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Category Archives: Full swing

Shorten your swing (thought) for great results.

Written on May 18, 2017 at 2:58 pm, by

One of the “rules” my mentor, the golf legend Ken Venturi, taught me was that the easier I could make the swing for the golfer the better. What if I told you that you only need to focus on your swing from your head to your shoulder? It’s true. focus on your shoulder turn and  Continue Reading »

Slow down for control and distance.

Written on May 10, 2017 at 10:23 pm, by

Most amateurs rush their backswing, especially with longer clubs, creating all sorts of problems. Balance, weight shift. I could go on. But did you know your driver and 3 wood travel about 90 feet in a full swing Yup, 90 feet! You need to take time in your entire swing. As Nicklaus said, “low and  Continue Reading »

How to play in a strong wind.

Written on January 24, 2017 at 2:41 pm, by

Sothwest Florida is well known for its strong winds off the Gulf. (Sort of like Southwest England or Melbourne, Australia.) It can get tricky but I think it just takes a bit of common sense. Just use my one club per 10 mph (or 15 kph) rule: a lower club if you’re hitting into the  Continue Reading »

Great ball striker drills.

Written on January 2, 2017 at 2:25 pm, by

Something as simple as a laser pointer and some tape can help you become a great ball striker. It’s impossible for you to see the top of your backswing when you’re on the practice range, but with the help of a laser pointer (get the $10 or less kind) and a dark area at home  Continue Reading »

Too many swing thoughts.

Written on December 13, 2016 at 1:57 pm, by

Just how many swing thoughts can your mind handle when you address the ball? Four, five? Most of my new students have a list a mile long and find it hard to believe when I tell them they should only have one swing thought, maybe two, but that would be unusual. Just one. Try it.  Continue Reading »

Surefire 4 finger setup tip.

Written on May 14, 2015 at 9:21 pm, by

This is advice from everyone from Bobby Jones to my mentor, golf great Ken Venturi. How far to you stand from the ball at address? This is one of those easy ones that so many amateurs somehow forget. In fact, it is as simple as looking at your hand! You want IMMEDIATE RESULTS? Check out  Continue Reading »

Stop pop-ups immediately!

Written on May 9, 2015 at 11:06 am, by

There are few more frustrating errors off the tee than popping your ball sky high and advancing about 30 yards, if the ball even lands in the fairway. It gets more frustrating as you keep trying to make corrections by teeing the ball lower and lower. Things just get worse from there. Check out this  Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »