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Ben Salisbury

Distance Control and Dispersion to be tested at the PGA Championship

There will never be a major tournament that doesn’t value elite control of distance and dispersion, but there aren’t many courses that will penalize misses as much as Southern Hills this week.  Southern Hills Country Club, host of the 2022 PGA Championship, opened in 1936 and was designed by Oklahoma golf legend Perry Maxwell.  Over …

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How to Make Golf Practice More Efficient and Purposeful

Amateur golfers don’t just practice inefficiently because they don’t know HOW to practice, but because they don’t know WHAT they’re practicing. The goal of this article is to highlight the importance of distinct practice objectives. According to Mark Blackburn, golfers should separate their practice into two distinct categories: technical work and skill work.  He explains: As …

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How Phil Tamed Father Time

On Sunday, 50 year old Phil Mickelson made history by becoming the oldest player to win a golf major. He didn’t just defy age last week, he defied his recent form. According to stat-savant Justin Ray, Phil had – by far – his best ball-striking week of the season.

What Do Golf Wedge Shots and Basketball Free Throws Have in Common?

One of the common denominators among the best distance wedge players in the world is that they tend to have a launch angle that is lower and more consistent than higher handicap golfers.  Elite players rely on low-launching wedge shots to control spin and trajectory.  Generally, they apex their wedges under 50 feet and launch …

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Two Drills to Help You Get a Grip on Your Wedge Distance Control

As one of the most prodigious drivers in professional golf, Dustin Johnson understands the importance of focusing on wedge distance control during his practice sessions. With the combination of DJ’s remarkable power and his wedge play, he becomes a competitor with an almost unfair edge on the golf course. Each time DJ is taking a …

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