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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The 2 Rules For Building Your Best Bag

You may have heard this golden rule before: “If you don’t hit that club well 80% of the time, it shouldn’t be in your bag” So, which clubs should? Well, Matt Saternus, professional club fitter and co-founder of Plugged-In Golf, has 2 rules for building your best bag… Rule #1 – The 80% Rule Rule #2 – No Duplicate Clubs If you attended the recent Online Golf Summit, you’ll remember
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Is the Pencil Grip Right for You?

Over the years I’ve tried a range of different grips… Conventional grip. Cross handed. Long putter. Belly putter. The grip that’s worked best for me? The pencil grip.  You’ve probably seen this grip a couple of times before. It’s formed by taking the bottom hand on the grip (right hand for right handed golfer), and turning it over so the palm faces in toward your body. The low hand then
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The Best Putting Drill for Speed Control

Practicing your putting speed control may not be the most exciting thing to do… But it’s crucial to your success on the course. Managing your putting speed (for various lengths) will improve your game. If you want to be a good golfer – then speed control is your friend. To work on your speed control - follow this 6 Step Drill that you can perform each time you head to the
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Enjoying a bit of leisurely exercise

An Important Game Area You May Be Overlooking

One important area of golf that people often overlook (of which I’ll admit I’m also guilty) is keeping fit.  I’ll wager if you’ve been playing long enough you’ll have heard your fair share of ‘you don’t need to exercise to play golf’ – pffffft. For anyone who’s played a single round, you’ll know that definitely isn’t true. Whether you’re swinging your club or simply walking to the next tee… it
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Entrance to Gleneagles Hotel at sunrise.

Biggest Lesson from the Ryder Cup

As I mentioned in my interview on the Ryder Cup, ‘you forget how much talent is in one continent’. While Europe certainly had a lead with four of the top five golfers in the world, the US still boasted notable names such as Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson (I could go on)… Yet the odds against the US were put as unfavourable from the start; playing on foreign soil, the World
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World Hickory Golf Championship

World Hickory Open Championship

Photo Credit: St Andrews Golf Company   This week the annual World Hickory Open Championship is being held in Carnoustie County, Scotland. The 10th annual tournament, players from around the world will be travelling north to take part in a form of golf that pre-dates 1935. Doning the traditional plus 4s and taking up their hickory shafted golf clubs, this tournament has become about more than just the game. To give
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[INTERVIEW] Alex Davidson Talks the Ryder Cup 2014

Photo: Gleneagles, Scotland where the Ryder Cup 2014 was held   On Europe’s Victory The tournament most of the golfing world has been waiting for this summer; the Ryder Cup, kicked off last Friday at Gleneagles, Scotland. Pitting America’s and Europe’s greats, head to head – it was the perfect climax to the summer. While I’d set my hopes for a European win from the start, nothing was guaranteed. Seeing names
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