Golf / Instruction

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If you’re looking for great value and a challenging layout, then look no further than Old Brickyard in Ferris. Now, you may be thinking, Ferris? Where is that? Well, Ferris is just about a 25-minute drive south on I-45. In fact, Old Brickyard is right off the highway access road, so as you head south on 45, you can see …

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Let’s take a look at three of the most common issues that I see when it comes to short greenside chips. I often see golfers that have 1, 2, or all 3 of these issues. No. 1: Tempo and Swing Length Swing length and tempo often go hand in hand. A short backswing followed by a downswing that over-accelerates is …

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Golfers have historically liked to take lessons. At first it was the best players who imparted occasional tips to less-skilled golfers. Then it became a profession and some golf teachers acquired all sorts of certifications in order to be considered worthy of the title. Next, with the advent of the internet and YouTube, everyone is a golf teacher, posting anything …

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Over the last several months, we have been on a mission to showcase some of the courses around the area that may be a bit off the beaten path. This month, AVIDGOLFER made the 45-minute trip south of Fort Worth to take a look at SugarTree for the first time in almost five years.  When it opened in 1989, SugarTree …

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All kicking and throwing skills require a proximal-to-distal or torso-before-arms movement. Golf requires the same type of pattern, and in our sport, it has been referred to as the “kinematic sequence”. In order to build up maximum speed in the golf swing (and, according to one study better directional control too), a golfer must start the downswing with the pelvis …

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Hitting a stinger is more than just a cool looking shot that gets views on Instagram. It’s a shot where the technique transfers to flighted wind shots in general. It’s also handy when needing to hit accurate tees shots with long irons on tight par 4’s or laying up on par 5’s. Let’s take a look at the set up …

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The 50-70-yard range is often an uncomfortable distance for most golfers. When I ask golfers if they would prefer a 60 yard or 100-yard shot, they almost always say 100 yards. 100 yards is typically a full swing which most golfers feel more comfortable with.  So, with that said, we are inevitably going to have shots around that 60-yard range …

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Attention all golfers – from casual amateurs to adults and juniors playing competitive golf. When one does not start a car for months on end, its battery dies, its parts rust etc. etc. …you get the message. In fact, on the subject of disuse, Peter Mackay, chiropractor, and owner of Elite Performance Institute, San Diego, has a question he likes …

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The Hoag Classic is the PGA Tour Champions’ one stop in Southern California, and in the balmy weather of early March, it makes for some exciting super-star watching given that many big-name professional golfers participate in this event.  The 2020 event featured many legends, including six World Golf Hall of Famers – Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Tom Kite, …

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Eye Line The position of your eyes relative to the ball (target line) is more important than you might think. It influences both alignment and path. Your eyes can be positioned directly over the ball or on the inside of the ball. The great thing is, it’s actually very easy for you to test yourself! How to Check Take your …

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