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.
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 >>
Learn the key to getting up and down with your chips. PGA instructor Brian Manzella teaches you how to select the right club for distance control around the green. Discover how to use the Rule of 12 to calculate where to carry the ball and how much roll to expect. From PGA Instructor Charlie King,Watch Now >>
This video will show you the keys to hitting shots out of trouble areas. PGA Instructor Rick Martino explains how to hit from a downhill lie by focusing on proper set up and alignment. PGA Instructor Laird Small teaches you how to hit out of trouble spots including uphill lies, the rough, fairway bunkers andWatch 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 >>