''The downswing is initiated by turning the hips to the left. The shoulders, arms and hands--in that order--then release the power. The great speed developed in this chain action carries the golfer all the way around to the finish of his follow-through.'' - Ben Hogan
putterhead never passes left hand
''A good putter keeps his body still and the blade square by never allowing his left wrist to break down. The putterhead never passes the left hand throughout the stroke.'' - Byron
drag for more power
One of John Daly's power secrets is that he starts the club back very low to the ground. This dragging motion during the first 12 inches of his backswing helps to create the largest possible arc and the larger the arc, the faster the clubhead will be traveling at impact.
arch wrists on chips
When chipping, arch your wrists setting the club slightly on its toe. This gives you the ability to swing the club back and through without excessive wrist action. It also promotes getting your eyes directly over the ball which makes it easier to see the line the chip will follow.
a one dollar lesson
If you have trouble figuring out where to strike the sand on your bunker shots use this simple image. Imagine the ball is sitting in the middle of a dollar bill. As you swing enter the sand at the back of the bill and continue to slide the club through the sand until reaching the other end of the bill. The ball will come out every time.
putt with eyes over the ball
Perhaps no fundamental is more important to making putts than to set-up with your eyes directly over the ball. When your eyes are set outside or inside the ball, your view of the putt is distorted. To check your eye position hold a ball in front of your left eye and drop it to the ground. It should land in line with the ball you are addressing.
improve alignment with an extra club
Set a club on the ground a few inches outside your ball and parallel to your target line, then hit practice shots aligning your stance parallel to your target line. This will help you to better relate to the target line when you set-up for shots on the golf course.
A skied shot occurs when the downswing becomes too steep. This usually happens when the club has been picked up abruptly on the backswing. Cure the sky shot by dragging the club back along the ground for the first six inches on the backswing.
don't break the glass
When hitting a fairway wood shot, you want to contact the ball on a very shallow angle with almost no divot. A good image to practice with is to hit fairway woods pretending you are sweeping the ball off a sheet of glass. Try not to break the glass.
slice an apple in the sand
When you're in a bunker, think of slicing the ball from sand as if you are slicing an apple without cutting too deeply into the core. The clubhead should not pass the left hand through the impact area.
When deciding where to tee your ball consider where the trouble is in the landing area. If their is more severe trouble on the left side, tee your ball on the far left portion of the teeing ground and hit away from the trouble. If the main trouble is to the right, tee off on the right and hit towards the left side.
line up on the tracks
To align yourself properly to the target, imagine that you are playing down a railroad track. Your feet, knees, hips and shoulders should run parallel to the left-hand rail and parallel to the target while the clubhead should be sitting on the right hand rail with its face perpendicular to the rail.