some parts certainly demand more attention than others. Golf instruction is often focused on …

How to Dial in Your Distance from the Bunker for Consistent Sand Shots

How to Dial in Your Distance from the Bunker for Consistent Sand Shots

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If you watch golf on TV from time to time, you already know one thing to be true – professional golfers are incredible from greenside bunkers.  While this is a shot that most amateur golfers hate to encounter, it would seem that the pros relish in the chance to show off their skills. Given a good lie and enough room …


Change Your Beliefs and Change Your Game

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I have learned one thing during the past thirty-five plus years of working with golfers at all levels.  The people that struggle the most and have the hardest time getting better are actually held back by their own beliefs.  The hardest thing to accomplish when working with average golfers is to get them to stop doing something they are trying …


Play Comfortable Golf

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What, exactly does play comfortable golf mean?  It simply means playing golf by trying to hit golf shots that you are comfortable with. Golfers have perplexed me over the years over the word comfortable.  Golfers are human beings and human beings crave being in their comfortable zone.  That is just how our brains are wired.  Our brain works very hard …

Golf Make Good Mistakes

How to Make Good Mistakes in Your Golf Game

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One of the best golf books that I have ever read is Dr. Bob Rotella’s book “Golf is not a Game of Perfect.”  I can certainly say after playing and teaching it at all levels for 35+ years that perfection is impossible.  That is why I get so upset when instructors start talking about the perfect grip or perfect alignment …

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What Jim Furyk’s 58 Really Taught Us…

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What Jim Furyk really taught us with his phenomenal round of 58 yesterday in the final round of the Travelers Championship is that we need once and for all to get over “pretty is better.”  This is made abundantly clear in the following excerpt from a book written by Jim Hardy who is in Golf Digest’s Top 10 Instructors in …