Quick tips: Mud balls, grip pressure, club selection
Travis Fulton and Claude Harmon III share quick tips for dealing with mud balls, short iron grip pressure and club selection around the green. Watch Morning Drive every day on Golf Channel.
Trouble shots: How to hook it around a tree
Martin Hall shows what to do when you need to play a big hook around a tree.
Trouble shots: Belly a wedge from the fringe
Michael Breed shows how to putt using a sand wedge when your ball is up against the fringe.
Sloping lies: Ball below feet swing tips
Charlie Rymer, John Cook and Damon Hack take a look at the fairway slopes on Vahalla's No. 6 hole and discuss how to play shots when the ball is below your feet. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Playing Lessons preview: Holly and Blixt
Damon Hack interviews Holly Sonders about her Playing Lesson with Jonas Blixt. Watch Morning Drive everyday on Golf Channel.about his long game ss at all? We've seen him in the major championships . He sprays a little bit off the tee. How much of that a concern to him? Is that something that he works on a little, give a little extra time to? He, Jonas is not very concerned about anything. But yes, he has worked on his ball flight. And, by playing more and more. He's learned now. He's a two-time PGA Tour champ. He's learned what kind of shots that he needs. So, he was really, really working on hitting that soft fade to play into certain golf courses . So- Hm. He's learning, still. Jonas Blixt, Holly and Caviar tonight. I can't wait. Perfect, lovely. Thanks Holly. Thanks Jimmy
Big Break Academy: Lindsay on trouble shots
Big Break Florida contestant Lindsay Aho explains how to deal with a trouble shot in this exclusive instructional clip.
Hard hitting: Play off concrete like Lexi
Charlie Rymer and Holly Sonders share tips for playing shots off concrete just like Lexi Thompson did recently at the 2014 North Texas LPGA Shootout. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.nice contact right there. And so many times you go to a golf course that has some of these little concrete areas, and you get on there you always have the option to play the golf ball. You don't have to take the penalty. If its in the hazard you can get in there and play it. Couple things to always keep in mind if you are going to try to play this shot. First and foremost, you not going to do much damage to your club, so don't worry about it. I know people are worried about breaking the club. You might just scratch a little bit, but you not going do much damage. But when you get in there, what you got to remember is you need to make this club the leading edge as sharp as you possible can. And the way that you do that, is when you address the ball, is you gotta
Eyes have it: Tips for grainy greens
Charlie Rymer and Holly Sonders give tips on how to deal with difficult terrain. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.a graph that sort of illustrates the main reason why, Holly, this golf course is the easiest golf course on the PGA Tour most years to hit greens. But look to the right side of that column. It's the hardest golf course year in and year out to get the ball close to the hole. Guys have more long putts here than they have at any other golf course anywhere on the PGA Tour . -Okay. So, what about amateurs out there? How-- can we knock it closer? Because most amateurs are not gonna have the chance to play where the pros play. -Well, here's what happens with amateurs. And I love the way Brandt was talking about looking at the surrounding terrain. -Right. -The pros have a great advantage because they're walking. When you're walking, you keep your head up, you get your eyes up. You have a better sense of where the top of the mountain is, and where the ocean is. You see the little subtleties on the greens as you're walking up to the green from the fairway. You and I go play golf . We're gonna hop in a golf club. We're gonna beat talking, we're gonna be aggravating each other, we're gonna be telling stories-- -That's for sure. -We're gonna get-- we're gonna get up on the green. We're still gonna be talking and we won't even have looked at the surrounding-- -Right. -areas at all. So, when you're out playing golf-- in particular, when you're playing a golf course that's at an exotic location, a mountain-type golf course , make sure when you're riding in that golf cart, you keep your eyes up, you keep a good idea of what the surrounding terrain is. That will give you the same kind of clues that the professionals have when they're out walking. -So, don't just be drinking your Arnold Palmer and having a conversation. -No. Well, you can do that if you don't care how you play. -Right. Right. -If you wanna
Escape artist: How to master shots from trouble
Phil Blackmar and Charlie Rymer give tips on trouble shots with a clean lie. Watch Morning Drive everday 7AM ET.whe, when PGA Tour professionals get in trouble, and they've got a clean they can get the club face cleanly on the ball they can do
Wind chime: Blustery condition tips
Charlie Rymer, John Cook and Holly Sonders give tips on how to play in the wind. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.think so many people they get grumpy when they're headed to the golf course and they see the trees blowing. -Right. -Oh no, I've gotta go play in the wind. You can't have that kind of attitude when you go to the golf course because what happens is when you have that kind of attitude, you're gonna panic. When you panic, you're gonna hit harder. Whenof their shots are gonna be into the wind. Folks, when the wind's blowing , you're gonna get some holes that are downwind too. -Right. -You're gonna have an opportunity to take advantage of that. So, you gotta have a great attitude when you play in the wind. -Well, you're right about all of that, Charlie, and I agree with all of that. I know that when the wind's blowing I'm going to the golf course . Half the guys are already done. They don't wanna play. It's too hard. I love playing in the wind. And I welcome
Low and slow: Tips for playing downwind
Charlie Rymer and Gary Williams discuss strategies for playing a shot downwind. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.Professionals don't like the ball to get up in the air under windy conditions because it's a loss of control. So the same type of thing they were talking about yesterday when John Cook was in.