Maybe Johnny Cash was referring to golf when he sang "I Walk The Line." Probably not, but Jason Day suggests amateurs should use more than their sense of sight when trying to read longer putts. His tip: Walk the line and get a feel for the pitch of the green.
This week, I'd like to write about the role of the hips since they, along with proper shoulder rotation, are critical in executing a strong, consistent golf swing. In fact, those two movements must work together.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:55am - 2 Comments
Two of the biggest factors that contribute to distance are hitting the golf ball in the center of the club face, and creating speed. Think of your swing as having two engines - your body and your arms. Both are power producers and both have their role in the swing.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:52am - 0 Comments
Loft and ball position controls trajectory. My comments are intended mainly for the improvement of your short game, but these pointers can be applied to your full swing.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:44am - 0 Comments
Developing a proper grip requires a sound understanding of how the placement of the hands impacts the direction of the clubface and the wrists throughout the swing.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:41am - 4 Comments
Today's golf instruction encompasses many different theories, philosophies, and models. The bottom line to all of the types of instruction you receive is being able to feel the difference between how you currently perform your swing and how you want to perform your swing.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:29am - 0 Comments
You play the same way you practice is a coaching adage used in all sports at all levels. If it is true, most golfers have little hope of playing well. It is common to see golfers practice without focus, without targets, with frustration and with mechanical thoughts that are often misguided.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:25am - 1 Comments
11 Nov 2010 - 11:16am - 0 Comments
We've all read articles and heard TV commentary about restricting your hip turn on the backswing to develop more coil and increase you X-Factor (the differential in degrees of rotation between shoulder rotation and hip rotation).
11 Nov 2010 - 11:07am - 0 Comments
Address and impact have two very different looks to them as well they should. However, the angle of the clubshaft is one thing that golfers should try to make look the same at impact as it was at address. A great way to tell if you are accomplishing this goal is to look at your divots.
11 Nov 2010 - 11:02am - 0 Comments
Did you know the golf swing has two centers, an upper, and a lower? The approximate location of you upper center is the top button on your golf shirt (if you have it buttoned). The approximate location of your lower center is your belt buckle.
11 Nov 2010 - 10:57am - 0 Comments
One important consideration with every golf swing -- and a clear difference between top players and most amateurs -- is the position of the hands at impact. With a good player, the hands are even with their left (lead) leg and ahead of the ball at impact.
11 Nov 2010 - 10:37am - 0 Comments
The cliché,"one good turn deserves another" is as helpful with your golf swing as it is for everyday living. Once you adopt a balanced posture with a tilt of the spine, lower back flat, hips back, knees slightly flexed and your body weight concentrated on the balls of your feet, you are ready for
11 Nov 2010 - 10:30am - 0 Comments
The weight of the clubhead cannot be manipulated. It MUST be swung. A swing is accomplished when the club goes back and forth with the rhythm of a pendulum. The "tick-tock" of a pendulum is the beat of a great golf swing.
11 Nov 2010 - 10:16am - 0 Comments
Quite often, when we hit a great golf shot we usually have a feeling that we are going to hit the ball well. It's a wonderful feeling of confidence and composure. Then there are those times when you talk yourself into hitting a ball poorly or missing an easy putt.
10 Nov 2010 - 4:29pm - 3 Comments
One of the most important keys in fixing a slice permanently is to learn to swing the clubhead on an inside-to-out swing path through impact. In order to swing the club head into the golf ball from the inside of your target line, a full turn of the shoulders in the backswing is required.
10 Nov 2010 - 4:20pm - 0 Comments
I'm standing on the tee, driver in one hand, ball and tee in the other. I start telling my playing partners a funny story. I turn, briefly glance out over the hole and bend to press the tee into the ground. The tale continues. I address the ball -- still recanting the story.
10 Nov 2010 - 4:09pm - 0 Comments
Taking a golf lesson to the course can be a challenge. Making a swing change on the range is difficult; on the course it is even tougher. The range is the frying pan, the course is the fire.
10 Nov 2010 - 3:57pm - 0 Comments
Many PGA Tour pros will tell you in their magazine and TV tips that the bunker shot is the easiest in golf. This is a pretty demoralizing statement when you are having difficulty getting the ball out of the bunker much less near the hole.
10 Nov 2010 - 3:39pm - 0 Comments
A greenside bunker shot is the only shot in golf where you are not hitting the golf ball. The club enters the sand before the ball and flies out of the bunker on a cushion of sand. In essence you are simply hitting behind the ball and fatting the shot.
10 Nov 2010 - 3:28pm - 0 Comments
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