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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.grain a little bit, having a basic understanding of some principles of golf course architecture will help you read greens a little bit. You gotta know the type of golf course that you're playing and when it was built. If you're playing a golf course that was built maybe pre 1950, that's a golf course that doesn't have most of the time any sub surface drainage. So, when you're playing a golf course like that, like East Lake, you gotta look at the overall surrounding terrain, see which way water would drain on that golf course . Nine times out of ten, you're gonna be faced with a putt. It's gonna go down towards a low part of that golf course . In this case actually, East Lake. If you're playing a more modern golf course , look for drainage holes around the greens -Uh-hmm. -because on modern golf courses, the sub surface drainage is there. They'll actually trick you a little 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 amateur. 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. -Yup. -Your golf ball is gonna go towards that drain hole even if a creek or a lake is to the other side of the green. -Chris, have you also-- do you believe in the idea that when you look at the green surface, whatever 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 in the green and then I try to find the straight putt to every putt and then I go from there andon the practice putting green and then once you're out on the golf course , you've already instill that into your mind and then you're just focusing on reads 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 putting green to the golf course . That's the ultimate goal. For me, I'm working on that, I do that drill where I try to make 3-footers, 4-footers and
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.then, as you look back down, still keep the hole in your peripheral vision . -I can see it. Okay. Oh. It's a lip out. Are you kidding me? -Have another one. All right. -Have another one.