The day of the golf tournament–Two key concepts for playing competitive golf

Everyone knows that competitive golf is a different game from regular golf (Bobby Jones famously remarked that there are TWO types of golf – tournament golf and weekend golf). There are a few important things to realize when you have an upcoming tournament – the first of which is that your ROUND actually begins at […]

Three books every golf hacker must possess

If you are a golf hacker, if you sit through business meetings dreaming of the intricacies of different golf grips and such…these books are indispensible.
The reason these books stand apart from the rest of the literature is that these authors (all professional golfing legends in their own right) – have also been ‘hackers’ in the […]

Chapter Titles from ‘On Learning Golf’

If you are a student of golf, then you have probably wondered about things such as rhythm and timing, the mental makeup of the golfer, wrist action, the in to out swing path, keeping your head steady etc.
Classic Book by Percy Boomer – On Learning Golf
With chapter titles such as the ones listed below, this […]

The Lower back as the GROUNDING element in the golf swing

No matter what your golf setup procedure is, you need some element that GROUNDS you. GROUNDING refers to the ability to stay glued to the ground as you swing this weight (up and) around your body. For most pro golfers, their CORE muscles act as the grounding element – their cores are strong enough to […]

To hit it straight, do NOT line up –simply make a good swing ( taking your range swing to the course )

Aiming or doing anything involving directing the ball is a swing wrecker. Have you wondered why you hit it flush on the driving range but not so much on the course. The answer is as simple as it is counterintuitive. On the range, all you are thinking about is your swing. You are not THAT […]

Golf is a game of feel–work on reproducing the feel, not on reproducing specific positions

Most of us do not work on reproducing a ‘feel’. We work on reproducing certain ‘positions’ –  both during the backswing and during our ‘through’ swing. This effort does not translate into a repeatable swing. 
The correct swing is a result of a correct setup – which includes ‘correct feel’. Until your setup routine culminates […]

It is the wrist hinge that generates power – experimenting with the golf wrist hinge

Recently, I undertook the challenge of teaching the golf swing to my wife.
She was quick to grasp the setup position – and even the backswing. Within a week, she was making decent contact with the ball. However, she felt she was not hitting it far enough (not getting enough distance). She was a bit perplexed […]