MALASKA ORIGINALS

MALASKA ORIGINALS

The main Malaska Collections are just the start of what we have planned for Malaska Golf. Here in Malaska Originals, we highlight our curated video series with more to come on the horizon.

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MALASKA ORIGINALS
  • CLUB TOSS 101

    Begin working on Club Toss 101 for this week's Mulligan Monday.

    Let the club drop and toss it up into your hands and take your grip. You have the club where you want it in your fingers.

    Continue to drop the club, pivot, and take hold of the club. It looks easy to do. Most Tour Players can do t...

  • ROLLING YOUR CHIP SHOTS

    The Quick Fix this Friday is about rolling your chip shots. A drill where you roll your chip shots is a good idea for chipping and how to get the club correctly on the ball.

    Set up four balls evenly spaced in front of you.

    First, set up with the ball behind your right foot, hold the club with y...

  • A DANCE STEP CALLED SETUP

    This week's Mulligan Monday is all about working on your setup.

    Using three alignment sticks, form a "T" shape with the sticks. Place a tee on a ball where the sticks intersect.

    First, place your right foot into the lower right quadrant.

    Second, set your grip and address the ball.

    Third, d...

  • LEARN TO READ GREENS

    Learning to read greens is your Malaska Golf Quick Fix Friday. First, start by reading off the green from 40 to 50 feet away. This will help you see how your ball will break when it lands.

    Second, look from behind the ball and towards the hole.

    Third, where Mike spends most of his time is walki...

  • USING A TENNIS RACKET TO FIX YOUR BACKSWING

    Today's Mulligan Monday is all about fixing your backswing. Grab your tennis racket and practice swinging a forehand shot.

    As you take the racket back on the backswing, the racket face closes and faces the ground. You complete your swing in a circle as you follow through to hit the tennis ball.
    ...

  • PUTTING TEE DRILL

    This Quick Fix Friday focuses on improving hitting the ball square on the clubface. On the putting green, put down four tees in a box shape slightly wider than your putter head. Get set up, and practice hitting the ball without hitting the tees.

    The goal is to hit the ball in the center of the ...

  • MORE FACE CONTROL

    Your do-over this week and Malaska Golf Mulligan Monday is about improving face control.

    Hold a wedge or similar club and drop the ball onto the clubface. Practice bouncing the ball continuously on the clubface without dropping the ball. Hold a golf club in the other hand and hit the ball over ...

  • PUTTING INSIDE OF 10 FEET

    Joe Nichols, one of Mike Malaska’s mentors who helped him throughout his career, always said that if you are putting inside of 10 feet, assume the put is dead straight.

    Follow this philosophy unless the green dictates otherwise. Make the ball break out of the hole and not into it. When you get ...

  • TENSION AND CONTROL OF ARM SWING

    It is crucial to get the tension out of your arms. This Malaska Golf Mulligan Monday focuses on this.

    Set up a target line and place the ball on the tee, so you know the path where your arms should be swinging. Push up to the left to start swinging your arms, and then push back to the right. Yo...

  • LEAST FAVORITE SHOT

    This Malaska Golf Quick Fix Friday is all about your least favorite shot.

    Most golfers tend to slice the ball, so this week, practice hitting hooks. If you hit a hook shot, strengthen your grip, shut the clubface a little, swing from the inside and try to turn the clubface over.

    Take your dri...

  • IMPROVE YOUR SWING PATH

    This week's Malaska Golf Mulligan Monday focuses on improving your swing path.

    Put four tees in the ground slightly larger than your clubhead. Make swings through the tees without hitting them. You can also use four head covers to achieve the same exercise. If you swing over the top, you will h...

  • GET HYDRATED FOR GOLF

    Your Malaska Golf Quick Fix Friday is all about getting and staying hydrated when you play golf on the weekend. Don’t wait until you arrive at the golf course; start preparing the day before. If you want to play your best golf, staying hydrated is essential. Make sure you drink 6-8 glasses of wat...

  • BUILDING BETTER FOOT ACTION

    This Mulligan Monday focuses on foot action. Begin by making a swing flat-footed. Then make another swing and let your right foot roll in. Repeat this motion, but finish the swing after allowing your right foot to roll in. Then your blend all these movements together. The object of this exercise ...

  • FLATTENING THE BRIM OF YOUR CAP

    For this Quick Fix Friday, we look at using the brim of your golf cap to help with alignment. Flatten the brim of your cap and bring it down over your eyebrows. Looking at the line on the golf ball, get the brim of your hat parallel with the line on the golf ball.

    When you swing, the object is ...

  • FIX YOUR TENDENCIES

    Adjust your grip to make the ball curve differently by setting the clubface more closed if you tend to slice the ball.

  • CONTROLLING CURVE

    Your Mulligan Monday assignment is to work on controlling curve by adding clubface or path. Set up a practice station if possible. Your first task is to start the ball to the right of the alignment stick aimed at the bunker. You can also pick a target on the driving range. Close both your stance ...

  • FEELING THE UP TO UNDER

    Practice using a tennis racket or a baseball bat to feel the up to under of the backswing. This motion is the same as the golf swing.

  • ADJUSTING YOUR FEET WHILE PRACTICING

    Get a feel for how to hit the ball by breaking it down into three parts. First, swing with your right foot back, then your left, and finally, with both feet together.

  • BALL TOSS

    Set up and toss a ball behind you using your right and left hands. Doing this will teach you the feel of the backswing and get the club on the correct arc.

  • RIGHT ARM PUTTING DRILL

    Malaska Golf Certified Instructor, Pepe Cortez, explains how this drill can help separate your shoulders from dominating your putting stroke.

  • LOB SHOTS

    When you use your sand wedge, ensure the toe touches the ground and not the club's heel. This helps with the bounce of the shot.

  • BRITISH OPEN: DRIVER

    Mike shows us how to tackle blind tee shots that are common at the Old Course. Draw a line on the ball, pick a spot or object on the horizon, and aim for that.

  • HIT THE BALL IN THE CENTER OF THE FACE

    Focus on putting the clubface on the back of the ball and adjusting your setup position to help your golf game. Don’t worry about your swing.

  • CHOKE DOWN ON THE GRIP

    Choking down on your grip almost to the end creates a counterbalance, making it easier to control the club. This will help you hit the ball farther.