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Fat and thin hits? Problem Solved!

Written on April 8, 2015 at 10:58 pm, by

These are the kinds of problems that drive amateur golfers nuts. When you hit it “fat” that piece of turf you gouged out often flies farther than the ball. That can be a bit frustrating and sometimes painful. Then there’s the thin hit which can turn into a real “worm burner” or often times going  Continue Reading »

Distance? The Hips Have It!

Written on March 24, 2015 at 5:03 pm, by

O.K. My hula-hoop demonstration was a good idea to demonstrate the power the hips add to your swing. But I couldn’t do it. Of course, my beloved team could not resist showing my hula-hoop “fail”. I’m here to tell you keeping a hula-hoop up is really hard! Anyway, you want distance off the tee (or  Continue Reading »

If you don’t keep your head still the girl falls!

Written on March 20, 2015 at 9:30 pm, by

There are certain fundamentals in the golf swing that are sometime a little difficult to understand. One of them is keeping your head still. Amateurs have a tough time “seeing” that. Well, this is about the best way to “see” the “still head” fundamental. Check out what a professional dancer (and really good golfer) has  Continue Reading »

Enjoy each hole.

Written on February 19, 2015 at 5:16 pm, by

If you get a double bogey on your first hole I can virtually guarantee you rushed your shot. You also probably also rushed to the course, rushed to the tee and … you know the rest of the story. Some of us (most of us?) tend to be on the impatient side of just about,  Continue Reading »

What’s the right shaft for you?

Written on January 14, 2015 at 12:42 pm, by

Most amateur golfer don’t swing as fast as, say, Rory Mcilroy (about 120-125 mph). The shafts he uses are very stiff. At least once a week one of my students asks if he or she (mostly the “he’s”) if they should be using stiffer shafts to get more distance off the tee, like Rory (average  Continue Reading »

Super Bowl “Deflategate” holds lessons for us golfers. Really.

Written on September 3, 2014 at 2:30 pm, by

Dear Golfers and friends, With apologies to my South American and Australian friends we Northern Hemisphere golfers are “suffering” winter. I actually have to wear a sweater some mornings. (Sorry Boston.) Of course I couldn’t pass up “Deflategate.” (American Football Conference [AFC] Championship Game of the 2014–15 NFL playoffs.) But somehow, everything in life (including  Continue Reading »

Make the wind your friend.

Written on July 17, 2014 at 9:54 am, by

If there is one thing all golfers have in common here in southern Florida where I teach it’s WIND. Twenty and 30 mph (about 32 kph to 48 kph) are pretty common, especially in the afternoon. That’s definitely going to affect where your ball lands. Now Tour pros fade or draw their balls into the  Continue Reading »

Baseball Bat Swing Key

Written on July 1, 2014 at 4:01 pm, by

Golf is a “centerfield” (down the fairway) game. But we sure can learn a pretty straightforward (pun intended) tip from swinging a baseball bat. (For the fast growing number of our visitors who have never swung a baseball bat, I’m working on cricket bat and hockey stick swing keys). But I think this video tip  Continue Reading »

600 yard par 5 … what to do

Written on June 17, 2014 at 2:34 pm, by

This tip might seem counterintuitive. But the best advice I can give any golf is “keep it in play!” If you’re faced with a long par 5 just do the math. Even if you were pretty sure you could hit a 300 yard drive down the middle, the smart move is to use that 3  Continue Reading »

Go with what you’ve got.

Written on June 10, 2014 at 2:06 am, by

 Note: Steve Anderson is the PGA’s ONLY LEFTY Master Professional!  Here’s one of my most favorite quotes from Bobby Jones: “I get as much fun as the next man from whaling the ball as hard as I can and catching it squarely on the button. But from sad experience I learned not to try this in  Continue Reading »