Monthly Archives: December 2014

  • Something Good Can Come from a Bad Shot

    Posted on December 29, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, The Mental Game.

    Have you learned how to turn a bad shot into a positive learning experience? After hitting a bad shot, many golfers become upset by focusing on the result of the swing instead of analyzing why they made a bad swing. If I hit a bad shot, I immediately think about what my mind was doing […]

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  • Playing from a Flyer Lie

    Posted on December 22, 2014 by Grant in Course Management, Golf Fundamentals, Trouble Shots.

      Do you know what a flyer lie out of the rough is and how to play it? A flyer is when the ball jumps out of the rough on a shot with an iron or wedge and flies farther than normal. This shot happens when there is just enough grass between clubface and ball […]

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  • Width at the Top of the Backswing

    Posted on December 15, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Swing.

    When teaching golf, a common mistake I see is a lack of space (width) between hands and head at the top of the backswing (pictured above). Many golfers don’t realize that their hands are collapsing in close to their head at the top of the backswing until they see their swing on video. The correct […]

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  • Ball Above your Feet in a Greenside Sand Trap

    Posted on December 1, 2014 by Grant in Golf Fundamentals, Sand play.

      When faced with a ball above your feet in a greenside sand trap, a common miss is to hit too far behind the ball and leave the ball in the bunker. Here’s what I think about when I hit this shot: At address, I choke down on the grip and stand tall with a […]

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