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About golf52todo

I am a Top 5o Golf Digest Best Woman Teacher 2010-2011. I teach at Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. I am a PGA and LPGA member and have 26 years of teaching experience. I played on the LPGA Tour for 13 years.

Be true to yourself

Golf is a game that requires you to learn certain physical skills, but your mental and emotional skills also are important tools in scoring better and in competing. Some golfers want to know their exact position in a field of … Continue reading

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# 18 Take a lesson when you need it

 One year I was participating in a charity event with the ladies club at a local Country Club.  Every year they use their Christmas tournament to raise funds which benefit a shelter for battered women and children.  This is a … Continue reading

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#17 Be sure to understand golf “tips”

  In writing articles for this column over the past few months, I have covered various educational topics such as cause and effect of ball flight, misconceptions about the golf swing and topics that affect performance, such as training and … Continue reading

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#16 Finish your swing

I was giving a lesson last week to a student who was not following through and finishing her swing. I demonstrated what a good finish should look like with the hips fully rotated so that the torso faced the target … Continue reading

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How well do you know your game?

I want you to ask yourself some questions about your golf game. Do you know how many fairways you hit in regulation?   Do you know which holes fit your shot shape and which ones do not?  Do you know when … Continue reading

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Important for Juniors

Juniors and golf   The story getting most of the attention this week in the sport’s world is not about the success of a player or a team, but of violence and lack of self control.   I am referring … Continue reading

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The value of video

  Many of the golfers I teach have never seen their golf swings on video.  They are often surprised at what they see.  “I didn’t know I was doing that” is a common response. There are three kinds of learners … Continue reading

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