Use Circle Drill To Master Swing Plane

Hands On One, Club On The Other
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One of the most important things I can do as a coach and instructor is to help my students understand why they hit the ball well—and what they are doing when they are not hitting it well. I always feel that their poor shots give the teacher and student the greatest opportunity to learn. Often, Read more…

Swing Straight With The Right Foot Back Drill

You’ll Get Back On Plane In Minutes

I’m a big believer in having drills that will give my students the best opportunity to feel what he or she needs to — to swing straight, for instance. Once you feel it you have a much better chance of repeating it. I’ve used the right foot back drill in my teaching with every level Read more…

The Right Golf Ball Position Every Time

A Failsafe Drill For Every Club

As a Long Drive specialist, I feel really comfortable with a driver in my hands and I am confident when I tee it up, I can hit a decent drive. What I struggle with is consistency and solid ball striking with my irons.  My coach Paul Horton, 2017 PGA of Canada Coach of the Year, Read more…

Watch Clubhead And Ball Collide

Avoid The ‘Keep Your Head Down’ Trap

We have all heard it. The well-intentioned advice of “keep your head down.” Keeping your head down in a static sense is an unnatural and tense position, so let’s say “watch the clubhead and ball collide” instead. This is because keeping your head down rigidly restricts the free swinging motion of your body through the Read more…

How To Control Your Golf Ball Flight

Face Angle And Path ALWAYS Work Together

Being able to control your golf ball flight is a function of understanding the relationship between the path (which controls the curve) and the club face (which controls the start direction of the ball). Because your golf clubs are bent at an angle and golf is played from the side, you don’t swing the golf Read more…

50 Best Golf Swing Keys

Where To Be Throughout The Swing For Guaranteed Success
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When you watch Tour pros on television, you probably notice certain similarities in their respective swings. Good tempo is common, as well as good balance. Do you remember the last time you saw a professional golfer fall down after a swing or take a hack that looked awkward or rushed? Amateur golfers also tend to notice the look and feel of effortlessness Tour pros project during the swing. Of course, the prodigious distance their shots travel and the crispness of their ballstriking are impressive as well. The problem is, most amateurs simply don’t do the things the pros do before, during and after the swing and, as a result, are unable to get the same results. To hit the ball like a pro, you have to understand the moves they make and learn to do them yourself. Then, you’ll be solid.

Get On The Golf Club Face Case

Fix This Simple Flaw And You’re On The Road To Improvement

I’ll often ask folks who come to my practice tee if they could master anything about the golf swing, what would it be. You can imagine some of the answers I get — shoulder turn, weight transfer, balance and tempo … all reasonable requests for sure. Few mention the golf club face itself. During my Read more…

How To Stop Topping The Golf Ball

We have all heard the phrase, “Keep Your Head Down!” Some people might say, “Keep your eye on the ball.” They say this so we do not top the golf ball. It is one of the five old wives’ tales of golf.  In fact, it is the NUMBER ONE Old Wives’ Tale. It won’t help Read more…

Keep The Lead Hip Firm For A Solid Swing

For More Power, Avoid Sliding Toward Target

One of the most prevalent issues that I see with my students is sliding the left, or lead hip (right-handed golfer) too far toward the target in the downswing. Most of us, when we first started playing the game, were told to hit against a firm left side. When the left hip moves well past Read more…

Keys To A Great Golf Stance

Find The Right Width For Maximum Power and Control

I’m a huge advocate of setting up your golf swing’s “launching pad” in a fundamentally sound condition. We hear a lot about the importance of a sound grip . We hear tons about your ability to properly align yourself to your target. We also hear how important a great athletic posture is to perform a Read more…