Plan, Prepare and Execute

On Saturday February 5th, at the AT&T Pebble Beach Po-Am, Beau Hossler and Jordan Spieth moved up to the top of the leaderboard with a 65, and 63 respectively. One of the things that stuck out most to me with their play in the 3rd round was the extreme planning, and preparation that went into each and every shot, followed by extreme trust and execution. Find out what you can learn from Jordan and Beau...

A Mental Fitness Quiz: How Do You Stack Up?

At some point, your mental fitness needs to be evaluated and if areas of weakness are identified, then a pathway forward, to become stronger in those area, needs to be planned out. In the interest of providing golfers a first step in doing this, I turned to one of the most renowned golf mental coaches in the game, Dr. Joe Parent.

The Purpose and Benefits of a Golf Ball Fitting

There are countless ways to help improve one’s golf game that go far beyond just practicing or playing more. Taking professional lessons from a PGA Coach is one of the best ways to start to improve your game. Many golfers are familiar with the process of being fit for golf clubs and how this can help to put equipment in their hands that match the uniqueness of their golf swing, and ultimately, can help shave strokes off their score. However, far fewer are familiar with what constitutes a ball fitting or what the purpose of one is.

Staying in the Moment is Everything

“I just wanted to hit one shot at a time…I know that sounds cliché, but we spoke about that early in the day.” This was a post final round comment from 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions winner, Cameron Smith. We hear this thought a lot in golf…One shot at a Time…Staying in the Moment…Staying Patient. Lets talk about this...

Gamify Your Short Game Practice

Making practice an activity that is fun, and challenging is the main reason golf coaches encourage playing practice games, instead of pounding golf balls aimlessly on the driving range. One of the benefits of gamification is that it provides feedback on performance in a positive and educational format. This Ten Hole Scoring Ability Game does just that…

Range Session: Game Planning

Making your range sessions more interesting can certainly help in making what could otherwise become a boring session, into something more fun and useful in your journey towards improvement.

Practice Like the Pros

“Practice like you Play and Play like you Practice” is a common saying that floats around in the golf universe. The meaning behind this suggestion is basically to help golfers become more successful in transitioning from practice sessions, to playing the golf course.

Putting Practice Games That Lead to Big Gains: Part 2

Recently, I shared two great putting games that my good friend and fellow PGA Professional, Casey Bourque shared with me. In this post, I share one more great game you can use to spice up your putting practice..

Learning to Score Through On-Course Games

There is a major difference between the process of learning to become proficient in the various techniques required in golf and the process of learning to become a player that can produce low scores on the course.

Putting Games that Lead to Big Gains: Part 1

Playing good golf never happens by accident. There are countless things that go into being able to post a great score on the card. Many times, golfers tend to forget some of the little things…things that at the end of the day could be attributed to a stroke or two added to that final total.

The Little Things We Tend to Forget

Playing good golf never happens by accident. There are countless things that go into being able to post a great score on the card. Many times, golfers tend to forget some of the little things…things that at the end of the day could be attributed to a stroke or two added to that final total.

Minding Your Game: Realistic Expectations and Gratitude

Assessing and evaluating our progress at any point in time is a very natural thing to do and if done correctly is a very useful and healthy exercise.

How Your Sticks Affect Your Strokes

I had a chance recently to chat with my friend, and former student, Jonathan Ullivarri, Store Manager and Master Club Fitter at Club Champion in Orlando. I asked Jon about the influence of equipment on a golfer's performance.

It’s Time to Dial in Your Distances

To me, one of the most fascinating things that PGA and LPGA Tour players do that most amateur golfers generally don’t do is make it a point to have a very, very precise knowledge of what distances they hit each club.

Assignment Alignment: Get Your Swing on the Right Track

Over the course of my career, one area that I have found myself working on continually with students, from beginners to advanced, is that of proper Alignment. If a golfer is aligned even a degree left or right of the intended target line with their clubface, or a degree left or right with their body line, they could find themselves off significantly with the final result of their shot.

Barriers to Getting Better: Range of Motion Deficiencies

There are countless reasons why the average golfer is unable to reach the heights they want to with their games. Lack of time to practice, or not taking lessons are both very common examples of this. From a physical perspective, many golfers lack sufficient range of motion.

Hit the Golf Ball Where You Want

You CAN hit the golf ball where you want! This may sound too good to be true for many of you, but you can indeed start hitting the golf ball where you want, and more frequently, provided you have an understanding of what controls where the ball goes, and then continue to work on these points in practice.

Power Up Your Golf Swing

It’s fair to say that one of the most common things on most golfers wish lists is learning how to gain more power and ultimately, be able to hit the ball farther. To accomplish this, it is important golfers first understand some of the key factors and swing concepts that influence the ability to hit the ball farther.

Expanding Your Understanding of Pitching

The idea of a pitch is to execute a shot that has more rise over run, meaning the ball will be in the air more than it is on the putting surface, rolling out to your target. A pitch will require a much bigger and fuller controlled swing than is required with a chip… and because of this, there is more a chance for error in executing a pitch.

The Dynamics of Chipping

The idea of a chip is to execute a shot that has more run than rise, meaning it gets on the ground quickly and rolls out to your target. In general, getting the ball on the ground and rolling, similar to what a putt would do, will allow you to control the distance a little bit more.

Learn to Become a Hot Putter During the Cold of Winter

There are basically two areas in putting where people struggle: The direction their putt goes, and the distance it travels. In both these areas, there is one common thing that gets out of whack for most golfers and that’s not having good control of the clubface.

Back to the Basics: Strike a Pose in the Mirror to Improve Your Putting

With shorter days now here and winter’s cold breezes on the horizon, a large portion of the country is saying good night to the golf season. This doesn’t mean that your goals of getting better and the work you put in needs to stop. There is plenty that can be done, right in the comfort of your own home, to help keep you progressing on your journey to better.

Analyze Your Game and Tell the Story Beyond the Scorecard

The story beyond the scorecard. Learn to start analyzing your game to see how you can become better...

The Secret to Success Part 1

Harold Varner III, Dustin Johnson & Peter Jacobsen share their thoughts on why FUN should always be number 1 when you tee it up.