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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
PGA Professionals Joe Plecker, Jr. and Matt Kluck teach you the principles needed for more consistent shot patterns when playing specialty shots from a bunker. Matt and Joe demonstrate the techniques used to successfully negotiate out of the bunker in tough situations all golfers face. Matt teaches the principles of the Hook shot, for when you need a lower trajectory with a longer roll out on the green and the Cut shot, for when extra loft and a softer landing are ideal. Joe demonstrates the corrections necessary for bunker play in windy conditions. Different situations and shot challenges require unique set ups. This lesson will teach you the correct stance, grip and weight distribution you need to negotiate difficult bunker shots with confidence.Watch Now >>