In this video, Mark Wilson discusses some specific aspects of Rule 19 from the rules of golf. The rule states if your ball is deflected or stopped by the equipment of an opponent during stroke play, there would be no penalty and you would be allowed to play the ball where it lies. However, Rule 19-3 states that if this situation occurs during match play, you are entitled to either play the ball where it lies or before any side plays another stroke in the match, you can cancel and replay that stroke. So this is a situation where your understanding of the rules could really help you on the course. However, in either stroke play or match play, if your ball happens to hit equipment of your own, even a cart you are sharing with your opponent, you would be penalized one stroke and required to play the ball as it lies.
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 >>
Challenging yourself through a series of practice games and drills is a great way to improve your bunker play. PGA Instructor Joe Plecker, Jr. and Brandel Chamblee show you three of these, the Penny Drill, Trajectory Drill, and Ladder Drill. Practicing these drills will lead to more consistent ball striking and distance control out of the sand. If you can master these drills, you will be a better bunker player and dramatically increase your odds of getting up and down.Watch Now >>
No matter your age or skill level, 65-70% of your shots in a round of golf come within 100 yards of the pin. With a statistic like that, you could say it’s pretty important to hone your skills with the shorter clubs in your hands. For most amateurs, learning how to improve short game swing mechanics just takes repetition and a solid understanding of distance control.Watch Now >>
There are a number of variables that factor into the process of selecting a club for golf shots around the green. In order to decide on the right club and come up with a successful shot, you have to consider a few different things about your current situation, and then make the appropriate swing withWatch Now >>