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Find the bottom of your swing arc by learning to read your divots

Golfers can learn so much about their swings and how to improve from looking at their divots.

If we look at the depth of a divot, it tells us a story about the angle of attack at impact and how steeply we are swinging down into the ball. A shallow divot shows us a shallower angle of attack, while a deeper divot shows the opposite.

Longer irons,...

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Winning Swings: See how Rory McIlroy drives it so far

 

Rory McIlroy stands only 5-feet 9-inches tall and weighs a mere 160 pounds, yet he’s able to drive that ball longer than all but a handful of the golfers on the PGA Tour. What’s his secret?

In the video above, I take a look at the moves in McIlroy’s swing that help him hit the ball unbelievably long (and pretty straight, too). I...

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How He Hit That: Rory McIlroy's British Open putting spot

By Matthew Rudy Rory McIlroy relied on two code words as triggers during his wire-to-wire win at Hoylake, "process" for full shots and "spot" for putts. Both keys obviously did what they were supposed......

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Identifying the two types of inside takeaways

Aside from a lucky few, every golfer at one time or another has gotten into the habit of taking the club back too far to the inside, which causes the club to get “behind” a golfer’s hands and body at the belt-high position.

This move is usually a result of thinking that to draw the ball a golfer must work the club inside his or her target...

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