Working Our the Kinks In Your Golf Swing

After 6 months off from golf, I can tell you that my golf swing is less than smooth. My back is not supple, nor are my arms loose. I feel like a knotted ball of string that needs patience and effort to untangle. However, this is nothing new and will take some concerted effort to work out all the kinks.

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Lock Wrists on Short Chips

For the past month I have used my DIY chipping mat in my basement. I thought I would get a jump start on my short game practice time this year and I find it very beneficial. I try to hit 100 balls a day, but sometimes that is a challenge. My repetitive practice has allowed me to identify some of chipping woes I developed last year and engineer a solution. Overall, I would say that my practice time is well worth the investment of time.

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Thoughts on the Eye Line Putting Aide

For Christmas I asked for two golf training aids. The first one I want to talk about is the Eye Line putting aide. I waited until now before writing about this training aide because I wanted to use it a few times before making any comments.  It is designed to align all your body parts and reinforce a straight putting stroke. So, in my stocking it went. Continue reading

Tossing the Ball on the Green

Putting and chipping are very personal skills in golf. I do not think any two players think, scrutinize or execute these shots in the same way. Over the years, I have used a simple drill that helped me judge the speed of the greens before I place a club in my hand. Within in 5 minutes, I have a very good understanding on how the ball will release, whether the greens are soft or hard, and if the greens are running true. Interested? Then keep reading. Continue reading

Hitting Solid Irons

Hitting solid iron shots is very important to low golf scores. I am a proponent of the high greens in regulation percentage and this can only be accomplished by solid iron play. I am not a professional, therefore, many of my tips and advice are from an amateurs perspective. They work for me and so I like to share them. From time to time, I find a tip that I like to use and will share it with you. Here is one of those tips. Continue reading