How to Play the Pro Pitch

How to Play the Pro Pitch

Ever watched a tournament on TV and been frustrated that you can’t replicate some of the awesome shots you see? Well, today I’m hoping to ease some of your frustration. I’m showing you how to hit the ‘pro pitch’. You know the one – the shot that comes in from 20 or 30 yards, bounces once or twice, and then stops immediately like the ball has brakes. It’s beautiful to
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Fundamental of the Mental Game

Fundamentals of the Mental Game

As your game evolves, it’s easy to get caught up in trying to master new and more advanced techniques. It’s easy to forget that what really determines how well (or how badly) you play often begins between the ears. As you know, at UGA we often discuss the importance of the Mental Game. In order to make real improvements you need a strong mental game. It’s always good to remind ourselves of the
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Don’t Ignore Your Achilles’ Heel

What do you struggle with most on the course? Most golfers tend to have that one area they excel in, but also that one area where their game falls flat. While it can be tempting to avoid this problem area…. don’t. If you keep avoiding it, you’ll never improve! You need to think of this problem as your Achilles’ heel. Imagine the difference it could have on your game, if
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Biggest Challenges Pro Golfers Face

What Would Bubba Do?

We can all get a little bit wrapped up in our own games and trying to fix our unique issues on the course… It’s easy to forget that pro golfers also face such difficulties. There’s actually a lot that us amateurs can learn from watching these top players. In fact, looking at the biggest challenges faced by pros and, more importantly, how they deal with them can help us improve
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Putting Trivia

[TRIVIA CHALLENGE] So, You Think You Know Putting?

After a very ‘putting filled’ week, the team here at UGA decided to put together a quiz to test your putting knowledge. These 9 putting questions cover memorable putting moments and rules… So, you think you know putting? Take our challenge and put your knowledge to the test. (We’ve left room for one more question too! Comment below or send us an email with your best putting trivia or fact.)
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PGA Championship - Preview Day 2

What Tiger Woods Should Have Done

Hank Haney revealed that during their last few years of working together, Tiger Woods won 45% of his tournaments. However, had he not 3 putted, Hank claims Tiger would have won a staggering 85% (Source: No 3 Putts).   Even for the pros, putting skills have a huge impact on our game.  We can keep boasting about how impressive our swing is (and let’s face it, it’s one of the
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Build Your Putting Stroke from the Ground Up

What if I told you, the most important part of your putting technique is from the waist down? Most golfers think their lower body doesn’t have anything to do with their putting stroke, but… The lower body is crucial to good putting.  Golf is played from the ground up. That applies to putting as well. With a good base under you, the work of swinging the putter back and through
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UGA’s Gadget Wish List

As you know, at UGA we stand against gimmicks and industry hype (hard work is the best way to make progress in our sport). But, that doesn’t stop us keeping an eye on the flow of new products and gadgets hitting the market. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that our sport has its fair share of wonderful and (more often) bizarre equipment. The challenge is figuring out what’ll
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