Are your shots slicing into the rough? Don't worry--even Tiger Woods, who missed his first cut in seven years last week, can always use help with his game. A TIME guide for the fairways, with early gift ideas for Father's Day, plus tips for women from one who has found her swing. --By Sean Gregory
A MIXED BAG
The most explosive trend in golf clubs? Hybrids--those half wood, half irons. Their larger, woodlike club faces make two- and three-iron approach shots far easier to hit. This season's hot hybrid newcomers: the Nickent Genex ($129) and Sonartec MD ($199).
HAVING A BALL