GHQ Lesson Tee: Uneven Lies

GHQ Lesson Tee: Uneven Lies

One of the most frequent questions I get asked from students is how to play a shot when the ball is below or above your feet, or if you encounter a side-hill lie. The reason this is such a popular issue among players of all types is because it’s something we rarely practice, if ever. The tee at the practice range is flat. And guess what? I now teach primarily indoors on a GC Hawk and…you guessed it, the hitting mat is flat! One of my most enjoyable sessions with a student when I taught at the course was to...

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Different Strokes for Different Folks

We all know there are two different models and categories of putters out there: blades and mallets. Besides looking and feeling different there is actually a method to their madness and why one or the other would suit you better when it comes to your game.  It’s not as easy as personal preference…or is it? At Golf HQ the only thing we love more than golf equipment is helping a player find the best of that equipment for them. Blades A blade style putter is traditional in look and usually appeals to the golf “purists” out there. They feature heel-toe...

A Thankful Holiday for Callaway

A Thankful Holiday for Callaway

Callaway Golf was indeed thankful this past Thanksgiving week as they were a dominant presence in the bags of all 4 superstar participants in The Match III and in the winner’s bag on the European Tour. Steph Curry and Phil Mickelson wheel a full bag of Callaway gear, except for one interesting choice for Lefty. Sir Charles plays the brand’s driver. Even though the game plan was to hit a lot of irons from his special “Chuck tees”, #34 opted for Callaway’s newest slice-killer option, the B21. Being the perfect poster-boy for the mid to high handicap, Barkley’s BB21, or...

2020 Holiday Hot List

2020 Holiday Hot List

The hap hap happiest time of year has arrived and it couldn’t have come quicker. We all deserve some good cheer and warm spirits after the last 10 months and we all deserve the best gifts in golf under our tree. Even if you’re on the naughty list, the hell with it. Nobody and nothing has been naughtier than 2020, so treat yourself and treat the playing partners on your gift list this year. I compiled a list of our 10 best gifts on golfhq.com that will certainly steer your sleigh in the right direction. These items are not only...

DJ DOMINATION

DJ DOMINATION

Cam Smith became the first player in Masters history to shoot all 4 rounds in the 60’s. Tiger Woods shot his best opening round ever at Augusta with a 68. He also shot his biggest number ever on a hole at a major with a 10 on #12 on Sunday. He then went on to birdie 5 his next 6 holes to shoot 76. Never quit kids. Every other headline on the week belonged to world #1 Dustin Johnson. There he was “hiding out in the open” right there in front of us before the tournament started. In his last...

A Masters Unlike Any Other

A Masters Unlike Any Other

A tradition unlike any other holds more true this year than ever before. But alas’ the greatest golf tournament on the planet is finally taking place this week. It’s a bonus because I’m getting into the holiday spirit and the Masters always feels like Christmas. The best thing about it being played in November is that we get another edition in just 5 months. Aside from it not being April, this one is going to look and feel a lot different. But if any course and event can stand up to these times of change and still display awe and...

Playing in the Wind (revisited)

Playing in the Wind (revisited)

This week I revisit a blog post from back in April when the pandemic was new, and at a time when the thought of still wearing masks in November was hilarity. How to play in the wind is a question I get a lot from students and it’s something we have to deal with during those fall rounds of golf. This has been a popular post and I hope it helps you the next time you play on a blustery day. Golf courses being permitted to remain open has been decided on a state-by-state basis. I live in Pennsylvania but...

Golf Horror Stories

Golf Horror Stories

Golf is hard. The highest score ever recorded on one hole in the history of the game is 23. Ray Ainsley scored +19 on the par-4 16th hole at Cherry Hills during the 1938 U.S. Open. Other notables that would probably prefer not be noted are Tommy Armour with his 23 on a par 5 at the 1927 Shawnee Open, John Daly’s 18 on Bay Hill’s par-5 6th in 1998, and most recently a 16 on the 9th hole at TPC San Antonio in 2011 by Kevin Na. You will not make this putt Hubert Green held a one-stroke lead...

Around the World of Golf

Around the World of Golf

After months of nothing there is all of a sudden a lot happening in the world of sports. And while fall is usually a quiet time for golf, it is currently anything but. Let’s take a look at what’s happening around the game. The Ping Success Train Rolls On Six of the top 12 finishers at the CJ Cup in Las Vegas were playing Ping equipment, and 5 of those 6 were gaming the new G425 driver. Battling jet lag after a 20 hour commute from his win at the BMW Championship in England, Ping staffer Tyrrell Hatton finished 3rd...

All Good in the Hood

All Good in the Hood

Tyrrell Hatton called it a dream come true as he claimed victory at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in England, the flagship event on the European Tour. It was his 4th career euro tour win and it moved him to #10 in the world golf rankings. But his victory also sparked headlines and debate among golf purists for another reason…he did it while wearing a hoodie. This certain piece of layering outerwear has been popular among casual athletic circles for years, but with athleisure wear becoming more acceptable and popular, this isn’t the first time a hoodie has shown...