Three Demos Days are here next week at SunRiver Golf Club! We have Titleist coming March 5th from 10am - 3pm, Callaway coming March 8th from 11am - 3pm, and Taylormade coming March 12th from 11am - 3pm. Can’t wait to see you there!Read More
It’s the middle of winter. You’re playing eighteen holes wearing a light jacket. Sunshine and blue skies overhead intensify the deep green of the manicured fairways and greens. Is this paradise? Close. It’s golf in southern Utah. Thanks to mild winter weather, St. George is a golf sanctuary while northern courses are blanketed in snow and ice.Read More
Imagine resort living in a 55+ community like SunRiver, St. George. The community center with all its amenities, the golf course, concerts, dances, dog park, veteran’s park, and most of your friends and neighbors are within a mile of your house.Read More
Hall of Fame golfer Ben Hogan hooked the ball early in his career and often found trouble, especially when that hook occasionally turned into a snap-hook. In response, he worked tirelessly to learn to hit a controlled fade that allowed him to effectively eliminate the left side of a hole. The hard work he put in helped him achieve his legendary consistency and propelled him to a long and brilliant career.Read More
WHEN WATCHING A TELECAST OF ONE OF THE PROFESSIONAL TOURS, YOU MAY NOTICE THAT MANY OF THE WORLD’S BEST PLAYERS NEVER SET THE CLUB DOWN ON THE GROUND BEHIND THE BALL AT ADDRESS. Instead they hover the club off the ground just behind the ball until they start their swing. Tour players who hover the club at address include Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Steve Stricker, Davis Love III, Jay Haas, Yani Tseng and Cristie Kerr.Read More
You may not pay too much attention to what your right thumb (for right-handed golfers) does during the golf swing. But many everyday players take their grip with the right thumb right on top of the shaft in what many instructors call the 12 O’Clock position.Read More
DAVE PELZ HAS BECOME ONE OF GOLF’S FOREMOST EXPERTS ON THE SHORT GAME.
He’s helped tour pros and everyday golfers improve their ability to get the ball close to the hole from around the green. According to Pelz, “I’ve come up with countless ways to save strokes around the greens over the years. If I had to pick the most effective, I’d take the short-to-long pitch.”Read More
THE GOLF TERMS “STRONG” AND “WEAK” GRIP SOMETIMES CREATE CONFUSION.
In golf, these expressions aren’t used to describe how tightly you hold the club. The positions of your hands on the club determine whether your golf grip is strong or weak. When you grip the club, your thumbs and index fingers form a “V” shape.Read More
MOST (RIGHT-HANDED) GOLFERS START OUT PUTTING WITH THEIR RIGHT HAND BELOW THEIR LEFT ON THE SHAFT. It’s only natural since that’s the way right-handed golfers grip the other clubs in their bag. According to short-game guru Dave Pelz, that putter grip can actually cause missed putts for many golfers. Those golfers should consider the left-hand low method to help them putt more consistently.Read More
CERTAIN BELIEFS ARE PREVALENT IN THE WORLD OF GOLF. LET’S LOOK AT THE BELIEF THAT A LONGER DRIVER SHAFT WILL LET YOU HIT THE BALL FARTHER.Read More
When you’re trying to choose which wedge you want to hit, many everyday golfers overlook if the bounce on their wedge matches the lie for their shot. For instance, if you have a shot that’s the right distance to hit with your high-bounce sand wedge, but you have a tight or hard-pan lie, your sand wedge isn’t the right club for the shot.Read More
WHEN TIGER WOODS WAS DOMINATING THE PGA TOUR, ONE OF HIS MOST EFFECTIVE SHOTS WAS THE STINGER OFF THE TEE. Perhaps the best example, was his victory in the 2006 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool where the fast firm fairways allowed Tiger to utilize the stinger to control his ball while getting plenty of distance by simply hitting 2-iron or an occasional three-wood. Tiger pulled the driver once on day 1, then relied on his stinger off the tee the rest of the way to secure his third Open Championship.
IF YOU’RE PLAGUED WITH INCONSISTENT CONTACT, DISTANCE AND DIRECTION, CHANCES ARE YOU’RE NOT MAKING A REPEATABLE GOLF SWING.Read More
There must be thousands of training aids and gimmicks on the market that claim to show you the secret to swinging the golf club and promise to lower your scores. Some are expensive, some are surprisingly cheap. Some are complicated high-tech. Some seem too simple to be any good. With so many choices, how can you unlock the secret to solid ballstriking and shot-making?Read More
Many of us remember Lee Trevino as a flamboyant, fun-loving personality, but he was also among the greatest players ever. Jack Nicklaus called Trevino the greatest ballstriker of his time, who consistently called on his signature low, controlled fade to hit fairways and greens with regularity. Trevino was one of the few golfers who could successfully go head-to-head with Nicklaus on the golf course.
You often hear about staying connected in the golf swing. To many, that means keeping both upper arms close to the chest and torso throughout the swing. A drill often used to ingrain staying connected is to place a small towel or golf glove under each arm when you practice. Swinging without the towels falling is supposed to give you the feel of staying connected.Read More