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13 Quick Swing Fixes

How to Hit a Draw

New research reveals how to hit this shot (you'll be shocked!)<p>Many of you would probably give up red meat if you could consistently hit a sweet, little draw. If you've struggled for years trying to get the ball to start just right of the target and curve back to it, stop blaming a lack of ability. …

Golf

Golf Tips: How to Hit it Close from 30 Yards Out

Every yardage counts in golf, but some distances are more important than others. Chances are, you need to work on 30-yard pitches. Few weekend …

Dustin Johnson: How To Hit A Flop Shot

Working on the coolest shot in golf.<p>You can't just roll out of a golf cart and hit a flop shot. This high-lofted pitch—where the ball goes straight up, hangs in the air and lands dead—requires a decent amount of practice and a whole lot of confidence. It's one of the game's ultimate risk-reward …

Maintain Your Shoulder Tilt

If you're not happy with early returns this season, check your shoulder turn. That's what helped pull me out of a long period of indifferent golf. During one particular range session, I identified a flaw in my downswing: I was dipping my right shoulder coming into impact, which caused me to fall …

Golf

3 Moves To Smash It

Rickie Fowler isn't some physical freak who can bench press 400 pounds and run a 4.4 40. He's 5-foot-9, 150 pounds. But he produces 117 miles per hour of clubhead speed with his driver and can carry the ball 300 yards—and you don't. Why is that? It isn't some magic "it factor" that only great …

Golf

Unlock Extra Power By Rotating Your Hips

Don't skip the hips: Turn them back for more power<p>The movement of the hips is important for generating clubhead speed at impact. But most golf instruction focuses on how the hips unwind as the club swings into the ball. Not to be ignored is how they should rotate on the backswing.<p>The hands, arms …

How To Take Down Flags With Your Short Irons

At the 2014 Humana Challenge, I had a streak with my short irons--8-iron through pitching wedge--where I felt I couldn't miss. I opened 63-63-63, firing at every flag, then held on for the win. I've been chasing that feeling ever since. With all respect to the other clubs, playing aggressively with …

Golf

You can learn to hit a draw

I have a student named Trisha, who is a junior in high school. She is an excellent ball-striker, but her bunker play is below par… that was until her …

Golf

How to Fix a Slice in 5 minutes

My new drill will re-route your swing and get you hitting draws. We proved it with 60 slicers<p>There's a good reason why people who slice the ball want to fix it: Because on the road you take to playing good golf, nowhere is there a slice. You can go from hitting a hook to playing good golf, but if …

Keep Your Head Down: The Inexperienced Fix

Fresh off his win at the 2018 Fort Worth Invitational, Justin Rose showed up on Tuesday at a TaylorMade media event held at Heritage Golf Club — just …

The Power Issue: Learn to swing in to out

A Perfect Golf Grip in 5 Seconds

A Perfect Golf Grip in 5 Seconds

How To Release The Golf Club

Most golfers have heard at one time or another that to hit solid shots they need to "release" the club.<p>The concept of releasing the cub, however, as …

5 Keys Tee To Green

How to get more out of your rounds<p>Scoring is a skill, like being a great driver or being automatic out of the sand.<p>It's about reading situations and picking the best shot, given the risks and where you are with your game. When I don't have my A-game, I try to be real patient. I'd rather be in the …

Add The Curve At Address

You don't have to change your swing to hit draws or fades<p>Instead of adjusting their swing mechanics to purposely curve the ball in one direction or the other, many tour pros find it easier—and more reliable—to change their setup. Here's how they do it.<p>To draw the ball (a right-to-left curve for …

Four Ways To Turn Bogey Into Par

What you need to rule the short game<p>Two basic shots you need to get up and down ... the clip and the chip.<p>THE CLIP: SWING BACK WIDE AND TURN THROUGH<p>From 30 or 40 yards out in the fairway, you want to clip the ball off the turf, not take a big divot. You don't need to make a wristy swing or try to …

5 Tips for Your Best Golf Round Ever

Expert-approved advice for a clean(er) trip around the links<p>Golf is really just a handful of shots: the drive, the approach, a test from the rough or sand, and a putt or two. For most guys, one of those shots typically goes awry on each hole—and there goes your chance at par.<p>But it turns out that …