Golf Tip of The Day

If you put a log on the ground and asked someone to take out a chunk of wood from the log they would most likely swing the ax into the log at an angle and create sliced out section from the log. This action is done with an abrupt angle of attack into the wood log.
1.
Are you a Feel Player
We hear all types of golfers say "I need to feel the swing". Here is a simple drill to feel where your shaft and clubhead are located. If you are a right handed player, hold a golf club only in your right hand and make a golf swing half way back (lefties use your left hand).
24 Jun 2011 - 11:52am - 0 Comments
2.
Taking A Divot
Take a divot for normal yardages with your irons. At impact feel about 70% of your weight on your left foot at impact. (right handers)  Take a practice swing and hold at impact to feel the 60% weight on the left foot.
24 Jun 2011 - 11:24am - 0 Comments
3.
Shoulders, not Hands, Determine a Complete Backswing
Many golfers try to make a complete backswing based on how far their hands and arms go back.  In reality, your backswing is completed when your shoulders have made a full turn.  Turn hands, arms and shoulders together on the backswing.  Once your shoulders have finished turning,
24 Jun 2011 - 11:22am - 1 Comments
4.
Hip to be Square
While spending time on the practice tee at a recent PGA tour event, I was relieved to witness the best players in the world working diligently on the very same thing we as teachers work on with amateur golfers. The common denominator: alignment.
24 Jun 2011 - 11:20am - 0 Comments
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Get out of the sand, every time!
There are two concepts that will help a new golfer get out of the sand almost every time. The first is skimming the sole of the sand wedge through the impact area. Find a firm area on the grass and start making swings where the golfer hits the ground.
24 Jun 2011 - 11:18am - 0 Comments
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Stabilize Your Chipping
Chipping is a lesson that is often taught, but rarely executed properly.  Your body weight is intended to stay forward, but many people shift their weight away from the target.  This instantly causes the bottom of the swing to strike behind the intended spot and cause the dreaded sco
24 Jun 2011 - 11:16am - 0 Comments
7.
Keep Your Head Down?
The most common saying in golf is "keep your head down."  The question is, are you actually picking your head up? When you hit a thin shot that dribbles along the ground, it would seem that a player must have picked their head up.
24 Jun 2011 - 11:14am - 0 Comments
8.
Keep Your Head Down?
The most common saying in golf is "keep your head down."  The question is, are you actually picking your head up? When you hit a thin shot that dribbles along the ground, it would seem that a player must have picked their head up.
24 Jun 2011 - 11:03am - 1 Comments
9.
Putting With Loft
If you are looking for a simple approach to your short game, try 'putting with loft'.  If your relationship with the lob wedge is on the rocks, consider trying a 7, 8 or 9 iron when you are in near proximity of the green.  Use the same address fundamentals you would when usin
24 Jun 2011 - 10:58am - 0 Comments
10.
Learn to Lean Forward
The most common thing that causes poor contact in shots around the green is the hands and wrists trying to scoop the ball in the air.  The scooping action results in punishing shots that are bladed over the green or hit fat and fall short of the target.  The scooping action of your h
24 Jun 2011 - 10:27am - 0 Comments
11.
Short Game, Short Game, Short Game!
With over 60% of your strokes coming from inside of 100 yards, it is essential that you spend a proportionate amount of time on your short game as you practice. You should devote most of your short game practice to putting and chipping.
8 Jun 2011 - 9:37pm - 1 Comments