What tips would you like to see from the pros?

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Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


We're headed to the Honda Classic next week and we'll be meeting up with a number of Titleist Brand Ambassadors to film the next installments of the Titleist Tips from the Tour.

And we want to hear from all of you on what types of tips you would like to see... From short game tips to putting drills or full swing mechanics or any other part of your game that needs work... it's all on the table.

You tell us and we'll work with the players to get some of their insight, thoughts and advice down on film.

Looking forward to your suggestions.

Cheers,

Mike

Chris S


Controlling trajectory. Practice routines. Pre-round Mental approach.

 Thanks Mike!

 Chris S

Chris P


Something I encountered recently...Long, (30-40yd) greenside bunker shot.

Thanks Mike,

-Chris

T.Tiger


Would like to hear some of their training tips during the season.  Maybe what they do to stretch before the round and drills that keep them stretched.

TT

Mark F


Mike,

My main problem shot is the 20-45yd half shot.  I'd like to see what goes into the pro's decisions as to low runner, high stopper, or whatever.  I never seem to be able to decide what to do and so I don't have the confidence with the shot I pick.  Thanks.

Mark F

Tom E


Hi Mike,

My glaring weakness is distance control in greenside bunkers.  I would love to know how tour pros hit it close from various greenside distances (10, 20, and 30 yards).

As an aggressive bunker player who is a digger, my miss is making contact with the sand too close to the ball and end up airmailing it over the flagstick.  My ball will check up, but the damage is done and I'm stuck with a long par (or birdie) save.  Or worse, I have to get it up and down from off the green.

-Tom

Tom E


Hi Mike,

Just saw the Brendan Steele video on long bunker shots.  Hopefully I will apply this heading into my season.

Another thing I would love to see is hitting pitch shots off of downhill lies and having them land soft.

-Tom

Dan W


Hello Mike,

1. As weekend warriors, we can't send our caddies ahead to scout a course or shoot the yardages with a laser range finder. Many courses don't have yardage books. All you get is the score card and the yardage markers on the holes. With those restrictions, how would the pro's approach playing a golf course for the first time? When they stand on the first tee, how would they dissect that hole? What things would they be looking for to figure out how they're going to play it?

2. What technique(s) to use to make an approach shot, say 150 yards, either land & roll out (a little bit) or land and check up?  

Thank you.

 

Curtis M


T.Tiger

Would like to hear some of their training tips during the season.  Maybe what they do to stretch before the round and drills that keep them stretched.

TT

 

I second that!   My pre-round drills definitely need some attention. 

Jerry Wood


How do you hit a sever down hill shot  from 20 to 30 yards from the green

Peter H


I would like to see how they flight their wedges down to get more controlled wedge shots.

Thanks,

Peter Hansen

Steve H


Thanks Mike,

I would like to know how many days a week and how much time they spend working out and what exactly they do.  I would also like to know what days are spent working on what part of their game.  I would be nice to know how they decide on their routine for a certin course or cetain shot.  Thanks

Chris92009


I would enjoy hearing about what specific stretches the pros do before a round to help them get ready for their rounds, also are there any different stretches prior to practice rounds vs. competitive rounds??

Thanks, Chris

Charles R. B


Hi Mike, I have been trying to learn how to hit the low flying chip that hits once, then on the second bounce it almost stops. I`ve done it by accident a few times, but I would love to learn that shot . Seems like I have to chip quite often and it would definitely come in handy!! Thanks, Chuck B.

memphisunited


Mike - I think the approach to course management has been mentioned.  I would like to hear specifically about shots into the green and the thought process to attacking pins or not.

More importantly to me are how to handle long putts.  What are the thoughts about line, speed, etc. when it comes to really long putts.  

joe t


I always have a hard time chipping off a tight fairway lie. 20 yards in, it seems I either skull it or hit too far behind it. I can really use some tips on this shot, to help me save more pars.

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Thanks guys. Great suggestions so far. Keep them coming!

Gavin P


This past year I have learned two different theories on the take away from two different coaches. This has made for a very confusing off-season for me on which one to go with. I'd like some different opinions on what other guys go with. Also I'd like to improve being able to make the ball check from around the greens about 10-40 yard shots. 

Thanks Mike,

Gavin P.

Brian D


Hi Mike,

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to get an inside view of the tour and the players tips for the trade.  I am sure people want to know how to improve putting, short game etc, but what I would really like to know is what some of the players do to warm up before getting on the course.  What type of stretching, exercises, etc they do and how soon before they head to the course or range.  When they do hit the range, what exactly are they focusing on....shaping, controling distances, launch angles, etc.

Thanks again for providing an opportunity for some insight.  I really like the Titleist tips from the tour.  Keep em coming....

Brian

 

AJAR


I have to agree with Don O's suggestion for Steve Stricker's approach shots. Would really like to practice his technique this season.

James G


I would love to hear a segment on theplayer strategizing holes. Aim line for tee shots and choosing shot shape followed by the discussion between caddie and pro on shot slection into the green and what yardages, shot shape , preferred miss spots and direction they look for when hitting approach shots. In other words teach us amateurs how they think their way and approach different kinds of holes.

That would be really cool.

Cheers Team Titleist members!

Billy E


Would like to see some tips on how to become a better ball striker

joe c


I would like to see a tip on how to read grain on the greens and the effects it has on the breaks and speeds of putts. Thanks, Joe

John S


Mike, I would like to see a demo on the flop shot from the green side rough. We have some long rough around the greens at our courses in the northeast and are faced with this shot often. Thanks, John S

KEVIN Y


Mike D., Team Titleist Manager

We're headed to the Honda Classic next week and we'll be meeting up with a number of Titleist Brand Ambassadors to film the next installments of the Titleist Tips from the Tour.

And we want to hear from all of you on what types of tips you would like to see... From short game tips to putting drills or full swing mechanics or any other part of your game that needs work... it's all on the table.

You tell us and we'll work with the players to get some of their insight, thoughts and advice down on film.

Looking forward to your suggestions.

Cheers,

Mike

I would like to understand how to vary your distance when coming out of a green side bunker

Dan L


Consistent play seems to separate the pros from most good amateurs so what can we amateurs do to become more consistent in our play, practice wise (besides just more of it)?

Rick J


Chipping and pitching, ad nauseum.

eagle3


What thought process goes into a lie when it is either above or below your feet. I think that that is one of my own personal headaches and those elusive decisions what type of approach shot to use inside 50 yards.

William P


Zach Johnson talks about having a "process" for each shot.  I would like to hear him describe his process.

Raymond V


I would like to hear about their approach to a pitch relative to distance.  Presently, using a GPS, if the shot is 40 yds, I try to hit half my 80 yd club usually ending up short sometimes very short.  So, I am curious how a pro prepares for the distance of a chip shot.

Joe L


ill be there too...hope to see you there

Joe L


ill be there too, hope to see you there

David B


I am interested in all the tips I can receive on chipping. Stance width...distance from the ball...play it front or back in your stance...how to insure a downward blow...there are so many techniques, there has to be a simple and lasting technique. Maybe some practice tips. As you can see I am totally confused!!! Thanks

Robert S


Mike the biggest round killer is the hard packed sand shot.  I have seen guys pick their ball up rack and replace which is so wrong

 

hard pack sand shot  with a pronounced lip......... oh the horror

Ed


All things putting; reading greens, pre-shot routine, alignment, address, stroke and a few putting drills. Tips from Stricker would be awesome. Thanks Mike

Jerryal I


I realize that the grip is probably the first fundamental in the game! Unfortunately for me for some strange reason, every time I try to use one of the proper forms, I shank the ball. I have had some success with a grip similar to that of Gene Sarazen. I place my thumb of my left hand under the palm of my right hand and interlock from there. I am sure that if I could get use to the proper way to hold the club, my game would be more consistent.

FuturePro17


Mark F

Mike,

My main problem shot is the 20-45yd half shot.  I'd like to see what goes into the pro's decisions as to low runner, high stopper, or whatever.  I never seem to be able to decide what to do and so I don't have the confidence with the shot I pick.  Thanks.

Mark F

I second this!

Christopher H.


Hello Mike,

I would love to know a few things (i apologized if this has already been requested);

1) What type of stretches/exercises they do before playing

2) What club do they warm up with first on the range

3) I have a big problem with lag, releasing/casting my wrist early on the downswing.  What's a good tip to fix this.

Thanks Mike!

Dan H


Anything from Stricker from 100 yds and in would be awesome.  

Thanks Mike

Adam B


Hi I'm Adam from savannah, ga

im a titleist fan through and through, nothing but titleist is in my golf bag and I don't plan on changing that. Best quality golf manufacturer there is. I'm a 8 handicap and only play twice a week with a day or two of practice In between. I've noticed that when my putting is good I can have an inconsistent round off the tee and with my longer clubs and still have a solid score. But I'm only happy with my putting 50% of the time. Is there a tip that a titleist pro can give us on how to be more consistent with the speed of putts? (Stricker would be an awesome person) not a video on how to putt just getting a feel for how hard to hit it may

David B


Mike:

Two areas of interest for me:  (1) The short pitch from 50-60 yards or less.  Not just technique but club selection.

The second question is hybrids vs. fairway woods.  Many pro use a higher lofted hybrid ( 17-18-19 degrees) instead of a fairway wood of the same degree and are able to hit the ball very high.  Is a hybrid a substitute for long irons or high lofted fairway woods?  How do the pros hit it so high? Thanks

David R. B.

Lann B


Like many others have posted, I'm interested in course management and thought process. When to be aggressive, when to aim for the middle of the green, kicking nerves on must-have shots, etc. 

Justinu3


Anything on putting from Stricker!  

I'd love to see some tips about the mental side of things, whether it's visualization, how to forget a bad shot, etc.

Scott K


I'm consider a picker upper with my irons. How can I be more consistent on striking/pinching the ball on my down swing?

Thanks

Scott

Todd T


Anything from Stricker..... It's so simplistic!