CHIP LIKE YOU PUTT
This Mulligan Monday teaches you that your putting stroke will help with your chips around the green.
Mike is set up about 10 feet off the green with a putter and a wedge. He takes his putter, makes a putting stroke, and rolls the ball onto the green.
Mike then grabs his wedge, positions it in ...
PITCH SHOTS PIVOTING YOUR HIP
Pitch shots are the topic of this Mulligan Monday.
Mike sets up off the green with a 30-yard pitch shot to the hole. It is crucial to ensure the Lever System comes into play. Mike demonstrates that with his right hand and arm.
The key is to match the swinging of the arm with the pivoting of the...
PUTTING WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED
Distance control in putting is the topic of this Mulligan Monday.
Mike places two tees about 2 feet apart, and he is 10 feet away.
He then sets up and makes a practice stroke to estimate the speed. He looks at the tees, returns to the ball, and then closes his eyes. He makes a putt.
The object ...
THE GOLF SWING IS THE LEVER SYSTEM
For this Mulligan Monday, Mike demonstrates that the golf swing is the Lever System. He takes his driver in his right hand and swings the club back and forth, hinging and unhinging his wrists.
Mike then hits a ball, using that same lever system with one hand. With that easy swing, he hits the ba...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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.
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...
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...
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...
HARRY HOOKER DRIVER: CHANGE YOUR GRIP AND PATH
Harry Hooker returns to discuss what you can work on if your swing with a driver resembles Harry’s.
Harry’s normal grip has his right hand underneath the club handle. This Mulligan Monday, Harry will rotate his right hand counterclockwise around to the top of the handle.
Mike sets up and swin...
GET THE TENSION OUT OF YOUR SWING
Get the Tension Out of Your Swing is this week’s Mulligan Monday.
Hold your golf club like a baseball bat and set it on your shoulder. Turn your shoulders back, start your legs forward, swing the club, and let your arms go.
Start moving with your body and feel the club whip with your arms. Your...
TOUR SWING TEMPO
Your Mulligan Monday this week is working on your Tour Swing Tempo.
One way to do this is to find a Tour Player online, pull up their swing, and watch it on your computer.
Mimic and time their swing with yours. This drill is about copying the player's tempo and pace of their swing. Practice swi...
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...
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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...