Have you ever taken the time to write down the clubs you used, and how often you used them? Doing so can guide your practice.
Whether you make a practice stroke behind the ball, next to it, or just in your head, it's vital to getting that ball in the hole.
Shinnecock Hills is a beast. Then they lengthened it. What was already tough should play even tougher this year, but these seven holes will determine the championship.
About 43 percent of all your strokes occur with a putter in your hands. That's a hefty proportion, considering you have 13 other clubs in your bag. Maybe it's time to cut that percentage down and start making more putts.
One of the things that separates Tour players from the rest of us is that they know how different shots will unfold regardless of where the ball is sitting, especially around the green.
Now that greens are generally smoother and faster than ever before, it's crucial that golfers possess a soft, deft touch with their short clubs to successfully handle superfast downhill pitch and chip shots.
There are two undisputed truths in this great game: No one hits the ball perfectly every time, and every golfer hits shots into trouble.
To launch a good wedge shot, it's important to strike the little white ball (with the dimples) before you hit the big green one (the earth). And since every swing has a bottom to its arc, you need to position the white orb just behind it, so that your contact goes "white-then-green"—not vice versa.
The high-loft, low-bounce "kiss" and the low-loft sweep-swing bump-and-run are equally effective ways to execute shorts shots from tight lies.