Breakfast of champions: Jacobsen’s fried egg tips
Peter Jacobsen gives Damon Hack tips for playing a ‘fried egg’ bunker shot in this Best Of Morning Drive instruction feature.
Silky smooth: Poulter gives putting tips
Ian Poulter helps Damon Hack improve his putting grip and stroke in this Best Of Morning Drive instruction feature.
Well read: DiMarco’s advice on the greens
Chris DiMarco shares green reading advice and putting tips with Gary Williams and Charlie Rymer in this Best Of Morning Drive instruction feature.
Down but not out: Knockdown tips
Gary Williams gets pointers from Paige Mackenzie on hitting knockdown shots in this Best Of Morning Drive instruction feature.
Well read: DiMarco on the greens
Chris DiMarco shares green reading advice and putting tips with Gary Williams and Charlie Rymer in this Best Of Morning Drive instruction feature.bit. Have, having a basic understanding, of, of, of some principles of golf course architecture will help you read breeze a little bit but you gotta know the type of golf course . When it was built if your playing a golf course that was built. Maybe pre 1950 that's a golf course that doesn't have most the time any subsurface drainage. So when your playing a golf course like that that like ease like you, you gotta look at the overall surrounding terrain. See which way water would drain on that golf course . Nine times out of ten your, your gonna be faced with a putt that is going go down towards the low part of that golf course . And in this case actually. Eastlake if your playing a more modern golf course look for drainage holes around the greens because on modern golf courses a the the they the subsurface drainages there they'll actually trick you a little a bit they'll have greens that are tilted away from lakes. And if you can find where those drainage holes are, folks. Generally, they're two feet in diameter, they're not hard to find. Right. If you can find out where those drainage holes are on a modern golf course , treat that as, like, a golf ball magnet. Yep. Your golf ball is gonna go towards that drain hole, even if a creek or a lake is to the otherside of the green. Chris, do you also, do you believe in the idea that when you look at the green surface. Whatever the type of grass it is, if you can picture a large amount of water going in whatever direction it would go and go off the green, do you subscribe to that at all? I do. I try to find like the flat spot on the green and then I try to find, find the straight putt to every putt and then I go from thenon the practice putting green? And then once you're out on the golf course , you've already instilled that into your mind. And then you're just focusing on reeds and speed. I think that, for me, you do all that preparation on the practice green. And then, when you get out there, you just get up and hit the putt. I mean. You hope that you can bring what's on the puttin' green to the golf course . That's the ultimate goal. For me, I'm workin' on that. I do that drill where I, I try to make 3 footers,
Hammer like it Henrik: Stenson’s 3-wood tips
Henrik Stenson shares why he likes to play a strong 3-wood off the tee with Claude Harmon and Damon Hack in this Best Of Morning Drive instruction feature.trying to hit your 3-wood, are you trying to take what the golf course gives you? Are you hitting draws and fades, were you predominantly going with one shot that you're comfortable with? -Mainly one shape, and that's kinda-- if I'm swinging okay, I have a lot-- not much side spin to the shots. But if anything, a slight draw, I would say. And that's kinda-- that's a shot to go to. And if I need to draw it more, that's one thing I feel even easier with the 3-wood. So-- -And if you're gonna try and draw it more for our viewers at home, what do you try and do, technically, to try and draw the golf ball a little bit more? -Well, you could-- I'd say you could-- you could fiddle around a little bit. But one thing would be to move the ball up a little bit. So, you're actually getting it and catching it kinda just off the-- off to the lowest point here. So, you're almost getting it on the arc when-- or later on the arc, I should say. -All right. So, if you're gonna try and get a little bit more draw and a little bit more distance, gonna move that up a little-- which is the opposite of what most of our students think. Most of our students, to try and draw it, they're trying to move the golf ball back in their stance, and it really doesn't help them. So, moving a little bit more forward is just gonna help you-- -I headed off to Dick a lot of times. But I think for amateurs, it would make sense to tee it up a little bit, you know. You don't need to start with the oddest thing so you can-- you can tee it up a little bit but just get it a little bit further up. So, you're actually collecting it almost a little bit on up there and later, which is gonna give you that light draw. -And that also helps the golf club stay squarer through impact a little bit longer.
Wake up your game: Joey D’s golf fitness drills
Golf fitness coach Joey Diovisalvi runs Matt Ginella through three fitness drills to improve his golf posture and swing move in this Best Of Morning Drive instruction feature.is a man that is always on the move from rappelling in South America to playing frisbee on the beach on the West Coast . He is fit for the challenge, but was he fit enough to take on fitness guru, Joey Dee? Let's find out. -Joey