HITTING THE MASSIVE LOB
Mike looks at how to hit a massive lob for this Quick Fix Friday. He takes his lob wedge and explains that it’s all about the grip in your left hand. There are two things you need to do.
First, take your thumb and little finger off, then put your right hand on and swing like a baseball bat. Mike...
USE THE LINE ON THE BALL
This Quick Fix Friday is about using the line on the ball to your advantage.
When Mike takes this to the course, he must aim the line where the ball needs to begin to accommodate the curve he has been hitting on the range. If Mike hits where he points the line on the ball, it will curve to the s...
THREE DIFFERENT TEE HEIGHTS
This Quick Fix Friday looks at the reasons to tee your ball at different heights.
If you aren’t hitting the driver tremendously and want to keep the ball in play, tee the ball lower. Mike hits the ball, fades, and keeps the ball in play. The second shot is higher. You can do a little more with t...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
SAMMY SLICE HOW TO HIT THE DRIVER STRAIGHT
Sammy Slice tends to slice the ball 40 yards. This Quick Fix Friday is to fix this.
There are two ways to do that.
First, set the clubface more closed because when Sammy swings his driver, the clubface is open.
The other solution is to change your grip. Turn your left hand clockwise and turn y...
USING EXERCISE BANDS
Exercising, keeping fit, and stretching will help your golf game. It is the focus of this Malaska Golf Quick Fix Friday. Mike uses exercise bands to warm up and to get the blood flowing.
You can do bicep curls and other exercises to work the upper body. Put a band around your legs and do leg st...
USE YOUR PUTTING GRIP TO CHIP
It’s Malaska Golf Quick Fix Friday again. This fix will help you to chip around the green.
When you get out to the golf course, grab your putter and make a couple of strokes on the green.
Move off the green, take your chipping club, use your putting grip and just putt. The ball gets in the air ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...