Golf Tips

from PGA Pro Andy Scott
Tempo

Tempo

We all have heard the word tempo in regards to golf. When I hear the word tempo I think of some of the great tempos on the tour like Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Steve Elkington, and Tom Purtzer. It almost looks as if they are swinging in slow motion it is so smooth. What...

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Looking for more power and distance

Looking for more power and distance

First we have to look at what elements allow a player to hit the ball further. There are five things that influence power and distance: Club head speed: How fast the club head is moving thru impact Contact: How solid the ball is struck on the club face Tension: The...

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What to use from the Tee

What to use from the Tee

What should you be using from the tee box for your drives? I know you are thinking the driver is the club everyone is supposed to use for from the tee box. The driver is the club of choice for most players but for many of us we struggle hitting the driver with any...

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Unusual Lies

Unusual Lies

Here are the secrets to hitting great shots when you have a ball below your feet or above your feet at address. Ball below feet: -Aim left of target to compensate for severity of slope.  Remember the ball wants to follow the direction of the slope. -Place ball in the...

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Uphill and downhill lies

Uphill and downhill lies

Down hill lies and up hill lies. Here are the secrets to hitting great shots from these lies. Down Hill Lies: (Right Handed Players) -Set body and shoulders with the slope.  This will place more weight to left foot.  The tendency for most players is to lean into the...

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Shoulder Tilt

Shoulder Tilt

Do you have enough shoulder tilt? The proper fundamentals of shoulder tilt are a key component of a solid set up and swing. This is something that is grossly overlooked by amateurs today. Most amateurs at address position have their shoulders too level. This creates a...

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Fairway Bunker Shots

Fairway Bunker Shots

Fairway Bunker Shots: I see many players cringe when they see their ball fly into a fairway bunker. This can be one of the most frustrating shots in golf if you don’t know the secrets to hitting this shot. Here are the secrets to hitting successful fairway bunker...

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Decision Making Skills

Decision Making Skills

Decision making skills around the green: One of the toughest things to deal with on the golf course is deciding when it would be wise to hit a chip or better to hit a pitch. Before we can become skilled with our decision making we must first know the difference...

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Chipping

Chipping

Chip Shot: The chip shot mirrors the putting stroke, a one lever stroke. One lever means the wrists are not involved in the motion on both sides of the swing. The only difference is how you set your body up at the address position. Set Up: Set feet very close together...

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Ball Position

Ball Position

Ball Position: This element of the game has become very complicated to many players due to all the beliefs and opinions out there. Golf is already a very difficult game, so there is no need to make it any more difficult than it needs to be. I learned a long time ago...

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Balance

Balance

How good is your balance Balance is one area we tend to overlook as we get older. Why does our balance seem to diminish as we get older? The simple answer is we don’t move around like we used to when we where younger. During the younger years of our life, we are much...

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Arm and Hand Position

Arm and Hand Position

Arm and hand position at address: This fundamental is critical to a solid set up position. If you can remember to let the arms hang under your chest at address, you have taken the first step to a perfect arm and hand position. Most players don’t allow their arms to...

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