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A lot of guys misunderstand quality practice. They think they’re getting value out of going to the range and beating balls for hours. But if you’re not working on the correct things, not practicing with any kind of focus, you’re actually hurting your game. Me? I can’t focus that long, and I get bored fast.
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Golfers of all abilities struggle with how to hit driver. But it doesn’t have to be that way. From what I’ve seen, there are three main issues people have off the tee: they get nervous, they hit a big slice or they just hit it all over the place. In this article, I break down
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David Leadbetter has taught some of the top players in the game; now it’s your turn. On Thursday, February 15th, at 10:30 AM, Golf Digest will broadcast a live-streamed event with David from his newest teaching location, Konnectgolf in New York City. He’ll share his best swing advice, from the fundamentals to fixing common faults,
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There’s an epidemic of misapplied force that is ruining thousands of swings every day. I’m talking about the concept of pushing the handle ahead of the clubhead through impact. It’s a basic piece of instruction you’ve probably heard a lot—usually as a seemingly innocent part of correcting a wristy, flippy motion in a swing. But
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Most kids I know love hitting bunker shots. They think there’s something really cool about making this big swing, splashing the sand everywhere, and getting the ball to magically float onto the green. When adults step into a bunker, I don’t see the same joy. I do see tension, fear and anxiousness—but it doesn’t have
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There’s a good reason why people who slice the ball want to fix it: Because on the road you take to playing good golf, nowhere is there a slice. You can go from hitting a hook to playing good golf, but if you don’t learn how to stop hitting shots with an open clubface, you
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Many times in golf instruction, the easiest way to get a player to learn a skill or correct a mistake is to have them overemphasize the movement needed to execute the task, or do the opposite of what they’re doing. I call this teaching philosophy the art of exaggeration. I use it to improve technique
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I see this a lot: Golfers roll a bunch of 10- or 15-footers before they tee off, then they have to putt one clear across the green on the first hole. What happens? They usually three-putt because they have no feel for distance. The quick fix is to practice lag putts before you head out,
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You hear it all the time: “Hit down on the ball and take a divot.” And it’s good advice, but you have to be in position to actually do it. In fact, a few positions. Let’s look. First, play the ball in line with the logo on your shirt, on the left side of your
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Close your eyes and picture the longest, hardest par 4 at your home course. If you’re a player who can’t physically overpower it (and hey, that’s most of us), a hole like that can mess with your entire process. It starts by over-swinging off the tee. Then, even if you hit a good drive, you’re
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The thing about bunker shots is, most golfers don’t have a clear concept for what they’re trying to do. They’ve heard the old advice: “play the ball forward” or “make a full backswing” or “keep turning through.” But those are just pieces of the technique. Golfers often don’t know what the club needs to do
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