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.
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’ll learn the hinge and pop speciality shot. PGA Professional Rafael Floriana shows you what to do for those times you are up against an obstacle. Typically, you would not be able to swing the club in this position, but with the hing and pop shot you are able to advance the ball and make the most of a tough situation. Learn how to get out of a bad situation with this handy shot!Watch Now >>
One of the most useful shots in golf is the knockdown shot. This shot is perfect for accessing tough pin locations, hitting shots under the wind or getting out of the trees. Brandel Chamblee and former PGA Teacher of the Year Bill Forrest show you what you can do in your set-up and swing to consistently hit this shot with success. Practice the knockdown shot and you will have a greater ability to shape your shots, control your trajectory and increase your accuracy.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 >>