People kept coming to golf in record numbers during 2023, as the pandemic and post-pandemic boom have allowed many who have never previously played the game to now share in the sheer frustration of not understanding why you can’t replicate something as seemingly simple as a golf swing.
But have no fear, our crack staff has been providing nuggets of golf instructional wisdom throughout the year, whether it’s World Long Drive competitor Averee Dovsek or 1996 U.S. Amateur runner-up and PGA Tour Live analyst Steve Scott.
As the year comes to a close, we’re offering up a snapshot of the top 10 stories from each of Golfweek’s most popular sections, including travel, the PGA and LPGA tours, instruction and amateur golf.
We’re leading things off with instruction, starting with the top 10 posts of the year, as clicked on by you, our readers:
It’s crucial to know how to flight your golf ball if you are trying to get under a tree.
Or maybe you want the ball to roll out more or perhaps stop when it lands on the green.
Mastering the backswing can feel confusing, but breaking it down into three simple steps can make it easier to digest.
It’s common to not know how to practice putting intentionally before a round.
We found a drill that will have you confident on the greens before playing every single time.
Here’s a tip to help you hit those longer irons a little straighter.
Timing in the swing can become off as you start to hit longer irons compared to something like an 8-iron. If you have been dealing with that slight slice, this is the tip to try.
A key to getting in tight from around the greens is keeping the butt end of the club connected to your body when chipping.
Executing this tip correctly will help minimize those dreaded and surprise shots around the green.