QUICK FIX FRIDAYS

QUICK FIX FRIDAYS

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QUICK FIX FRIDAYS
  • 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.

  • MORE IN YOUR FINGERS

    It's important to make sure the club is more in your fingers. Rest the club on your shoulder and concentrate on feeling this in your fingers before you swing.

  • FIND YOUR SWING WITH A BASEBALL BAT

    Practice swinging with a baseball bat. The way the bat stands up, levels out, and the timing of how you change directions is very similar to a golf swing.

  • DOT ON THE FACE

    Draw a dot on the center of your clubface. Concentrate on putting that dot on the back of the ball, and you'll make great shots.

  • IMPACT AND FOLLOW THROUGH

    To get great results on the golf course, focus on impact and follow-through, not your backswing.

  • FIND YOUR TEMPO

    Be consistent with your tempo. Make a swing with your favorite iron, find your tempo, and then use the same with your driver.

  • CONTROL TRAJECTORY

    To control trajectory, practice using a sand wedge to hit a low shot followed by a high shot. Play around and experience this same drill with other clubs.

  • RIGHT FOOT BACK DRILL

    If you are having trouble getting your hips out of the way and swinging over the top, this drill will help. Practice using different clubs.

  • SPLIT GRIP DRILL

    The Split Grip Drill is excellent to practice if you struggle with the Lever System. Working on this will help with distance and control.