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QUICK FIX FRIDAYS

QUICK FIX FRIDAYS

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QUICK FIX FRIDAYS
  • 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.

    Players...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • FOCUS ON A TARGET

    Instead of focusing on the ball, pick a target or spot on the horizon and swing.

  • FIRST TEE JITTERS

    Malaska Golf Certified Instructor, Pepe Cortez, advises how to approach the first tee and overcome the jitters.

  • USING ANGLES

    Use alignment sticks to form 90-degree angles on the tee box to figure out how to aim correctly down the fairway.

  • SIDE OF THE TEE

    If you tend to slice or hook the ball, begin your setup to the side of the tee box. The golf course becomes more significant when you do this.

  • PLAY THAT CURVE

    Using the practice station on the range to find your curve should be the same curve you play on the golf course.