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Truth about Arm Movement in your Golf Swing

August 4, 2016
Truth about Arm Movement in your Golf Swing

Watch a full golf swing and it looks like there is a lot of arm movement.  Not only does there appear to be a lot of arm movement, but it also appears your shoulders require a swimmer’s degree of flexibility to make a correct golf swing. It’s all very deceptive because in relation to your body, your […]

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Pitch shot set-up

July 21, 2016
Pitch shot set-up

The way you set up has a huge influence on the likely outcome of every full shot you play.  The same is true for your pitching. The easiest way to develop a good pitching technique is to begin with the correct set-up.  There are a number of things about your pitch shot set-up which are different […]

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Decelerate … Are you Sure?

June 30, 2016
Decelerate … Are you Sure?

As your club approaches impact, your arms need to slow down; they need to decelerate.  It sounds like the most ridiculous advice you will ever hear … but it’s correct. Think of using a hammer; as you swing the hammer toward the nail your arm will slow so that momentum is transferred to the hammer […]

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How Far Do You Hit the Ball?

June 14, 2016
How Far Do You Hit the Ball?

Think about the last three rounds you played.  How many of your approach shots finished past the pin?  That means your tee shot on a par three, second shot on a par four, or third shot on a par five. If you recall accurately, you probably found that you left most of your shots short […]

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Four Step Set-Up Routine

June 9, 2016
Four Step Set-Up Routine

There is no better feeling and setting up to a shot completely confident that you’re standing correctly to the ball and lined up to your target. The opposite is also true.  Doubts about the distance you’re standing from the ball or whether your clubface and body are lined up to your target, is often the beginning of what […]

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Compass Putting Drill

June 2, 2016
Compass Putting Drill

How do you know whether or not your putting is improving?  For most players this is counting up the putts they had over the entire round.  If it is less than the last time they played, their putting is improving. The total number of putts per round is one measure, but whether it is a […]

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A New Way to Consider Hip Turn

May 18, 2016
A New Way to Consider Hip Turn

The correct movement of your hips is critical for helping you retain your posture during the swing, generate power and stay balanced.  Clearly quality hip movement is essential for a sound golf swing. To illustrate how your hips work as a base for your upper body, imagine a paper spike with your hips representing its […]

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How to Turn your Upper Body

May 11, 2016
How to Turn your Upper Body

Most of the thought given to upper body turn relates to the amount it is turned.  The impression being that more is better.  That’s not necessarily true. While ideally you’ll have a good amount of upper body rotation in your backswing – for a full swing – it is important for your swing that your […]

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Sweet Putts

April 28, 2016 0 Comments
Sweet Putts

Hitting a driver out of the middle of the clubface is a fantastic feeling that as golfers we can never get enough of … and usually don’t do anywhere near as often as we’d like to.  But let’s face it, we’d like to have that feeling every time we hit a shot. A centred strike […]

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Swing Principle: Double Pendulum

April 7, 2016 0 Comments
Swing Principle: Double Pendulum

Thinking of a pendulum reminds me of old hypnotists swinging a watch on a chain in front of your eyes to induce a trance.  Putting and chipping technique is often described as being pendulum-like.   Not sure what the connection is: who would think that golf could alter your mental state! The reason for the pendulum […]

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