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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you swing out to your right, i.e. your entire torso is POINTING RIGHT in the impact zone, then your ball will go straight. The golf arc is such that , if you start rightwards (right field), the clubface will square up at the bottom of the swing!
Don’t just take my word for it, here […]
Think SMALL (as in – do not think of out driving your partners).
Do not try to kill it. Do not go for distance. Think of your chipping stroke – set up as if about to chip the ball. That will keep your muscles relaxed. You will still be able to execute a FULL swing – […]
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 […]
It is not the reason that you think it is (that it can save you lots of strokes). Yes – Chipping can be the difference between a par and a double bogey. It usually is! If that weren’t reason enough to practice chipping to death, there is another one – one that I find much […]