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Tips to Improve Your Game - from John Abendroth

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Quick tips for your golf game »

by John Abendroth

The golf season is upon many of us and with the Masters on tap I thought I would throw out a variety of quick tips that may help you and me with our golf games.... read more »

Check-up time for your basics of golf. »

by John Abendroth

From time to time we all need to go back to basics in our golf swing and for those stopping by here today I’ll offer a few ideas and reminders.... read more »

Basic thoughts for better golf »

by John Abendroth

From time-to-time, we all need to go back to basics to keep our golf games and golf swing in proper form. I feel I repeat myself some times, but that may be the point of golf instruction. We need constant reminders about the same things.... read more »

Common Faults of the Average Golfer »

by John Abendroth

While thinking about a couple of common faults of the average golfer I came up with a long list. But let me identify four areas that could have a huge benefit on several holes per round:... read more »

Friends? Can Be Helpful? »

by John Abendroth

How often have you gotten a golf tip from a friend? How often has this tip really helped (and where do they teach golf anyway)? It is amazing to me how helpful people can be on the golf course, especially when many of these people have not conquered the game and, in fact, they are downright bad.... read more »

How is your golf game when you are hurt? »

by John Abendroth

Recently I played golf with an injury, and it reminds me of how much our golf swing relies on a healthy body to work correctly. So, I thought I would touch base on a couple of ideas that have helped me and perhaps will help you as well.... read more »

Where to begin as a golfer »

by John Abendroth

For existing golfers, the desire to improve is often there, but let me offer a few ideas for the beginner or the very new golfer.... read more »

Golfers are Athletes… Right? »

by John Abendroth

There has been a debate for years and years about golfers being athletes. I am on the side that golfers are athletes, thus I want to share some ideas with you about making your golf swing more athletic and help you become a more high performance athlete. ... read more »

Improve Your Golf Game: Part I »

by John Abendroth

We all want to improve our golf game, and lessons seem to be a proven way to do that best. In a short series I want to give you some ideas on how to take a lesson properly. In this first article, let me cover some ideas geared at existing golfers. ... read more »

Improve Your Golf Game: Part 2 »

by John Abendroth

Now that you have identified issues in your swing and golf game, it is time to work on it and in doing so, it is key to understand those issues, and what you need to do to work on them. ... read more »

Learn from the best golfers »

by John Abendroth

When you look down the line of good golfers on the driving range, then look down the line of the more average golfer, there is a small list of items that are very different.... read more »

Why You Should Love to Practice »

by John Abendroth

Hitting golf balls, putting on the practice putting green and working on my game is a real passion and I hope you love it, too.... read more »

Golf Myths »

by John Abendroth

This is a quote I came up with a few years ago, and I still hold by it. Over the years I have observed several other myths or misunderstandings in golf that should be clarified.
Let’s start at the putting green where a large majority of shots happen.... read more »

The Golfers Pocket Glossary »

by John Abendroth

Often golfers get confused by hearing ideas they do not comprehend, nor understand if they even apply to their game. These concepts come from The Golf Channel, friends, golf magazines and even golf instructors. Hopefully the ideas in this article are understandable, and most of all, useable.... read more »

Practice to Improve »

by John Abendroth

We all want to play better golf, but I feel many of you don't practice correctly to make the effective changes that are needed. ... read more »

Practice makes perfect, especially in golf »

by John Abendroth

Recently I hung out on the driving range and putting green at the AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach, and what really struck me was the amount of practice time the pros spend. This is one of the many differences between amateurs and professionals.... read more »

Short Golf Tips »

by John Abendroth

Balance: The golf swing consists of power and movement all happening on an un-even surface. Keep your knees bent and your weight about in the middle of your feet for good balance.... read more »

Spring training for your golf game »

by John Abendroth

Are you and your golf game ready to kick off the new golf season? It’s just about here you know, so let me give you a primer on a few things you’ll need to think about.... read more »

Tiger Changes His Stripes »

by John Abendroth

Tiger Woods went to the practice range to change his swing, and it worked. Did he need this amount of change? Can you even notice the difference? There was even a recent article and cover story in Time Magazine. What can you learn from this? ... read more »

Tiger Woods can teach us a thing or two »

by John Abendroth

Tiger Woods had a great end to his season on the PGA-Tour recently. He was hitting the ball super, but I was reminded of something that can help you, from an observation by Johnny Miller about Tiger.... read more »

Primer on how to read or watch golf tips »

by John Abendroth

Many of us watch The Golf Channel for instruction, read Golf Digest, surf web-sites like hookedongolf.com. Some of you even read this column to try to improve your games. I’d like to offer a few ideas on how to use the above media to your best advantage.... read more »

A help regimen for the for the “Type-A” golfer »

by John Abendroth

“Type-A” tendencies and golf are not a good mix, but we can fix that.... read more »

We'll Help Your Game »

by John Abendroth

Golf is a simple game...made too difficult... by too many people, and I feel I have developed some ideas and ways to approach golf and learning to play the game better that will work for you.... read more »

Why We Play Golf »

by John Abendroth

Golf is a great game, and we each play it for special reasons. What’s your motivation? Social, work, exercise, competition, scenery or the personal challenge -- they are all great reasons. ... read more »

Winter Warm Up...Golf Style! »

by John Abendroth

It’s that time again. Rain, now, new golf events on television, but we just can’t get out and play as often. So... here I come to the rescue. A few ideas to keep your swing in shape so you can swing into spring at full speed. ... read more »

Playing the Lies at Crystal Springs »

by Greg Coplin

Save for the par-3 holes, there are few even lies at Crystal Springs.  Every fairway is sloped to some degree, meaning golfers are going to face shots where the ball is either above or below their feet.  Here’s how to play both of those shots.... read more »

Time management for your golf game »

by John Abendroth

Golf is an activity with many moving parts with emotions involved, nature involved, where a round of golf may take more than 5-hours, but I have a couple of ideas to help you stay focused.... read more »

Golf is a game of opposites…and fun is part of that. »

by John Abendroth

Golf is a great game that can bring a lot of joy or it can bring frustration and anger. To take it a step further the game actually can be looked at as having a lot of opposites.... read more »

Are you ready to spring into the golf season? »

by John Abendroth

Springs is not far off and with spring comes a new golf season so to get you ready let me offer a few ideas.... read more »

Are you in your prime for golf? »

by John Abendroth

Does age have a bearing on the quality of the golf you play? Let me start this discussion with the premise that the golf ball or the hole does not know your age.... read more »

Three things you can learn from the pros…It’s as easy as A-B-C »

by John Abendroth

Watching professional golf can be entertaining but is can also be very educational if you focus on three key areas, Attitude, Balance and Concentration. ... read more »

Golf can be fickle and fragile for all of us. »

by John Abendroth

The game of golf can be fickle to play and when you consider the golf swing itself to be fragile we all face a challenge. Let me point out a few examples of what can happen.... read more »

Slow play, the curse of golf even for Tiger Woods. »

by John Abendroth

Golf is a game of beauty, patience, recreation and the enjoyment of nature, but to follow the rules of golf you better do it at the proper pace, not fall out of position or you’ll be put on the clock. Tick-Tock, Tick, Tock.... read more »

Full Swing

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Does your golf swing change much? »

by John Abendroth

The quality of your golf shots and golf game can have big ups and downs, but through all of this I don’t think the swing changes much.... read more »

Back Spin - Be sure it’s the right shot for you »

by John Abendroth

Many players leave shots short, so why do you want backspin, and be shorter still? I understand wanting to play a shot with back spin -- however this shot should be played at the right time and place -- making sure you hit a good shot... everytime. ... read more »

Can you cure your slice? »

by John Abendroth

In golf there are a few common issues that many of us have, and the slice or fade may be one of them.... read more »

Essentials for a Proper Golf Swing »

by John Abendroth

The PGA-Tour is off to a fast start, we look forward to an exciting LPGA and PGA season but I’m thinking about my golf swing and yours.... read more »

Golf: Game Of Little Force »

by John Abendroth

If we use the word golf in a little word game that I’ve come up with, it can be a reminder for proper tempo…Golf: Game Of Little Force.... read more »

Hit it Better & Further »

by John Abendroth

Two main things I hear from my golf students are: I want more distance and I want more consistency. I think there is one main area where this can happen. ... read more »

Keep your head down? Don’t worry about it »

by John Abendroth

I’ll bet when you play golf with your friends they offer tips, and often it may be many tips. My question to you is... how effective are they?... read more »

Does your golf swing have good rhythm? »

by John Abendroth

With all of the great wisdom you have read about the golf game that I have written, this may be the glue that will hold it together for each and every golf swing you make. Good rhythm and tempo are a must, regardless if you have a good golf swing, or a not so sound golf swing.... read more »

Understand your Golf Swing »

by John Abendroth

No one has ever solved the golf swing... Oh...read on...I’m not a kook or a nut. I think I’m correct in that statement. But I do feel I have a good understanding of the swing.... read more »

Understand your golf swing »

by John Abendroth

In the world of golf instruction fads will come and go, but currently there is one fad trying to push another one aside.... read more »

Short Game

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An important golf lesson to remember »

by John Abendroth

It’s almost 15-years since we started the Hooked on Golf radio and TV program and as I think back, I thought long and hard about the first golf lesson to produce on the TV program. ... read more »

Putting

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Putting can be the glue for your golf game »

by John Abendroth

Putting can be a cure for a bad game of golf, make up for poor shots and be a foundation to a better game. Let me touch on a few key thoughts that can help you.... read more »

Got Yips? Learn from Professor Putt. »

by John Abendroth

For those of us that play golf, putting is something we do virtually every hole during a round of golf and it can be the most gratifying part of the game or the most frustrating, but it is much like art as everybody does it with a slightly different stroke.... read more »

Meet the Putt Family »

by John Abendroth

Putting should be the easiest part of golf, but it can often be a challenge. Let me offer a couple of tips that should help you with that and the rest of the “Putt Family”.... read more »

Putting - Your Key to Better Scores »

by John Abendroth

Conservative or Aggressive - which are you on the golf course? Putting is a very key area where the proper approach, either conservative or aggressive, must be attained. ... read more »

Driving

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Ten Tips to Better Driving »

by John Abendroth

The better players are better drivers -- follow these tips to get yourself in that class.... read more »

Take Your Club for a Dance »

by John Abendroth

Yes you read that correctly. I’ve heard of golfers sleeping with their putters, but how about the dance you should do with your driver?... read more »

Drive for show, drive for dough… »

by John Abendroth

Sam Snead is quoted as saying, “drive for show, putt for dough…” but in the headline above, I’ve re-written it to show the importance of driving the ball well.... read more »

Equipment

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Golf club tune-up for the New Year »

by John Abendroth

New clubs and golf balls keep hitting the market, so it seems appropriate to touch on a few ideas to help you use these new tools correctly.... read more »

New Tricks for your Golf Bag »

by John Abendroth

Many golfers try to buy a better golf game with new golf equipment. I’m not a supporter of this approach, but as technology changes and improves, it’s worth a look at the “latest and greatest” products.... read more »

What’s in the bag? »

by John Abendroth

If you are a golf nut like myself, of course you love to tinker with your swing and also the tools in your bag, so allow me to point out a few new tricks that I use myself. ... read more »

Mental Game

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Have you thought about golf today? »

by John Abendroth

Many people think I play golf everyday, and they would be wrong. However, I do think about golf everyday and I think about my golf swing everyday. I think you should too, and it will help your game.... read more »

Be happy, play better golf »

by John Abendroth

Within the world of your own golf game you likely have ups and downs, and good days and bad days. I feel you have some control over these swings, and it is just this easy, be happy, play better!... read more »

Let Dr. Rotella assist with your golf game. »

by John Abendroth

An important goal for me is to help you improve your golf game and my game as well. With my position in the media, I get a lot of books in the mail, some are very good in regard to improving our game and I’ve got a couple you may want to consider.... read more »

Can you imagine a good golf swing? »

by John Abendroth

If you are lucky, love golf and have the time your golf swing should stay in good condition. On the other hand, you may not be in that situation so you may have to think about it a bit differently.... read more »

Have fun, play better golf »

by John Abendroth

Golf can be a game of opposites. It’s supposed to be fun, but often we do not make it that way. We are supposed to play the game to relax, but often we get frustrated and mad. If you try hard to succeed, it will often result in disaster. So…let’s turn that around and have some fun and play better.... read more »

How Smart is Your Golf Game? »

by John Abendroth

Good golf is attainable, and by using the theory that good or better is a relative thing, that makes the theory work, and I think we can finally make some head-way to improving a persons golf game. ... read more »

Play like a pro, tune in your focus »

by John Abendroth

To play better golf you must commit to the golf swing, and the golf shot you want to hit, each and every time.... read more »

Zoom in your focus for better golf »

by John Abendroth

Game Of Little Focus is an appropriate use of the four letters in the word golf, as it relates to many golfers. To play better golf, learn to zoom in your focus.... read more »

Course Management

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For better golf, read the course, be the ball. »

by John Abendroth

“Golf is a simple game made too difficult by too many.”
-- Abendroth @ ’95. ... read more »

Know your limitations even in playing golf »

by John Abendroth

Today we are going to talk about being patient and knowing your limitations, which are very important to playing a nice round of golf.... read more »

Setup

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Align Your Golf Game »

by John Abendroth

Golf is a unique game that is played easily by many, is a life long struggle for others but I have a couple of tips that may help straighten you out.... read more »

Rehearse for your big shot in golf »

by John Abendroth

Watching the U.S. Open recently reminds me of a basic principle that makes golf so unique and challenging…”you never know where your next shot will be hit from.” Abendroth ’07... read more »

Etiquette

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Do you play golf with proper etiquette? »

by John Abendroth

Did you know that etiquette is covered in the rules of golf? Not only is it there, it is covered as Section 1 and starting on page 1 it covers 4 pages with 8 sub-sections.... read more »

Slow play…. AKA, ruin your golf game…and others »

by John Abendroth

It had to happen that I’d write about slow play at some point in time and I’m likely tardy in doing so…sorry for my slow play.... read more »

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