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How to Shoot in the 80’s: Find More Fairways

Fairways, generally nice place to be — let's find those on a more regular basis

Hey, Quite The Chap here for GolfersRX. Welcome to the How to Shoot in the 80’s series in the 60 Second Series, where today we’re going to find fairways, that is, Hit More Fairways.

Fairways, the things we cross when we’re looking for our ball—shorter grass—generally, a nice place to be. Let’s find the fairway on a more regular basis with this simple setup and figure out how to hit the fairway every time.

Hit More Fairways

This is advice directly from Jack Nicklaus:

  • When you’re lining up your shot, stand behind the ball,
  • Pick a small target in the distance (aim small, miss small)
  • Now here is the key, pick a target 2-5 feet in front of your ball that is on the same line; a divot, a weed, etc.,
  • Line up to that target. Forget about the target in the distance. Lock into the target directly in front of you,
  • That kind of focus is going to give you the confidence to swing freely and hit more fairways.

Golfer beware; this does not fix your slice or hook. What this does is get you lined up properly. So if you play a power fade, set up and play for it, same if you draw the ball. Ben Hogan famously said: “You only hit a straight ball by accident.”

Pick a target that plays into your shot shape, and you will hit more fairways.

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Until next time keep it simple.

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48 Comments

  1. Gary Nolton

    June 27, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Really appreciate your tips and the fun manner in which you present them! Well done man!

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    • Bob Dense

      August 20, 2020 at 8:16 am

      Colby: You do a great job of explaining your lessons with light humor that makes your lesson stick in the memory bank because of the way you present it. Your talent extends beyond the golf clubs. Thanks for your dedication and inventiveness.

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      • Keith @ GolfersRX

        January 30, 2021 at 9:06 am

        Thanks Bob! Agreed, Colby’s an excellent communicator. Straight to the point with humor. Golf instruction and entertainment combined…more please!

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    • Dick Hillpot

      June 7, 2021 at 2:57 pm

      I’ve been keeping it simple since June 16 1982 👍😎love your page and your tips 👍😎

      Reply
  2. Gail Kienle

    June 27, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Love these videos. I don’t have the focus to watch a 10 min. video on how to line up for your shot. Thanks for these “simple” tips. Gail

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  3. F. Ferguson

    June 27, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Always a great 60 seconds.

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  4. Theo Kemm

    June 27, 2020 at 10:13 am

    Keep doing what you are doing. Love the tips.

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  5. Terry O'Donnell

    June 27, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Excellent instruction. We really like the short and concise tips addressing one point. Very helpful. The humor is much appreciated as well–we must retain a sense of humor as we launch golf balls that twist and turn, climb and dive, and do other amazing things on their way to various unintended places.

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  6. John

    June 27, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Your tips are always informative, helpful, precise and short. Thanks.

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  7. Skip

    June 27, 2020 at 11:36 am

    This website is very informative and short like it a lot

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  8. tom connally

    June 27, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Always great, useful advise!

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  9. Ed

    June 27, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Colby – love the tips! Look forward to seeing them in my in-box. Not only are they very simple and useful, the humor you incorporate into these videos make it must-see. Thanks for your passion to golf and your willingness to help us hacks!

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  10. Steve

    June 27, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Hogan said straight shots were by accident..until he watched Moe Norman on the driving range….

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  11. Bob Mather

    June 27, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    You’re the best. Thanks for showing me all the how to’s. Can you tell me why my handicao keeps going uo?

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  12. JON s KAEMPFER

    June 27, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Some of the best tips . Like it short and uncomplicated.

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  13. Tom Campbell

    June 27, 2020 at 7:26 pm

    Colby,

    Your tips are so precise, have common sense and are very easy to understand.

    Thank you

    Tom Campbell

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  14. Andy Welton

    June 29, 2020 at 6:21 am

    Hi from the UK, Thanks for the video clips. I find them straightforward, logical and beneficial. Keep up the good work!
    Cheers
    Andy Welton

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  15. Raj Pillai

    June 30, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Excellent tip!!

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    • Garry Carson’s

      July 10, 2020 at 8:50 am

      I’m 84 and still trying to improve my game.Enjoy your tips

      Reply
  16. Ed Fernandez

    August 12, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Colby,
    I love the simplicity, yet effectiveness, of your drills, tips, and advice. Your humor only makes this information more enjoyable. Thanks!

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 30, 2021 at 9:15 am

      All the best Ed. Hope this years off to a great start.

      Reply
  17. Todd Bost

    August 13, 2020 at 5:42 am

    love it

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 30, 2021 at 9:14 am

      Namaste Todd!

      Reply
  18. Ben

    August 13, 2020 at 5:49 am

    Love the advice – good stuff

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 30, 2021 at 9:13 am

      Thanks Ben, bookmark the site and check your email. There’s a number of new prescriptions in the hopper from Quite the Chap and the rest of the GolfersRx team.

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  19. Rusty Spence

    August 13, 2020 at 6:14 am

    Thanks for the tips. Enjoy reading them.

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 30, 2021 at 9:12 am

      Thanks Rusty. Hit ’em long and straight!

      Reply
  20. Gary Alan Backlund

    August 13, 2020 at 7:13 am

    You do a GREAT job of giving us things that work! Done in your easy going style and keeping it simple is such a valuable tool we can try it implement. I look forward to your instructions and suggestions and save these emails in a special GolfersRx folder in my emails.

    Keep up the good work!

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 30, 2021 at 9:11 am

      Amen Gary! It’s like beginners Golf therapy, lol.

      Reply
  21. John

    August 13, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks for the good information. Always understandable and adaptable.

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 30, 2021 at 9:10 am

      Thanks for your comment John. Keep safe!

      Reply
  22. David Bloom

    August 13, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    As always. The tips are short and to the point. Thanks

    Reply
  23. darryl s eade

    August 14, 2020 at 6:32 am

    Your delivery reminds me not to take myself too seriously. You make a tough game more fun.

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 30, 2021 at 9:08 am

      Agreed Darry! We all have enough on our plates right now…so thankful for Golf (and Quite The Chap)!

      Reply
  24. Dedo

    January 30, 2021 at 8:03 am

    Love the videos … Colby is clear and concise. Funny … when I look at the previous posts here,I see only one woman. Ladies … you’re missing something here. Watch and learn.

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 30, 2021 at 9:03 am

      Thanks Dedo! We’re so lucky to have Colby as part of the Rx Team. And yes, all are welcome here.

      Have you seen any of Quite The Chaps 60 second series? Check this gem out… you’ll only need a minute! https://golfersrx.com/feel-every-movement-in-your-golf-swing/

      #diversityandinclusion

      Reply
  25. Jose L

    January 30, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Always good, practical information on a wide variety of topics, clearly presented in a concise format.
    Thank you.

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 31, 2021 at 5:49 am

      Thanks and welcome Jose.

      Reply
  26. Bob Kapp

    January 30, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Ben Hogan said: “You only hit a straight ball by accident.” I’ve always called it “the deadly straight ball” and it is by accident. Excellent series, Colby.

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 30, 2021 at 1:44 pm

      Haha, the Deadly Straight Ball! None of us know how it happened or when we’ll do it again.

      Reply
  27. Martin L Zdunczyk

    January 30, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    Hi! I seldom won any skins or closest to the pins-until-I started watching your video-tips. Dropped about 10-12 strokes ,also. Thank you

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 30, 2021 at 1:37 pm

      10-12 strokes, that’s incredible Martin! And who doesn’t love taking money from their playing partners!

      Reply
  28. Roy F Berger

    January 30, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    Love your tips– especially sprinkled in with your impeccable, dry humor. Keep up the good work– watch almost every day!

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 31, 2021 at 5:51 am

      Thanks Roy. Daily Prescriptions For Your Game… that’s why we’re here, lol.

      Reply
  29. Mark Allen

    January 31, 2021 at 7:25 am

    I love these tips..can’t wait to take it to the driving range or course .being I’m in the northeast I’ll have to wait for some warmer weather

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    • Keith @ GolfersRX

      January 31, 2021 at 10:49 am

      Thanks Mark. H
      https://golfersrx.com/thanks-off-season-training/
      Here are two indoor swing drills you can do in the comforts of your own home. Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate, or you don’t have enough time to rip out to the golf course.

      Reply
  30. Gerald Hillel Barkan

    June 7, 2021 at 2:48 pm

    Well done! I like short and sweet. At my age (mid 70s) I can’t remember complicated stuff. Good teaching skills. Thanks a bunch.

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