Josh Apple

Josh Apple

Senior Staff Instructor
Raspberry Golf Academy
Leesburg, VA

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Flighted vs Knockdown vs Punch

Posted on: 03 Feb 2023

Flighted Irons – To “flight” your irons you would set up as normal, but swing with less clubhead speed. Therefore, to add height, you would set up normal but increase clubhead speed. Club speed is the number one way to effect change on trajectory. Of course you can also vary the setup to make the […]

"Keep Your Head Down"

Posted on: 25 Feb 2022

The worst advice that I hear given to amateur golfers on a daily basis is, “keep your head down.” Most beginner and intermediate golfers top the ball or hit thin and are repeatedly told they “lifted their head.” I actually see more topped and thin shots come from bent arms and scooped wrists than from […]

Use the Natural Position of the Club!

Posted on: 01 Apr 2021

Each golf club in your bag is built to have a natural shaft lean, either forward, backward or vertical. The key to finding the correct setup position is to make sure the club is placed on the ground in its natural position. A 60 degree wedge for example has a massive natural forward shaft lean […]

Treat Deep Rough Like a Bunker!

Posted on: 10 Mar 2021

The next time you find yourself in deep rough around the green, don’t fear! Simply treat the situation like you are in a green-side bunker! When playing from a green-side bunker, you should swing aggressively and hit sand first. The same can be said when playing from deep rough, you need to swing aggressively, hit […]

The Cardinal by Pete Dye, No. 12 - Greensboro, NC

Posted on: 18 Feb 2021

When you think about a par-3 designed by the legendary Pete Dye, the first hole that naturally comes to mind is TPC Sawgrass No. 17. Having played that hole, the aura is spectacular. However, my favorite golf hole is a different par-3 designed by the man known for near-impossible layouts, and that would be The […]

Divide Your Range Session Into Smaller Segments

Posted on: 08 Feb 2021

I teach at a public driving range facility, which means I have the opportunity to watch interesting methods of practice on a daily basis. The most common approach I witness is the “rapid fire” method, which doesn’t accomplish a whole lot other than aerobic exercise. We are all guilty of this at times, but there […]

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