Why is it that bunker shots look so easy on TV, and yet most of us have so much trouble just getting out of the bunker. We’ve all seen lots of videos on bunker play, the problem is they teach how the pros get out of the bunker – but we’re not pros. In this
If you live in Naples Florida, or any other windy city, then you know that playing in the wind can be very frustrating – this game is already hard enough on a windless day. We all know that to fight the wind, it always feels like we are into the wind, you have to be
It goes without saying that to gain greater distance you have to increase your club head speed. Yet we know this is easier said than done, because when you try to swing faster you lose control and the ball goes just about anywhere. So, if you are wedded to your current swing, you may not
In this episode, in the acclaimed series Teaching Pam To Play Golf, Pam learns what it means to swing on plane. In this series we will follow Pam as she begins her odyssey to learn the game of golf. Her instructor, Stan Geer, will take Pam from the putting green back to the tee box.
Most amateurs need to focus on two basic fundamentals, keep the ball in play and learn how to chip. Most of us have a tough time getting on the green in regulation, so you can never watch enough lessons on chipping to find a technique that works for you. In this video Mike Dero revisits
Mike Dero has made a lot of great videos for GolfersReport, so we thought it only fitting in this new decade to take a look back at Mike’s most popular lesson. ___________________________________________________ Mike Dero tells us you can have fun, and enjoy your golf game, even if you never learn how to compress the golf
Every time I watch an LPGA event, I marvel at how far these ladies can hit the ball. It’s obviously not because they are muscular, so I just assumed that with all that practice they became super humanly synchronized. Well that may be true, but now I know there is more to it than that.
Generally speaking, as we get older we tend to lose flexibility, and in the backswing that usually leads to making adjustments in our backswing to make up for the loss of rotation. In order to compensate for our diminished rotation we tend to make, what turns out to be, negative adjustments, which in turn makes
I have a natural draw, which is great, except when you really need a fade. On my course there is one hole that really drives me crazy, because the tree line always gets in the way of my draw. I’ve watched many video on how to hid a fade, but to no avail. In this
It is obvious to all of us that the golf swing begins with the backswing. What may not be so obvious, is how much more power you can generate from a correct coil during your backswing, versus just using your arms during the backswing. In this video Aimee Cho demonstrates, and gives us a drill,
The USGA, and the rest of the world golf associations, have agreed on a new system for handicaps that applies to all golfers worldwide. Although there are quite a few changes, for a full list and explanation of why, read the summary provided by the USGA The World Handicap System. Those we’ve listed here are
When hitting your irons, one of golf’s golden rules is to hit the ball first, and then the grass. Most of know that this is easier said then done. In this video, Stan Geer introduces a slightly different swing thought to helps us accomplish this goal. The keys here are: know where you club bottoms
If you find yourself in the Naples Florida area, or are a local, and looking for something really different after a round of golf, or a day out on your boat, you must visit The Three60 Market. They have a great assortment of breakfast (all day), generous lunch offerings and a really nice assortment of
There are buried lies in the sand, and then there are really buried lies. Which means that the shot you use to escape a buried lie depends on just how buried you are. While most of us think that the only way to escape a buried lie is to slam your club in the sand
Is the golf swing an underhand swing, side swing, or an overhand swing? Many of the videos advocate that the golf swing, like a baseball swing, is an underhand swing. For most of us who grew up playing baseball, softball or even stick ball, underhand seems like a natural way to swing. But in this
I think the flop shot, lob wedge, is one of the hardest shots in golf. When it works, it is truly a sight to behold, and when it doesn’t – watch out! I have maybe three lob wedges in my garage, and every time I take one out to play I always regret that decision.
The new USGA golf rules have now been in place since January 1, 2019. Long enough to assess if these changes made any real difference. I suppose there are two ways to look at this question. One is from the perspective of the pro tour, where it seems even the officials are still confused. During