John Hughes

John Hughes Golf

John Hughes

PGA Master Professional
John Hughes Golf
Kissimmee, FL

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Drag and Release

Posted on: 10 Apr 2024

Release of the club is after you hit the golf ball, not before. If you release the club before, yes, you will scoop or flip the shot, causing bad shots to happen. Feeling the proper release is key to your improvement. You can definitely feel a proper release with my drag and release drill.

Set Up to Extend

Posted on: 22 Mar 2024

Most “Chicken Wings” are caused by 2 main reasons. The first is a closed alignment to the target, forcing your front arm to collapse before, during, and impact to get the club and its face redirected to your target. The second reason is your in ability to feel your arms “extend” through and past the […]

Find the Center of Your Club Face

Posted on: 08 Dec 2023

Winter indoors is a perfect time to find the center of your club face. While working indoors, work, half-swings to groove a rhythm and tempo that allows the ball to hit the center of the face. As well as learn to square the face more consistently with less effort. A great way to do this […]

Know Your Carry Distances

Posted on: 10 Jul 2023

The single biggest mistake ALL golfers make is using the wrong club for a yardage. Statistical data supports this claim, of you making a club selection that almost guarantees you come up short of your intended target. One of the reasons why you do this is you don’t know the “Carry” distance of each of […]

The Difference between Aim and Alignment

Posted on: 17 Jun 2023

There are several things most amateur golfers do when aiming and aligning that create a situation where they are not aimed from “Point A” to “Point B”. They create a “Point C”, causing inconsistency within their entire set up and in turn, continual compensation within their swings. This is all caused by their failure to […]

Hitch Hike Your Way to a Better Swing Plane

Posted on: 12 May 2023

Your wrists in the golf swing work the best when you’re grip is correct. But if you have a great grip, now what do you do? Hitch hike to the top and down for a better plane and impact position. Hope you enjoy this video from 2015 that shows you how to make that happen.

Hitch Hike Your Way to a Better Swing Plane

Posted on: 03 May 2023

If you swing the club steeply on the way down to the golf ball, chances are your thumbs are pointing straight to the sky. Try my “Hitch Hiking Drill”, which focuses on pointing your thumbs at the top of your swing, behind you. As if you’re hitch hiking your way to a better swing plane.

Are You Warming Up?

Posted on: 03 May 2023

I’m willing to bet you think the swings you make before going out to play is practice. WRONG! It’s very simple. Warm up is what you do before you play. Practicing is time spent working on your game when you do not plan to play golf. Check out the video to learn more.

Ball Position Does Influence Ball Flight

Posted on: 06 Apr 2023

Ball position. It does influence how the ball flies. And it’s critical for you to understand how it does if you plan to become a better golfer. Ball position directly effects trajectory, spin, height, and how long the shot will travel. Not to mention the curvature of the shot. This video about ball position shows […]

Imagine Windows

Posted on: 14 Feb 2023

There are 2 “Windows” of trajectory you should imagine as you determine and envision what shot to hit. In all conditions! But you have to start controlling trajectory if you want to sustain your ability to post low scores. Within the video, you’ll see my trajectory ladder, featured within the September/October 2022 edition of Golf […]

Simple and Fits in Your Golf Bag

Posted on: 16 Jan 2023

I’m an absolute believer that a swing aid must be simple to use and fit in your golf bag. If it is not, the odds of your continued use of that swing aid is slim to not at all. Swing aids must also be versatile. Meaning, you can use the aid for more than just […]

Count to 2

Posted on: 09 Dec 2022

Getting the eyes over the ball is one thing. Keeping them there is another. Moving your eyes as you putt, and in turn your head, can later the path and face of the putter at impact. Causing errant putts. The count to 2 drill is easy to execute and remember.

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