There are certain moves in a golf swing that can be seen universally on all driving ranges of the planet – death moves that can wreck anybodies game. Most often these moves occur with golfers who rely on learning the game by feel alone. Unfortunately the golf swing needs different moves and timing compared to other sports. Golf is similar enough to other racket sports so players tend to rely on their experience or what feels right to them. But the golf swing needs a different approach in many ways to produce consistent, accurate [...]
Ryan Moore, born December 5, 1982, came into focus with his recent win at the CIMB Classic 2013. Although he had a successful amateur career he did not have an equipment or apparel sponsorship for most of 2009.
Ryan sports one of the more unconventional swings on the tour which teaches an important lesson to golfers of all levels. So let’s take a closer look.
Address Position and Takeaway
Ryan Moore has his hands very close to his legs and addresses the ball with a lot of knee flex. This has a direct influence on his takeaway.
Hitting greens in regulation is always a good feeling. The key to doing so is a good long game, of course. If you improve your contact by learning how to make the right kind of divot with a square clubface you’ll be on the right track. Ben Hogan coined the phrase that you got to dig your game out of the dirt. It was not only a comment about the importance of taking the proper divot but also about the importance of practice.
This blog post is all about how to dig it out of [...]
You can hit golf balls until your hands are bloody. You can work on your technique until dawn. But you will only be able to access everything you learned if you are mentally prepared for your shots when it counts.
Being strong mentally doesn’t have to do much with physical talent. Every professional golfer and amateur can only play to their full ability by being mentally tough.
Basically everybody has to find their own way to gain access to the hightest level of concentration. This mental place where there’s no time, no goal and no [...]
Sang-Moon Bae is from South Korea and was born 21 June 1986. He got some media attention because of his win at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in May 2013. He beat Keegan Bradley by two strokes winning his first PGA Tour event.
His main source of golf education was taking lessons from his 18-handicap mother and watching YouTube clips of Tiger Woods and Adam Scott. Today he has one of the best looking swings on the Tour. During his time in South Korea, he had no professional instruction and little competition until he [...]
If you rush out of the car directly onto the first tee than you chances for shooting a great score are greatly diminished. It’s not enough to arrive just on time. Better to show up early for a warm up to get hot.
Most Tour players get to the course about 90 minutes before their tee time. Most likely that’s a little too early for the average amateur. Ideally you should plan at least 30 minutes of pure warm up time. So if you are 45 minutes early you should have enough time to [...]
To appreciate your own strength and weaknesses helps to find your best way. So the question to ask is – What type of player am I actually? – What do I expect from my swing and my game? I think there are basically three major categories of golfers: the power golfer, the technique golfer and the creative feel golfer. Every one of those golfers utimately wants to hit the ball far and on target. So how does each of those types accomplish their goal?
The Power Golfer
The power golfer tries to accelerate the [...]
It’s probably a trend you noticed on your driving range too. More and more players are on the driving range with a headset on. They are listening to music, radio or something else while hitting balls. Sometimes you can even see people who are on the course with earbuds in their ears. At first this might seem like a cool trend. But does hearing to music actually have a positive effect on your game? What could be good reasons?
First of all music has a big influence on our mind and how we are [...]
Jason Dufner won the 2013 PGA Championship at the east course of the Oak Hill Country Club with precise approaches that left him with a lot of tap ins. He was also the runner-up in the 2011 PGA Championship losing in a playoff to Keagan Bradley. He is a very laid back guy and rarely shows any emotion in his golf game. But you can’t argue with his precision.
Here’s a closer look at his full swing. Dufner is hitting a 3-wood; filmed in slow motion.
Address Position and Takeaway
At address Jason Duffner is a [...]
Many golfers suffer from a severe slice especially when they are taking the big stick out of their bag. If you are one of those golfers you’ll be glad to hear that the drill described in this article might be the cure for your problems. Getting rid of your slice with your driver and gaining a couple of yards of distance – sounds like a good deal, right?
How to Do it
The drill is designed to let you find the ideal swingpath, coming from the inside almost automatically. You’ll also learn how to generate [...]