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.
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.
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.
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
Morning Drive: Playing in the Wind 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.