Green Aerification: A necessary evil for golf courses

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Just when the greens on your home course start getting fast and rolling smooth, it seems like the golf course superintendent purposely messes them up by punching and sanding them. Golf course maintenance can be frustrating for golfers. The other day… more »

Golf Tip: Imagine a Better Golf Swing

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I have taught golf for more than 14 years now and it is funny to me, but according to some of my students, their most memorable lessons weren't the ones where I spent hours pouring over video of their swings, trying to come up with the perfect swing anal… more »

Golf Tip: Using Imagination to Improve Your Golf Game

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Albert Einstein once observed that, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." The power of the mind in the game of golf is well-documented, but few players really tap into that power. In my next few blogs, I will present a few swing images that… more »

Golf Tip: How to get backspin on your ball near the green

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A lot of my students ask me how to get backspin with their wedges. They see the pros hit short shots to greens that back up towards the pin and they want to do that too. High-handicappers usually have a misconception of how to get backspin with a wedg… more »

Golf tip: Learn to coil for more power

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The tendency I see with a lot of my students is that the men are not flexible in their hips and shoulders, so they usually move off the ball in their backswing and come over the top on the downswing which is a huge power loss. My women students, on… more »

Tip: Warm-up your swing before you hit the golf course

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Many people mistakenly think stretching is a warm-up to play golf. I always cringed when I see people stretching their arms over their heads and behind their backs, thinking that they are warming up their muscles, when they are potentially harming themse… more »

Golf Tip: Increase your shoulder turn

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One of the reasons Tiger Woods creates a tremendous amount of clubhead speed in his swing is because he turns his left shoulder over his right knee at the top of the swing. To do this, one must be flexible in the shoulders and back. Stretching improv… more »

Golf Tip: Some simple drills for extra strength, flexibility

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Most people know it is important to begin a strength training program to improve their golf games, but they don’t know where to start. In my next several blogs, I will introduce you to exercises that are golf specific and easy to incorporate into your… more »

Tip: Play better golf by improving your Golf IQ - Part III

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I often hear golfers tell me that they can hit a series of good shots at the practice range, but then have a hard time taking their swing to the golf course. The reason is that the conditions on the course are different every shot from the consistent con… more »

Tip: Play better golf by improving your Golf IQ - Part II

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How well do you really know the game of golf? Are you familiar with the golden rules of golf? Could you explain the basic fundamentals of the golf swing? You may not know as much as you think you do and this lack of knowledge may be holding you b… more »

Playing some great Wisconsin golf courses: Erin Hills, Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run

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Since my husband Dan Jansen is a native of Wisconsin, he is very partial to Wisconsin golf courses. He always talks about how great they are and how they may be some of the best golf courses in the country.I always appease him and say, "Yes, honey, I… more »

Tip: Play better golf by improving your Golf IQ

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How well do you know really know your golf game? Are you aware of the effects that different types of clubs and shafts can have on your performance? Are you familiar with the golden rules of golf? You may not know as much as you think you do a… more »

Want more distance off the tee? Work on swing technique and tempo

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"Drive for show, putt for dough," "never up, never in," "when it's breezy, swing easy." I hate golf clichés. I especially hate it when golf instructors like me use them. Of course, you want to "keep it in the short grass." I vowed to never use… more »

Thanks, Golf Digest (but great athletes don't always make great golfers)

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I wish I had a dollar for every student of mine who told me at the beginning of their golf lesson that they were great baseball players, tennis players or athletes in general and wondered why they weren't better at golf. A good golf swing requires an ath… more »

Golf tip: Want to hit more greens? Forget what Tiger Woods does and club up

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"I refuse to hit a driver on any par-3." -- Tiger Woods, referring to the 288-yard par-3 eighth hole at Oakmont Country Club, site of the 2007 U.S. Open and the longest par-3 in U.S. Open history. If Tiger doesn't want to hit a driver on a par-3's,… more »
 
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