Getting Out of Trouble Like Phil Mickelson

As an amateur, we find the most unusual places on the golf course for our ball to hid. We do not intentionally place ourselves in these predicaments, but alas hit happens all to often. Professional golfers do so, but with less frequency. The challenge is how to respond to these wayward shots and to make something out of nothing. Phil Mickelson is one of the best of all time at extracting himself from trouble and I wonder what is secret really is to see the shot and the hazard?

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Swinging a Golf Club Too Fast

I have often wondered if there is such a thing as swinging a golf club too fast. I mean, is that not how we generate power and create wanted distance. I have experimented with many different speeds and found that, for me, there is a specific speed (or tempo) I need to maintain to ensure I make the best shot for me. The reason I was thinking about this as to do with the United States Women’s Open Championship played this past weekend. As I watched these professional golfers swing a golf club, I realized that swinging a club to fast is a real problem!

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Hitting a 5-Iron a Country Mile!

As golfers, we are always curious about how far others can hit their clubs. I generally ask when someone tags a great shot just to understand what club their are using in hopes that it will give me a hint for my shot. Of course their answer does not really affect how I am going to hit my ball, but sometimes I am amazed at how far they hit some clubs. This is especially true when I asked others how far, on average, do they hit their 5-iron!

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Play Better Golf – Starting With My Putting

I can say that my game is starting to improve. This is no surprise given the time of year, yet there is one area where I am every please with and hope it continues. That is my putting. I have a solid feel for the greens and have only a few 3-putts this year. This is a great thing because my touch on the greens will only get better.

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