Houston - Gulf Coast Houston Golf Instruction

  • Chip It or Pitch It?

    By Chad Marti How many times have you been told that golf is a game of miss hits? Tour players hit on the average about thirteen to fourteen greens per round in regulation. That means that four or five times in a round they have to hit a precise chip or pitch shot to save par. One stroke on the PGA Tour can lead to a difference of $50,000 to $500,000, ...

    Read more …

  • A Professional Approach

    Sammy Hanson Director of Instruction Cypresswood Golf Club 281-608-6366 There is a reason that pros make it look so easy… and as a result of that, people interested in playing this game expect it to be easier than it really is. The way professionals approach this game IS the reason why they make it look easy. They work harder on their games ...

    Read more …

  • The Marti Golf Academy at Evergreen Point Golf Club

    Grip It and Rip It! If all else fails, there is always one other method of hitting the golf ball – grip it and rip it. And if you want to hit it long and straight, make it simple! As a young man growing up, I never had a problem with distance. My problem was accuracy. I was fortunate enough to get instruction from some of the best teachers arou ...

    Read more …

  • Sammy Hanson at Cypresswood Golf Club

    Stay out your own way! Expect and manage your misses... I’ve heard the greatest golfer of all time say, that in his career best round of golf he only hit one perfect shot all day. So many golfers strive to hit perfects shots with every swing of their club, but that is an unattainable goal in this game. Golf is a game made up of good shots ...

    Read more …

  • Back to Basics by Chad Marti

    This issue I would like to focus on the short game – specifically, the basics of it. For example, for chip shots around the collars and fringes (assuming you have a good lie), most amateurs would probably pull out a sand wedge or a high-lofted club, and try to carry the ball to the hole and stop it. In actuality, they should pull out a 6- or 8-i ...

    Read more …

  • Obtain a True Base by Chad Marti

    So far in my past articles, we have learned how to improve distance and accuracy by developing a sense of control using our large muscle groups to work more dominantly in our golf swings. We also have learned how to regain confidence in our bunker play and shave strokes off our score by practicing the proper technique out of the sand. In this article ...

    Read more …

  • Become a Beach Bum by Chad Marti

    When players come to me for help with their game, I ask them what part of their game is struggling? Their response usually is, “well I’m not getting enough distance or I’m not hitting it close enough to the hole.” Then I ask how many times do they get up and down. And when they fail to get up and down is it because they had a l ...

    Read more …