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Tips for Her: Fix the shanks (part 1)

*Editor's note: Each week, Megan Padua, a teaching professional at Maidstone Club (East Hampton, N.Y.) and Belfair Plantation (Bluffton, S.C.), and one of Golf Digest's Best Young Teachers, offers tips and advice for women golfers.<p><b>By Megan Padua</b><p>The shanks can show up when you least expect them. If …

Adam Scott's Short-Game Basics

How to hit all the shots, and make it look easy<p>I remember that chip shot I had on the first playoff hole at the Masters, the one that came right after Angel Cabrera nearly holed out from just behind me? That was a fairly simple chip, but believe it or not, those are the ones I used to struggle with …

Mophie onthult Juice Pack Plus Battery Case voor de iPhone 5

Mophie heeft vandaag een nieuwe batterijhoes aangekondigd voor de iPhone 5, namelijk de Mophie Juice Pack Plus Battery Case. Dit is de derde …

Get Your Game Ready For The Season

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Chip. Pitch. Lob.

A refresher course on greenside fundamentals<p>Want a short game to make your buddies jealous? Forget the fancy shots. Learn to hit the basic chip, pitch and lob, and then get good at picking the right one at the right time. First, here's the difference between these shots. On a chip, the clubhead …

Pitch Shots

Last month Hank Haney kicked off Make Me Better, our season-long instruction series, with a guide to hitting greens.<p>But even the best players miss greens, so let's take the next step. Whether you're trying to break 90 or win the U.S. Open, the key to scoring is improving your short-game efficiency, …

Your New Bunker Setup

Leaning (and staying) left will make you more consistent in greenside sand<p>By now I'm sure you know the key to hitting greenside bunker shots is making sand-first contact and skimming your wedge under the ball. In essence, you're purposely hitting it fat. The problem I see a lot of amateurs have is …

Take The Fear Out Of Pitching

Keep it low, like the pros do, to eliminate disaster shots<p>I see a lot of average players trying to pitch the ball way up in the air. Then I watch pros at tour events, and they keep the ball down, so they can better control how far it goes. Sure, sometimes you need a high shot, but your standard …

Slice No More!

How many times have you heard that to fix a slice, you have to swing in to out? What that means is, the club should swing down from inside the target line and then move outside the line after impact. The intent of that advice is good, but it causes a lot of golfers to hit the ball even farther to …

Chip Check

3 ways to master golf's most basic shot<p>Improving your short-game skills is one of the fastest ways to lower your scores. And the basic chip is a great place to start. Follow these three keys as you work on it: (1) Start with your weight forward, on your front leg, and keep it there throughout the …

Chipping Made Easy

Don't change your stroke, just adjust your setup<p>If you want to get really good at controlling your chipping distance, you could move to a warm-weather climate and spend two hours every day practicing. Or, assuming you have a fairly consistent chipping stroke, you can simply alter your setup …

Dustin Johnson: Hit Your Best Shots Consistently

Try these fixes to make your swing automatic<p>If you're like me, you hit your clubs a certain distance, and on good days you're maybe half a club longer. Those are fun times, when every part of your swing makes sense, and you're just striping it. How do you have more good days like that? Get rid of …

4 Fast Fixes

How I keep common faults out of my swing<p>I was playing bad. My coach, Steve Dahlby, was blunt: There were four faults going on in my swing, and fixing them might take a lot of range balls and some high scores along the way. The swing I was making wasn't that far from the typical high-handicapper's …

Kiss The Knees

Finish with this move for power and control<p>If you struggle to maintain your balance at the finish -- either because you swing too hard or you don't transfer your weight properly -- remember this three-word tip: Kiss the knees.<p>As you swing down and shift your weight to your left leg, your right knee …

Wristless, Riskless Short Game

Six shots that will give you consistency around the greens<p>Many tour pros use a little wrist action in their short-game swings. They can do this because of their talent level, along with the thousands of hours of practice they put in. For amateurs who don't have a lot of time to work on their games, …

Steal My Feel

Smooth out your stroke to stop three-putting<p>One area where most amateurs can easily shave strokes is on the green. Players under pressure tend to get short with their backstroke and then jab at the ball, especially on putts of less than 10 feet. Making a backswing that is a little longer will …

Putt Better With Two Grips

Left: 'On long putts, I like my standard grip.' Right: 'At close range, I switch to cross-handed.'<p>I switched to a cross-handed, or left-hand-low, putting grip the week before I won my first PGA Tour event, the Wells Fargo last year. Sometimes a change like this simply freshens the mind, but when I …

Turn Bogeys Into Pars

Master these three shots and you'll score better<p>I've learned from playing in pro-ams that the biggest reason amateurs don't score better is that they don't get the ball close enough to the hole when playing from inside 100 yards. If you struggle in the scoring zone, try these three go-to shots to …

4 Steps To Save Your Back

Take off the stress and play golf pain-free<p>When I started teaching 16 years ago, it seemed that 80 percent of my students had lower-back issues. The incidence was so high, I knew my biggest contribution would be to help them learn to swing in a way that would alleviate stress on the spine. That's …