Griffin: How to hit irons like Jack Nicklaus
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Fred Griffin gives Cara Robinson pointers on how to hit solid iron shots like the great Jack Nicklaus did. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
King: The secret to a perfect arc
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Charlie King teaches how to make consistent solid contact like the legendary Moe Norman.
Stenzel: Split-hands swing drill
Golf Channel Academy lead coach Kellie Stenzel shows you how to stop the tops with this helpful fairway woods drill.
DiJulia: No slacking in the short game
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Dom DiJulia teaches how an arm position change can improve your chipping and pitching.
Dom DiJulia: Solid contact made simple
Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Dom DiJulia teaches three keys to reducing your mishits.Thanks for joining me on Golf Channel Academy. I'm your coach, Coach Dom DiJulia. Golf can be fun. Golf can also be really frustrating. Hitting. Whether you're hitting the ball solid or not, that makes the difference. It's a whole lot more fun when we're hitting the ball solid. Not as much fun when we're mis-hitting the ball. I have one key concept , and three fundamentals to help you hit the ball more solid. That concept is distance from the ball. If I were to
Night School: Stop Heel & Toe Shots
School of Golf's Martin Hall and Sara Brown teach two unique drills to help you start making better contact. Watch School of Golf Tuesdays 8PM ET on Golf Channel.Thanks for joining us on Golf Channel Academy, this is school of golf. Im Sara Brown along side our professor, Martin Hall and were here to get you playing your best golf this weekend. Martin, what do you have for us? I have 2 Ts, Oh. One to stop you hitting out of the heel, one to stop hitting off the toe but it's gonna be the that you may have seen before. Here's going to be two different exercises. One you need to hit a golf ball with one you don't. Well I suppose that the two one you could get away with anything. Without hitting golf ball . This is a drill that has helped some people hit in the heel immensely. So here's what I have people understand. If you're hitting it in the heel, the shaft is too close to the ball when you hit it. If we say my fingers a golf ball , the shaft is too close to the ball. I came up with this drill, and it really works like a charm. If
The Golf Fix: How a hockey stick can help your swing
Michael Breed, host of The Golf Fix, shows how swinging with a hockey stick will help you cover the ball through the strike. Watch The Golf Fix on Mondays at 8PM ET on Golf Channel.Welcome to Golf Channel Academy. I've got a hockey stick here, and I'm gonna show you how a hockey stick is gonna help your game. Very, very Very simple. First of all, when you hold a hockey stick your hands are split. When you get set up to hit the puck or the golf ball with this hockey stick , you gotta do a number of things because of the length of the shaft. The first thing is that when you take that slap shot Because your arms are separated, you're gonna make a big huge turn, so your shoulders are gonna turn when you come back. The second thing and the most important thing is it's control your chest and it's gonna control it in two ways. The first way it controls it is that as I come down into this, because of the length of the. Of the hockey stick , my body has to rotate, my chest has to rotate out of the way so that I can get the stick throughyour chest in that down swing. So I'm imagining I've got that hockey stick Good shoulder turn back like this and then chest is gonna open up and stay down through the strike. You can see
Night School: Warm up with 'brush-brush'
School of Golf's Martin Hall shares his favorite drill for solid contact to get you ready for your weekend round. Holly Sonders hosts. Watch School of Golf Wednesdays 7PM ET.-Thanks for joining us on Golf Channel Academy. This is Night School. I'm Holly Sonders, joined by the professor, Martin Hall. And if you're lucky enough to live in a part of the country where you can wake up and play golf in the morning, we're going to help you play your very best. Right, Martin? -I am. This is one of the best drills I've got. And you know, the only other person I hear talk about this is Johnny Miller . I'm gonna have something to say about that in a moment. You can do this actually even if you can't play tomorrowsometimes wonder if the only two people who talk about that are Johnny Miller and Martin Hall. And we both have an affiliation with NBC. Maybe that means "Need of the Brushing Component." Just a thought
SOG extra credit: How to swing like Nicklaus
School of Golf's Martin Hall and Holly Sonders celebrate the Golden Bear's 74th birthday by sharing one of his best tips for solid contact. Watch School of Golf Wednesdays 7PM ET.-Thanks for joining us in Golf Channel Academy this is school of golf and I'm Holly Sonders [unk] by the professor of Martin Hall. And today we celebrate a very special birthday, Jack Nicklaus the golden bear Martin turns 74 years old. -He does and happy birthday Jacko, I was actually with him on his 55th birthday. Time goes so fast, now Jack Nicklaus clearly at this point the greatest to have ever played the game by record, known, known everywhere, Jack Grout his teacher, not known as well, Alex Mercer, Jack Grout's teacher hardly anybody knows but in fact the line is Alex Mercer to Jack Grout, Jack Grout to Jack Nicklaus . And the one thing he wants to talk about is Alex Mercer, Jack Grout telling Jack Nicklaus to hit pass the chin. Jack was famous for saying "realease, realease", he did hated people hanging on to the club. And this is how he learned to do it. Holly I'm gonna give you a drinking straw. -Okay. -I'm going to demonstrate and you're going to do likewise. What Jack Grout from Alex Mercer taught a young Jack Nicklaus was as he set up, was to turn and look at the ball through his left eye and points his chin back-Doesn't mean my legs are not moving but I think that's why Jack Nicklaus so very rarely came over the ball, until way after the ball has been hit. Keep that straw back a bit more,-Okay -All right, here we go. So set up-- -U'huh. -a little Jack Nicklaus turn away here, hit pass the chin, Miss Sonders. And that was very, very, very well hit. 1st time I've ever asked you to do that, it really does give you a feeling; viewers at home of absolutely whirling that club head around the center point, make no mistake. I'm not asking you to keep your body still, I'm just telling you to keep chin still, chin still. Let's keep the golden bear happy on his birthday. -Do you have a cake or anything? Milk shake ? -Not yet. -[unk] -But ages. -Fine, thank you for joining on Golf Channel Academy for the very best in golf instruction and 1st of all great tips such as these. Make sure to watch school
Night School: Make an impact
School of Golf host Martin Hall teaches how to use a 3-iron and piece of wood to improve your impact position. Watch School of Golf Wednesdays 7PM ET.Thanks for joining us on Golf Channel Academy. This is night school. I'm your teacher Martin Hall, here to get you playing your best golf this weekend. Well, maybe like me, maybe you've got a three iron lying somewhere around in the Garage or the basement, or the shed somewhere, gathering cobwebs, no reason to be using it to hit golf balls with. But actually, it's pretty good for training if you want. Should do something on a Friday night or a Saturday night. Before you go and play the next morning. I actually like to take my mint condition three i and that's probably about five years old. And I will put it against the end of a two by four. Now obviously there's loft on a there iron. But if I was to deloft it so there's absolutely no daylight between the, the club, the loft of the club and that 2x4, it puts me in a very good impact position . So if we can have a nice, full picture of me now. You'll see how when I take that daylight out, get rid of the daylight, it is a nighttime tip, isn't it? If I just pose that impact position , and I have no daylight between the loft of that club and that 2x4. I've got myself in a fantastic impact position . The hands are leading, the knuckles are down, the hips have turned, the right heel's off the ground. I've turned the hips
Night School: X marks the spot
School of Golf's Martin Hall and Holly Sonders teach how proper knee action leads to solid contact. Watch School of Golf Wednesdays 7PM ET.there. Now what's the purpose of this X? As you turn your upper body in the backswing. Your left knee will travel along this side of the X. As your left, so your left knees going to move in that direction. Make your backswing, all the way, turn your shoulders. So the left knee moves that way. The left knee moves on this side of the x, or the leg of the x. And when you come down, the right knee needs to move on this side of the X to the right needs moving that way. So you sort of see it as the left knee moving out as the upper body turns, and then the right knee moving out, as the, as the upper body turns the other way. So it's a little bit left knee along one side of the X. Right knee along there. That actually looks rather good, I must say. Particularly in the follow through. Interesting. So let's see if we can, have you hit one from just about there. Let's see if you can put that thought into action. Have we got a green line? That's my question. Did I put those. Red, so far. We have, we have got a green light. Oh, it works, there we go. Okay. So, left knee along one side of that x. Okay. Right knee along the other side. And for you, that's really good. Yes. Because it didn't let you get that ball left of the tie. I said to you at that practice swing, I said that pivot looks better. So it's a wonderful pivot drill done with or without golf balls . Obviously it's done better if you do hit golf balls . But you know, learn to shift and shake and move those legs. Is that how you dance? I don't dance. That is,