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 Practice Range Putting Games, PGA Professionals Bill Forrest and Kevin Weeks demonstrate key drills and games that can help you improve your putting game. In this lesson, Bill demonstrates how to fine tune your tempo and distance control using the ladder drill. He also discusses how every putt is a straight putt, even when it’s on a slope, and gives you a unique drill to practice this concept. Then Kevin covers the three foot putt and shows you how a simple yardstick can serve as a valuable aid on the practice green.Watch Now >>
In Proper Bunker Techniques, PGA Professionals Bill Forrest and Kevin Weeks demonstrate several practical techniques for improving your bunker play. In this lesson you will learn how to correctly set your feet and position your weight so that your club head properly strikes the ball. Also included is a practical demonstration of how to vary your shot set up and swing plane in order to hit a successful bunker shot in various sand conditions.Watch Now >>
Curing the shanks and chunks when chipping can be easy. PGA Professional Kevin Weeks shows you how you can incorporate a towel and a 2 by 4 into your practice to ensure you never shank the ball again. Then Kevin shows you how to keep the weight on your forward side by using a paint can when practicing to eliminate chunks. Practice chipping using these simple tips and shanks and chunks will become a thing of the past.Watch Now >>
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 >>