Friday, November 27, 2009

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"There is no rush. Swing as if you are working by the hour. Never make a change based on one bad shot, or even a few. If your swing is grooved, you can hit the ball with a sack over your head"

"If you are going to persevere, in golf or in anything, you need a philosophy. Harvey Penick gave us one. Stick to the one thing you can control--you. Don't get mad at the club; it's the same one you used to hit that great shot yesterday."

No two golf pupils are alike. But there are pitfalls that seem to face three types of players. There do not seem to be too many exceptions:

1: Women listen too well and too often . . . everyone wants to give them advice.
2: The average man tries to play like a tournament player.
3: Tournament players--especially young ones--try to play like someone else instead of simply being themselves.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Free Golf Tips

Free Golf Tips

I found this article I thought you might be interested in. It’s from John Hopkins at

To break 80 consistently a golfer has to have a safe tee shot. Driving well off the golf tee is vital to break 80 as too many wayward drives means too many double bogeys

Learning to break 80 consistently demands a high skill level. To achieve that standard most golfers have had lessons and have bought the best equipment, but still something holds them back from being able to lower their scores to the magic number. Try to incorporate the following tips into your game to break 80 consistently.

• Most golfers who struggle to break 80 lose too many shots from wayward drives. To break 90 consistently power wasn’t important, but to break 80, power is necessary as a golfer needs to reach the par fours in two, therefore the driver has to be used on most tee shots. Unless under control however, shots will be dropped.

• There is a famous expression “you drive for show but putt for doe” but ask most tour pros and they will tell you that a safe game off the tee is equally as important as putting. Unless you have a safe drive off the tee it is inevitable you will hit into trouble and take too many double bogeys. Putting is important but driving is equally so.

How to Find a Safe Shot off the Tee

• There are many different permutations for a safe driver shot off the tee and this is the time to experiment.

• Try teeing the ball up at different heights, low, medium and high. Most golfers wanting to control tee shots use a low tee, which stops a golfer hitting the ball left as it demands a later release.

• Gripping down the club, almost on the shaft, allows the hands to make quicker and more accurate adjustments to square up the club head at impact.

• Make sure you finish the swing in a balanced finish position on all difficult tee shots where control is vital. The fact that you are facing a tough shot introduces tension and a likelihood you will hit ‘at’ the ball rather than swinging with rhythm. Force yourself to a balanced finish when facing a demanding tee shot.

• Make sure you use a driver with the optimum loft for your safe shot. Sacrificing one or two degrees of loft, and maybe ten or fifteen yards, is worth it if you can hit more fairways.

• Remember to work on all aspects of your game, including your putting, but develop a safe drive off the tee and you will be nearer your goal of being able to break 80 consistently.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Free Golf Tips

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Set Your Club Down

Before assuming your stance, place the head of your club behind the ball with its face square to the target.

STOP and check this. Do not rush.

This will help you maintain proper alignment and improve consistency.

Keep Your Head Down

Any teaching pro or golf instructor will tell you to "keep your head down," and there is a very important reason for this commonly offered advice.

Unless you can hold your head relatively steady during your swing, then the swing itself will not be steady.

Three golden rules of golf: If it goes left, it's a hook. If it goes right, it's a slice. If it goes straight down the course to the fairway, it's a miracle. :-)

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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Weight Management

75 percent of the body weight is transferred to the back foot during the back swing. Through the downswing and finish, the weight transfers from the back foot to the front foot.

Too often, amateurs force this shift in weight by sliding and swaying from side to side during the back swing and downswing. This is not necessary! With correct footwork, you should automatically make the correct amount of weight shift.

To get a feel for using your legs and correctly shifting your weight during your swing, try the following drills.

Brace Drill:

Practice with your right leg butting against an object to get a solid feel for bracing your right side. In this case, we're using a bench. As you simulate your back swing, you should feel your knee pressing firmly against the bench, creating torque and building energy.

If your right knee isn't touching the bench during the back swing, it means you're not shifting your weight correctly to the right side. Keep making practice swings until you feel consistent pressure between your knee and the bench.