#TOMSTIPS: Aim Correctly – Not Right

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 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 toes. Most right-handed amateurs aim…

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#TOMSTIPS: Get on the Ball

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  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 Wright tip that I used…

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

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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 to the flagstick is not…

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

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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 clubface, the ball will come…

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#TomsTips: GIVE Your putts a BREAK

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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 tournament in 2008? It was…

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

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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 downswing. The average right-hander stays…

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