Here are five more of Titleist Advisory Staff Member Michael Breed's answers to questions submitted by members of Team Titleist.
We caught up with Michael – the Head PGA Professional at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale,
N.Y., and host of Golf Channel's popular golf instructional show, "The Golf
Fix" – during the 2011 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., where he was equipped with plenty of great tips and insight as usual.
Check out his answers in the videos below. If you missed Part 1, click here. (Part 3 will be posted soon). Thanks again, Michael!
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William B. asks: For a low handicapper struggling to choose a ball, which ball do you think is a better option to give a try as far as the Pro V1 and Pro V1x and why?
Bruce H. asks: As for chipping around the green with a lower lofted club (i.e. 7 or 8 iron) where do you position the ball and what type of swing (putting, steep angle, etc) should you use? Also what are some good drills for this shot?
Mike D. asks: Michael... Love the "Fix," never miss a show. My question is about ball compression and lag. Can you please describe some drills that we can use to help the mid- and higher-handicap players achieve a better position at impact so that we have our hands and the grip end of the club in a better position, ahead of the ball? "Let's Do This!"
Rob B. asks: Love your show Michael. How can I determine an easy way to read the greens to determine if I'm putting with, or against, the grain?
Woody C. asks:
Hi Michael, congratulations on your marriage. I've been playing now for 4 years and have taken a number of lessons. I've been told to hit down on the ball and have been getting better at it. Sometimes, though, I take a big divot. I played last year with a guy who told me to try to sweep through the ball and that I shouldn't be taking any divots and that I lose control of the ball when I hit down on it because I make it go too high, and that I should be just brushing the grass. I tried it and it really threw my game off. Is this something I should stick with and will get better at with practice or should I go back to hitting down and taking a divot?