Under the USGA golf rules, rule 16.1 D prohibits a player from testing the surface of the putting green. Mark Wilson discusses some situations where Rule 16 comes into play and scenarios, like being on the practice putting green where the rule does not apply. However, when you are playing make sure you know what the local rules are and where they are applied.
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 >>
In this video, you will learn some simple bunker play basics that you can follow for success. Hitting out of the sand is a different shot in golf and one that requires a specific set-up and swing change. PGA Instructor Joe Plecker Jr. shows you what you need to know to improve your bunker play; including proper ball position, stance and swing adjustments. Following these simple modifications will lead to more success and better scores.Watch Now >>
In 100 Yards To Go, former PGA Teacher of the Year Peter Krause demonstrates how a single club can be utilized to hit a variety of approach shots. In this lesson, Peter teaches the principles of grip position and ball placement, and how each effects the loft and distance of your shot. By varying your grip from low to high and addressing the ball from the front to back of your stance, he’ll show you show to use a single club to hit perfect approach shot in various situations.Watch Now >>