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August 2004: Try a bucket of water to improve your weight shift!

Last week I was working with a student who was having a hard time shifting his weight through to his front side. Most of his shots were off the back foot as seen in the photo below.

To help him feel the correct motion I asked him to imagine he had a bucket of water and he was going to throw the water out in front of himself. (I used a basket and a golf ball for these pictures because I could not achieve the desired result with the water bucket.)

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Hitting Out Of a Divot

This month's golf tip comes at the request of Penny Atkins of Hackettstown, NJ. Penny, a student of the golf school for many years, was recently in a playoff for the ladies club championship. She encountered her ball in a divot after a beautiful drive right down the middle of the fairway. Needless to say, it affected the outcome of the match as Penny was unable to put her ball on the green and her opponent made par.

I remember Payne Stewart's face as he approached his ball on the 17th or 18th hole of . . .

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March 1999: Swinging Smooth With a Clear Key

How many times have you gone out and played the front nine well, and then, suddenly, your swing seems to disappear and you play the back nine poorly. Sometimes the opposite happens - you play the front so poorly that you have thoughts of giving up the game and then - like magic - you play great on the back nine. Well, the key is rhythm or "pace . . .

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Pre-Shot Routine - How Important Is It?

Pre-Shot Routine – How Important Is It?

This is the September 1997 Golf Tip Pre-Shot Routine - How Important Is It?brought to you by Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf Schools headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

Pre-Shot Routine - How Important Is It?

The next time you watch golf on TV notice what the players do before they play each shot. Each one . . .

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