[7 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 30 views]
Three Skills for Better Putting

There are three  skills that you need to acquire to become a better putter.   You need to develop these skills by effective practice.  The three skills are
1.Green Reading

2. Start the ball on the correct line
 
3. Roll the ball the correct speed
 
There are many ways to become better at reading greens.  Basically, you want to develop your ability to observe and process the information.  This means using your eyes, feet, and overall balance to gather the information.  Some basic questions that you will answer are: What slopes do you see? …

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[7 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 30 views]
Three Skills for Better Putting

There are three  skills that you need to acquire to become a better putter.   You need to develop these skills by effective practice.  The three skills are
1.Green Reading

2. Start the ball on the correct line
 
3. Roll the ball the correct speed
 
There are many ways to become better at reading greens.  Basically, you want to develop your ability to observe and process the information.  This means using your eyes, feet, and overall balance to gather the information.  Some basic questions that you will answer are: What slopes do you see? …

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[12 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 205 views]
How to Lower Your Score by Changing the Way You Practice Your Putting

It’s Just Math
by Robert Linville
With the advent of ShotLink technology on the PGA Tour (since 2001), it is easy to find useful stats that may help you play better golf.  After all, it’s nice to know that Bubba hits it 937 yards, but that doesn’t really help most of us.  However, it can help us is to take information that we can relate to and learn from that information.
How Close Do The Pros Hit Approach Shots?

This is a chart of the top players for the year in 2015 as it …

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[28 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 126 views]
What is your playing “intention” mindset?

Understand Your Intentions

We all enjoy the great shot.  You know the one…it’s the shot that brings us back.  It’s the shot that gives you hope in future shots.  It’s that feel good moment.  Sports psychologists try to help understand how to think better so we give ourselves the best chance to execute this great shot more often.  Golf instructors help you learn the movement patterns so you can hit that shot more often.  Coaches help you prepare so you can hit that shot more often.   All of this is excellent …

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[14 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 133 views]
How Far Should You Hit Your 6 Iron?

One of the more common questions that I am asked is about distance.  More specifically, people ask how far they should hit their 6 iron, or 9 iron, or 5-wood, etc.  The answer is, you should hit the ball the appropriate distance for the club speed you can create.  For this example, I’ll use a 6-iron.
The golfer pictured above is Champions Tour Winner, Mike Goodes.  There is no question that Mike plays at an extremely high level.  Mike swings his 6-iron around 88 mph.   His carry distance is about 180 …

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[7 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 174 views]
Swing Thoughts

What swing thoughts are best and how many is too many?

You’ve probably seen this illustration before. What’s the right thought?  What should I think of when I’m playing versus when I’m practicing?  Should I have I left-sided thought or a right-sided thought?  Is it more important to focus on backswing or downswing?  Why am I thinking the same thought but I getting very inconsistent shots?  Should I adjust my thoughts based on my previous shot?
I’m sure, if you’re like most golfers, you’ve had many of these questions.  Learning to play …