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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  • HOW THE HANDS WORK

    The topic of this Quick Fix Friday is to get a feel for how your hands work.

    According to Mike, the idea that you should take your hands out of the swing is simply ridiculous.

    Mike motions with his right and left hands to illustrate how they work. He uses his club to swing back and forth, switc...

  • MAINTAINING TEMPO

    This week's Mulligan Monday is about maintaining tempo with your clubs.

    Mike talks about making swings at different lengths with the same tempo. His tempo is one-two. It doesn't matter if Mike is making a short or longer swing; the tempo is still the same. This applies to any club in your bag, i...

  • CHOKE DOWN TO GET CONTROL

    On this Quick Fix Friday, Mike discusses how to get control of your golf club.

    The closer you get to the club's balance point, the easier it is to control the club. You may have more speed as well. To achieve this, Mike chokes down on the club.

    Mike has set up three balls on tees and practices ...

  • CONTROLLING TRAJECTORIES

    Mike Malaska looks at controlling trajectories for this Mulligan Monday.

    Mike takes a wedge and hits three shots. One low, one a little higher, and the last very high. What Mike is doing is controlling the clubface with different trajectories. You can practice this with any club in the bag.

    Mik...

  • START WITH YOUR DRIVER EASY SWINGS

    For this Quick Fix Friday, Mike pulls out his driver and starts practicing on the range.

    Mike sets up three tees, and the key is to make easy swings and hit the ball solid. Mike hits the first ball in the center of the face, online, with a slight curve.

    Mike hits the next shot, adds a little d...

  • PUTTING DEVELOPING TEMPO

    This Mulligan Monday, Mike discusses developing putting tempo on the green.

    Golf swings are all about finding a tempo and Tour Players are masters at maintaining tempo under pressure. Tempo is the pace at which the swing works, and rhythm is the sequence. Timing is what holds it together. The ke...

  • HARRY HOOKER: CHIPPING BEHIND YOUR RIGHT FOOT

    This Quick Fix Friday, Harry Hooker is working on his chip shot. He tends to swing from the inside.

    To “Fix” this, Harry has to make sure that when he chips, the ball needs to be back behind his right foot.

    When Harry swings and can catch the ball solid with his inside swing, he can hook the ba...

  • PUTTING SPEED CONTROL

    Mike Malaksa visits the putting green to discuss speed control for this Mulligan Monday. Transferring the speed of the putter head into the ball is crucial.

    Mike is using new TaylorMade golf balls with large lines on them. The purpose of these lines is to enable you to see the roll of the ball w...

  • HARRY HOOKER BUNKERS STAND ON YOUR LEFT FOOT

    This Quick Fix Friday finds Harry Hooker in the bunker.

    Harry's solution is to stand on his left foot, aim a little more left, and let the club drop down into the sand.

    Stand on your left foot. Feel like your head's in front of the ball and back in your stance. Don't swing back and from the ins...

  • SAMMY SLICE BUNKERS: PRACTICE THROWING SAND

    Sammy Slice is in the bunkers this week, practicing throwing sand with his club and watching where the sand goes.

    It doesn’t matter if Sammy closes or opens the clubface; the sand still goes in the same direction. The key to remember is the ball goes where the sand goes.

    Sammy gets comfortable ...

  • HARRY HOOKER FAIRWAYS PRACTICE SWING

    Harry Hooker moves to the fairways and focuses on where his practice swing hits the ground.

    Harry noticed his club was hitting way back off his right foot when he made practice swings.

    The “Fix” is for Harry to set up to the ball and position his feet to where Harry’s club hits the ground.

    Whe...

  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS BLOOPERS 2022

    Mike Malaska wishes Happy Holidays to our members on MalaskaGolf.com, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and FireRock County Club. He thanks you for your support and is excited about simplifying golf and getting that message out in 2023.

    We have also created a blooper reel for 2022 for everyone to en...

  • SAMMY SLICE FAIRWAYS CURVE THE BALL LEFT

    Sammy Slice takes his golf swing to the fairways. This Mulligan Monday, Sammy will work on strengthening his grip and keeping his clubface closed.

    Sammy will hit shots until he can make the ball curve to the left. Once Sammy accomplishes that, he will use the same hand action and the same clubfa...

  • HARRY HOOKER DRIVER: MOVE YOUR GRIP

    This Quick Fix Friday follows Harry Hooker fighting his big sweeping hook with his driver.

    Harry will take both hands and rotate, moving them to the left. This grip is stronger.

    Harry sets up to the ball with his new grip and drives straight down the middle of the fairway.

    Harry’s fix to his b...

  • GRIP AND HANDS

    This Mulligan Monday is all about your grip and hands.

    Start without a club and focus on your arms because they each do different things in a golf swing. Your left arm and hand both move in a chopping action back and forth. Your right hand and arm work more in a throwing motion.

    Your left palm ...

  • FOCUS ON BALANCE

    This Quick Fix Friday is about focusing on balance. Pick one foot up off the ground and place it on top of the other. If you feel yourself losing balance, relax and try to steady yourself.

    This action starts to simulate motion and prepares your joints to handle forces.

    Switch feet and do the sa...

  • RIGHT ARM LEFT HIP ACTION

    This Mulligan Monday can be done on the range or at home. Begin by putting your weight on your left foot and then put your right hand in front of you.

    Then take your right arm back and make swings. As you swing down into the ball, your left leg must push the left hip out of the way.

    Pushing you...

  • ACCELERATING YOUR ARMS

    Learning how to create arm speed and find the tension you need is the topic of this Quick Fix Friday.

    Begin by dropping your arms in front of you, then move your body and swing your arms. Concentrate on swinging your arms left-right-left, and then swing your arms through.

    Again, start just swin...

  • HARRY HOOKER CHIPPING: OPEN THE CLUBFACE

    Harry Hooker works on chipping for this Mulligan Monday.

    Harry sets up a target line. Typically his swing goes out to the right, so Harry needs to figure out how to swing around to the left.

    At first, you might hit it to the left because the club goes left.

    The solution is to open the clubface...

  • HOW WIDE IS YOUR STANCE

    This Quick Fix Friday is to help determine how wide your stance should be when you set up to the ball.

    We all have DNA for balance, and if you notice how you walk during the day, just stop and turn. That is how wide your stance should be. Mike has a broader gait, so his stance is wider.

    Players...

  • HARRY HOOKER BUNKERS: DRAW A LINE IN THE SAND

    This Mulligan Monday, Harry Hooker is in the Bunkers.

    Bunkers are challenging for Harry, so he draws a line in the sand and practices hitting the line with his club. Harry works his way down the line taking the line out.

    Once Harry addresses the ball that is slightly in front of the line, he ma...

  • SAMMY SLICE BUNKERS: STAND ON YOUR LEFT SIDE

    This Quick Fix Friday is in the bunkers with Sammy Slice.

    Sammy has a fix for you if you are a slicer in the bunker and come over the top.

    The biggest problem is when you get in the bunker and come over the top; you tend to fall back on your swing. This means you hit too much behind the ball an...

  • HARRY HOOKER FAIRWAYS: HIT THE BALL SOLID

    This Mulligan Monday, Harry Hooker looks at fixing his swing on the fairway.

    When Harry usually swings, he hits the ground behind the ball. Harry practices hitting the ground with the club farther out in front of him.

    Harry then sets up and makes a practice swing, where he again hits the ground...

  • SAMMY SLICE DON’T SLICE ON THE FAIRWAYS

    Sammy Slice helps us with our Quick Fix Friday.

    If you are making a fairway shot and you want to hit the ball farther and not slice, then work with your clubface and grip.

    First, close your clubface, and second, strengthen your left hand. Once you do that, the ball will go straight and not slic...