Michiel Harberts

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'Toss' the ball to chip it close from around the green

Top 100 Teacher Carol Preisinger explains that you should avoid a pendulum motion when chipping around the green and instead keep your right elbow …

The Simple Swing Plane Drill That's Going to Make You a Good Iron Player

A lot of amateurs struggle hitting consistent, solid iron shots - especially under pressure. Kyle Morris, one of our Golf Digest Best Young Teachers, says that a lot of the reason why golfers have problems with their irons is because their swing plane is wrong. Commonly, Morris says the hands go …

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How to Compress the Ball in Three Easy Steps

Ever watched a Tour pro up close on the range? His iron shots don't just soar -- they sizzle. That's not just because he hits the sweet spot with …

The unlikely flotation device that will fix your swing plane

If you've ever entered into a semi-deep conversation about the golf swing, you've probably heard or uttered the phrase "swing plane." It's one thing to have people tell you your swing plane is off, but it's another to have a drill that can actually show you when you're off-plane. LPGA rookie Nelly …

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Stop Blading Shots: Our Data Will Help You Hit It Pure

Put your game on your shoulders<p>Pure shots feel way different than mis-hits, obviously, but what exactly is the cause of all those bladed shots and weak grounders?<p>It's probably your shoulders.<p>Shoulder tilt is the inclination in relationship to the ground. Looking at the illustrations above, if you …

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We're Not Laughing at LeBron James’ Workout Equipment

Add these three pieces of equipment to your next workout for a core like the King<p>Stephen Curry can mock LeBron James' wacky gym routine all he wants, but the King knows exactly what he's doing.<p>It was more than a month ago that James, fresh off an NBA Finals loss to Curry's Golden State Warriors, …

Swing By Numbers: New Study Unlocks 6 Swing Secrets

GolfTEC tested 30,000 players to find out what makes a great swing great<p>The handicap system does a simple, elegant job of identifying a player's ability. A 20-handicapper, a single-digit golfer, a club champion and a tour player all have different skill levels that lead to different scores. But …

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10 Secrets To Better Golf By Europe's Top Coach, Pete Cowen

<b>1.) Is a textbook-perfect grip the cornerstone of a great swing?</b> Not necessarily. I've seen players with perfect grips who can't find the planet. It's all about matching the grip to your imperfect swing. The purpose of the grip is to hold onto the club, not manipulate it.<p><b>2.) I'm not a fan of</b> …

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5 moves to save your spine

Even the most technically sound swings cause stress on the spine, but golf doesn't have to sentence you to future back pain. To avoid discomfort, says Golf Digest Fitness Advisor Ben Shear, "strengthen the muscles at the bottom of the spine, and improve flexibility in the mid and upper back." All …

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5-Minute Clinic: Short-Game Secrets From Tiger's Coach

Steal my favorite greenside tips from the tour<p>One of the coolest things about spending time around the best players in the world is learning the tricks they're generous enough to share. All these guys have a special shot or practice technique around the greens that helped them become successful.<p>A …

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