golf swing positions

Full Swing Walk Through

Certainly, the golf swing is a complicated motion. Every golfer…
September 18, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing short irons control

Short Irons and Wedges

The short irons and wedges present the most variability and…
September 18, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf sidehill lies ball above feet

Sidehill Lies – Ball Above Feet

 
There are some important accommodations that we need…
September 18, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf sidehill lies ball below feet

Sidehill Lies – Ball Below Feet

 
Many players operate under the assumption that when…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf how to handle downhill lies

Downhill Lies

 
There are a few things we need to consider when confronted…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
how to deal with uphill lies

Uphill Lies

 
Many players, especially beginners, actually find…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
slicing a golf ball on purpose

Intentional Slice

 
When we want to slice the ball intentionally, I suggest…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
hooking a golf ball on purpose

Intentional Hook

 


When we want to hook the ball intentionally, I always…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
hitting the golf ball high

Hitting it High

 
There are a few things in our set up and golf swing…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf shot keeping it lower

Hitting it Low

 
There are some things in our set up position and…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf fairway bunkers

Fairway Bunkers

 
The first thing we need to do from a fairway bunker…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
short game strategy

Golf Short Game Strategies and Shot Selection

 
I consider the short game to be every shot that we…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
common putting grips

The Most Common Putting Grips

 
Although putting is perhaps more art than science,…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
putting stance and stroke

Putting Stance and Stroke

 
Putting is probably the most important, yet least…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
chipping stance and motion

Golf Chipping Stance and Motion

 
For most players, I normally suggest putting whenever…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
pitch shot setup and swing

Pitch Shot Stance and Motion

Pitching the ball is when we are around the green and require…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
pitch shot distance control

Pitch Shot Distance Control

 
Controlling the distance of your pitch shots is so…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
greenside flop shot

Greenside Flop Shots

 
A flop shot is an extreme version of the pitch shot,…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
putting green reading and strategy

Reading Greens and Putting Strategies

My first piece of advice for relative beginners reading the…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
sand wedge design bounce angle

Sand Wedge Design – Bounce Angle Explained

 
Tour players have no trouble out of greenside bunkers...of…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
greenside bunker play

Greenside Bunker Play Technique

 
The typical greenside bunker shot from a normal lie…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
mid range bunker shots

Mid Length Bunker Shots

 
For many players, mid length bunker shots are the…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
bunker buried lies

Bunker Shots – Buried Lies and Situations

 
Obviously, not every bunker shot is the same. There…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
enjoying golf

Beginning Golf and Enjoying the Game

 
I recognize there’s a degree of stress, especially…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf shot height and length

Science of Golf – Shot Dimensions

 
As we're practicing and analyzing each golf shot…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf shot ball flight laws

Golf Ball Flight Laws

 
Ball flight law discussion is one of the more technical…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
beginners golf checklist

Beginning Golf Swing Checklist

With everything a beginner must remember as they are learning…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
choosing your golf equipment

Choosing Your Golf Equipment

 
Although not the main focus of this instruction series,…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf club iron design

Golf Club Design – Irons

 
At time throughout this series, we will reference…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
woods and hybrids golf clubs

Golf Club Design – Woods and Hybrids

 
When we consider the design of woods and hybrids,…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
gripping the golf club

Gripping a Golf Club Correctly

 
To me, a proper grip is one of the most important factors…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing stance and posture

Golf Swing Stance and Posture

 
Posture is an important and often overlooked fundamental…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
setting up to a golf shot

Setting Up for the Golf Swing – Ball Position

When we talk about ball position, imagine a straight line drawn…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing alignment

Golf Swing Aim and Alignment

Alignment is the concept of addressing the golf ball with your…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing staying on plane

Golf Swing – Staying on Plane

The golf swing from a frontal view looks like a circle or perhaps…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing finish position

Golf Swing – Learn from Your Finish Position

Consider our finish position an opportunity for us to immediately…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf shot angle of attack

Golf Swing – Angle of Attack

 
When we mention the term angle of attack, what we’re…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing pre shot routine

Golf Swing – Pre-Shot Routine

 
Your pre-shot routine is the process that you go through…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf tournament play

Competitive Golf and Preparing for Tournaments

 
Whether you're playing in a Major Championship on…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque

Rules of Golf – Water Hazards

When you hit your ball into a water hazard, the first thing…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
rules of golf out of bounds

Rules of Golf – Lost Ball and Out of Bounds

 
When you have lost your ball, or hit a shot out of…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf rules cart path and free drops

Rules of Golf – Take Advantage of Free Relief

There are actually quite a few instances in golf where you are…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
rules of golf unplayable lie

Rules of Golf – Options for Unplayable Lies

 
If you find your ball in play, but in a circumstance…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
practicing golf

Making the Most of Your Golf Practice Time

 
I recognize that most people have only a limited amount…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing 900 drill

The 9:00 Golf Swing Drill

Use this drill if you are a beginner learning the golf swing,…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf shot carry and roll

Precision Golf – Learn Carry and Roll Distances

Tour pros understand carry distance versus total distance. Many…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing L to L drill

Golf’s “L to L” Swing Drill

The L to L drill is an expansion of the 9:00 swing drill. It’s…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing alignment aides

Golf Swing – Alignment Check

Checking your alignment is crucial for players of all levels…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
swing plane drills

The Golf Swing Plane Rehearsal Drill

This drill is done in slow motion either at home or on the range,…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing plane dowel drill

The Golf Swing Plane Dowel Drill

 
This drill is intended to help players who tend to…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
slow motion golf swing

Slow Motion Golf Swing Drill

 
This drill is intended to help you feel the positions…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing walk through drill

The “Walk-Through” Golf Swing Drill

This drill is intended to help players who have a hard time shifting…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing drills

Golf Swing Swaying Check Drill

 
This drill is designed to help people who have excess…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf alignment putting drill

The Chalk Line Putting Drill

Precision and aim are so crucial with putting. Often times,…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf putting drill four stations

The Four Station Putting Drill

The four station drill is a great way to help you with your shorter…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf ladder putting drill

The Ladder Putting Challenge

This is a fun putting game to help you with your short and…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf putting drills

Putting Challenge – Pull Back and Safety Pull Back

This is a great putting game that will not only help you with…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf up and down chipping

The “Up and Down” Chipping and Putting Drill

 
This game is helpful to simulate real-life circumstances…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
pitching and chipping head position

Golf Pitching and Chipping Head Positioning Drill

This drill is designed to help players with pitching and chipping…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf pitching distance control

Golf Pitching Distance Control – Leap Frog Drill

This drill is very helpful in establishing rhythm, feel, and…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
bunker direction calibration

Greenside Bunker Play – Direction Calibration Drill

 
This is an important drill to help you determine…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
bunker sand impact drill

Bunker Sand Impact Drill – Erasing the Line

 
This is a helpful drill in developing greenside bunker…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf swing setup with middle irons

Middle Irons

 
The the middle irons are what many players find themselves…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
fairway woods off the ground

Fairway Woods and Hybrids

The goal with fairway woods and hybrid clubs is normally to advance…
September 19, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf long drives

Driving the Ball with Accuracy and Power

When we set up with the driver, we do so with the intention of…
September 20, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf long iron setup and swing

Long Irons

I’ll forewarn that the longer irons are difficult clubs for…
September 20, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf putting routine and alignment

Putting – Routine and Process for Consistency

Putting Routine
Putting practice strokes should be accurate…
September 23, 2016/by Casey Bourque
golf-rule-1

Golf Rule 1: The Game, Player Conduct and the Rules

Golf Rule 1 covers the overall conduct of the game and the behavior of the players. It sets out the guidelines for fair play and sportsmanship, and emphasizes the importance of respecting the rules of the game
February 1, 2023/by Casey Bourque
golf-rule-number2

Golf Rule 4: The Player’s Golf Equipment

Rule #2 is all about your equipment...everything you're using to play golf. The equipment that a golfer can use during a round of golf is regulated by the Rules of Golf. The purpose of these regulations is to maintain the spirit of the game
February 1, 2023/by Casey Bourque
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