Soonwon Shin

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Why You Slice

If you understand the causes, you'll stop going right.<p>I grew up on the lesson tee. Sometimes taking lessons, but mostly watching my dad [teacher Mike Malaska] give them or listening to legends like Jim Flick and Bob Toski. Now I'm teaching, too, and I can say that one thing hasn't changed: Golfers …

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9 Ways To Train To Perform When It Matters

A lot of players come to our Vision54 programs looking for help with their mental skills, but they also get a heightened awareness of what their bodies are doing when they play their best. That's really important, too. Your physical state is constantly changing, from round to round and even shot to …

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5 Fundamentals To Better Golf

Some golfers hate practicing, but one thing I've learned is that the range — not the golf course — is where your swing gets better. You might be able to make small adjustments mid-round and play OK, but any real improvements come from practice. Let's say you've got at least 30 minutes once a week …

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Monday morning swing coach: Hitting the fairway when you absolutely need it

<i>Every Monday, we tap GOLF’s Top 100 Teachers in America for their insights on what went down between the ropes over the weekend on the major Tours,</i> …

Improve Your Timing For Better Tee Shots

This is my third year on the LPGA Tour, and I had five top-10 finishes in 2016. There are several parts of my game I can credit for that, but my driving is something I'm really working on. My average distance off the tee is about 260 yards, and I hit the fairway eight out of every 10 drives. If …

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How to Improve Your Putting: 3 Tour Secrets

My dad used to say you can always tell great putters because all their putts have that "going in" look. I love that phrase, and it makes sense when you watch players who can really putt. They give their full effort every time, and they never talk themselves out of a putt. Look at it this way, there …

Your Path To A Better Swing

12 Days To Better Golf: 36 lessons to make your game better | Start Now →<p>A lot goes into a good golf swing. Everything from posture to grip pressure to rhythm to swing speed—they all matter. But one thing that's often overlooked is the path the club takes down to the ball. In other words, the …

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Nelly Korda's Simple Drill Could Fix Your Takeaway

You might recognize Nelly Korda as Jessica Korda’s younger sister. She’s begun her rookie season on the LPGA after winning once on the Symetra Tour in 2016. In her first LPGA event in 2017, Korda finished T-5. So her rookie season is off to a strong start.<p>Korda posted this video of a swing drill …

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Hit Your Irons Like A Ryder Cupper

“The biggest problem with irons? Poor rhythm. Don’t rush the swing.”<p>I lost the Hong Kong Open in December by one shot, but I didn't get beat because of my iron play. I led the field in greens in regulation that week, hitting 86 percent. My iron play has really been taking shape over the past two …

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Simple Tips To Get Out Of Any Fairway Bunker

No matter whether your ball is up against the lip, on a downhill slope, or resting in the middle, make these simple adjustments and you'll have a fighting chance at getting out and saving a shot or two<p>A lot of golfers think hitting it into a fairway bunker is a sentence to a big number. But that …

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Learn The Secret To Great Pitching

For better pitching consistency, your hands, arms and body have to work as a unit<p>For better pitching consistency, your hands, arms and body have to work as a unit. One of my teaching pals, Tommy Marino, came up with a simple way to practice this action. Slip your arms through a wire clothes hanger …

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Two Simple Words To Help Drop The Ball In The Cup

Putt with 'Per-fect Pace'<p>When your putting goes south, what's the first fundamental to try and improve? Restore good rhythm to your stroke.<p>Here's a simple cadence to practice. When you make a stroke, think <i>per-fect pace</i>—three syllables. It's like a pendulum ticking two beats to one. When you take …

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This Lost Art Will Save You Strokes

Over time, a simple method for getting the ball from off the green to the flagstick fell out of favor.<p>I rarely see anyone chip like the late Hall of Fame golfer Paul Runyan. That's a shame because this technique will make you more accurate around the greens with a lot less practice. Once you master …

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5-Minute Clinic: The Art of Saving Par

You aren't always going to have your best game off the tee or into the green. Even tour players struggle sometimes. But short-game skill can turn bogeys (or worse) into pars. Feeling good about your play around the greens spreads confidence throughout your bag. Targets get a little bigger; hazards …

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Jhonattan Vegas: How To Go Deep When You Need To

Everybody wants to swing faster and hit the ball longer. But I make fewer than 20 driver swings a year where I use more than 75-percent effort. Why? The longest bombs happen when you get the right combination of launch and spin, and that comes from swinging under control and in good sequence—not …

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The Right Way To Chip

Simple keys for making solid contact—every time.<p>Chipping looks so easy when you see a good player doing it. On the flip side, it can be hard to watch when someone is struggling with these little shots.<p>The No. 1 issue is making solid contact. Why? Because the club's not moving fast enough to keep …

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New Arccos-Microsoft app can make you smarter on the course than a PGA Tour player

A caddie in the cloud sounds like a looper who’s been tippling between club recommendations or one who’s departed to that great bag rack in the sky. But Arccos has formed a new partnership with Microsoft to use its on-club stat-tracking system to develop a virtual caddie in the cloud that could …

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