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How to Master Any Bunker Shot

01/22/2017 While bunker shots can be challenging, they aren’t impossible. PGA Professional Danny Sinksen takes you through executing and practicing the greenside bunker shot at Elmwood Golf Course in Sioux Falls, SD, in a few easy steps with a great tee drill. To start with, Danny recommends that you put a tee on the ground and angle it so it faces your target. While most people have the tendency to dive into a bunker shot, the tee prevents you from doing so. Instead, focus on splashing the tee out with a full swing. Practice this a few times before...

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Golf Driving: 5 Tips to Increase Driver Distance

01/19/2017 Driving distance in golf is as important as a pitcher throwing strikeouts in baseball – the more the better! In every golfer’s bag, the driver holds the most prominent position among them all. It is generally the club used to begin most holes and is responsible for giving you the distance and accuracy needed to be successful. To increase driving distance, you need much more than just an expensive club – you need technique, fitness, and practice. The most common question that every golfer has about driving is, “How can I increase my clubhead speed and hit the...

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3 Easy Tips for Proper Golf Setup

01/18/2017 When it comes to proper setup, golf instructors look for three key components in their students. The setup is the most important element of the swing, and all too often amateurs and even professionals struggle because of poor address positions. If you set up correctly, there’s a much better chance of you hitting a decent shot. In this short video, PGA professional golfer Todd Kolb explains the elements of the correct golf setup. Watch the video here: Left Hip Left For right-handed golfers, Todd recommends placing the left hip directly above the left foot: In the video, he...

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How to Start Fixing that Over the Top Swing

01/17/2017 It is a complaint heard many times on tee boxes and driving ranges—”I’m swinging over the top.” As much as golfers make an effort to check this fault, very few are successful. In this edition of On the Lesson Tee, PGA Professional Todd Kolb elaborates on the ‘Over the Top’ swing – what it means and how you can stop doing it. Todd begins the lesson by noting that having an over the top swing is one of the more common mistakes observed by golf instructors among golfers of all levels. Understanding what the phrase means is a...

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Understanding the Impact of a Higher Launch Angle, with Flightscope Golf

01/11/2017 The two most major factors that will get your golf ball farther are the launch angle and ball speed. The initial launch of the golf ball and maximum height that a ball travels can greatly affect its carry distance! Getting the optimal balance between launch angle and spin rate will eventually determine the distance between the starting and end point of the ball’s launch. In this segment of Teaching with Technology, PGA Professional Todd Kolb uses Flight Scope Golf Technology to demonstrate the impact of higher launch angle on maximum height and distance traveled by the ball. Many...

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PODCAST on GolfUnfiltered.com: Golf Equipment Reviews (Ep. #93) featuring Troy Klongerbo

01/06/2016 Last week, our Editor-In-Chief Troy Klongerbo made an appearance on the Golf Unfiltered podcast with Adam Fonseca. With some of the waves made in the equipment industry made over the past year, there becomes more interest around the new products hitting the market. But how should you know what’s good and what isn’t? In this episode, Adam Fonseca and Troy Klongerbo talk about nature of golf equipment testing and how tests are conducted. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE In this podcast, they discuss: The Process for Reviewing Equipment How equipment is acquired for review What to know when...

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Hit a Nice High Draw with the Help of Flightscope

12/20/2016 The nice high draw is the most desired shot by amateur golfers around the world. We know that to be true. Now, while it is an easy shot for professionals such as Gary Woodland, (three simple steps – 1. Move the ball back; 2. Close stance; 3. Hit the inside of the golf ball), the truth is this shot is quite elusive for most all players. Now, if you are just learning how to play golf, a more detailed explanation with some visualization should help you and better understand how to approach this shot. Therefore, in this segment...

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5 Practical Tips to Start Nailing Your Iron Shots

12/06/2016 Iron Shots: 5 Practical Tips If you like playing golf, it is only natural that you want to improve your performance in every possible category. However, merely watching some of the professionals hitting the perfect iron shot at a tournament may not suffice. Here at USGolfTV, we like providing hints to the golf enthusiasts on how to find the right sources of information across the internet. Over time, we have learned that some of the most efficient tricks to improve your swing or body position are the simplest ones.  Now, that does not necessarily mean they are tips...

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5 Golf Instructors You May Have Never Heard Of, But Are Helping Golfers Improve

11/28/2016 In the golf world today, golfers have worlds of “advice” at the tips of their fingers. There’s content all over the web, instructional videos throughout YouTube, and even tips you can find on Twitter. Much of this can be accessed simply by smartphone. Now it’s easy to be engulfed and overwhelmed. Imagine trying to buy a car with no prior knowledge of the car industry. The sheer amount of content out there on Acuras, Kias, Fords, Chevys, and more is enough to make your head spin with crippling doubt. That sensation is definitely true about golf instruction on the...

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5 Golf Swing Basics, A Guide to Better Golf

11/22/2016 There is no limit to the advice an average golfer can get these days when it comes to improving their game. Simply turn on the television, do a quick Google search, or head to the local driving range and you will find more information than you can digest. Top-level players, like most good athletes, understand real improvement is found in the basics and fundamentals of the game. Top help improve those fundamentals, we’ve found a few pieces of content that are fundamentally sound and benefit golfers. They are tips that can actually help. Here are 5 golf swing...

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