Author: Peter Harris (Peter Harris)

Proper Impact Position Is a Handy Thing to Learn

Proper Impact Position Is a Handy Thing to Learn

What impact is your impact position having on your game? If you take a little time to make sure your impact position — or moment of truth, as it’s often considered — is correct, you can improve your short game, pitching and iron play all in one big swoop. All three shots require the same...

Updating Clubs Sometimes Requires a Test Drive

Updating Clubs Sometimes Requires a Test Drive

Saturday is golf club demo day at Golf & Ski Warehouse, and I can’t wait. Being able to hit and test all of the latest golf clubs is like sampling all of your favorite cars or trucks when looking for a new ride. My goal this year is to find the perfect driver so I...

Don’t Let Tall Grass Slow Down Swing Momentum

Don’t Let Tall Grass Slow Down Swing Momentum

What a rain storm we had last weekend! If you were one of the unlucky ones to be caught driving in the middle of the pouring rain, you probably experienced driving through a larger-than-normal puddle or two. Such a situation is like facing a short pitch shot out of the deep rough. Your approach to...

A Waggle of the Club Shouldn’t Be the Kiss of Death

A Waggle of the Club Shouldn’t Be the Kiss of Death

How do you start your golf swing? Starting the golf swing can be like a first kiss. How do you begin and make the first move? How the heck do you do that without embarrassing yourself? What do you do first? Arm on the shoulder, gaze into the eyes? What moves in the golf swing...

A FINAL SWING THOUGHT FOR THE WINTER DOLDRUMS

A FINAL SWING THOUGHT FOR THE WINTER DOLDRUMS

By Peter Harris Special to the Valley News (Published in print: Thursday, August 27, 2015) OK, time for the last column of the season. Have no fear, though; winter is a long way away, and there are still a lot of golf balls to hit for the rest of the season. However, you’ll need something...

FIND THE RIGHT BALL WITHOUT SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL

FIND THE RIGHT BALL WITHOUT SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL

By Peter Harris Special to the Valley News Wednesday, June 10, 2015 What golf ball should I be playing? This question is like when you’re staring at a menu and asking yourself, “Should I order a filet mignon or a flank steak?” You know you want the premium cut, but can you afford it? And...

TEEING FOR DRIVER NEED NOT GIVE THE BALL A BLOODY NOSE

TEEING FOR DRIVER NEED NOT GIVE THE BALL A BLOODY NOSE

By Peter Harris Special to the Valley News (Published in print: Thursday, July 23, 2015) How high do you tee your golf ball for a driver? The ideal height depends on what type of swing you have and what type of shot you want to hit. It’s kind of like grilling meat and vegetables and...

Amen Corner: A Sweep Way to Practice Swing

Amen Corner: A Sweep Way to Practice Swing

It’s the start of the golf season, and most of us are trying to find both the time to work on our golf swings and the time to do a little spring cleaning around the house as well. When it’s time to sweep out the garage of all the winter sand and dust and you’re...