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Overall Game

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Getting Started

Getting Started Tips
Lessons
- Figuring Yardage to Various Pin Placements
- For Beginners
- Glossary
- Hackers Handbook
- Handicap, Rating, and Slope
- Permission To Swing Your Swing
- Selecting a Target on the Green
- When to Choke Up or Club Down
- Why Golf?
Make sure golf clubs fit

Equipment

Equipment Tips
Lessons
- Maintaining your Equipment
- No More Putter Divorces!
- Playing the Correct Club Length = Distance and Accuracy
- Retrofitting Your Golf Clubs - How To Ensure Success!
- The True Custom Club Fitting Experience
- Your First Set of Clubs
Golf Fitness

Golf Fitness

Golf Fitness Tips
Golf Fitness Drills
Lessons
- 5 Things Every Golf Fitness Program Must Have
- Flexibility - Protect, Preserve and Improve Your Golf Swing
- Gaining Distance
- No Time to Workout?
- Posture - The Swing's Foundation
Learn the benefits golf provides to kids and how to help kids learn the game in a positive way.

Junior Golf

Lessons
- Getting Juniors To Practice
You need a solid mental approach in golf

Mental Game

Mental Game Tips
Lessons
- Can You Really Get Better at Golf?
- Damage Control
- Overcome First Tee Jitters
- Pre-Round Warm Up
- Pre-Shot Routine
- The Power of Positive
- Thinking Your Way To Victory
Practice golf with a purpose

Practice

Practice Tips
Practice Drills
Lessons
- Does Taking Time Off Between Sessions Set You Back?
- How Much Should You Practice?
- How to Practice Properly
- Indoor Practice
- Practicing Before a Round
rules of golf

Rules of Golf

Rules of Golf Tips
Lessons
- Ball in Motion Stopped or Deflected
- Ball Moving After Address
- Grounding Your Club in a Hazard
- Hitting the Flagstick
- Hitting the Wrong Ball
- Lateral Water Hazards
- Out of Bounds
- Play It As It Lies
- Playing Outside the Tee Markers
- Quick Tips to Play Golf the Right Way
- Searching For and Identifying Your Ball
- Taking Relief From a Cart Path
- The 14 Club Rule
- The Double Hit
- Unplayable Lie
- Water Hazards

Short Game

Hitting out of bunkers is easier than you might think

Bunkers

Bunker Tips
Bunker Drills
Lessons
- Adjusting For Sand Texture
- Adjusting For Slope in the Sand
- Buried Ball or Fried Egg
- Clearing the Lip in Bunkers
- Controlling Distance in the Sand
- Fairway Bunkers
- Greenside Bunker Play
- Hitting From Under the Lip of a Bunker
- Open the Clubface in Bunkers
Hit Quality Chip Shots and Save Strokes

Chipping

Chipping Tips
Chipping Drills
Lessons
- Chip it Tight With an Intermediate Target
- Chipping Out of Deep Rough
- Choosing a Ball Position When Chipping
- Club Selection From Just Off the Green
- Club Selection When Chipping
- Know Your Options Around the Green
- Stop the Flip!
- The Bump and Run
- The Hinge and Hold
- The Putt - Chip
The pitch shot can be difficult to master

Pitching

Pitching Tips
Pitching Drills
Lessons
- How to Dial Down Your Wedges
- The Basic Pitch Shot
- The Flop Shot
- Your Finish Affects Your Trajectory
Three Foot Putt Example

Putting

Putting Tips
Putting Drills
Lessons
- Approaching a Severely Breaking Short Putt
- Arc Stroke vs Straight Line Stroke
- Creating True Roll On Your Putts
- Dealing With Downhill Putts
- Develop a Solid Pre Round Putting Routine
- Gripping the Putter
- Intentionally Hitting Putts on the Toe or Heel
- Putting Posture and Ball Position
- Reading a Double Break
- Reading Greens and Your Pre Putt Routine
- Relieving Tension When Putting
- Short Putts
- Should You Putt or Chip From the Fringe?
- Speed Control on the Greens
- To Lag or To Go For It
- Various Ways to Grip the Putter

Full Swing

A good setup is key to success

Pre-Swing Fundamentals

Pre-Swing Fundamental Tips
Pre-Swing Fundamental Drills
Lessons
- Alignment
- Ball Position
- Do This, Don't do That - Aim Your Clubface or Body First?
- Grip
- Posture
Become a master craftsman with your tools and learn how to work the ball.

Shot Making

Shot Making Tips
Shot Making Drills
Lessons
- Clubbing Correctly With Wind
- Controlling Trajectory
- Hitting From Under a Tree
- Hitting Off a Cart Path
- Hitting Out of a Divot
- Hitting Out of Deep Rough
- Hitting Over a Tree
- How to Hit a Knock Down
- Uneven Lies
- Working the Ball
Learn how to diagnose problems

Diagnosing Problems

Diagnosing Problem Tips
Diagnosing Problem Drills
Lessons
- Curing a Shank
- Fixing the Flip
- How The Hips Work
- Impact
- Keep Your Left Arm Straight
- Preventing A Push
- Should You Detach Your Left Heel On The Backswing?
- Swing Plane
- The Chunk
- The Reverse Pivot
- Topping the Ball
Hitting a solid drive is a great feeling

Driving

Driving Tips
Driving Drills
Lessons
- Picking a Target During Your Pre Shot Routine
- Positioning For Driving Success
- Power Drives
- Shift & Turn Your Way To Better Distance
Hit your fairway woods and hybrids consistently

Hybrids and Woods

Hybrid and Wood Tips
Lessons
- Fairway Woods
- Hybrids are Useful
Hit Crisp and Pure Iron Shots

Irons

Iron Tips
Iron Drills
Lessons
- Getting the Perfect Gap in Your Yardages
- Master the Finish
- Stabilize Your Legs For Power and Control
- Stripe your Irons
- Taking Divots
- Where Should You Look When Hitting a Golf Ball?

Instruction Tags

Playing Golf

Bad Lies
- Bad Lies (24)
- Buried Lie (7)
- Fried Egg (3)
- Rough (11)

Ball Striking
- Casting (7)
- Fitness (78)
- Irons (39)
- Release (38)

Basics
- Beginners (54)
- Course Management (82)
- Course Rating (3)
- Getting Started in Golf (75)
- Handicap (9)
- Junior Golf (0)
- Learning (35)
- Mental Game (58)
- Practice (66)
- Slope (3)
- Womens Golf (0)

Bunkers
- Fairway Bunkers (38)
- Greenside Bunkers (55)
- Long Greenside Bunker Shots (37)

Course Management
- Club Selection (66)
- Damage Control (14)
- Equipment (107)
- Golf Course (18)

Distance
- Gaining Distance (20)

Driving
- Driving (68)

Fairway Woods
- Fairway Woods (32)

Hybrids
- Hybrids (13)

Pre-Shot Routine
- Preshot Routine (43)
- Warm Up (9)

Putting
- Etiquette (17)
- Putting (127)
- Putting Distance Control (59)
- Reading Greens (29)
- Short Putts (51)
- Speed Control (45)

Rules
- Golf Rules (69)

Short Game
- Bump and Run (72)
- Chipping (82)
- Flop Shot (11)
- Hinge and Hold (46)
- Pitching (44)
- Putt Chip (34)

Shot Shaping
- Hitting a Draw (23)
- Hitting a Fade (21)

Uneven Lie
- Ball Above Feet (4)
- Ball Below Feet (4)
- Bunker Lip (7)
- Downhill Lies (4)
- Uneven Lies (13)
- Uphill Lies (3)

Problems

Ball Striking
- Blading (45)
- Chunking (79)
- Closed Face (20)
- Distance Control (86)
- Fat Shots (92)
- Flipping (48)
- Heel Shots (28)
- Hooking (28)
- Hosel (12)
- Looking Up (9)
- Open Face (38)
- Poor Accuracy (118)
- Scooping (38)
- Shanking (23)
- Slicing (48)
- Spraying (40)
- Thin Shots (85)
- Toe Shots (29)
- Topped Shots (52)
- Whiffing (11)

Distance
- Lack of Distance (108)

Putting
- Putting Accuracy (72)
- Putting Yips (10)

Swing Plane
- Across the Line (16)
- Blocking (50)
- Bowing Wrists (4)
- Changing Posture (17)
- Cupping Wrists (25)
- Decelerating (20)
- Disconnecting (3)
- Getting Trapped (10)
- Inside Out (56)
- Laying Off (18)
- Outside In (59)
- Over the Top (49)
- Overswinging (17)
- Poor Tempo (11)
- Pop Up (10)
- Pulling (54)
- Pushing (66)
- Releasing Early (47)
- Reverse Pivot (16)
- Reverse Spine Tilt (12)
- Reverse Weight Shift (30)
- Sliding (19)
- Swaying (24)

The Swing

Ball Striking
- Swing Speed (25)

Bunkers
- Splash (27)

Grip
- Grip (65)
- Hand Position (23)

Indoor
- Indoor Drills (37)
- Indoor Practice (40)

Putting
- Putting Grip (12)
- Putting Posture (17)

Setup
- Alignment (55)
- Balance (50)
- Ball Position (80)
- Club Face (35)
- Posture (77)
- Setup (117)
- Stance (30)

Swing Plane
- Backswing (84)
- Coil (42)
- Controlling Trajectory (47)
- Divot (48)
- Downswing (67)
- Elbow Plane (7)
- Finish (23)
- Hips (28)
- Hitting It High (12)
- Hitting It Low (15)
- Impact (103)
- Kinetmatic Sequence (30)
- Left Arm Straight (8)
- Left Wrist (12)
- Loft (14)
- On Plane (85)
- Path (84)
- Pivot (36)
- Power (71)
- Shaft Plane (63)
- Shoulder Plane (16)
- Shoulder Tilt (11)
- Spin (20)
- Swing Length (25)
- Swing Plane (112)
- Takeaway (40)
- Tempo (24)
- Trajectory (21)
- Weight Shift (79)
- Wrist Hinge (9)
- Wrist Position (18)

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Golf Overview
Overall Game
- Getting Started
- Equipment
- Golf Fitness
- Junior Golf
- Mental Game
- Practice
- Rules of Golf
Short Game
- Bunkers
- Chipping
- Pitching
- Putting
Full Swing
- Pre-Swing Fundamentals
- Shot Making
- Diagnosing Problems
- Driving
- Hybrids and Woods
- Irons
Playing Golf
Ball Striking
- Fitness (78)
Basics
- Course Management (82)
- Getting Started in Golf (75)
- Practice (66)
Course Management
- Club Selection (66)
- Equipment (107)
Driving
- Driving (68)
Putting
- Putting (127)
Rules
- Golf Rules (69)
Short Game
- Bump and Run (72)
- Chipping (82)
Problems
Ball Striking
- Chunking (79)
- Distance Control (86)
- Fat Shots (92)
- Flipping (48)
- Poor Accuracy (118)
- Slicing (48)
- Thin Shots (85)
- Topped Shots (52)
Distance
- Lack of Distance (108)
Putting
- Putting Accuracy (72)
Swing Plane
- Blocking (50)
- Inside Out (56)
- Outside In (59)
- Over the Top (49)
- Pulling (54)
- Pushing (66)
- Releasing Early (47)
The Swing
Grip
- Grip (65)
Setup
- Alignment (55)
- Balance (50)
- Ball Position (80)
- Posture (77)
- Setup (117)
Swing Plane
- Backswing (84)
- Controlling Trajectory (47)
- Divot (48)
- Downswing (67)
- Impact (103)
- On Plane (85)
- Path (84)
- Power (71)
- Shaft Plane (63)
- Swing Plane (112)
- Weight Shift (79)