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Learning The Game - 5/27/14
Pull-Push
Our resident PGA of America teaching pro offers a new description of an effective downswing.
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Learning The Game - 4/23/14
Trouble: Bad Lies
Our resident PGA of America teaching professional has a tip for those occasions when your ball lands on harsh terrain.
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Learning The Game - 4/11/14
My Angle on Spine Angle
PGA of America teaching pro Erika Larkin's second column on angles focuses on your spine.
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Learning The Game - 3/27/14
To Tilt or Not to Tilt?
THAT... is the question.
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Learning The Game - 3/12/14
The Twist
Want to know "what is hip" in unleashing maximum power? PGA of America teaching professional Erika Larkin has the answer.
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Learning The Game - 2/26/14
Drive, Chip & Putt
PGA of America teaching professional Erika Larkin explains how a clever national contest for kids can make practice more productive for adults, too.
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Learning The Game - 2/12/14
Criss Cross Practice
PGA of America teaching professional Erika Larkin offers another drill for getting used to swing changes.
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Learning The Game - 1/30/14
"Perfect 10" Practice
Sometimes, breaking a swing down to its smallest element is the key to making a major swing change. PGA of America teaching pro Erika Larkin explains how to do it.
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Learning The Game - 1/8/14
"Casting" Call
Here is a five-step, 30-minute practice plan that should be repeated several times a week for several weeks to help you ingrain good release fundamentals.
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Learning The Game - 12/26/13
Learning From Legos
PGA of America teaching professional Erika Larkin shows how a world-famous toy can provide a helpful perspective on golf.
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Learning The Game - 12/11/13
Heavenly Golf
I am taking a detour this week from my normal instructional column to discuss a much deeper and arguably more important topic.
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Learning The Game - 11/27/13
Life Beyond The Basic Chip Shot
I have taught a lot of mid to high handicappers that can hit a good basic chip shot.
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Learning The Game - 11/13/13
The Perfect 15 Minute Warm-Up
Like so many golfers, I too have been guilty of arriving to a golf course close to my tee time and running to the first tee with no warm-up.
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Learning The Game - 10/30/13
Seeing the Line
I've heard it said many times over the years that people view their line of putt one of two ways.
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Learning The Game - 10/16/13
The Sh@nks
We usually associate the shanks with a horrible shot that goes dead right off in a low squirrelly sort of fashion.
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Learning The Game - 10/2/13
Don't Be Greedy
The goal I hear from almost every student is that they want to be more consistent.
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Learning The Game - 9/19/13
Firing Code
If you think about a good downswing motion, the body unwinds at the ball in a certain order: hips, torso, arms, hands.
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Learning The Game - 9/4/13
Can You "Work" the Ball?
I'm here to encourage you to try on your next driving range outing to hit the ball in the opposite direction of your norm.
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Learning The Game - 8/21/13
Uneven Lie Nemesis
Ever wonder why you can't hit well off of a certain uneven lie?
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Learning The Game - 8/7/13
Get a Grip on Your Chips
For better greenside chip shots take a hard look at your setup, in particular your GRIP.
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Learning The Game - 7/24/13
Choppin' Wood?
Award-winning PGA of America teaching pro Erika Larkin explains how to hit your driver like Paul Runyan, not Paul Bunyan.
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Learning The Game - 7/10/13
Mapping Wedges
It amazes me how often I ask a student "how far does your half-Sand Wedge go?", and they have no idea...
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Learning The Game - 6/25/13
Roller Coaster
What is *really* supposed to happen at the top of the swing?
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Learning The Game - 6/12/13
Open It Up!
A guide for how, when and why to use open face shots around the green.
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Learning The Game - 5/29/13
Grip Tricks
The way we hold our hands on the club can really influence our swing.
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