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A Coach in your Pocket

July 15, 2015 0 Comments
A Coach in your Pocket

Have you ever filmed yourself swinging a golf club on your phone?  If you have, then you will probably notice that as your swing approaches impact the image becomes blurred because of the speed of the movement and the shaft bends really strangely.  Fast forward to today and there is no more blurring when you […]

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Create Swing Force

April 21, 2015
Create Swing Force

It seems logical that if you want a golf ball to go straight, long and up in the air, then you should create a force which moves through the ball and toward your target.  After all, haven’t you heard the saying that you should “hit through the ball”? Like so many things about golf and […]

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Right Arm Action is like Skipping Stones

March 23, 2015
Right Arm Action is like Skipping Stones

Ever skipped a stone across water?  The way you use your right arm in the golf swing is very similar to the way you use it to skip stones.  The movement begins from the ground up. The key points with your arm is that your elbow leads your wrist which leads your fingers, until of […]

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Golf Swing Myth: Straight Left Arm

March 17, 2015
Golf Swing Myth: Straight Left Arm

Some myths about the golf swing are like cockroaches; it doesn’t matter how hard you try to get rid of them, they hang around. The idea that your left arm (for a right handed golfer) needs to stay straight is one of them.  As the video here shows, the normal outward force of the swing […]

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Your Ticket to the Dream Life

February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Your Ticket to the Dream Life

Does the lure of an endless summer playing golf on carefully manicured courses for ridiculous sums of money seem like the dream life to you? It certainly does for the thousands of amateur and professional golfers who are looking to trade toasters and gift vouchers for substantial pay cheques. At the end of each year […]

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Beating First Tee Nerves

February 23, 2015
Beating First Tee Nerves

First tee nerves affect everyone, from beginners to seasoned professionals.  Knowing that alone can be helpful, but having some strategies for dealing with the nerves is even more useful. Here are some ideas you can try which have proven useful with a range of players.   For more ideas on improving your mental skills for […]

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The Fun of Competitive Golf Practice

February 17, 2015 0 Comments
The Fun of Competitive Golf Practice

Imagination and fun is for pros as well as juniors.  Yet somehow that seems to get lost in the seriousness of competitive golf. Royal Melbourne is the venue for this week’s Women’s Australian Open.  The course has hard, fast and undulating greens which provide the players with the types of challenges that they may only […]

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Hand Path for your Golf Swing

February 16, 2015 2 Comments
Hand Path for your Golf Swing

Your hand path has a big influence on the path your club takes during the golf swing, even though the paths of the two are different.  Of course your body movement is linked to all this, however this video is just to show you how your hands should move and some checkpoints along the way […]

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Simple Left Wrist Action

February 16, 2015
Simple Left Wrist Action

In a previous video I explained how the right wrist works in an effective golf swing.  It is a lot less than you think.  The same is true for the action of the left wrist.  It is fairly simple as this video demonstrates. In the backswing your left wrist hinges only about 45 degrees.  Much […]

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Cure your Slice Instantly

January 4, 2015 0 Comments
Cure your Slice Instantly

What if you started your year finally getting rid of your slice?  While it might sound too good to be true, it is possible.  The drill in this post will cure your slice instantly. There are countless articles (including some of mine) that explain the causes of slicing.  Ultimately there is only one thing causing […]

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