Simulated action: Cook plays No. 18 at Doral
John Cook shows how to play the 18th hole of Trump National Doral’s Blue Monster course. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Playing Lessons: Pressel's strategic golf tips
Morgan Pressel gives you some insight on how she breaks down an approach when attacking a par-5. Watch Playing Lessons on Golf Channel.
Simulated action: 18th hole on Copperhead Course
Chris DiMarco and Charlie Rymer attempt to play the 18th hole of Innisbrook that the pros will take on at the Valspar Championship. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
SOG Extra Credit: Stick your approach
School of Golf's Martin Hall and Holly Sonders share a tip for knocking down the flagstick with your approach. Watch School of Golf Wednesdays 7PM ET.-Thanks for joining us on Golf Channel Academy. This is School of Golf. I'm Holly Sonders joined by the professor, Martin Hall. And this week's chapter was all about how to stick your approach shot. So, Martin, what's the best tip that we didn't have enough time to get to during the show? -Yeah, well, I mean, the solid contact, you definitely need to have a left arm. But for the most part, it's relatively straight through the entire swing until well, until way after impact, anyway. I mean, there are some players who bend the left arm a little it at impact. But for the most part, it's best to keep it straight if you can. Here's a drill, actually, that people can do on the golf course or at home if it's raining, snowing, whatever outside. Put your left hand out in front of you and to hold an imaginary golf club. Now, take your right hand and grab your left wrist . And with your right hand, I want you to feel that with your-- with your right hand, you're trying to stretch yourlate in the downswing. That's something you can-- -Okay. -do on the golf course , it's something you can do as you're warming up, it's something you could do in the elevator if you're so inclined, like