Equipment: Going inside Rory's bag at Hoylake
Equipment Editor Golf Digest Mike Stachura joins Rex Hoggard to discuss what was in Rory McIlroy's bag at the Open Championship. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Major switch: Sam Snead's side-saddle putter
Gary Williams talks with Dr. Tony Parker, WGHOF and museum historian, about Sam Snead's side-saddle putter and why he switched to it. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Putter boy: Sneds switches flatsticks for Open
Todd Lewis talks with Brandt Snedeker about using a new putter this week at Pinehurst No. 2.
Control the roll: Practice putt like Jim Furyk
Phil Blackmar shares a putting drill he learned by watching Jim Furyk practice at Colonial Country Club.
Gift ideas from Volvik, Wilson Staff and Cleveland Golf
'Morning Drive’ host Matt Ginella takes a look at gifts for the avid golfer. Gift ideas in this special feature include Volvik 3-piece Crystal golf balls, Wilson Staff neXus Carry golf bag and the Cleveland Golf Smart Square putter.of year. Time to start looking for the ideal gift for the avid golfer in your life. How can you start it? Here are 3 smart choices. The Volvik 3-Piece Crystal. They're available in the brightest colors in the market. But they're not just colorful. The Volvik Crystals helps maximize distance even for lower swing speeds. Yes, Damon Hack, for lower swing speeds. Plus, the Volvik Crystal has a soft outer core and a hard inner core which optimizes the energy transfer and creates the explosive impact that adds yards to your game. Wilson Staff NeXus Carry Golf Bag.
Gary Player shares driving and putting secrets
Gary Player shares a driving tip from Ben Hogan, plus how to putt well when the pressure's on. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.you keep hearing long drives, great swing That's not win tournaments. Mm-hm Tiger Woods and Phil Nicholson and Bobby Locke, they've proved, and Jack Nicholas was a great putter. This is what wins tournaments. For people who wanna to improve their golf, don't go the driving range and beat a lot of balls, hit a few. Spend your time with this. With that. 70% of shots in golf are played from 100 yards in. You don't have to be a great driver to wind golf tournaments . All right. At, at the risk of, of now bringing the driver into play if you talk about how important that part is, I apologize for that. What is the best swing tip you've ever gotten and who gave it to you? Well, I watched Ben Hogan swing a lot. And he wrote something in Life Magazine back in I think about 1953. And Ben Hogan said that the biggest help was for him, he used to get to the top of the swing with the left wrist
DiMarco on the pros and cons of Bubba's stroke
Chris DiMarco demonstrates ways to improve your putting by learning from Bubba Watson. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.-And I'll tell you what. Bubba Watson was on fire on the greens on Sunday. Only had 25 putts tie, for 5th in approach putt performance, tie for 7th in putting average. I'm gonna tell you what. If you're a PGA Tour player, and you see Bubba Watson putting like this, you're a little worried. -You're a little worried. -Definitely a little worried because this is something that he's really struggled with, Chris. We see him so many times, the head's moving, he's bouncing all over the place. We seem decelerating through the stroke. What can amateurs learn from Bubba Watson when they watch him struggle or they watch him get hot like he was yesterday? -Well, you know, typically, your putting stroke
Quick fix: Breed's short putting tips
Michael Breed of The Golf Fix shows you how to putt like Bubba Watson. And U.S. hockey hero T.J. Oshie solicits swing advice from Michael Breed. See the Golf Fix Monday 7PM ET and Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.acceleration through the strike zone. And then, once you get on the golf course in springtime, you're ready. -Absolutely. And I think so many people are trying to, you know, everybody's getting the itch now, particularly after Riviera. -Yeah. -Everybody's kinda getting fired up. But this is the thing that you could do despite the fact that up in Connecticut, we've had 2-1/2-- snow. We're losing our minds. -It's hockey season. -Yeah. -Speaking of which-- -Yeah. -T. J. Oshie. He becomes a-- -Yeah. -just a sensation. You're an NHL fan. You know, you know who he is. Remember the St . Louis Blues ? He becomes an American sweetheart by going 6 for 8 in the shoot-out against Russia on Saturday morning. He's a golfer. Loves it. -He's a golfer, and by the way, he's a fan of The Golf Fix and the Golf Channel. He is-- he loves to play golf in high school all the way through four years. So, yeah. He's a big fan. -Okay. So, he loves your show. He wants to get better he wants to improve his golf swing . -Yeah. Well, you know-- -Hockey players love golf. -And what we can learn from hockey players too, we're gonna talk about that