InstructionJune 10, 2011

Saturday Morning Tip: 3 Skills You Need Now

In the current issue of Golf Digest, which you can find on the newsstand starting this week (Adam Scott on the cover), there is an article called "3 Skills Every Golfer Needs." It's from the new book by Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott, with Ron Sirak, Play Your Best Golf Now. You can put these tips into your game immediately to help you shoot lower scores this weekend. Here's to continued progress with your game, and remember to follow me on Twitter @RogerSchiffman.

*Roger Schiffman

Managing Editor

Golf Digest*

By Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott


  1. Balance: To be a good ball-striker, you must be able to maintain your balance while rotating. Make some swings favoring either your left foot or right foot, as Pia shows above, to develop dynamic balance.

(See Golf Digest's July instruction feature by Nilsson and Marriott)

  1. Tempo: Make full swings varying the tempo of your backswing and forward swing, as Lynn demonstrates. Go back at 25 percent and forward at 75. Then hit shots using your preferred tempo throughout.

  2. Tension Awareness: Hit short shots alternating between tight tension in your arms and shoulders, average tension and very loose. Do this three times. Which tension level produces the best contact?

(Related: The Vision54 section)

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