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Monday, October 25, 2010

And it's perfectly legal!

James Lepp, founder and President of Kikkor Golf sent us his unique "Saucer Pass" tip today. It's the perfect golf/hockey hybrid shot that he claims will cure your chipping yips.

Check out the company's website if you want to see some more out of the box thinking. The Rickie Fowler generation has arrived.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Paint the Bunker

What's one of favorite recent tips? Here's one right here.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Way To Go Bubba!

Congrats to Bubba Watson on his emotional victory at last week's Transitions Championship. Starting the day six shots back, Watson rallied to tie Corey Pavin and Scott Verplank. Watson won on the second playoff hole.

We featured Watson on the cover of our Golf Tips Annual late last year. Inside he wrote about how he generates his incredible length. (Watson currently leads the Tour in Driving Distance, averaging 305.9 yards per drive.) See his story here.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Jeff Ritter's Take on Tiger

Senior GT Instruction Editor Jeff Ritter weighs in on what ails Tiger.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Erica Blasberg, 1984-2010

We've just learned that LPGA Tour player Erica Blasberg passed away yesterday at her home in Henderson, NV. No details have been released.

Golf Tips readers will remember the 25 year-old from our 2009 Tips from the Tour issue.

Although I only met Erica once, she made a big impression on me. She was kind, enthusiastic and energetic. She brought us great ideas, but more than anything, her personality really shined through. She was quick to laugh and incredibly patient with all the laborious technical requirements that take place on a typical photo shoot. (If I recall she hadn't slept much the night before, having flown back from a tournament in Mexico.) Never once did she complain about the long day. She was a true professional.

It was easy to see why she'd won so much respect and adoration from fans. She won over one more that day.

We will sorely miss her.

Charlie Schroeder, Senior Editor

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Straight Down the Middle

It's self-promotion Thursday here at GT.

This week, we're proud to announce the release of Josh Karp's latest book, "Straight Down the Middle: Shivas Irons, Bagger Vance, and How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Golf Swing." Karp is Golf Tips' newest contributor, and the funnyman behind our "Please Explain" column. (We've given him the unenviable task of digging up obscure information about rules, statistics and popular golf swing theories, and somehow Karp manages to make them read like a Woody Allen sketch.)

In "Straight Down the Middle," the native Chicagoan travels the country seeking advice from non-traditional instructors (a guy who has a range set up in his basement, a yogi, a martial arts sensei...the list goes on) with the hope of lowering his handicap and quieting his demons. Does he manage to pull off his 2 for 1 special? Who cares? It's a rollicking road trip and Karp is just the kind of driver you want behind the wheel, although you may get into a few minor fender benders along the way.

Wear your seat belt and enjoy the trip.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bubba Watson and His Wooden Stick

Over the past few days we've gotten a real kick out of Bubba Watson's short, silly videos he's been posting to Twitter. If you haven't seen them, you're missing a very savvy lesson in branding.

You can also learn a thing or two.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Study the President's Cup Players

[Editor's note: We've asked some of GT's instruction editors to share their thoughts with our audience. Steve Dahlby of Golf Club Scottsdale and Forest Highlands in Flagstaff, Arizona, was the first to take us up on the offer. Here's his first entry. Enjoy]

If you get the chance to watch some of the action at the President's Cup this week, take note of the variety of swings the players have. You will see many different techniques based on that players search for the best way for him to play his best golf. Some swings will be based on balance and timing while others will be based more on getting the club into certain positions. The thing these players have found is the best technique for them as individuals.

I truly believe there is no one way to swing the club but in studying all theories, a player can find his or her best technique.

One thing to take note of though, is that all the players, regardless of their styles, will have very consistent preshot routines to allow them the best chance to hit great shots. If a player changes his routine during a round, I believe they will struggle.

Enjoy the tournament and see if you can pick up something that can help you with your game. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at, or the video tips section at Golf Tips Magazine.