In this free video lesson, Mark Wilson of the PGA Rules Committee explains what happens when you or your partner grounds the club in the sand after failing to exit a bunker during alternating shot match play. According to Rule 29, this is a penalty, and thus disqualifies a player (you and the rest of your team) from the remainder of that hole. It’s an unfortunate incident, but the rules are the rules; be cautious next time you find your team finds itself stuck in the sand!
In this video, you’ll see two great options to use if you find your ball lying up against the collar. First Brandel Chamblee shows you how to play the belly wedge by striking the center of the ball with the sole of the wedge. Next, PGA Professional Kevin Weeks shows you how hitting the ball with the toe of the putter is a great option because it eliminates resistance to collar grass. Practice these alternative techniques and make a tough situation easier.Watch Now >>
In Bunker Rules, PGA professional Joe Plecker Jr addresses many of the common questions regarding bunker play. In this lesson Joe covers the rules you need to be aware of in order to properly identify your ball and set up for your shot. You will also learn what the rules say about dealing with a bunker rake that may be interfering with the lie of your ball. Knowing the rules of the bunker will give you the confidence to deal with these situations in accordance with the rules of the game.Watch Now >>
In Fairway Woods Swing Rhythm, PGA Professional Eric Johnson covers the basic principles of correct rhythm and balance and demonstrates several ways for you to work on fine tuning your swing. In this lesson, Eric shows you how to utilize a weighted warm up club to help get the feel for a swing with correct speed and balance. You will also learn how using a whippy club can help you quickly identify and correct problems in your swing. Finally you will see a demonstration of a simple long iron drill you can use right away to help you fine tune your take away rhythm.Watch Now >>
Every golfer knows the frustration of having a putt come up short. In the Putting Length Drill, PGA professional Michael Breed discusses the reasons for this and illustrates several drills to help eliminate the problem. In this lesson you will learn the principle of target putting and how it can help prevent the short putt. Another key to accurate putting is speed, and to help you with this Michael demonstrates a unique two ball drill that will help you to visualize and then execute that perfect putt.Watch Now >>