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The New “Perfect” Grip

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“Golf begins with a good grip.” A famous quote by Ben Hogan. This statement couldn’t be any more true. A good grip is the foundation on which a swing should be built on. Without it, you’ll simply be compounding swing faults on top of each other in attempts to combat faults driven by your grip. So let’s get down to …

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Teaching Your Kids Golf Part 1 – Putting

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As a former golf professional and instructor, I have always had a passion for teaching others the game of golf. When I was teaching, I spent a lot of time teaching young kids the game. I really enjoyed teach kids because unlike adults, they rarely had bad tendencies engrained from years of swinging a club incorrectly. Kids can easily be …

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The Importance Of Ball Position

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Ball position is one of the simplest and most underestimated factors affecting golf swings of most amateur players. It not only can have an effect on contact, but it can also affect your swing path into the ball.  In the video below we walk through the basics behind ball position and where it should be located in your stance in …

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Fundamentals of Putting

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Putting Fundamentals
The simple task of rolling a golf ball to a hole a certain distance away, would be considered by most to be the easiest skill to learn in golf. On the other hand, it tends to be one of the least practiced parts of the game, and therefore one of the biggest contributors to additional strokes on …

Fundamentals of Chipping

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Chipping Fundamentals
Ever been told you scoop your chips? Hit a lot of chip shots fat? I can tell you why.
One of the most interesting aspects of professional players around the greens is how simple they make even the toughest shots look. The truth is, chipping in on of the simplest shots in golf. Tiger’s chip-in on the 16th …

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Fundamentals of Sand Play

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Sand Fundamentals
Invented by Gene Sarazen, and first used in public at the 1932 British Open, the sand wedge has come along way since its beginning. It has become a must have for all players trying to get their ball out of those dreaded holes in the ground filled with sand. With technology nowadays professional golfer’s sometime aim for bunkers for …

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Body Positioning Fundamentals

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Body Position Fundamentals
Proper body position, is an essential start to a good golf swing. It creates balance and support and is the framework that a good swing is built on.
 
Viewed From Down the Target Line
• You should be bent over at the hips (think about sticking your butt out to get into the proper position).
• Your back is straight, and …

Stance Fundamentals

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Stance Fundamentals
During your tee shots or with your woods, your stance should be a little wider than shoulder width (measured by the inside of your heels). I recommend turning your lead foot towards the target slightly, while keeping your trailing foot perpendicular to the target line. By keeping your trailing foot square to your target, you are reducing …

Aim and Alignment

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Aim and Alignment There is a common misconception about aiming towards your target by lining your feet up to it. If you sit back and think about alignment, the clubface hits the golf ball to the target, so shouldn’t that be aligned to the target, instead of your feet? The truth is your feet should be lined up …