Golf Academy

Golf Academy

On the Golf Academy page you will learn valuable tips and lessons by the pros in the world of golf. If you are interested in improving any part of your golf game you will probably find just what you are looking for in Tee Times Magazines large collection of articles and lessons.

Mastering The Art Of Putting

Mastering The Art Of Putting

Distance control is the most important element in putting. With good distance control a higher percentage of makeable putts are made, and the chance of three putting is greatly reduced.

Set-Up And Swing Dependence

Set-Up And Swing Dependence

To see lasting improvement in golf (or any other field for that matter) relevant understanding must become the ultimate goal. Do you understand the importance of developing your best set-up?

Mastering The Art Of Putting

Mastering The Art Of Putting

This month we are going to focus on the stroke mechanics. The basis of good stroke mechanics is the set-up. As we discussed in the last issue of Tee Times, commonalties of the set-up of great putters include the following.

Overhanded Or Underhanded…Swing Image

Overhanded Or Underhanded…Swing Image

To transfer technical requirements for your full swing (good for the practice areas) to the actual golf course (when technical details hamper your athleticism and instincts), each player should strive towards simple triggers and/or images to instruct the body on what it needs it to do.

Mastering The Art Of Putting – Set Up

Mastering The Art Of Putting – Set Up

Over the course of the season, in each issue of Tee Times we will cover an aspect of putting in this column. Becoming a great putter is part of the game that doesn’t require exceptional athletic ability, great club head speed, or a great deal of time and energy.

Do You Have A Slice-Hook Swing?

Do You Have A Slice-Hook Swing?

Sounds like a silly title, but ALL players have “elements” within their set-up and swing which by themselves would PROMOTE an off-line starting line and/or curve combination.

Making The Most Of Winter

Making The Most Of Winter

October/November means the end of the golf season for most of us in Minnesota. But just because the season is ending, it doesn’t mean they you have to stop working on your golf game.

Pace Of Play/Pre-Shot Routine

Pace Of Play/Pre-Shot Routine

While incidences of slow play on the PGA TOUR are a concern because of the trickle-down effect that it has on everyday play, slow play in the amateur game and at your local golf course is a major hindrance to the game of golf.

Practice Like A Trial Lawyer

Practice Like A Trial Lawyer

“Practice like a trial lawyer” means that the attorney’s job is to gather and discover evidence one way or the other about his/her client and the incident that caused them to “get together” in the first place.

It’s All About Speed

It’s All About Speed

There are three elements when looking at putting; direction, distance control, and green reading. Of the three, distance control is the most important.

Divots Can Tell You Everything

Divots Can Tell You Everything

Are you aware of the four primary Ball Flight Laws? If you decided to change careers and become a PGA Professional, you’d have to for a passing grade. Without this understanding, I believe that golf instruction would still be a primitive art and certainly not a science.

Improving Your Approach

Improving Your Approach

According to Peter Sanders, golf statistician and founder of www.ShotByShot.com the average golfer (15-19 handicap) will have 20 approach shots per round. These approach shots are shots that are hit from 51 yards or more from.

Does Your Improvement Puzzle Have Too Many Pieces?

Does Your Improvement Puzzle Have Too Many Pieces?

How many pieces did your first childhood jigsaw puzzle have? I’ve seen them in toy stores with as few as 4 pieces. How many pieces were in the puzzles you bought as you got older and became an adult? More? Why?