Tried to stretch a fairway wood, found trouble
Lexi Thompson, the LPGA's newest major champion, shows how to smash it
With water long the bunker skull is instant death
The one thing you have to get right
Keep your elbows firm or soft through impact
Fix these two mistakes, and start rolling them in
See the great moves and perfect positions of The Slammer in a never-before-seen 1950 photo sequence. Words can't describe Sam's fluid tempo, his awesome power.
Rory's swing is "untouched"– free-flowing and natural. View his swing in action.
On long bunker shots, take more sand
Hitting it flush is like shooting an arrow. Analysis by Golf Digest Teaching Professional Jim McLean.
Letting his head move unhinged keys Adam Scott's excellence off the tee
What he's doing right—and how it can help your game
Our secrets for improving distance and accuracy
One setup adjustment for consistently solid shots
Bow your left wrist through impact to pinch iron shots off the turf
Too often I see golfers trying to swing in a way that doesn't work with their physical capabilities. They end up never realizing their potential or, even worse, getting hurt. For the young, limber player, a body-driven swing is often the way to go. It involves swinging from the center outward, with the big muscles in the trunk and legs doing all the work. The preferred shot is often a fade. For the older player in search of more power, the draw usually works better. By focusing on the hands and arms and incorporating more lateral body movement in the swing, a less flexible golfer can become more of a free swinger, and that means more distance. Here I'll walk you through two model swing sequences: one for young, athletic types and one for older, less flexible golfers.
Bag your wedge and play a little 9-iron runner