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Drivers continue to be the most discussed, most macho piece of golf equipment amongst golfers and club designers.

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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...

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

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Everyone wants more distance.

BY GEOFF GREIG

The two strongest influences on distance are clubhead speed and proper ball/clubface contact. Both are absolutely critical to a properly executed golf swing. One without the other is going to be a source of tremendous frustration to your golfing progress.Clubhead speed is controlled by a number of factors. The most important ones to consider are; the speed of the body rotation, the speed of the arm swing, and the speed and timing of the hand release. If this sounds like a lot to think about let me give you an image to simplify things. Picture a discus thrower. The leg drive determines the speed of the body rotation, which determines the speed of the arm swing. Proper focus and relaxed arm and hand muscles determine the timing and speed of the release. The golf swing is virtually identical. The movement looks different because we are in a different posture holding a club but, the method of generating of speed is the same. Turning the legs and hips toward the target initiate the arm swing and fast loose hands complete the chain reaction. The legs are the only part of the motion where strength is critical. The muscles of the upper body should be transmitters NOT generators. The arc size of the swing is also very influential in determining the speed but, most golfers get more trouble than benefit when attempting to dramatically increase arc size.

The most important ingredients in proper ball/clubface contact are path, face angle and angle of attack. I have written about all three in detail in the first two Smart Path articles and in last week’s Q&A article. To me, these are the foundation of a good golf swing. All the clubhead speed in the world will not give you distance without these three elements being correct. Let me give you an example. If you could have John Daly’s clubhead speed of 130 miles per hour but, your angle of attack was 6 degrees to steep (downward) his ball would fly 300 yards and yours would fly 210. Path and face angle are every bit as critical.

Even among professionals club distances vary greatly. Corey Pavin expects his average 8 iron to fly 140 yards, John Daly plans on a 190 yard carry. I would recommend you work on generating as much clubhead speed as you can WITHOUT sacrificing solid contact. We all have a redline on our swing. If we go above it we risk blowing up the engine. Find your redline and stay just below it. Your shots will be a lot more consistent and your scores will drop because of it.

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Golf Equipment Reviews Sheets & Eats

PING

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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

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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...

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This Month’s Featured Web Site Featured Golf School

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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.

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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.

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