Category Archive for: ‘Golf Tips’

pin high pro for the junior golfer

I recently attended the PGA trade show in Orlando, Florida, and learned that one of the fastest growing categories of golfers are the Junior Golfers, age 8-18.  I was pleased to learn this, since today’s Junior Golfers will keep the game alive, with all the challenges, mystique and tradition this simple but complex game offers. Like many of my friends, …

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getting to the left side

In her book for juniors, Golf in Action, Bobbie Kalman writes, ”As you swing your club down, turn your body to the left. Shift your weight from your right side to your left.”  She adds, “when making your forward swing, you need to hit the ball solidly to send it into the air. Just before your club head reaches the ball, …

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stance for a chip shot

The chip is a short low shot that is made from an area very close to the green with the intention of rolling the ball toward the hole, leaving a short putt. The Junior Golf Book, by Larry Hayes and Rhonda Glenn describes the stance for the Chip and Run.  They write,” Your stance should be much like your putting stance, …

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getting lined up

Mr. Gifford also addresses the basic move of getting lined up.  He writes, ”With your club gripped, now is the time to line up your shot. Getting the club behind the ball with the clubface pointing toward the target, and your body in the right place for your swing, is known as the set-up, or address, position. Try to get …

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golf, a lifetime of experiences

It’s a fact that there are better ways to get exercise than playing golf, but the fact remains that you are walking. Even if you ride in a cart, some walking is required. You are stretching your muscles and burning calories. Relaxation, to some degree is also possible, since you are in a serene setting. Almost all golf courses are …

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Video your swing?

Golfers spend significant amounts of time and money each year to analyze their golf swing.  Some go to golf centers that offer swing analysis using high tech electronic equipment that can freeze and analyze each second of your golf swing.  This analysis can be very effective in identifying swing problems, but is very expensive, and the solutions can be difficult …

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Left Side

In his book,  The Impact Zone,  Bobby Clampett discusses the importance of the lag. Clampett say on page 78,  “the lag not only belongs to the downswing part of your motion, it is the downswing’s number-one priority, concern, and goal, until you’ve swung well past the both-arms-straight, follow-through position. Other Bullet Points listed on page 121 are: From a purely descriptive …

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In his book, The Golf Swing, David Leadbetter discusses the importance of alignment on page 34. He says, “Generally, it is true to say too, that the worse one is swinging then the worse one’s alignment is. Alignment , as with the ball position, very often tends to compensate for the way in which the club is being swung. For example, …

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