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Can you make a full shoulder turn - I bet you can!

Can you make a full shoulder turn – I bet you can!

Can you make a full shoulder turn – I bet you can!

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A full should turn is part and parcel of the “power package” in the golf swing.  But, as Chuck Quinton of Rotary Swing.com (why he does not introduce himself at the beginning of the video is a mystery to me) shows us, a poor shoulder turn is the product of trying to start the backswing with the lead side.  By using the trailing side, you have a much better chance of making a full shoulder turn.  Work on this on the range before you try it on the course to get comfortable changing the sequence pattern of your golf swing.

Now that you know you can make a full shoulder turn, it’s time to add some POWER back into your golf swing!

Source: RotarySwing.com Golf Instruction

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How a can of foot spray can lead to straighter golf shots!

How a can of foot spray can lead to straighter golf shots!

How a can of foot spray can lead to straighter golf shots!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

Do you have the tendency to hit the ball both ways?  Sometimes you hit it to the right and sometimes to the left?  The problem here is you then don’t know where to aim.  Chris Ryan of ChrisRyanGolf at the Belfry Golf Club in Wishaw, Warwickshire, England, close to Birmingham, explains why a lack of center hits.  He also explains how using a can of foot spray can lead to straighter shots!  Check it out.

Hitting the centre of the driver face is so crucial to long straight tee shots. Here Chris Ryan explains exactly why this is the case and how you can establish what your strike pattern is.

Source: ChrisRyanGolf

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#8 in our Series "My Best Shot Ever" by Sir Nick Faldo!

Learn to hit it pure out of the rough with Sir Nick Faldo!

Learn to hit it pure out of the rough with Sir Nick Faldo!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

Because we hit our second shots from the rough almost 50% of the time (or more), it would be cool to learn from one of golf’s best,  Sir Nick Faldo, on succeeding in this situation.  Faldo explains the two critical aspects of this shot – the angle of attack and the clubface angle at impact!  Thanks to Golfing World for sharing.

Who better to teach you a thing or two about the game of golf than a six-time major champion? Here Sir Nick Faldo focuses on playing the ball from the rough when you stray off line

Source: Golfing World

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As Moe Norman used to say “Bacon slices not Pork Chops!”

As Moe Norman used to say “Bacon slices not Pork Chops!”

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

Moe Norman was a Canadian professional golfer who was regarded by all who saw him as the greatest ball-striker EVER!  One of Moe’s famous sayings was “Bacon slices, not Pork Chops!” Of course, he was referring to the divots he hit.  A great ball striker comes into the ball with a fairly shallow angle of attack and hits nice shallow divots.  If you come into the ball too steeply, you produce a very deep divot that results in the ball traveling to the left of the target (for right-handed golfers).  Andy Proudman and Piers Ward of Meandmygolf use a wall as a visual aid to help that downswing!

In this weeks Fixed in 60 Me and My Golf PGA Professional Piers Ward demonstrates a golf drill using the WALL to help shallow the downswing and stopping those deep divots.

Source: Meandmygolf

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When the greatest shot-maker who ever lived talks we all listen!

When the greatest shot-maker who ever lived talks we all listen!

When the greatest shot-maker who ever lived talks we all listen!

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There are very few golfers who have the creativity of a Lee Trevino.  Only Tiger, Jack and Chi-Chi come to mind.  To see these shots in your mind’s eye, you have to first work on these shots on the range.  Trevino would stand for hours early in his career and hit low fades, high fades, high and low hooks, just about every shot imaginable. Now, when he is on the golf course, he can “see” the shot in his mind and his body knows exactly how to produce it.  Learn from one of the greatest shot-makers who ever lived.  This particular shot will take your game to another level!  I don’t know who RollYourRock is, but thank you for sharing this video.  Enjoy!

Lee Trevino teaches you how to hit the low trajectory, hard rolling “Bump and Run” shot. This is arguably the most useful recovery shot in golf, especially for someone who hits it in the trees all day. Do you have trees where you play… especially trees with low branches? You guys will know what I mean…

Source: RollYourRock

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How to play those "in-between" shots!

How to play those “in-between” shots!

How to play those “in-between” shots!

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How often do you find yourself  “in-between” shots during a round?  Fairly often, if you are like me. So how do you turn those shots into scoring opportunities?  PGA member, David Woods, has some interesting thoughts on the subject.  Check this out!

David Woods, PGA, explains how to make better contact with your short irons by swinging more aggressively.

Here are his two keys:

  1. Go with the more aggresive swing when faced with in-between yardages.
  2. If you let up and swing easy, you’ll increase your risks for aking a mistake through the stroke.

Source: David Woods

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A Great (and easy) drill to hit a High Draw!

A Great (and easy) drill to hit a High Draw!

A Great (and easy) drill to hit a High Draw!

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Enter Piers Ward and Andy Proudman!

Piers Ward and an injured Andy Proudman will help you utilize a drill to hit a high draw.  This drill (which Piers says he uses in his own game) uses two headcovers to set up a gateway, making sure the clubhead path is correct.  This great visual will help you understand exactly how the clubhead path should feel.  The 3 keys are the angle of attack, clubhead path, and clubface angle! So be careful next time you jump out of a golf cart, Andy!

Source: Meandmygolf

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Get the ball up and down to save par with Butch Harmon!

Get the ball up and down to save par with Butch Harmon!

Get the ball up and down to save par with Butch Harmon!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

Getting the ball up and down from around the green takes practice.  But how do you know what to practice?   gives you his expert advice on how to do it.  Thanks to Golf Digest for sharing!

Little Pitch Shots.

Little pitch shots, like the one below, drive golfers nuts. First off, they use too much loft. The more loft you have, the bigger swing you need. And more swing means more things can go wrong. So unless you have no green to work with, keep your lob wedge in the bag.

Second issue: Most golfers don’t trust the loft they have, so they try to add more at impact. They flick their wrists, dip down, rock onto the back foot … I think you see where I’m going here.

Let’s give you a simple plan for hitting the basic pitch. Take a narrow stance, with the ball about middle, and favor your front foot (1). Lean the shaft a touch toward the target, and keep your grip pressure light.

Swing straight back, and let your wrists hinge with the momentum (2). Don’t add hinge, and don’t let the club sweep inside—both lead to fat shots.

 
 
 
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Getting back to Basics with the Big Gun!

Getting back to Basics with the Big Gun!

Getting back to Basics with the Big Gun!

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“The Big Gun,” of course, is the driver.

In this instructional video, Piers Ward and Andy Proudman of Meandmygolf talk about getting back to basics.  Sometimes we get a little distracted with all the information out there, and getting back to basics will help you get your game back on track!

The big key with the driver is ball position.  Most golfers tend to play the ball position too far back in the stance, causing the angle of attack to be too descending with a driver that does not have a lot of loft.  To take advantage of the driver, the angle of attack at impact should be slightly on the upswing.  This will launch the ball up into the air with a good launch angle and more distance!

In todays Impact Show we discuss the basics to hitting the driver straighter and longer, the basics are so important to get correct when starting the game but are often overlooked by experienced golfers. So whether you are just starting the game or feel that you need to go back to basics this video is worth a watch.

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The Secrets to the “Bump and Run” by Jim Furyk.

The Secrets to the “Bump and Run” by Jim Furyk.

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The “Bump and Run” shot is one that flies low, lands about 2 feet on the green, and runs out to the hole.  This is a very safe and reliable shot for most amateurs.  Using a lofted club makes this shot more difficult.  The less loft you use, the easier the shot.  Head to the chipping green and find out which club in your bag flies halfway and runs to the hole.  Then choose a club that will fly 1/3, run out to the hole, and finally find a club that flies 1/4 and rolls out to the hole.  Once you have those clubs, each time you have a chip shot on the course, you will know exactly which club to chip with to give you the greatest chance of success!  Thanks to Jim Furyk for the tip and aabo692565 for sharing.

A golf tip on hitting a proper bump and run from PGA tour professional and US Open Champion Jim Furyk. This tip is provided by expertinsight.com where you can purchase Short Game Golf an excellent DVD from Jim Furyk and Fred Funk.

Source: aabo692565

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