Do you know why some people keep getting better and better at golf while others don’t? I believe that all golfers who keep improving have one thing in common: A solid foundation of mental principles. Here are my foundational golf principles for long-term improvement: 1. Understand that every thought counts: You are either instilling […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Foundational Golf Principles for Long-Term Improvement
If I ever start hitting the ball poorly, I always check to see what my head is doing while I swing. On the back-swing and down-swing, a steady head is key to consistency when it comes to my ball-striking. This fundamental applies to every swing from the full shot all the way down to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on A Steady Head is Key to Consistency
All you need is a wedge, a shag tube, 23 golf balls and a practice area to perform my favorite practice drill. To start the drill, I drop golf balls in a line stretching from about 10 to 50 yards from my target. (If I have more space, I will extend the line back […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on My Favorite Practice Drill
You are only 70 yards from the green for your 3rd shot on a par 5, but a big tree limb is hanging out over the fairway in front of you. You can’t hit your normal wedge shot; what do you do? I would choose to hit a 7-iron to avoid the tree limb. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The 70 Yard 7-Iron
Does the wind intimidate you on the golf course? Here in Arizona we don’t get many windy days, but when it blows you want to be prepared. Here are my four keys to playing great golf in the wind: 1. Keep the ball low. This number one key will help you the most. To […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I will never forget February 7th, 2012. It was the day I made my first hole-in-one. The life events that happened that day make the hole-in-one all the more special. It was a Tuesday, and at that time I was in the habit of playing the Mountain Shadows Golf Club skins game every Tuesday at […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on My First Hole-in-One
My definition of course management: Determining how to proceed based on what you see in front of you on the golf course. What do you see in the picture below? Here’s what I see: I like to look at the trees closest to me and picture them as if they were outlined in a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Course Management: What do you see?
Do you know playing golf day after day without practice will hold you back from reaching your potential? You may have flashes of brilliance, but when you look back at your past 5, 10 or 20 years of playing golf, you will realize you hit a plateau because you ingrained the same swing flaws […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Feel or Fundamentals: What’s weighing your golf game down?
My chipping set-up position ensures that I will make solid contact every time. Here’s 5 steps to perfect your chipping set-up: 1. I start with my feet close together. Because my feet are close together, I will be able to have some knee action/rotation through impact. This rotation will keep my the club accelerating […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
When it comes to the short game, your ability to control the trajectory of the golf ball will take shots off your score. Sometimes, the right trajectory at the right time will be the difference between saving par and settling for double bogey. Here’s how to hit high and low wedge shots. The Low […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Short Game: How to hit high and low wedge shots