Golf Fundamentals: Assess Your Alignment

It‘s The Most Important Position Of Any Swing

Over the years, there has been so much written, photographed, and videoed about swing positions, swing movements, and other items that can improve your golf swing. But they all hinge on one among all core golf fundamentals: Nothing works unless you are properly aimed to your intended target. If you set out this year to improve Read more…

Build Your Own Golf House

Why Your Swing Must Match Your Body Type

I met Kathy Welsch in 2010. Kathy is a Class A tour player who played on the LPGA Tour from 1974 to 1976; she’s is currently a Class A Teaching and Club Professional and Lifetime LPGA member. Kathy has an easy, balanced swing and she explained her thoughts to me during our golf game. She Read more…

Is Your Swing Out Of Date?

In With The New. The Swings Of Today’s Top Young Golfers Are Vastly More Efficient Than Those Used By Yesterday’s Heroes

The trophy cases of the likes of Nicklaus, Irwin, Miller, Stewart and

Trevino are full of championship hardware, but all had swings that

would now be considered old-fashioned. Yesterday’s players used a

significant amount of lateral lower-body movement, which placed a lot

of undue stress on the neck, hips and back. The great young players of

today strive for a more stacked position at impact, which is both more

efficient and much healthier for the body.

Five Common Golf Beginner Mistakes

Being a beginner in golf is truly a unique place. Golf is arguably one of the hardest sports to learn and play at a high level, so beginner mistakes are the rule rather than the exception. If you’ve already taken up the game, remember that time you hit a beautiful long straight drive? Or remember the Read more…

The Secondary Angle

Maintain Your Spine Tilt For Improved Ballstriking

Posture is a critical element of the golf swing, and is often overlooked by golf instructors and recreational players alike. It’s not particularly dynamic or flashy, and most golfers just don’t get excited about spending time developing correct posture. However, establishing the proper body angles at address–and maintaining them throughout the swing–is absolutely crucial to solid ballstriking and good shotmaking.

Lose The Golf Fat And Thin Shots

It’s About Weight, Hips and Hands

The two major causes of fat and thin shots are poor weight distribution and early release of  the hands. Here I’ll show how to take care of both. Photo 1 shows that my weight is behind the ball line and the club face is now ahead of the hands. One or both of these will Read more…

Shank You Very Much!

Or not, if you put these simple drills into action
Shank You Very Much!

The dreaded shank is experienced by all golfers at all levels of the game, from the beginner to “professionals” like Roy McAvoy from the popular movie Tin Cup. The surprising thing is that it is a very small miss with a very detrimental result, as I demonstrate in Photo 1. There are many causes, but Read more…

Get ‘Chippy’ To Settle Those Nerves

Create a tension-free swing, even under pressure

Tension is the enemy of every golfer, at every level. It causes muscles to constrict, which prohibits the body from moving in that nice, flowing fashion throughout the swing. Being able to identify where one holds tension, and how it affects the golf swing, is a powerful tool. Generally tension seems to stem from two Read more…

Women’s Golf: I Want More Distance Now!

Hit the ball farther with these key elements for women

We all want more distance off the tee. With women, I see a few common threads that need addressing, and pronto. The key elements to hitting the ball farther are: • Setup • Backswing musts • Release on the downswing • Finish SOLID SETUP • Chin up, not pinned. • Arms hang down without tension, with Read more…

The ABCs Of Aiming And The 2-Minute Drill

After over 30 years of teaching golf, I’ve concluded that most golfers simply do not know how to aim. If you ask them where they should be aimed, they will most likely be able to tell you information relating to having the clubface, stance and shoulders “square,” but they don’t realize how off-line they are. Read more…