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Lisa Longball Tip: How To Help Your Junior Love Golf As Much As You Do

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 23:22 Tuesday, 01 April 2014 11:29

by Lisa ‘Longball’ Vlooswyk


Golf is a phenomenal lifelong sport that you can play into your 80’s or 90’s.
It creates fantastic family time instead of your Junior sitting sedentary on their ipad or phone.
Also, teaching your child how to play golf can help them professionally in the future.



Instruction: Chipping Is Left, Left, Left

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 16:26 Monday, 31 March 2014 15:59

by Glenn Boswell (C.P.G.A. Professional)


Golf is an incredibly challenging game, from the physical and technical aspects through to the mental side of the game.

How does one remember how to properly handle the many situations they will encounter in a golf game?

One method that can be helpful for memorizing technique when it comes to chipping is to think in terms of “3 LEFTS” (for right handed players) or “3 RIGHTS” (for left handed players).



Instruction: Odyssey 2 Minute Drill – Drain Clutch Putts

Last Updated on Friday, 14 March 2014 03:37 Friday, 14 March 2014 03:29


Patrick Reed tells you how to make clutch putts like he did at Doral.

Keep it simple — take your same routine from the practice green to the course, deep breath, step up, bury the putt.



Instruction: Odyssey 2-Minute Drill – Lag Putting with Phil Mickelson

Last Updated on Monday, 10 March 2014 23:14 Monday, 10 March 2014 23:11


Phil Mickelson explains the “40-50-60″ drill for effective lag putting. Adjust how far you take the putter back so you can make a firm, aggressive stroke on every putt.



Rhythm is the Life Blood of a Good Golf Swing

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 March 2014 15:31 Thursday, 27 February 2014 23:02


Mark Corrigan (iG)

Good swings have a natural rhythm to them, encompassed by balance and intent.

They can be quick and short, possibly long and elegant but it must move with purpose and ‘repeatability’.

And within that rhythm each golfer must discover a theme that is found within their own character.

What I mean by that is this: typically people who walk and talk quickly should have a golf swing that would mirror their own personality.

On the opposite end, listening to an Ernie Els or a Fred Couples talk, you understand why they swing the golf club with such relaxation and patience.

Not to mention their walk, it always looks like a Sunday afternoon stroll.

Their Sundays just happened to be played for major championships.



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