CONCEPT: Match your Arm Swing to your body turn for maximum control! During a recent clinic with Annika Sorenstam, she stated “the wedge can be the most important club to lower your score! Annika explained that when she shot her “59” she had hit six wedges to inside 8 feet allowing her to make six
The thought of swinging too hard is enough to make even the best Golfer stop to take a deep breath. For as long as many of us can remember, it’s been beaten into our brains that swinging too hard is one of the 3 Golf Commandments never to betray. And so it is that
By Arnold Palmer Golf Academy at Saddlebrook Purpose: To maintain posture throughout the swing. To obtain the feel of the shoulders rotating around the spine. To create and feel smooth tempo. To feel the response of the lower body that creates weight transfer and balance. Method: Standing upright, fold arms on the chest and hold
The only thing that can really ruin a good day on the golf course is having a lot of 3-putts! To hit a few good shots to a green and then finish it off with 3 putts, is painful to say the least. The reason people 3 putt a lot is because they have difficulty
I listen in amazement when my fellow Professionals tell their students that the distance you hit your tee shot isn’t important. They say it is more important to hit the ball in the fairway. I agree that driving isn’t the most important aspect of the game as far as creating a low score. The skill
Much of the success of our round depends on the solidness of our first tee shot. If you ask most professionals what the most important shot of their game is, the resounding response is the tee shot on the first hole. So the first place to start this season’s tips is explaining how to hit
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).