Krista Dunton introduces the basics for getting the face of your putter aimed and aligned where you want. To practice for longer putts that move left to right or up or down hill, you should begin with somewhat straight, 6-8 ft. putts and work on getting all of your starting angles correct, and then adapt for tougher putts once you’ve gotten the hang of it. The ball should be slightly ahead of the center of your stance and your putter should be exactly square to the hole. Krista recommends you try any number of the different practice tools available to you to check if you’re squared off, the easiest being a simple ruler.
This video teaches you how to hit better bunker shots and how to make them look easy. An uphill lie or a buried lie in a sand trap may look challenging, but they are actually two of the easiest bunker shots that exist. Former PGA Teacher of the Year Bill Forrest shows you how to successfully hit both of these. Then PGA Professional Kevin Weeks gives you a great option for those long bunker shots. He’ll show you why a pitching wedge can be a safer, easier club selection that will help you find the green from those situations.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 >>
When choosing a sand wedge, it is important to consider the bounce vs. loft of the club. Instructor Matt Kluck demonstrates how varying degrees of bounce and loft affect the performance of a wedge depending on the type of sand and bunker you are in. He’ll cover considerations for the type of bunkers you play in most often and choosing the wedge that best compliments your particular 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 >>