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Follow ball flight pattern for swing corrections

Written on August 31, 2017 at 10:57 pm, by

It’s amazing. After they hit the ball most golfers, especially if the ball isn’t going where we want it to go, turn their back to the ball and huff of the tee box … while the ball is SCREAMING “WATCH ME”. We can learn so much from watching our ball flight. Did it go left?  Continue Reading »

Top of Swing Tip

Written on August 17, 2017 at 8:26 pm, by

One thing my mentor, golf legend Ken Venturi, always reminded me that I should keep instruction simple. He’d say, “You might have to figure out how to say the same thing 20 different ways until the golfer gets it but always remember, keep it basic. You’re here to help.” Through my three plus decades of  Continue Reading »

Watch out for bad advice

Written on July 26, 2017 at 3:44 pm, by

There are some very good teaching professionals on the Internet giving some very solid advice about the fundamentals of the golf swing. Many of these teachers have been on the lesson tee for decades helping amateur golfers of all skill levels. But it seems like there are also zillions of videos and advice programs that  Continue Reading »

Conquering nerves

Written on July 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm, by

Whether it’s the club tournament, playing with the boss, or trying to look like you’ve got game to your foursome, you have probably got stuck with a case of the nerves. Even Jack Nicklaus, at the height of his playing career, was nervous on the first tee. My advice: make it easy on yourself. Use  Continue Reading »

Benefits of a lob wedge

Written on July 13, 2017 at 4:15 pm, by

You’re off the green but not by much. The green is running slightly down hill, away from you, so you’d like the ball to check up a little. Which “weapon” do you select? This is the perfect situation for a lob wedge. At 60+ degrees lob wedges land the ball softly and the ball checks  Continue Reading »

Correct Grip Pressure

Written on July 5, 2017 at 10:25 am, by

There are all sorts of theories about how firmly you should grip your club. Most amateurs end up with what I call the “death grip,” where it seems like they are trying to strangle the club. That would be a bit too firm. For full swing, think of an egg … a raw egg. And  Continue Reading »

Ball position + club selection = great shot

Written on June 25, 2017 at 7:51 pm, by

I had a student that I was very proud of. (Actually I am very proud of all my students because THEY BOTHER TO TAKE A GOLF LESSON …) He went from scoring 100++ most of his life to breaking 90 a few weeks ago. He had developed a beautiful swing. Graceful, balanced, a great turn  Continue Reading »

Aiming along the parallel line

Written on June 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm, by

About 95% of amateur golfers DO NOT AIM correctly on the tee. Most golfers aim their bodies AT the target, which means that, no matter how good their swing, they will be 20 to 30 yards off! Rather frustrating for anybody. Golfers must aim PARALLEL to the target line to get it where they want  Continue Reading »

Balanced Grip

Written on May 31, 2017 at 5:15 pm, by

If you have a “Godfather” grip — too strong — your hands are to the right of a balanced position on the club handle. The result: a serious hook. In this case about 40 Yards! If your hands have wandered left of the balanced position — too weak — you’ll slice it all day long.  Continue Reading »

Hit it high

Written on May 26, 2017 at 1:58 pm, by

It happens to us all. A tree jumps right out in front of our ball. Well, it sometimes seems that way. When there’s just no way around it, you can go over that tree. Check out this tip and learn how to make your sand wedge or lob wedge do the hard work. You will  Continue Reading »