Monthly Archives: February 2014

  • Greenside Bunker Wrist Action

    Posted on February 26, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Sand play, Short Game.

      Correct wrist action in greenside bunkers allows you to splash the ball out every time.On the backswing, my goal is to get the butt end of the club pointed down at the ground as quickly as possible.On the follow through I have the same goal: To get the butt of the club pointed down […]

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  • My Style of Alignment

    Posted on February 24, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, My Journey.

      Over the years, all great golfers have set up with their shoulders square to the target line (the target line is the line on which they want the ball to start.) Some of these golfers set up with their feet a little open or closed, but all great golfers know the importance of setting […]

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  • Feet and Shoulder Alignment

    Posted on February 21, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Golf Set-up.

    Aligning your feet and shoulders is the easiest way to consistently address the ball with your shoulders parallel to the target line. Some experienced golfers play with their feet a little open or closed at address, but all great golfers make sure to square their shoulders to the target line at set-up. If you are […]

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  • Hitting off Upslopes and Downslopes

    Posted on February 19, 2014 by Grant in Course Management, Golf Fundamentals, Golf Set-up, Trouble Shots.

      Setting up properly is the most important part of hitting off upslopes and downslopes. My goal is to set up so that the clubhead will swing parallel to the slope through impact. Below are my keys for mastering upslopes and downslopes. Upslopes: 1. Lean to the right: For upslopes, I take a normal width […]

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  • Swing the Putter Head

    Posted on February 17, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Putting.

      Have you been pulling or pushing a lot of short putts lately? If so, you might want to check the first part of your backswing. A lot of short misses happen when the hands are the first thing to move on the backswing instead of the putter-head. I don’t like missing short putts so […]

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  • Golf Set-up: Towel Alignment Aid

    Posted on February 14, 2014 by Grant in Drills, Golf Fundamentals, Golf Set-up.

      A great swing that’s pointed in the wrong direction is a bad shot. Training to align properly is a skill that doesn’t come naturally; most right-handed golfers tend to aim too far left with their shoulders and too far right with their feet at address. To break these bad alignment habits, you can use […]

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  • Keep your Eye on the Ball on the Backswing

    Posted on February 12, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Swing.

    When hitting golf balls, make sure to keep your eye on the ball during your backswing. In these pictures, my 3-year old Nathan is demonstrating this fundamental. (I might be just a little bit proud of him!) Some golfers develop the habit of watching the club-head go back because they are trying to check their […]

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  • Mental Game: Enjoy the intimidating golf shots

    Posted on February 10, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, My Journey, The Mental Game.

    Every round of golf usually holds at least one hole or shot that can intimidate you. Whether it’s a forced carry over water, or a tee shot with out-of-bounds lining both sides of the fairway, inevitably you will face an intimidating shot. When I first started playing tournament golf, I found myself not enjoying those […]

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  • Taking the Club Back Correctly on Pitch shots

    Posted on February 8, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Short Game.

      Taking the club back correctly during the first part of your pitch shots sets you up for success on the downswing and follow through. Here’s what I look for during the first part of my backswing: I set up with the grooves of the club-head square to the target and I make sure that […]

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  • Long Putts: How much wrist action is right for you?

    Posted on February 5, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Putting.

      When it comes to long putts (60 to 100 feet), I have found that using a little wrist action helps me hit the ball in the center of the club-face every time. In the picture above I am using some wrist action on my back-swing for an uphill 90 footer. And, in the picture […]

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