Golf is an easy game when everything is going well. We seem to be able to put the ball in play and find our way around the course with relative ease. Then, out of nowhere, we hit the wall. Nothing seems to work: our driving leaves us, our dependable 7-wood disappears and the hole becomes
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
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
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
One of the number one concerns from students attending the Ben Sutton Golf School is aiming both the face of the club and the body. If you watch any professional events on TV you will notice how much care and precision the tour professionals take when setting up to hit the shot. The better players
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
As you set-up to the ball, your eyes are pointing at the ball. As you swing the club back, your eyes continue to point at the ball. At impact your eyes are still pointing at the ball. But, I say you should not try to keep your eyes on the ball. Does that make sense?
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
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
The tighter you hold the golf club, the less club head speed you create. The less club head speed you create; the less distance you hit the ball. The more you grip the club with your hands (small muscles/tendons), the less you swing with your body. Think of your body as the big muscles (shoulders/arms).