John Hughes

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John Hughes

PGA Master Professional
John Hughes Golf
Kissimmee, FL

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Throw the Bag

Posted on: 29 Apr 2022

Most golfers have a hard time finishing their swing because they’re too worried about hitting the ball and not concerned about getting through the ball. Teach your body first, your swing second, what a full turn is all about. The “throw the Bag” drill is a simple way to teach your body first. Hope you […]

Bump and Run to Make the Shot

Posted on: 11 Apr 2022

The bump and run chip shot should be your “go to” shot when you’re around the green and can’t putt the ball. And it is a very make-able shot if you set up correctly and pick a landing area that allows the ball to release to the hole. Check out this video from 2019 where […]

Learn to Throw

Posted on: 01 Apr 2022

A golf swing is no different than throwing a ball. Rotation and transfer of your weight from your back foot to your forward foot is what make the ball go. And it works for the golf swing too. Within this video I published 3 years ago, I use an impact bag as a weighted ball, […]

Set Up Adjustments to Shape Your Shots

Posted on: 02 Feb 2022

Most amateurs have a hard enough time making the same swing twice. So why ask yourself to change your swing to shape a shot? With driver, you can shape your shot by adjusting your tee height. Check out this video about how a lower tee height can create a fade and a higher tee height […]

A Small Task that Makes a Huge Difference

Posted on: 29 Jan 2022

Clean grooves make huge differences in every aspect of iron ball striking. Trajectory and dispersion are two big items effected by dirty grooves. But the most influenced aspect of iron ball striking effected by dirty grooves is spin. And without being able to control the spin of your iron shots, your dead meat trying to […]

Aim the Putter to Where You're Starting Your Putt

Posted on: 03 Sep 2021

Aligning is the process after you aim the golf club’s leading edge. Most golfers get aim and alignment confused. You must aim the golf club first. Then align yourself to how the golf club is aimed. The same applies to putting. The difference between putting and all other shots is putting you’re rolling the ball. […]

Yes and No

Posted on: 16 Aug 2021

You are just one golfer, with one swing. And believe it or not, your swing repeats. Now think about this. How many items are you trying to remember when you make a swing? If you’re like most amateur golfers, you have too many thoughts as you swing. So why would you want to produce a […]

Priority #1

Posted on: 07 Jul 2021

Without good alignment to your target, you can not expect to play great golf. Golf’s a target game, requiring your aim, then alignment, is spot on each and every shot. To align properly, you must understand that you have to aim something first. That something is the leading edge of your golf club. No matter […]

Golf's a Target Game

Posted on: 12 Apr 2021

The biggest issue I am asking most all my clients to work on and make as perfect as possible is their aim and alignment to their intended target. With all shots! Golf is a game of targets. And if you’re not aimed properly to your target, you significantly reduce your ability to hit your target. […]

Look to the Top 10

Posted on: 06 Apr 2021

Any one in the field could win this year’s Masters Tournament. But look to the Top 10 ranked in the world as your favorites. Because of either personal or professional connections, I’ll be hoping either Bryson DeChambeau or Colin Morikawa dawns the Green Jacket Sunday evening as either wins their 2nd major. Justin Thomas and […]

Rubber Bands and Yard Sticks

Posted on: 05 Feb 2021

Being able to control the face of the putter through impact is priority #1. This enables you to hit the sweet spot of your putter consistently with a consistent face position that allows the ball to start on and stay on the start line of any putt. Use rubber bands to highlight the sweet spot […]

Relax

Posted on: 27 Jan 2021

Fairway Bunker Shots can be intimidating at first glance. Especially if you’re facing a high front lip of the bunker between you and your intended target. The best thing to do before even thinking about what you’re going to do is take a deep breath and relax. This is not as difficult a shot as […]

Alignment Sticks

Posted on: 09 Dec 2020

No better and more versatile swing aid you can purchase than alignment sticks. But using them properly is the key. Here are 2 of my earlier videos I created to assist you with using Alignment Sticks properly.

NOW!

Posted on: 28 Oct 2020

I’ve been fitting golf clubs for over 25 years. My experience has shown that anytime you are investing in 1 club, or a set of clubs, it’s absolutely in your best interest to be fit for the club your purchasing. Hey, I get it, fitting is more time and possibly more investment into just 1 […]

What's in Front of Your Golf Ball?

Posted on: 08 Oct 2020

All too often higher handicap golfers are overly consumed with actually making contact with the golf ball. This interferes with your natural ability to strike the ball with speed at the correct attack angle. Unlike other sports where you are “reacting” to the moving object, golf forces you to “act’ on a stationary object. What […]

The Go To Shot

Posted on: 05 Oct 2020

Learn to hit a chip shot and you can hit any shot, any where! You can hit chip shots from the fairway, the rough, around the green, under trees, over bunkers, and the list goes on. Chip shots can also be hit with almost any club in the bag, making it that much more versatile.

Simple - Stroke a Great 1st Putt

Posted on: 20 Aug 2020

All 3-putts, ALL, are created by a poor first putt. In 99% of the cases of a first putt being poor is directly related to controlling the distance a putt travels. Want to avoid 3 putting, learn to control your distances! Contact me directly to learn how you can eliminate 3-putting.

Prepared

Posted on: 15 May 2020

Being prepared is the best and easiest way to calm your nerves so you feel good about your first swing of the day. Having a little bit of nerves is a good thing; it means you care and you’re wanting to play well. But being too nervous or having no nervousness at all is a […]

Adapt and Evolve

Posted on: 10 Apr 2020

Any business or personal plan must be able to adapt and evolve with the changing circumstances that surround you. Golf presents the same, changing circumstances with each round, with each shot. Knowing that I wanted to reduce the actual time I spend on the tee or on the course coaching, I began a new program […]

The Alignment Stick

Posted on: 16 Jul 2019

The most versatile and under appreciated swing aid any golfer can implement is the alignment stick. It fits in the bag easily, its lightweight, and can assist with more than just your alignment. There are probably over 100 uses for the alignment stick, other than laying on the ground. Using your creativity, the alignment stick […]

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