I Hate The Shanks – How About You?

Every once in awhile, I run into a short stretch of hitting shanks with my wedges. For those wondering what I mean by a shank, here is a good definition: “a shank occurs when a player strikes a golf ball with the hosel of a club—the area where the shaft is joined to the club head. This usually results in the ball careening off at a wild angle.” I realize this sounds strange that I would hit a few shanks, but they definitely happens and I hate it! I know what I am doing wrong and can usually fix them very quick.

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Chipping With Confidence Over Something

The title of this article might be a little misleading. The reason I used the word something is because many amateurs experience a tightening of their golf swing if anything is in their line of sight to the pin. The tips in this article where designed to deal with hitting over a bunker, however I would suggest that the skill of chipping with confidence is not limited to dealing with hazards. If we master the tips presented by Rick Fowler and Butch Harmon in the video below, then our golf game and golf score will improve dramatically.

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Putting Tip For Short Putts

Butch Harmon offers a tip on how to successfully sink short putts. The crux of the lesson is to keep you head focused on the contact point between the ball and the putter before looking up. This helps facilitate solid contact and a complete putter stroke.

Very simple and effective. I use a version of this tip by counting to one before looking up. It works for me, give it a try and see if it works for you.

I am grateful golfer! See you on the links!

Golf Tip: Increased Pitching Success

Pitching the golf all is a key part of any golfers short game. If you are like me, you miss the green at least 50% of the time on approach shots. Therefore, you rely on consistent contact to hit the ball up and down. To ensure your score does not soar, understanding two fundamentals of pitching a ball will help in areas of lower scores, confidence, effectiveness of shot making and just plain fun. I think we can all agree that hitting the ball up and down is great fun and wish we could do it every time. Rickie Fowler and Butch Harmon show us the two fundamental swing mechanics need by every golfer……by hitting through a golf cart?

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How To Beat The Chipping Yips

During various times during every golf season, I develop a case of poor chipping. I am not sure it would be considered the yips, but needless to say it is very frustrating. With such a short season, I am always looking for ways to beat my chipping woes and return to the path of confidence that leads to positive results. I am sure many of you feel the same way and wish you had a process that works for your game…..don’t we all. I found an interesting drill by Butch Harmon that just might be the answer.

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