November 2014

Master Your Golf Swing – 6 Lessons to Practice Like a Pro

November 26th, 2014|

WHACK!

There goes Jasons first ball of the day curving way to the right shooting almost off the range. Shaking his head he pulls up another one and…

WHACK!

This one goes low and straight to the left. “Well, better not still not my best golf swing.” he thinks to himself. So he goes on hitting golf balls one after the other while he gets more and more tense because expecting that he can do better.

It’s almost time to tee it off.

“Maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to get a practice session in just before hitting the […]

August 2014

David vs. Goliath – Fun and Easy Golf Format

August 4th, 2014|

In golf you are always playing against yourself and the golf course. But let‘s face it, all golfers are influenced by other golfers, team mates and opponents alike. So dealing with your own feelings when playing has a big influence on your game. This becomes especially true when you are facing a player that is significantly better than you and is even cocky about it.

Situations like this are great lessons to learn about yourself and your game. When you are up against a tough competitor, there are two things to keep in mind. One is not trying too hard and making every shot […]

July 2014

Broom Broom Broomstick – Long Game Golf Lesson

July 15th, 2014|

It is funny how working away from the course using every day items can help you to improve your golf swing. It is somehow counter-intuitive how not hitting any balls can actually help you make better contact.

Many people believe that beating balls is a great thing to groove their swing. There are other people who think and talk about how they want to improve their swing with dedicated practice. But in the end they are hitting one ball after the other on the range without any target or goal in mind just like so many […]

June 2014

Miss The Forest For The Trees – How To Shape Your Shots

June 24th, 2014|

Hopefully you have already worked on shaping your shots before. I think even beginners can learn a lot about swing mechanics, if they just try to curve some balls into different directions for some time. The classic situation for a hook or a slice you can read about in many golf books is being in front of a tree.

Although you are very rarely inthose situations and most players are better off by just chipping the ball into a better position, this is ideal to learn about shaping your shots. So if you have a tree […]

Pitching to Targets – Improve Your Pitch Shots Fast

June 16th, 2014|

Time and again people seem to forget that golf is a target game, when they are practising. They get in a rut and work on the mechanics of their swing or specific positions they want to go through or hold. That is okay to some extent, but not, if that is all you are doing when you are practicing.

The following exercise is great to hone your skill to always think of targets when you are pitching. There are a lot of strokes to shave off your score with a great short game. If you can […]

May 2014

Assessment Center – Mental Game Golf Lesson

May 27th, 2014|

More often enough you can see some people on the practice tee that are getting more and more frustrated with their game as they are doing  their thing. Hopefully you are not one of those people. It is useful to know where this frustration is coming from, though. It is likely that most of those players do not actually know the root of their own frustration.

I think it stems from their expectations. They think they are able to perform great shots consistently because they where able to pull them off once or twice. But most likely these shots where lucky […]

14 Clubs – Extremely Fun Golf Format

May 21st, 2014|

This is another fun variety of a regular scramble. 14 Clubs is a fun little game that makes you think about how to attack the course and use your clubs in different ways. You play a regular scramble in teams of two. The kicker is that each team is only allowed to use 14 clubs total and that each club can be used only once on each hole (even the putter).

So you are basically playing out of one bag which you can actually do. You can also remove all but seven clubs from each bag. You are not allowed to take […]

Choke Down – Long Game Golf Lesson

May 19th, 2014|

For some shots you choke down on the club, e. g. different chip shots. This is not only necessary for the proper technique, but you gain more control, too. Because your hands are closer to the clubface, it gets easier to control it. Some players like Anthony Kim choke down on all their clubs when doing their full swing. He does so because he learned to play with clubs that where too big for him in his childhood.

But he did stick with it throughout his whole career although he could use custom made clubs that would not need him to choke down […]

Pitching Trajectories – Learn To Control Your Pitch Shots Like a Pro

May 16th, 2014|

When you are able to control the trajectories of your pitches you have more control over the roll of the ball after it lands, too.

This makes your pitching more accurate. Most golfers practice one pitch shot with one trajectory, but neglect the things they are hopefully doing on the range. You should always have a target and try to produce a shot at will, not at random. If a shot behaves exactly like you imagined it and it is on target, you know that you have made a good shot.

If you just hit near your target that is great, but does not […]

Be Cheap to Learn Faster – Mental Game Golf Lesson

May 15th, 2014|

Sometimes the golf world seems to consist out of eighty percent snake oil salesmen. Golf marketing is also about the newest secret and the newest technological breakthrough. New clubs and balls are being released with product cycles that are getting shorter and shorter every year.

The big companies always promise easy and fast improvements for all players with their newest products. Yet the customers are usually disappointed with the results being not quite what was advertised. Of course it is true that the right equipment helps your game somewhat. Buying a new set of clubs every year probably will not, though. A good golfer can […]