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Mike Bender: Snap Your Swing For Distance

Rory McIlroy's Short-Game Basics

478 words on getting up and down more often<p><b>→Erasing your mistakes</b>—not hitting perfect shots—is what good golf is all about. I've certainly had tournaments where I felt I was swinging great (like the 2011 U.S. Open, when I hit 86 percent of the greens in regulation). But as special as those weeks …

Swing Sequence: Jordan Spieth

Hit Crazy Good Shots

How to escape your horrendous lies<p>1. FROM THE UNDERBRUSH<p>When your ball is suspended in a bush or a tuft of tall grass, the first thing to do is channel your inner Seve Ballesteros. Like him, always be confident you can pull off the shot.<p>Use a wedge or 9-iron, and grip down an inch for control. …

Why Did I Skull Into A Water Hazard?

Tried to stretch a fairway wood, found trouble<p>You've got 230 to the pin, and there's trouble along one or both sides of the green, maybe deep bunkers or water or O.B. What do you do? Go for it, of course, with a fairway wood. You want to knock it on, make birdie and be the hero. But then you …

You Like to Rip It?

Good boy. Here's how to keep your shoes on<p>All right, tough guy. I know distance is your drug, but when you try to choke another 10 out of your driver, beware of two things: First, you might pop a rib; second, your odds of hitting it solid are like Phil Mickelson passing up a Five Guys burger …

One Move To Pure It

Coming down, keep your left elbow pointing at your left hip.<p>Amateurs struggle with iron shots because they don't square the clubface to the target in time for impact. Why is this problem so prevalent? The left arm doesn't function properly. I'll explain.<p>If you just pull your left arm down from the …

Feel It In Your Bones

Making a case for impact therapy<p>Swimming has long been said to be a great alternative to running because you get the benefits of a cardiovascular workout without impact to your joints. But what if some impact is good for your bones? That's the conclusion of an article published by Geneva University …

Jim McLean: Face Up To Short Putts

The one thing you have to get right<p>Webb Simpson's ability to keep the putterface dead-square on short putts really impresses me. Of course, he uses a belly putter, and that's designed to help you control the face. But Webb has another thing in his favor: He uses a cross-handed grip, which sets his …

Shortcuts To Clutch Putting

Body English: Begging it in usually means you didn't play enough break<p>The thing about breaking putts is, the ball comes into the hole at an angle, not from straight on. So the center of the cup moves to the high side. Visualize this as you read the putt, or you'll make the common mistake of …

Bunker Basics

Hank Haney's two musts for easy outs<p>On a well-played greenside bunker shot, like the one Phil Mickelson is hitting here, you probably know the club never contacts the ball. You need to touch down a couple of inches behind the ball and send it out on a cushion of sand. Think about this concept, and …

Reach For More Yards

How to develop 'slingshot power'<p>The best way to add yards to your drives is to stretch out the distance between your right hand and left knee (for righties) as you swing back. At address, these body parts are very close together, about a foot apart, but by the time you get to the top, they should …

Sink More 4-Footers

Practice at 90 degrees<p>There was a gust of wind. The ball hit a spike mark. You chugged a beer at the turn. Make any excuse you like for missing a putt you should've made, but 99 percent of the time, there's one reason you missed: Your putterface wasn't square to your line at impact.<p>We sometimes …

Hank Haney: Simplify Your Swing

Keep your posture at impact<p>I got in a tweet from follower @ollypearce was familiar. They represent a mistake that a lot of middle-handicappers make. His setup and backswing were pretty good, but at impact, he lost his posture. His upper body was straightening, with his hips pushing toward the ball. …

The Big Swing: Billy Horschel

Sand Strong: Jeff Ritter

Why Did I Slice?

Why'd I do that: It's wide open left, and I still slice it O.B.<p>The reason many golfers hit the ball right, even when there's plenty of room on the left, is that they don't know what makes the ball curve. Slicers slice because they fear the right side and try to pull the ball left at impact. That …

4 Keys To Go Low

Shatter that scoring barrier you thought you never would<p>The way I see it, thinking about the position of the club during the swing is about the worst way to play golf. It makes you tight and defensive, which kills your natural speed and rhythm. Although there's obvious value to minding your …

Golf Instruction: Jeff Ritter: How To Hit The Super-Soft Flop Shot

Scout It Out

Preview the holes to come while you play<p>The Old Course at St. Andrews has seven double greens, including one shared by the fifth and 13th holes. When I play the fifth, I always look to see where the flag is on 13, because you might have a blind approach shot on that hole. In the final round of the …

The Secret To Hitting Your 3-Wood

<b>FACILITY: Core Golf Junior Academy, Winter Garden, Fla.TEACHES: Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Hunter Mahan, Lee Westwood, Sean O'Hair, Edoardo Molinari2011 RANK: 35</b><p><i>Golf instructors will tell you that teaching a top-ranked player can be both invigorating and frustrating. But imagine working with a</i> …

Forget The Flag

Own every par 3<p>In 2011 on the PGA Tour, I ranked No. 1 in par-3 performance. I finished the year 21 under on those holes and made birdie nearly 20 percent of the time. How did I do it? In 2008, my par-3 stats were bad so my coach, Colin Swatton, and I came up with a simple strategy that many …

Smash Your Irons

Use your body to compress the ball<p>You might have been told to "stay behind the ball" to really smash it. The goal being to support the hit with your whole body, like a boxer throwing a punch. But when you <i>try</i> to stay back, you end up hitting shots with your weight on your back foot. You'll have a …

Golf Instruction: Johnson Wagner: Make All Your 4-Footers

Cash In On The Par 5s

If you think only bombers can score on the par 5s, think again. Over the past two years, I've never ranked better than 150th on tour in driving distance, but during that period, I've played the par 5s in 194 under. And remember when I won the Masters in 2007? I didn't go for a single par-5 green in …

Butch Harmon: 4 Ways To Get On From 150 Yards

Tom Watson: Putt With Your Gut

Keep the club stable by turning through<p>Sometimes we get lazy with our putting and stroke through the ball with just our hands and arms. We don't use our midsections to support the motion. When this happens, the putterhead tends to recoil after we strike the ball. Tension causes the recoil, and it …

Justin Rose: How To Rip Your 3-Wood

My keys to getting the most out of the most important club: I like hitting driver off tees where the more prudent play is a 3-wood. At tour courses, the setup is often such that I hit my 3-wood from the turf only once a round, or maybe even not at all, depending on how the par 5s are playing. So …

Phil Mickelson: How To Flat-Out Bomb It

Golf Instruction: Fast Fixes Tee To Green