Playing in Windy Conditions

If any of you watched the 2004 Professional Tournament in Hawaii, you noticed that the Professionals were playing is severe wind conditions. Hopefully, you noticed several adjustments they made to combat the wind by giving themselves the best chances at maintaining their balance, hitting the ball low and keeping control of their swings. Listed below

The Release!

Many students who attend the Ben Sutton Golf School are there because they don’t release the club properly and therefore hit pulls or slices. The easiest way to see if you release the club properly is to check the position of your hands and arms at the 3:00 position (for right hand golfers). At this

The Proper Way to Start a Round

Many golfers arrive at the golf course minutes before their tee time, sign in, bat a few balls, hole several practice putts, down a beer and run to the first tee while agreeing to various wagers. After the round they wonder why they played so badly, lost all their wagers and hit very few quality

Loading the Back Leg

One of the most common faults students display is not loading their weight over their back leg when taking the club back. Perhaps because they have been told for years to “keep their head down” most golfers don’t make a good enough move off the ball to get in a power position. Try throwing a

Holding The Finish

The phrase “holding your finish” can be beneficial, if done the correct way.  My definition of “holding your finish” is – After completion of the swing; you continue to be properly balanced until the ball lands on the ground. Notice that in the above definition I haven’t mentioned where the club is or anything about

Slow Rhythm

Rhythm is often talked about, but greatly misunderstood.  Most golfers that I observe trying to slow their rhythm are actually slowing down their swing speed.  There is a difference between the speed you are swinging and the rhythm you are swinging.  Rhythm should be thought of as a way of making all the body parts