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bryson dechambeau sets up two tees on either side of his clubface

Bryson DeChambeau has a great drill for improving your swing path

In today’s edition of Play Smart, Bryson DeChambeau shares a great drill for improving your swing path. Here’s how it works.
Bunker Shots
Pro golfer rory mcilroy hits a shot from a pot bunker during a practice round for the 2024 open championship

Rory McIlroy shares easy technique for 2 types of bunker shots

In today’s edition of Play Smart, Rory McIlroy explains two simple techniques for hitting shots from the bunker.
Instruction
rory mcilroy swings a driver on a tee box

Fix this swing flaw to improve your sequencing and generate more power

In today’s edition of Play Smart we hear from GOLF Top 100 Teacher Sean Foley on how the backswing *actually* works.
Short Game
GOLF writer zephyr melton hits chip shot while golf instructor jon tattersall looks on

Which short-game shot is better to master: Chipping or pitching?

In today’s edition of Play Smart, Jon Tattersall breaks down chipping and pitching — and explains which is better for recreational golfers.
Driving
Pro golfer padraig harrington hits driver during the 2024 u.s. senior open

Major champ says this is the biggest key for adding swing speed

In today’s edition of Play Smart, we hear from three-time major champion Padraig Harrington on the biggest key for speed training.
Instruction
zephyr melton swings a driver

My golf game is broken. Here’s my 4-part plan for fixing it

In today’s edition of Play Smart, GOLF.com’s Zephyr Melton lays out his plan to fix his floundering golf game. And it also might help you!
Putting
zephyr melton hits putt while jason baile watches

Make more putts by simplifying your green reading. Here’s how

In today’s edition of Play Smart we’re joined by GOLF Top 100 Teacher Jason Baile who explains how to simplify your green reading.
Driving
Cleveland Golf ambassador Jake Hutt shares 2 easy things every player can do in order to hit driver farther with more accuracy

Want to maximize your driver? 2 simple adjustments will help

Cleveland Golf ambassador Jake Hutt shares two easy things every player can do in order to hit driver farther with more accuracy.
Driving
The Kelce brothers, Jason and Travis, flexed their long-drive muscle. Here's how impressive their driver distance really is

The Kelce brothers can crush a golf ball. Here’s what you can learn from them

The Kelce brothers, Jason and Travis, recently flexed their long-drive muscle. Here’s what you can learn from them.
Instruction
With summer in full swing and temperatures hovering around the 90s on most days, here are 5 tips for how to play golf in extreme heat

How to play golf in extreme heat: 4 tips for playing your best

With summer in full swing and temperatures creeping into the 90s, here are 4 tips for how to play golf in extreme heat.
Bunker Shots
Pro golfer hits out of pot bunker at Royal Troon during Open Championship

3 tips for escaping crazy pot bunkers like at the Open Championship

Golf instructor Bill Schmedes shares 3 simple tips to use when tasked with escaping wild pot bunkers like at the Open Championship.
Driving
GOLF Top 100 Teacher David Woods says tee height is crucial for this year's Open Championship, and argues it could determine the winner

Why tee height might decide the 2024 Open Championship winner

GOLF Top 100 Teacher David Woods says tee height is crucial at this year’s Open Championship, and argues it could determine the winner.
Short Game
GOLF Top 100 Teacher Todd Sones joins Adam Porzak to give a masterclass in wedge play, helping dial in your short game

This 9-part lesson will dial in your short-game once and for all

GOLF Top 100 Teacher Todd Sones joins Adam Porzak to give a masterclass in wedge play, which can help you dial in your short game.
Instruction
Pro golfer hits drive during tournament

Playing golf in the wind? These 3 easy setup tweaks are your cheat code

GOLF Top 100 Teacher Carol Preisinger says these three setup adjustments will lead to more success when playing golf in the wind.
Instruction
Shane Lowry on Warming Up with Dylan Dethier.

Here’s why Shane Lowry says the range can be a ‘dangerous place’

On the latest episode of Warming Up with Dylan Dethier, Shane Lowry explains the different mindsets for the range and the golf course.
Instruction
2019 Open Championship winner Shane Lowry chats with pro golfer Rory McIlroy on the golf course

Shane Lowry’s advice for pro-am partners is good for every golfer

2019 Open Championship winner Shane Lowry shares a bit of entertaining pro-am advice for all amateur golfers.
News
Shane Lowry

10 secrets Shane Lowry taught me in an hour on the driving range

Shane Lowry had swing thoughts, sure — but he also dished on pro-am partners, Diet Coke, his friendship with Rory McIlroy and more.
Instruction
bryson dechambeau hits his driver during LIV Nashville 2024

Bryson DeChambeau says this is the key to becoming an elite golfer

In the latest episode of Warming Up, two-time U.S. Open winner Bryson DeChambeau shared his secrets.
Instruction
Recent U.S. Open champ Bryson DeChambeau might seem calm most of the time, but he revealed what stresses him out most on the range

Bryson DeChambeau says 1 thing stresses him out on the practice range

Recent U.S. Open champ Bryson DeChambeau might seem calm most of the time, but he revealed what stresses him out most on the range.
Approach Shots
This year's U.S. Open champ, Bryson DeChambeau, explains why he'll often mishit shots on purpose in order to help himself improve

Why Bryson DeChambeau purposely mishits some shots

This year’s U.S. Open champ, Bryson DeChambeau, explains why he’ll often mishit shots on purpose in order to help himself improve.
Instruction
Bryson DeChambeau hitting driver on the latest episode of 'Warming Up'.

Bryson DeChambeau taught me 10 lessons in 31 minutes. Here they are

Bryson DeChambeau reveals why he never plays golf at home, practices with his eyes closed, hits bad shots on purpose and much more.
Instruction
xander schauffele reads a putt during the final round of the 2024 open championship

Xander Schauffele swing tips: 5 ‘X-factors’ for a dominant all-around game

Xander Schauffele seemingly has no flaws in his game. Here are his five keys for consistency in every area.
Driving
lee trevino swings a driver during the 2000 pga championship

Lee Trevino shares his secrets for hitting a power fade off the tee

In this edition of Timeless Tips, we look back at Lee Trevino’s secrets for hitting a power fade off the tee.
Driving
greg norman swings a driver during the 2004 players championship

Copy Greg Norman’s power moves to hit the ball longer than ever

If you want to hit the ball long like Greg Norman, all you need to do is extend and drive through the swing. Here’s how.
Approach Shots
fred couples swings an iron during the masters

Fred Couples reveals the 5 keys for pinpoint accuracy with your irons

If you want to hit more greens — and fire at more flags — check out these five timeless tips from 15-time PGA Tour winner Fred Couples.
Bunker Shots
Pro golfer gary player hits a ball from a bunker

Gary Player has the secrets for escaping the sand from any lie. Here they are

In this edition of Timeless Tips, we look back at Gary Player’s tips for escaping every imaginable lie in a bunker.
Instruction
aerial view of the fifth green at pinehurst no. 2

Breaking down the 4 most difficult greens on Pinehurst No. 2

In today’s edition of Timeless Tips, we take a look at what makes Pinehurst No. 2’s greens so difficult to attack.
Short Game
ben crenshaw hits a flop shot during the 1986 masters tournament

Ben Crenshaw: Here’s how to hit 3 different types of flop shots

In today’s edition of Timeless Tips, we look back at Ben Crenshaw’s secrets for hitting three different types of flops.
Driving
Cleveland Golf ambassador Jake Hutt shares 2 easy things every player can do in order to hit driver farther with more accuracy

Want to maximize your driver? 2 simple adjustments will help

Cleveland Golf ambassador Jake Hutt shares two easy things every player can do in order to hit driver farther with more accuracy.
Driving
The Kelce brothers, Jason and Travis, flexed their long-drive muscle. Here's how impressive their driver distance really is

The Kelce brothers can crush a golf ball. Here’s what you can learn from them

The Kelce brothers, Jason and Travis, recently flexed their long-drive muscle. Here’s what you can learn from them.
Driving
Xander Schauffele's won two major titles this year, and this step up driver drill is one that has helped improve his distance and accuracy

This step drill is 1 key to Xander Schauffele’s improved driving stats

Xander Schauffele won two major titles this year, and this step-up driver drill is one that has helped improve his distance and accuracy.
Driving
GOLF Top 100 Teacher David Woods says tee height is crucial for this year's Open Championship, and argues it could determine the winner

Why tee height might decide the 2024 Open Championship winner

GOLF Top 100 Teacher David Woods says tee height is crucial at this year’s Open Championship, and argues it could determine the winner.
Driving
lee trevino swings a driver during the 2000 pga championship

Lee Trevino shares his secrets for hitting a power fade off the tee

In this edition of Timeless Tips, we look back at Lee Trevino’s secrets for hitting a power fade off the tee.
Driving
Scottie Scheffler's coach, GOLF Lifetime Achievement Teacher Randy Smith, shares an anti-slice drill that's sure to improve your ball-striking

Scottie Scheffler’s coach swears by this simple anti-slice drill

Scottie Scheffler’s coach, GOLF Lifetime Achievement Teacher Randy Smith, shares an anti-slice drill that’s sure to improve your ball-striking.
Driving
greg norman swings a driver during the 2004 players championship

Copy Greg Norman’s power moves to hit the ball longer than ever

If you want to hit the ball long like Greg Norman, all you need to do is extend and drive through the swing. Here’s how.
Approach Shots
If you're wondering how to hit a punch shot to escape trouble, use these easy tips from GOLF Top 100 Teacher Brady Riggs

How to escape trouble and master the low, powerful punch shot

If you’re wondering how to hit a punch shot to escape trouble, use these easy tips from GOLF Top 100 Teacher Brady Riggs.
Approach Shots
fred couples swings an iron during the masters

Fred Couples reveals the 5 keys for pinpoint accuracy with your irons

If you want to hit more greens — and fire at more flags — check out these five timeless tips from 15-time PGA Tour winner Fred Couples.
Approach Shots
ct pan hits iron during john deere classic

Use this easy drill to learn perfect clubface control

If you want to learn proper clubface control through the swing, use this easy drill from GOLF Top 100 Teacher Martin Chuck.
Approach Shots
If you're wondering how to compress irons for perfect ball contact, use these tips from GOLF Top 100 Teacher Jason Baile

How a disc, a quarter and some two-sided tape can help you compress iron shots

If you’re wondering how to compress irons for perfect ball contact, use these tips from GOLF Top 100 Teacher Jason Baile.
Approach Shots
What's the difference between hitting a wet golf ball vs. hitting a dry one? GOLF Top 100 Teacher Cameron McCormick breaks down the answer

How much does water on the ball impact your shots? Top teacher explains

What’s the difference between hitting a wet golf ball vs. hitting a dry one? GOLF Top 100 Teacher Cameron McCormick breaks down the answer.
Approach Shots
This year's U.S. Open champ, Bryson DeChambeau, explains why he'll often mishit shots on purpose in order to help himself improve

Why Bryson DeChambeau purposely mishits some shots

This year’s U.S. Open champ, Bryson DeChambeau, explains why he’ll often mishit shots on purpose in order to help himself improve.
Approach Shots
side by side of iron with no shaft lean and one with

Why is shaft lean so important? This fascinating video shows us

In today’s edition of Play Smart, we look at a video from a Top 100 Teacher that shows why shaft lean is important for ball striking.
Bunker Shots
Pro golfer hits out of pot bunker at Royal Troon during Open Championship

3 tips for escaping crazy pot bunkers like at the Open Championship

Golf instructor Bill Schmedes shares 3 simple tips to use when tasked with escaping wild pot bunkers like at the Open Championship.
Bunker Shots
jon rahm hits out of a bunker during the first round of the 2024 open championship

Open Championship bunkers are tough. Here’s how to conquer them

Bunkers on the links courses that host the Open Championship are unlike anything else in golf. Here’s the technique needed to escape them.
Bunker Shots
Pro golfer rory mcilroy hits a shot from a pot bunker during a practice round for the 2024 open championship

Rory McIlroy shares easy technique for 2 types of bunker shots

In today’s edition of Play Smart, Rory McIlroy explains two simple techniques for hitting shots from the bunker.
Bunker Shots
Talking to the Short Game Chef, Parker McLachlin, Lee Trevino shows how to use more natural athleticism to hit softer bunker shots

The clever bunker hack Lee Trevino learned from Seve Ballesteros

In a recent video with Parker McLachlin, Lee Trevino showed how changing your stance can help you hit softer bunker shots.
Bunker Shots
don sargent hits bunker shot

How thinking about one of golf’s worst shots can help in the bunker

A slice is one of the worst shots in golf, but thinking about that during a bunker shot can help you splash it with ease.
Bunker Shots
Pro golfer gary player hits a ball from a bunker

Gary Player has the secrets for escaping the sand from any lie. Here they are

In this edition of Timeless Tips, we look back at Gary Player’s tips for escaping every imaginable lie in a bunker.
Bunker Shots
When you find yourself in a fairway bunker, use these 10 tips from GOLF Top 100 Teacher Kellie Stenzel for a swift recovery

10 ways to conquer fairway bunkers, per top teacher

When you find yourself in a fairway bunker, use these 10 tips from GOLF Top 100 Teacher Kellie Stenzel for a swift recovery.
Putting
2023 Open Championship winner Brian Harman dominated the greens last year. This putting training aid was part of his secret

This putting aid helped Brian Harman win the 2023 Open Championship

Brian Harman dominated the greens at last year’s Open Championship. This putting training aid helped him do it.
Putting
yasuka sato rolls putt on green

How to own your roll on the green — and make more putts

Making more putts comes down to owning your putting-stroke tempo. Here’s how to learn — and own — yours on the greens.
Putting
U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau shares a few simplified putting tips that are sure to help improve your short game

2 (simple!) things Bryson DeChambeau says will improve your putting

U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau shares a few simplified putting tips that are sure to help improve your short game.
Putting
Cleveland Golf ambassador Jake Hutt shares his tips on how to use your feet to improve your green-reading and leave putts closer to the pin

This simple green-reading technique will save you strokes while putting

Cleveland Golf ambassador Jake Hutt shares his tips on how to use your feet to improve your green-reading and leave putts closer to the hole.
Putting
zephyr melton hits putt while jason baile watches

Make more putts by simplifying your green reading. Here’s how

In today’s edition of Play Smart we’re joined by GOLF Top 100 Teacher Jason Baile who explains how to simplify your green reading.
Putting
Phil Kenyon, Scottie Scheffler's putting coach, shares the 3-target drill that's helped the No. 1-ranked player improve his short game

Try Scottie Scheffler’s 3-target putting drill to simplify your short game

Scottie Scheffler’s putting coach Phil Kenyon shares the 3-target drill that’s helped the No. 1-ranked player improve his short game.
Putting
When you've got a pressure-packed putt, here are 10 ways to see more success, according to GOLF Top 100 Teacher Kellie Stenzel

10 ways to bury more pressure-packed putts

When you’ve got a pressure-packed putt, here are 10 ways to see more success, according to GOLF Top 100 Teacher Kellie Stenzel.
Rules
Mountain resort, golf courses- the most spectacular golf courses in the country. HDR image.

Rules Guy: Is it legal to take a free drop from a dirt cart path with a concrete curb?

Is it permissible to take a free drop from a dirt cart path if it has a concrete curb? Rules Guy has the answer.
Rules
Shane Lowry

Open leader mishits. He then yells at cameraman, and 20-minute ruling needed

Open Championship leader Shane Lowry mishit at Royal Troon. He then yelled at a cameraman, and a 20-minute ruling is needed.
Rules
Justin Thomas of the United States removes a loose impediment before he plays his second shot on the 16th hole during the second round of the 2018 Hero World Challenge at Albany Bahamas on November 30, 2018 in Nassau, Bahamas.

Rules Guy: Is it a penalty if you accidentally touch the sand while picking up an object?

Is it a penalty if you accidentally touch the bunker in an attempt to move an object like a piece of trash? Rules Guy has the answer.
Rules
robert macintyre hits a shot from the deep fescue at the scottish open

How a ‘lucky’ rules break propelled Robert MacIntyre to an epic Scottish Open victory

Robert MacIntyre won the Scottish Open in epic fashion Sunday, thanks in part to a fortuitous ruling coming down the stretch.
Rules
Jordan Spieth of the United States marks his ball on the first green during the first round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on August 24, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rules Guy: After I holed out, my partner told me she moved and marked my ball. What now?

What do you do if, after finishing a hole, your playing partner admits they forgot to tell you they moved your ball? Rules Guy has the answer.
Rules
Scott Vincent

In rarely seen time situation, LIV pro hit with penalty, is nearly booted

In a rarely seen time situation, LIV’s Scott Vincent is penalized during an Asian Tour International Series event — and is nearly booted.
Rules
A man studies his clubs before teeing off

Rules Guy: Is it legal to label my clubs with my yardages?

Is it permissible to affix your average yardages to your clubs to make them easier to remember? Rules Guy has the answer.
Short Game
GOLF Top 100 Teacher Todd Sones joins Adam Porzak to give a masterclass in wedge play, helping dial in your short game

This 9-part lesson will dial in your short-game once and for all

GOLF Top 100 Teacher Todd Sones joins Adam Porzak to give a masterclass in wedge play, which can help you dial in your short game.
Short Game
GOLF Teacher to Watch Chad Gibbs shares three alternative club options that can lead to better results in the short game

3 alternative club choices for more short-game success

GOLF Teacher to Watch Chad Gibbs shares three alternative club options that can lead to better results in the short game.
Short Game
GOLF writer zephyr melton hits chip shot while golf instructor jon tattersall looks on

Which short-game shot is better to master: Chipping or pitching?

In today’s edition of Play Smart, Jon Tattersall breaks down chipping and pitching — and explains which is better for recreational golfers.
Short Game
Pro golfer hits pitch shot during golf tournament

Become a sniper from within 30 yards by using 4 simple cues

To dial in your short game shots from within 30 yards, GOLF Top 100 Teacher Dom DiJulia says to focus on these 4 simple cues.
Short Game
Talking to the Short Game Chef, Parker McLachlin, Lee Trevino shares an important tip to remember when determining your angle of attack

‘Never kill a fly when you play golf,’ says Lee Trevino. Here’s what he means

Talking to the Short Game Chef, Parker McLachlin, Lee Trevino shares an important tip to remember when determining your angle of attack.
Short Game
GOLF Top 100 Teacher Mike Dickson shares some tips on how to use different clubs to execute a bump and run around the greens

‘I don’t want power, I want precision’. How to reimagine the bump and run

GOLF Top 100 Teacher Mike Dickson shares some tips on how to use different clubs to execute a bump and run around the greens.
Short Game
PGA player Justin Thomas shares 3 important tips every golfer needs to know in order to have success on wedge shots from under 100 yards

Justin Thomas: 3 simple keys to stuffing short wedge shots

Major winner Justin Thomas shares 3 tips every golfer needs to know to dial in wedge shots from under 100 yards.

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