Golf tip: a lesson on addressing the ball

Poor positioning can result in loss of swing speed. When addressing the golf ball, it’s important that your hands are in the proper position at the start of your swing.

Below are key points to consider in your posture:

  1. The grip of the club should point through your belt buckle at address.
  2. Your arms should hang down out of your shoulder sockets.
  3. Never “reach” for the ball. If you feel like your upper arms are on an angle and not hanging straight down, you are not in your most powerful starting position.

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Golf tip: indoor swing practice

Try this towel drill during the winter months for better ball striking in the spring. Being winter, many of golfers are working on their swings indoors. Last month, I provided several putting drills that you could practice to improve your game. This month, we look at an indoor drill to work on better ball striking. All you need for this drill is a small towel and a standard letter envelope. Place the envelope on the ground and have it point toward an imaginary target. The end of the envelope would be where your golf ball would be. Now place a towel on the ground six- to 10-inches behind the ball. Read more...

Golf tip: get up and down

Need a little help with short chip shots? Try this exercise. Many golfers try and help the ball in the air when they are hitting little chip shots around the green. It seems logical to try and add some loft to the shot because you want the ball to sit softly.  Unfortunately, when most amateurs try and add loft to their chips by scooping with their wrists they generally end up hitting the ball thin and it rolls across the green. Here’s a good tip for all the beginner golfers out there. How many of you think the club shaft and your arms should be in a straight line when you address the golf ball? I am guessing you are going to say yes, because, the majority of the true beginners I see set up with their arms and shaft in a straight line. Are you hitting the ball fat? If so, work on the following tip to improve your impact position. Many golfers I see are trying to kick their right knee (for a right-handed player) toward the ball at impact. They feel this lunging motion is powerful and believe it will help them propel the golf ball. Read more...

Golf tip: hitting the balls fat

Check out this tip to make sure your knees and balance are properly set. Are you hitting the ball fat? If so, work on the following tip to improve your impact position. Many golfers I see are trying to kick their right knee (for a right-handed player) toward the ball at impact. They feel this lunging motion is powerful and believe it will help them propel the golf ball. 

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Golf tip: grip it in the air to be square

This month, Tiffany Faucette helps golfers position their shoulders correctly. Ideally at address, you would like your shoulders, hips, knees and feet all parallel to the target line. However, many golfers struggle with their shoulders being too open or closed at their set-up position.Are you hitting the ball fat? If so, work on the following tip to improve your impact position. Many golfers I see are trying to kick their right knee (for a right-handed player) toward the ball at impact. They feel this lunging motion is powerful and believe it will help them propel the golf ball. Read more...

Golf tip: hang, don't reach

This month, the 1757 academy pro targets beginners with pointers about arm position. Here’s a good tip for all the beginner golfers out there. How many of you think the club shaft and your arms should be in a straight line when you address the golf ball? I am guessing you are going to say yes, because, the majority of the true beginners I see set up with their arms and shaft in a straight line. Are you hitting the ball fat? If so, work on the following tip to improve your impact position. Many golfers I see are trying to kick their right knee (for a right-handed player) toward the ball at impact. They feel this lunging motion is powerful and believe it will help them propel the golf ball. Read more...

Tiffany Faucette


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Tiffany writes about her experience as a professional instructor and golfer to help people be able to play better golf and to help grow the game and create lifelong golfers.

Golf tip: essential to the game

Tiffany offers some tips for improving your balance, which also will help your game. It may seem strange, but most everything you do to improve your golf game will improve your life. Better fitness, nutrition, hydration, concentration and breathing keep your stamina going and help calm nerves before big shots. We all know we need to pay more attention to these things but have a hard time carving out enough time to do them all. Read more...