Tom’s Tips

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#TOMSTIPS: Aim Correctly – Not Right

 How to check aim: To keep from aiming too far right, lay two clubs on the ground—one outside the ball to represent your starting line, the other parallel at your…

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#TOMSTIPS: Get on the Ball

  Placing a ball under the outside edge of your right foot will keep you in balance going back and will make your downswing more consistent. Here’s an old Mickey…

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#TOMSTIPS: Aim for the fat of the green, not for the flag

It’s hard not to shoot at the pin, but try aiming for the fat of the green the next time you play—you’ll score better. For most amateurs, trying to hit…

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#TOMSTIPS: Allow for lower trajectory out of a fairway bunker

Your first goal in a fairway bunker is to clear the lip of the bunker and escape cleanly. Because you usually will catch the ball toward the bottom of the…

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#TomsTips: GIVE Your putts a BREAK

The wind can push a putt a lot more than you think. Don’t forget to allow for it. Remember the putt Tiger Woods made to win Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill…

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#TomsTips: Right Knee Power Key – Point it to the ball coming down

How to slide-turn: Start down by sliding your hips toward the target then turning your weight over your left foot. Most golfers suffer from a poor weight transfer on the…

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#TomsTips: Stand Tall and Deliver

Don’t slouch. The more your back is curved at address, a common problem, the more likely it is you’ll have to lift up to hit the ball with any authority.…

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#TomsTips: How To Use Grip Pressure to Prevent a Hook or a Slice

Hold the club tighter with the last three fingers of your left hand to prevent a hook. Conversely, lighten grip pressure in the left hand to prevent a slice. I…

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#TomsTips: Where To Tee Your Ball for the Best Angle

Teeing up on the correct side of the teeing ground promotes a better angle to your target—and a safer shot. I always recommend to slicers that they tee up on…

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#TomsTips: Wind = Break – For Shots From Any Distance

  I won my first major at The British Open at Carnoustie, in windy conditions, in 1975. It reminded me that when dealing with a crosswind, you should think of the…

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