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A Repeatable Golf Swing
You can’t fix your swing flaws until you establish a repeatable golf swing that goes down the line every time so your errors are consistent and can thus be fixed...
Bad Back Cure
The most common cause of a bad back is keeping your back foot flat on the ground in the golf swing; get up on your back toe to eliminate excessive torque...
Ball Position for Juniors
Ball position changes with each club; use the time you spread your legs under your shoulders during your set up routine to position the ball correctly...
Bending the Left Elbow
Keeping your left elbow straight is a myth in the golf swing; people who are built thick through the upper body can’t keep their elbow straight without picking up on the backswing...
Building Your Swing
Build a solid swing by merging the three elements of the swing together: your arms, body and weight shift...
Bunker Practice Drill for Juniors
Show your kids that the sand wedge is the right tool for the job because it splashes sand out of the bunker and the ball is like a grain of sand...
Bunker Shots for Juniors
Bunker shots are easy shots when you know the right technique and teaching a junior how to do it is simple...
Categorize Kids By Ability
Don’t label a child as a kid or junior based on age; judge them by ability, like this nine-year-old who can hit a perfect flop shot...
Chipping Drill for Juniors
For juniors who are progressing in golf, try this one-armed chipping drill to learn club control and turn a good chipper into a great one...
Chipping for Juniors
Short game shots differentiate the best juniors, so teach your kids this simple three-step guide to making chipping easy and reliable...
Chipping Progression for Juniors
As juniors get older and bigger we need to teach them differently; here’s how to progress with chipping technique as juniors improve...
Creating a Consistent Swing
Build your swing from the ground up by hitting balls off a tee with short strokes and elongating the swing as you gain proficiency...
Creating Shots Around the Green
By moving the ball around in your stance and using different clubs you can create many different shots to use around the green...
Cure for Inconsistent Aim
When golfers suffer from inconsistently hitting the ball left, right or straight, the most likely cause is leaning too far over their feet, causing poor balance...
Distance Through Balance for Juniors
Juniors tend to swing harder for more distance, but what is really important is they stay in balance throughout the swing...
Downhill Lies for Juniors
Teaching juniors how to hit a downhill lie is as simple as aligning shoulders with the slope...
Fairway Bunkers for Juniors
Teach kids according to their ability; when they’re ready, show them that the technique to fairway bunkers is to move the ball back in your stance...
Four Basic Swing Motions
Learning the golf swing is as simple as mastering the four positions in the golf swing and combining them...
Full Swing Check Points
Use these checkpoints in your swing to test if you’re in the correct positions and transferring your weight properly...
Getting Girls into Golf
There are many reasons for girls to play golf, including college golf scholarships that go unused...
Golf Bag Preparation
Show your kids everything in your golf bag so they’re prepared for their round; do not assume they know what they should carry...
Green Etiquette for Juniors
Don’t assume that kids know how fragile greens are; teach them the proper way to take care of greens and play on them...
Head-Down Putting for Juniors
Kids love watching the ball once they hit it but that will destroy a putting stroke, so use this drill to keep their heads down...
Hitting Down To Make The Ball Go Up
Teach kids that with irons you must hit down on the ball to make it go up because the ball gains backspin by rolling up the face...
How Golf Clubs Function
Your club loft determines the height and distance of your shots, and the lie sets the sole of the clubhead flat on the ground based on how tall you are...
How To Change Grip
Changing your grip is uncomfortable so the best place to work on it is at home, holding the club a few minutes at a time until it feels comfortable enough to swing with...
How To Tee A Ball Up
Don’t assume anything when teaching children; even something as simple as the correct way to tee up a ball should be taught...
Impact When Putting
The inches on either side of the ball are the most important in golf; your clubface must be square in that area and constantly accelerating...
Irons vs. Metals
Understanding your equipment is necessary for good golfers; hit down with irons to make the ball go up and hit up with metals to hit longer...
Keeping Golf Fun for Kids
Kids have a limited attention span, so keep your teaching short and don’t bug them too often when they’re having fun just swinging...
Lefty Or Righty?
Just because your child may be left- or right-handed doesn’t mean he’ll swing the club that way; do this test to determine which side is best to swing from for your child...
Making and Fixing Divots
Fixing divots is part of taking care of your golf course; control your divots the same way the pros do when you’re practicing on the range...
Making Golf Fun For Kids
The most critical aspect of starting your child in golf is to keep the game fun for them so they have a positive experience and want to do it again...
One-Handed Putting Drill
Teach kids putter control using this one-handed drill that imparts the role each hand plays in the putting stroke...
one-two-three Putting Drill for Juniors
Many junior golfers start out by jabbing with their putting stroke; getting them to used this one-two-three drill will help smooth out their stroke...
Parts of the Golf Club
The golf club is a lot like our body; they both have a head, face, heel, toe and sole, and if we understand how they work then we’ll know how to use them...
Pitching Clock Drill for Juniors
Think like the hands on a clock when you are pitching; go back to nine, then forward to three and just brush the grass...
Pitching for Juniors
Teach your kids proper technique for pitching and keep it simple so they know how to pitch when they can’t putt or chip...
Practice For Beginners
The first thing every beginner or junior should do when practicing is putt a bucket of balls to help establish solid contact and build their swing around your impact point...
Practice Is Critical
If you want your child to become a good golfer it’s critical to have them practice on a consistent basis...
Many players cannot bring their swing from the range to the golf course; if you have this problem, follow these steps to make your practice time more like game time...
Practice Tips For Juniors
Juniors should learn to practice like the pros do, and that means starting with a wedge, establishing contact and hitting your driver last...
Practice Tips for Juniors
What really differentiates players is their short game, and juniors should take a tip from the pros and spend at least half their practice time on the short game...
Pre-Shot Routine for Juniors
Is it important for a junior to have a pre-shot routine to hit good shots, so teach him one like this...
Proper Clubs For Kids
Make sure your kids have equipment that is the proper size, for the same reason you wouldn’t buy them oversized skates to play hockey...
Putting Direction for Juniors
Master your putting direction by using the ball’s writing to line up putts and learn the correct way to mark your ball to avoid a penalty stroke...
Putting For Juniors
Combine the distance and direction lessons with consistent routine to develop a complete putting stroke ...
Putting Speed for Juniors
Teach kids this three ball distance drill to start them on the way to learning a consistent putting distance...
If you are practicing and start hitting bad shots then step away from the ball and work on re-establishing solid contact with a few bump shots in order to get the feel for center clubface hits...
Safety Rules for Juniors
The most important thing on the golf course is avoiding injuries, so learn the safety position and don’t let go of the club...
Selecting A Grip Strength
Grip strengths are categorized as strong, standard and weak; select one that is best for you and learn to groove your swing with it...
Set Up Routine for Juniors
Have kids follow a simple routine when they hit balls so they incorporate the correct setup routine into their game...
Set Up Routine for Juniors
Juniors should always be working on the proper setup, with their feet below their shoulders and club flat on the ground...
Shots That Go Right
A lack of connectivity between your lower and upper body causes the clubface to lag, so try this split-handed drill to get your lower body weight flowing through to the finish...
Slicing Drill for Juniors
Help kids fix their slice by standing in front of them while they take practice swings and have them release their downswing straight down the line toward you...
Stance & Arm Position for Women
Women should watch for two golf swing flaws: improper backside in the stance and elbows pointing the wrong direction...
Stance Distance From Ball
Allow your golf club and natural stance to determine whether you’re standing too close or too far from the ball...
Starting Juniors in Golf
There is no set age to start a child in golf; if they have an attention span and an ability to comprehend then they are ready to learn...
Stretches for Seniors
Incorporating golf-related stretches into a normal exercise routine will increase flexibility and even help solve your swaying problem...
Stretching for Juniors
Juniors need to stretch in golf just like in any sport, so teach them these fun stretches to do each day before working on their swing...
Teaching Juniors the Swing Motion
Juniors can imitate what you are doing at any age, so teach them the four basic swing positions this very simple way...
Tension Causes Thin Shots
Most thin or topped shots are not caused by picking your head up, as commonly believed, but rather because your muscles tense up and shorten the distance from your club to the ground...
The Golf Grip for Juniors
Most kids start holding the club with a baseball grip, which does not allow for control at the top of the backswing; try this hot dog in a bun routine for getting a good grip...
Uphill Lies for Juniors
If kids are going to play golf then they need to know how to hit all the shots, so teach them to hit different lies out on the golf course...
Weak Short Shots
Most players who suffer from weak high shots are set up with the shaft straight up and down instead of with the shaft leaning forward...
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Hitting Your Driver
Tension is the cause for most driver and long iron problems, players tense their muscles in the set up and sap all their ability to create power during the swing
Cure For Slice Shots: Fix Grip
To cure your slice, practice this two tee drill to check if you have the correct grip
Basic Chip Shot
Use a firm wristed stroke, ball back in your stance, weight forward and minimum amount of air
Golf Tip Videos
Look for these two common faults in the backswing that lead to loss of power and control
A Routine For Your Grip
Practice this routine for your grip so that you do not think about it on the course
Unlocking Putting Potential
Use a lock with a string attached to it to feel the momentum of the putter head and learn how to swing your putter like a pendulum
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