MenuGolf Equipment Reviews

These drivers will Improve your Distance Game Substantially!
Drivers continue to be the most discussed, most macho piece of golf equipment amongst golfers and club designers.

See over 50 articles about all types of equipment.

Read More

Golf Travel Reviews

Chances are that if you are a truly devout golfer, a pilgrimage to golf’s mecca, a trip to Scotland, is first and foremost your primary goal...

Read More

Golf Tips and Tricks

This area is designed to help everyone improve their golf game, pros and novices alike. Here our two Pro's, and game improvement techniques.

Read More

Golfing Careers

Looking for the perfect place to start your new career in golf? Or maybe to move up in the Industry? Be sure to visit this golfing careers website.

Read More

Read More

The Smart Path To Better golf

       Consistency

BY GEOFF GREIG

As a teacher one of the biggest problems I see in students of all ability levels is learning how to CONSISTENTLY swing the cluhead on a slightly in to out swingpath in the impact area (from one foot before impact to one foot after impact).

Here are just a few of the problems you will notice in your golf game if your swing path is outside in as opposed to inside out. The most common is the ball flying fairly straight with the short irons but, high and not very far. As you progress into the longer clubs the ball flight turns into a fade and with the woods usually a slice. This means not only are you swinging on a less desirable path you are also keeping the face of the club open, or pointed to the right at impact. When the clubface strikes the ball it is usually off the toe of the club as opposed to the middle of the face. In severe cases you will also be prone to fat shots and the dreaded shanks.

When we combine an outside in swingpath with a square or closed clubface the results are pulls and pullhooks. Notice how few of the outside in swings result in straight shots. Except for the short irons, straight shots are a rarity with an outside in swingpath. If the results are so bad why do we continue to swing this way?

From my experience poor swingpath is usually a result of three things: Lack of knowledge or understanding of the ball flight laws (what the clubhead must and must not do to achieve your desired ball flight), Excessive grip pressure at the initiation of the downswing and poor timing of the movements in the downswing. There are also some things we do in the backswing that pose problems for the correct swingpath but, they are not as critical as the downswing problems.

How do we cure the outside in demon? Good drills and LOTS of focused repetitions on the correct movements. If you really want to cure a problem you must do at least 50 correct repetitions per day for 21 consecutive days. Whenever you are swinging with a ball in front of you focus on swinging the toe of the clubhead to the RIGHT of the target line until one foot after impact (one inch to the right is a good goal). Place tees on the correct path one foot behind and one foot in front of the ball. The idea is not to HIT the golf ball it is to SWING the clubhead on the correct path and let the ball get in the way. The more you try to hit the ball and the harder you try to hit the ball the worse your results will be. Remember the target is not the ball, it is the path to the real target. It is crucial when doing these exercises to turn your body to the target at least as fast as your arms are swinging the club. If your arms are swinging faster than you are turning your path will continue to be outside in despite your best efforts.

Swing the clubhead through the ball to the target with even grip pressure using your whole body and you will start to have a lot more fun golfing.

Until Next Time

 

top-ten

 

Golf Equipment Reviews Sheets & Eats

PING

nunchuck

Last year PING had the best-selling driver in the G30 model. This year, their new PING G has attracted a new set of devotees to the PING clan.
What the G driver offers is what every golfer desires – faster club head and ball speed. Using proprietary Turbulator Technology, VorTec and face/crown transition to combine for more efficient air flow, there is definitely a noticeable difference over the G30 version – all good.
The T9S Titanium face is thinner and hotter for maximum distance and deflection. The club’s adjustability with its 5-lobe hosel sleeve, allows ±1 degree of loft adjustment.
Another improvement is the DragonFly Technology –

$429.99 www.pinggolf.com

 

Make Winter time Productive For Your Golf Game

jeff students 2

If you live in an area where winter means cold temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and wind, your golf game may be tucked safely in the back of your mind.

While that’s understandable it is still a time to prepare for when the weather takes a turn for the better.

Here are some suggestions on how to make your winter productive for your game...

Read more

This Month’s Featured Web Site Featured Golf School

nunchuck

If you thought the Orient Express was high class, then you will love Rovos Rail. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard our reconditioned wood-paneled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. Golf safaris are also available

www.rovos.com

Professional Golf Teachers Association

PGTAA graduates have access to positions as golf teaching professionals including head professionals at

both private and public country clubs, golf schools, driving ranges, golf learning centers, indoor facilities, high schools and college coaches. Custom club makers have added golf teaching as a new dimension to their businesses. Graduates can also expect to hold positions as managers of both public and private golf facilities within the US and internationally.

A magazine’s review of the PGTAA

 

Instruction Area Gof Tips and Tricks

Having problems with your swing? – Fix your slice! by Johnny Miller

I recently was examining swing sequences of some of the greatest players in history. Knowing that some of these players favored a draw as their standard shot while others preferred a fade, I sought to identify swing features within each group that would explain their respective ball-flight tendencies. Something profound emerged that I think will benefit all golfers, especially those cursed with a wicked slice.

What I found was this: Virtually every accomplished fader of the ball–from Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods–displayed a straight left arm at the top of the backswing. Conversely, those who preferred a draw–players like Arnold Palmer and Bobby Jones–maintained a slight bend at the elbow.

This discovery is great news for most slicers, as they tend to do by accident what intentional faders do on purpose. In this article I’ll explain why the dynamic works, and how a simple swing change will make a powerful draw your standard shot.

Read More

This area of golfindustryonline.com is designed to help everyone improve their golf game, pros and novices alike. Here our two Pro’s, Geoff Greig and Mark Immelman, explore different aspects of the golf swing and game improvement techniques.

Although we are not able to directly answer questions relating to golf tips, you might try posting your question on our golf tips message board.

Golf is not only our business,

it is our life…