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Learn how to play the Buried Lie in the Bunker with Hank Haney!

Learn how to play the Buried Lie in the Bunker with Hank Haney!

Learn how to play the Buried Lie in the Bunker with Hank Haney!

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!

This is not how I teach the buried lie in the bunker, but who am I to argue with Golf Digest Top 100 Teacher Hank Haney?  The key that both of us agree on is that you want the club’s leading edge to hit the sand first and hit DEEP!  Those are the 2 keys to making this shot a whole lot easier!

I like to hood the clubface slightly.  This moves the club’s bounce out of the way and guarantees that the leading edge will strike the ground first. The ball will come out slightly lower because of the closed clubface, and there will be no backspin on this ball at all!  So swing a little softer to allow the ball to roll out a little more than normal. 

Hank Haney offers advice on how to recover from a buried lie in the bunker.

Source: Hank Haney   Golf Digest

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Uneven lies on the golf course Part 1 - The uphill lie!

Uneven lies on the golf course Part 1 – The uphill lie!

Uneven lies on the golf course Part 1 – The uphill lie!

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If we all drove the ball straight down the middle of the fairway, there would still be times when we would face uneven lies.  But driving it in the rough and facing uneven lies is no joke!  Hank Haney, via golflink walks us through how to hit shots from an uphill lie with ease!

Tilt your body with the slope and take more club Hank Haney: Listed as one of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers Golf Digest’s #4 instructor in the world; Instructor to PGA Tour Professionals Tiger Woods and Mark O’Meara; 1993 PGA of America Teacher of the Year.

Source: golflink   Hank Haney

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Hank Haney gives us the key move in Jimmy Walker’s swing!

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Hank Haney gives us the Key move in Jimmy Walker's Golf Swing!

Hank Haney gives us the Key move in Jimmy Walker’s Golf Swing!

Hank Haney gives us the Key move in Jimmy Walker’s Golf Swing!

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Jimmy Walker has a free-flowing golf swing that seems devoid of any surplus movement.  Smooth on the backswing, great transition into the downswing, and a full follow-through.  But the key component of this swing is the ability to keep the club moving from the inside.  This produces a consistent draw.  The move that helps him produce this swing is explained by Hank Haney for Golf Digest!  Enjoy!

 

Source: Hank Haney   Golf Digest

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Add yards by just hitting the ball in the center of the clubface!

Add yards by just hitting the ball in the center of the clubface!

Add yards by just hitting the ball in the center of the clubface!

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!

Did you know that for every 1″ you hit the ball off-center, you lose 10 yards?  

So if you could consistently hit the ball off the center of the clubface, you would be hitting the ball at your maximum distance on every hole.  How do you ensure that you hit the ball off the clubface center every time and add yards to your drive?  Hank Haney gives a straightforward drill to either do at the range or even in your backyard without a ball.  Controlling exactly where the clubhead is in space as you enter the hitting area is key.  Thanks to Step by Step and  Hank Haney Golf for sharing this interesting video!

We all aspire to having complete control over our golf ball. Whichever way a certain hole sets up, it would be ideal to be able to work the ball to fit its shape. However, in order to have that control we must first start with solid contact. Too often amateurs work so hard on making the correct swing only to be let down by the lack of proper contact.

Hank Haney says you should incorporate a drill that you usually see on the putting green into your range session to find the middle of the clubface with your driver every time.

Source: Step by Step    Hank Haney Golf

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Hank Haney critiques Jordan Spieth's unorthodox swing!

Hank Haney critiques Jordan Spieth’s unorthodox swing!

Hank Haney critiques Jordan Spieth’s unorthodox swing!

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I have never liked Jordan Spieth’s golf swing.  His “chicken wing” movement through the ball to me is still why he left the clubface open and the ball out to the right on the 12th hole at Augusta that finally cost him the tournament.  I’m interested in what Hank Haney has to say!

A few unconventional parts to Jordan Spieth’s swing, and Hank Haney analyses that swing here.  Haney also points out some tips to make you a better player.  Eliminating one side of the golf course from his game is one reason Jordan has reached the #1 player in the world!

Source: Golf Digest  Hank Haney

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The perfect setup of Ryo Ishikawa - You can learn from this!

The perfect setup of Ryo Ishikawa – You can learn from this!

The perfect setup of Ryo Ishikawa – You can learn from this!

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If you think Ryo Ishikawa is not one of the up-and-coming stars of the PGA Tour, think again.  Just check out these stats.  The youngest player EVER to win on the Japanese Tour at 15 years and 8 months!  In 2008 he became the youngest player EVER to reach the Top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings.  In 2009 he became the youngest player EVER to reach the Top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.  I think it is only a matter of time before he posts his first victory on the PGA Tour.  Hank Haney for video.golfdigest.com  gives us his opinions on the secrets to Ishikawa’s set-up to success!

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Jimmy Walker shows the Correct Sequence to start the Downswing!

Jimmy Walker shows the Correct Sequence to start the Downswing!

Jimmy Walker shows the Correct Sequence to start the Downswing!

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Jimmy Walker shows the Correct Sequence to start the Downswing!

Mar 31, 2017; Humble, TX, USA; Jimmy Walker tees off on #9 during the second round of the Shell Houston Open at Golf Club of Houston – The Tournament Course. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Jimmy Walker is one of the longest hitters on the PGA Tour, and in this clip, Hank Haney‘s analysis tells us Jimmy’s secret is the way he starts his downswing.  A turn – slide – turn sequence involves a good shoulder turn, a lateral move that shifts the weight from the back foot to the front, and then a huge turn through the ball. This creates that tremendous clubhead speed that allows him to pound the ball!  Thanks to The Scene for this great clip!

 

 
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The ball & foot position for a standard bunker shot is critical!

The ball & foot position for a standard bunker shot is critical!

The ball & foot position for a standard bunker shot is critical!

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!

Hank Haney is one of the Top 100 Teachers in America and is a former coach of Tiger Woods.  Hank gives us the basics on a standard bunker shot that almost all golfers need help with.  The big key, according to Hank, is the ball position and the stance, which should be open to the intended line.

 
Source: Golf Digest
Pictures: Tarik Browne
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Will 100 Swings a day make you a much better golfer?

Will 100 Swings a day make you a much better golfer?

Will 100 Swings a day make you a much better golfer?

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!

I have to agree with Hank Haney here that 100 swings a day will improve your golf game immeasurably!

This is something that is not hard to do and takes very little time but does take 100% commitment.  Have a club handy so you don’t have to go to your golf bag each time.  Put it in a place you can see, so it will remind you to go outside and get started!  

When I started playing golf, I lived quite a long way from the golf course, so each day when I got home from school I would grab a club and swing in the yard.  I did a whole lot more than 100 swings, but this is my point: when I went to the golf course on the weekend with my dad, my body was so used to swinging the club a) in sequence and b) in rhythm, that I improved very quickly.  

I attribute that improvement to regularly swinging that club.  So make a commitment to yourself today, grab a club, go outside and start swinging.  

Thanks to Hank Haney and Golf Digest for sharing this!

There’s no way to avoid the work that comes with building a good swing, but the best way to create a great base for improvement is to make 100 practice swings with an iron every day.

Source: Golf Digest   Hank Haney

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How to Draw and Fade the ball - This will get you out of trouble!

How to Draw and Fade the ball – This will get you out of trouble!

How to Draw and Fade the ball – This will get you out of trouble!
 
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Most golfers are trying to prevent curve on their shots.  

Either hooking or slicing the ball, particularly off the tee.  But for those of you who want to curve it intentionally to either get yourself out of trouble or curve the ball in to a difficult pin position, this is the article for you!  Hank Haney explains how to both draw and fade the ball at will.  Thanks to GolfDigest.com
 
Curving the ball is a subject I cover a lot on Twitter, but that’s mostly because players are trying to get rid of too much curve.

But if you want to become a complete player, you need to know how to move the ball both ways to go around obstacles.

To make the ball hook, move it back slightly in your stance, close the face a few degrees and make your grip stronger, turning both hands away from the target (above, left). To slice it, do the opposite: Move the ball forward, open the face slightly and take a weaker grip (above, right).

In both cases, adjust your aim to account for the big curve you’re setting up. Most golfers don’t change their aim enough, and end up hitting the obstacle or curving past the target.

To Hook It

Position the ball back, close the face slightly and strengthen the grip.

To Slice It

Position the ball forward, open the face slightly and weaken the grip.

To watch the video of Hank Haney’s explanation on how to draw and fade the ball, go here!

Source: Golf Digest

Picture: Jonathan Camaya

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