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- Adjust your setup and swing for better bunker shotsPosted 2 days ago
Keys to finding the right angle of attack in a bunker
Thwack — that’s the sound of the ball coming out of the bunker at ankle high and moving at Mach One over the green — what a great feeling! If I had a dollar for every shot...
- Posted 18 days ago
Use caution when “Lofting Up”
By now, most golfers have forgotten the sound and feel of a wooden driver against a balata ball, not to mention how small the original metalwood drivers were compared to today’s multi-material, adjustable behemoths. It’s funny, but...
- Posted 26 days ago
Hitting hooks and slices? Here’s how to control your ball’s curvature
As with most golfers, controlling the curvature of the golf ball in flight tends to be the most common issue plaguing players’ consistency on a daily basis. While there are a ton of fundamental reasons why your...
- Posted 46 days ago
To use video, Trackman or both?
Video analysis has indeed changed the way we practice, play and view our golf swings. With the advent of Doppler radar launch monitors like Trackman and FlightScope, teachers now understand that “position golf” isn’t the way to...
- Posted 53 days ago
Curing excessive “lag” at impact
Technology is a wonderful thing. It is making both teachers and students better, as it allow us to understand more and more about the golf swing with the inventions of systems like 3-D Motion Analysis, Force Plates and...
- Posted 68 days ago
Using Trackman has made me LESS technical as a teacher
Early in my teaching career, I was told that in order to a successful instructor I had to have great communication skills and possess a talent to describe a highly complex motion in an understandable way to...
- Posted 96 days ago
What Flightscope and Trackman can tell you (and me)
I have worked with all the technologies that have come along in my 20 years as a golf instructor in an effort to make my job much easier. In the beginning I only used my eyes. Then digital...
- Posted 110 days ago
Instruction: Only change the things that need to be changed
As a golf instructor for more than 20 years, I have gone through my own professional maturation when it comes to my instructional style and the way I have chosen to help my students. Golf instruction is...
- Posted 124 days ago
The ‘arc’ vs. ‘square-to-square’ putting method: Either or neither?
There’s hundreds of different golfers try to putt, but putting really just boils down to two schools of thought. There are those who try to move the putter head “straight back and straight through” along the target...
- Posted 130 days ago
The importance of the elbows in putting
As we all know, putting requires a solid stroke that is derived from very coordinated motions of the shoulders, arms and hands, not to mention the complex set of psychomotor motions that must be mastered between the...
- Posted 138 days ago
Master these 3 set-up keys for fewer 3 putts
It seems that everyone wonders why they do not make more putts. But if you consider the multitude of variables that affect putting, it is a wonder that golfers make any at all. Identifying the most important...
- Posted 144 days ago
Looks or numbers: What makes a better golf swing?
I have seen many things come and go during my 20 years on the lesson tee. But the two things that have stuck around and will continue to be a necessity for golf instructors are digital video...
- Posted 152 days ago
The Mental Game: Training vs. Trusting
Do you stand over EVERY shot running down a mental checklist of the 24 basic swing components and their variations? I promise you that tour players don’t, which is why they are able to look and swing...
- Posted 165 days ago
Do old school teachings have a place in golf’s new school environment?
Every week, I watch golf telecasts that show the best players in the world playing tough golf courses and hitting shots that challenge their skills. It’s a joy to see what they can do with a golf ball....
- Posted 181 days ago
Understand your wedge data to find the “magic yardage”
Being a good wedge player can really help golfers lower their scores in an instant. Wedge shots from inside 100 yards from the fairway are a safe zone, the place where golfers lay up on a par...
- Posted 186 days ago
Stopping the slice: Fix the path or the face?
I was reading a debate between two teachers, both of whom use golf radar (Trackman and FlightScope), and they were discussing the “best” way to fix the average golfer’s slice. One was adamant about fixing club path...
- Posted 194 days ago
Don’t be a golfer who doesn’t improve
I had an interesting thought while watching a PGA Tour tournament the other day: A manufacturer’s advertisement stated that over the last 20 years or so, the average handicap has not gone down, yet we have better...
- Posted 201 days ago
The Golfing Machine: Homer Kelley’s quotes explained
As I’ve maturate through this game for life, I, like most golfers, have worked hard to improve my golf game. Just like many of you, I’ve taken lessons and or listened to someone who I believed could...
- Posted 207 days ago
The Top 10 Short Game Mistakes
Over the years of instructing, I have noticed many things that people tend to do incorrectly within their short games that continues to cost these players shot after shot, day after day! It pains me to see...
- Posted 215 days ago