March

  • The 25 Yard Run Out

    Written by Hugh Marr on Thursday, 19 March 2009

    While the notion of striking shots stacked with backspin is an enticing one, there are times when you need the ball to release forward, up to the hole. Learning to take backspin off a chip shot is, if anything, a more important skill than adding it. Club: Any wedge Rhythm: Smooth, and quiet Key concept: Play a mini-hook Set-up Think ‘neutral‘, the club...

  • Boo Weekley Chipping and Pitching Tip

    Written by Boo Weekley on Wednesday, 18 March 2009

    And it comes from that fun-loving, big-hitting US Ryder Cup hero Boo Weekley. Big Boo can belt the ball miles but surprise, surprise he's not offering you a power tip to gain more distance with your 'big dog.' He wants you to concentrate on improving your chipping and pitching, insisting: "The most important tip I can give to your readers is practice...

  • Short Game Tips To Save Par

    Written by Josh Zander on Thursday, 12 March 2009

    If the best players in the world hit only 12 or 13 greens a round in regulation, how many are you hitting? The reality of golf is that you're going to miss a lot of greens. But when you do, there's still a chance to save par if you have a good plan and the confidence to execute it. When...

  • The 30 Yard Hop And Stop

    Written by Hugh Marr on Tuesday, 10 March 2009

    This impressive 30 yard hop and stop golf shot – where the ball skips once before pulling up dead by the pin – is not just for tour pros. Start by understanding that the spin is generated by quality of strike, not angle of attack. Club: Your most lofted wedge Rhythm: Crisp, and ‘hitty’ Key concept: Hit forward, not down Set-up Address the ball...