Trackman tells us the truth about uneven lies (Part 1)

  I was interested to figure out what specifically changed when the ball was above or below a golfer’s feet. The general rule of thumb is that when the ball is above your feet, it tends to go left for the right-handed golfers, and when below your feet, it will go to the right. “Is this because […]

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The Mystery Behind the Mulligan

Twenty years ago, I played a lot of golf with a guy we had nicknamed “The Best Mulligan Player in Golf.” He’d perfected the art by keeping an extra ball in his front left pants pocket and incorporating a reach for it into his cut short follow-through before his first ball had even hit the apex […]

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Push or Pull: What’s your power source when putting?

A big mistake that many amateurs, and even some professionals make when putting is to use their hands to deliver the putter to the ball. These types of players have made it a habit to use hand action to power the putter, which causes very mixed results on today’s faster green surfaces. Your lead hand […]

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The Statistical Differences Between a Scratch Golfer and PGA Tour Player

You might ask: How would I know the differences between a scratch golfer and a PGA Tour player? Well, it is my full-time job to know these type of things about golf. I have been studying the game from a statistical standpoint for 27 years. I created the Strokes Gained analysis website, ShotByShot.com, and work […]

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3 Essentials to Breaking A Habit

You’re reading this article because you play golf and have spent various periods of time working on a shot or a part of the swing that you want to improve. You remember when somewhere along the road you hit a rough patch where you weren’t playing as well, and your ball flight was unpredictable. It’s […]

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8 Common Sense Tips to Lower Your Scores

When you’re playing golf — especially when you’re working to improve something specific in your game — your head is often jumbled with so many thoughts that you forget to use common sense. You can save critical strokes on the course, however, by thinking logically, and not being bogged down by endless swing thoughts and […]

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When It’s Not You; It’s Your Golf Clubs

I’ve been a golf instructor for a long time, but I still get frustrated when I work with golfers who are serious about improving their game, yet refuse to make equipment changes. Regardless of what you may have heard, all golfers need to start and continue playing the game with a set of clubs that fits them properly. They […]

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What is the ball doing? That’s the most important question in golf instruction

I offer an online swing analysis program, and golfers from around the world have sent me their swings to analyze. I am always quick to mention that with the video they send, they must also send me a description of their typical ball flight.  At the club where I teach, and actually everywhere I’ve ever taught, I’m […]

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GolfTEC’s Groundbreaking Study Shows Why You Aren’t a Pro Golfer

GolfTEC has spent the past 21 years collecting and storing motion measurement data from more than 90 million golf swings and six million lessons. With the SwingTRU Motion Study, presented publicly in April, the company released the analysis of those findings, indicating how they’re turning Big Data into big results for their students —  students who […]

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What I Learned From Talking to 23 Mental Game Experts in 6 months

Over the past 6 months, I’ve sat down and talked with some of the leaders in the field of mental performance: everyone from researchers such as Dr. Debbie Crews,psychologists such as Dr. Joseph Parent, and coaches such as Lynn Marriot and Pia Nilsson. I’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to […]

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