Golf Tips - July 27 , 2018

We will post new tips every week to tens days. Also a new tip will be added weekly from McKenzie Meadows New Golf tips Weekly as seen on CTV link below.

Quick Tip - Square Clubface
By Scott Orban, PGA Executive Professional

Beginners need to know what that is. And everyone else needs to practice this.
New golfers love woods. You just set them down and they are square. The loft on the irons can throw off beginners who may be unsure of what a square club face is. The leading edge on your club and its relationship to the target line defines this.
Avid golfers also need to train their perception of the square clubface. Check out the new quick tip video and share it with a new golfer and change their game.

Greenside, heavy rough, downhill lie, close pin. Now what?

By Scott Orban, PGA Executive Professional
This situation takes a lot of confidence. A little practice would be good too. When we are this close we often want to use our Chipping technique, but with deeper rough this would be the wrong selection. You need to use you Pitch technique (this is a small version of the full swing) and commit to this. You also need to use your sand wedge and open the clubface. When you do this re-align clubface so that it is aimed at the target. Take a practice swing to convince yourself of the swing technique that you are going to use. Now go for it! Have a look at the video to get a better sense of how to accomplish this.

Topping the Ball?
You may not be standing up. But what else causes a topped shop?

By Scott Orban, PGA Executive Professional
Following a topped golf shot, I have often heard golfers comment: “I came up on that one.”
This may be the case, but quit often this is not true. This can also be caused by an early release of the golf club prior to impact. I call this the “hit impulse” or “flipping your wrists”. This is that impulse of overusing the hands and /or wrists prior to impact thus changing the clubs depth. This can result in a fat shot, topped shot, or if your timing is perfect a good shot. Check out the video to learn how properly strike down on the ball with your irons.


CTV News with Glen Campbell and Scott Orban PGA