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

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.

Fairways, the things we cross when we’re looking for our ball. Shorter grass. Generally nice place to be. Let’s find those on a more regular basis with this simple setup. 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, whether its a divot, a weed, a whatever
– 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.

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Until next time keep it simple

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

  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!

  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

  3. F. Ferguson June 27, 2020 at 9:34 am #

    Always a great 60 seconds.

  4. Theo Kemm June 27, 2020 at 10:13 am #

    Keep doing what you are doing. Love the tips.

  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.

  6. John June 27, 2020 at 11:16 am #

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

  7. Skip June 27, 2020 at 11:36 am #

    This website is very informative and short like it a lot

  8. tom connally June 27, 2020 at 12:27 pm #

    Always great, useful advise!

  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!

  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….

  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?

  12. JON s KAEMPFER June 27, 2020 at 1:59 pm #

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

  13. Tom Campbell June 27, 2020 at 7:26 pm #


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

    Thank you

    Tom Campbell

  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!
    Andy Welton

  15. Raj Pillai June 30, 2020 at 5:19 pm #

    Excellent tip!!

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