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Iron Lessons

  • Getting the Perfect Gap in Your Yardages

    Beginner golfers and higher handicappers are often frustrated as it commonly seems all their clubs tend to go the same distances. It's a common complaint during the interview process on the lesson tee. I like to quickly… continue reading

  • Master the Finish

    Anyone who has played the game of golf or even just attempted it would agree on one thing. It's not easy. Golf is known to be one of the most challenging games of all times and one impossible of mastering. When you tink about… continue reading

  • Stabilize Your Legs For Power and Control

    Over Active Legs Backfire Many of you have heard the famous quote "Golf is played on your feet and in between your feet." Or perhaps you heard Jack Nicklaus say golf is played inside your feet. Either way, skilled players… continue reading

  • Stripe your Irons

    Comparing tour pros to the average golfer is easy. All you have to do is watch them bomb drives 300 yards and sink every putt they look at and you can easily see why they are the best in the world. What is the difference though,… continue reading

  • Taking Divots

    DIVOTS DIVINE! Don't ever take a divot? Not sure if your divots are in the correct spot? Don't even know what a divot actually is?...Then read on because you are missing out on the one aspect of golf that gives good players… continue reading

  • Where Should You Look When Hitting a Golf Ball?

    In just about any sport that you may have played you were at one time given the age old advice of "keep your eye on the ball." Where our eyes focus has a significant effect on our hand-eye coordination. Simply put, it just isn't… continue reading

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