A matter of COURSE

THE WORLD OF BUBBA WATSON IS ABOUT PLAYING IT RIGHT, ALL THE TIME HEREâ??S THAT KID AGAIN. Hacking little plastic golf balls around the front yard. All. Day. Long. If you were Bubba Watsonâ??s neighbor in tiny Bagdad, Fla., in the late 1980s, you likely picked up your...

Golf Tip: Get Fit!

The majority of golfers who buy new equipment do so without getting custom fit. Why? I wish I had the answer. Playing golf with clubs that do not fit you properly is like playing pool with a warped cue stick.  Sure you can still enjoy the game and get the ball in the...

Golf: Shake the Shanks

Who in their golfing career has never hit the occasional shank? After you shank a ball, one of two things happens next. Either you will able to ignore the fact that you just â??hosel rocketedâ?? a ball and will get back to sinking great shots, or you will be unable to...

Golf: Swing Flaws and Fixes

When it comes to golf instruction, I firmly believe that every golfer is in need of advice specifically intended to help their individual swing. No two golfers are the same, thus, no two golf swings will be the same. That being said, there are several common swing...

Golf: The Belly Putter

While belly putters and long putters have been around for decades, it seems there are an increased number of tour players who are converting to them leading to several heated debates on their legality. As a teacher and club professional, I have been approached by...

GOLF: Short Game Issues

Letâ??s start with the basics. What is the difference between a chip and a pitch? Generally speaking, a chip shot will have more roll than flight, while a pitch shot will have more flight than roll. Consequently, we usually chip the ball when closer to the green, and...

Golf: Great Getaways

With the holidays in the rear view mirror and spring approaching, the golf season is nearly upon us and itâ??s time to start thinking about some golf getaways. Whether you are looking to take a long golf vacation or a long weekend, youâ??ll find the perfect...

Golf: The Game Within the Game

 Bobby Jones once said that tournament golf is played on a 5 ½ inch field��the space between your ears. This month we are going to focus on the mental side of the game of golf. The brain is a powerful mechanism and it is amazing what you are able to achieve...

Golf: Practice with a Purpose

If you have been keeping up with my articles, you may have realized that I have not been giving too much â??instruction.â? This is because I do not believe in quick fixes, and without actually seeing your golf swing, itâ??s hard for me to help improve it. Most...