Monthly Archives: January 2014

  • Chipping Drill for Solid Contact

    Posted on January 31, 2014 by Grant in Drills, Golf Fundamentals, Practice, Short Game.

      To perform this chipping drill, you just need a shag tube, a business card and a club to chip with. To set up the drill, I place a ball about 20 yards from the pin making sure that I have just 4 or 5 feet between me and the edge of the green. This […]

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  • Full Swing Finish

    Posted on January 27, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Swing.

    The finish and the set-up are the most important parts of my golf swing. If I set up correctly every time and finish correctly every time, I stand a pretty good chance of making a good swing every time. When I come to a correct full swing finish, I: 1. Let my right foot rotate […]

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  • Putting with Correct Speed

    Posted on January 24, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Putting.

      When I am preparing to putt, I choose my speed first, and pick the line second. In the picture below, you can see what an impact different speeds have on each of the three putts. All three putts started on the same line. However, the softest putt (red line) broke too soon, and the […]

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  • Steps to the Full Swing Set-up

    Posted on January 22, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Golf Set-up, Swing.

      Here are my steps to the full swing set-up: 1. Standing tall, I take my left hand grip and hold the shaft out in front of me with the toe of the club pointed up at the sky. 2. I put my right hand on the grip of the club. 3. While keeping my […]

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  • Left-handed Pitch Shot

    Posted on January 20, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Trouble Shots.

    You might not need the left-handed pitch very often, but when you do need this shot, you will be glad you practiced it. I have used this shot fewer than 20 times in 6 years of tournament golf, but being able to execute it on the first try has sure come in handy. Here’s my […]

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  • Holding your Finish

    Posted on January 17, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Putting, The Mental Game.

    Have you lost confidence on the greens lately? Holding your finish position at the end of the stroke for three seconds could turn your putting around. When I find myself missing putts, I make sure to regain my focus on finishing the stroke instead of the result of the stroke. I focus on the finish […]

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  • Put a Perfect Roll on your Putts

    Posted on January 15, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Putting.

    To put a perfect roll on your putts, you must have correct shaft angle and ball position at address. Here’s what I look for when I check these two fundamentals: 1. Ball Placement: I put the golf ball one ball forward of center at address. This is the perfect position because I strike the ball […]

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  • Make More Breaking Putts

    Posted on January 13, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Putting.

      Do you miss a lot of putts on the low side of the hole? If you do miss frequently on the low side, you are not alone. The majority of golfers miss their breaking putts on the low side. In fact, studies have shown that most golfers miss about 85% of their putts on […]

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  • Golf Grip: Pointing the V’s

    Posted on January 9, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Golf Set-up.

      The “V’s” of the golf grip refer to the area where the forefinger and thumb come together on both hands. When you look at the grip from a face-on position, the idea is to have these V’s to be pointing in the same direction. It’s acceptable to have the “V’s” point anywhere between the […]

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  • Golf Grip: Placing your glove hand correctly

    Posted on January 8, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Golf Set-up.

      Holding the club correctly with the glove hand promotes stability, mobility and consistency in your golf grip. Developing the correct grip is a tricky process. I’ve never seen a beginner golfer naturally put his/her hands on the club the right way the first time. Ever. All new golfers say that the correct grip feels […]

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