By David Graham Certified Instructor Marriott Golf Academy, Orlando There are a few golf myths out there that show up on the lesson tee from time to time. These myths get passed on to each generation of new golfers which has the same impact as they had on previous generations, they harm our golf swing!
WHERE IS YOUR WEIGHT IN YOUR SWING-IS IT HELPING OR HURTING YOU?? PGA, Champions, and LPGA Tour Players are in good position in their backswings to hit the ball farther and straighter. When you go to a Tour event you will see the players on the practice tee taking practice swings trying to get themselves
The engine of the golf swing is the body. It first and foremost provides stability and a base of operations for the arms, hands, wrists and club to swing from. The “Big Muscle” theory that the big muscles control the so-called small muscles is misleading at best. “Turn, Turn” is another over-simplification that is not
The Northeast golf courses may not be in their peak condition in the early spring due to the inclement weather and dormant conditions they have just survived. During this time of year there are several rules which often come into use. Use them to your advantage and get out of trouble. Conditions may be wet,
Two Step “Over the Top” Fix By David Graham Marriott Golf Academy, Orlando FL If your golf buddies tell you that your swing is “over the top”, or if you see your divots going left of your target line, then this two step drill will help cure your “over the top” blues. In the down
Challenge yourself, be with friends and enjoy the beauty and fresh air. When you travel to different destinations around the world you’ll always find some of the prettiest landscapes on the golf course. Spring is a popular time of year to improve your game but any time of the year is always a fun time.
GOLFERS BEWARE! I have personally experienced back pain and other injuries due to excessive practice and a lack of a golf specific exercise program. Tiger Woods, David Duval and many other PGA tour professionals have had golf related back problems in recent years. Tiger Woods developed back problems early in his career. These concerns may
Many of my golf students ask how a particular position or motion should FEEL. Check out the following tips to feel a winning swing. 1) In the address position, it should feel as if….your arms are hanging like a piece of rope. 2) On the takeaway, it should feel as if….you are pushing a second
The Holy Grail in golf is that feeling we get at the moment of contact – it’s what got us addicted to golf and we wish we could feel it more often. Great players can hit it farther than most of us, but we can learn to hit the ball as PURE as them. Hogan,
Well, it all depends. I believe it is a sliding scale based on your current skill level. On my scale, I feel like golf is 50% mental for 18 handicap golfers, 60% mental for 12 handicap golfers, etc. For scratch golfers it is 90% mental and for Tour players it is 95% mental. As we