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A Holiday Gift Guide 2011

By: Dr. Barry Lotz
Looking for the newest, coolest, off-course and on-course golf gifts, whether it is for your own holiday list or for someone else?  Well, it’s that time of year again for gift giving and most golfers are just looking for an excuse to find the new products that will give them an extra edge.
We have selected some of the newest and best performing products to that end that not only will help your golf game, but are great gifts.
TaylorMade Burner 2.0 Irons
Golf ProductsGolfers who play the current Burner iron will notice a difference in the sound and feel, which is significantly softer and more satisfying in the Burner 2.0.
Aesthetically, the main difference is the Burner 2.0’s two-toned Burner Black PVD finish that’s in place for durability and glare resistance.
TaylorMade is back at it with its inverted cone tech which we all know is marketed to expand the sweet spot and reduce distance loss at the time of an off center hit.
The stylish design also features a sole that makes it very versatile from just about any lie. And these irons will elicit compliments from your playing partners. Mine were impressed with my new found accuracy and distance with these irons. (The Penta TP ball also made the difference).

The Burner 2.0 irons were designed for the mid to high handicap golfer who enjoys extra forgiveness in their iron set.
Multiple properties in the Burner 2.0s have been enhanced to promote distance, more uniform distance gaps, playability, feel and sound. Weight distribution varies in every club head to improve long, middle and short iron ball flight.

In the long irons, weight has been shifted toward the back of the head, to promote easy launch, and toward the toe and heel, to promote greater stability and forgiveness.

In the middle irons, weight is distributed more evenly and slightly higher to promote workability, while still providing forgiveness.

Individual Burner 2.0 irons boast a different face thickness with the thinnest and fastest faces in the long irons. The face in each successive iron grows thicker down through the middle and short irons.

Top lines in the Burner 2.0 irons are substantial and strong in the long irons and grow progressively thinner down through the middle and short irons.

The multi-functional sole, introduced in the original Burner iron, has been improved by recessing the heel and toe and beveling the rear, all to reduce drag and make it easier to make clean, solid contact.

On the rear side of the clubface, TaylorMade’s patented Inverted Cone Technology has been reconfigured, sized and positioned strategically in each individual iron to promote faster ball speed on off-centre hits for more consistent distance shot to shot.

Burner 2.0 long-irons combine a thin clubface for higher COR (1.8 mm in the four iron, for example) with higher MOI.
$699.00 Steel   $899.00 graphite                          www.taylormadegolf.com

 

Abacus
Golf ProductsAbacus’ autumn/winter collection is a fusion between town and country. The women’s garments feature a softer logo. The collection contains inspiration from the fashionable fifties and sixties. Here you will find cable-knitted sweaters, one of the latest trends in the fashion world. The first color group for women is built on traditional colors–dark sea blue, navy blue, dark red, and vanilla. The other group, which is specific for this collection, contains sulphur yellow, orchid, dark pink against grey, black, and white.

Cowal Wind Stop
The Cowal Wind Stop is a wool blend sweater with a poly micro lining. Windproof and breathable, the Cowal is cable-knit with a folkloric pattern for a classic winter look. It has two front pockets and is a full zip for easy on and off.
$170.00

Nair Rain Trouser
The Nair rain trouser looks great at the office or on the course. Made from a soft polyester twill material, it is comfortable to wear and easy to move in. The Nair is windproof, breathable, and has sealed seams that are waterproof tested to 8,000 millimeters of water-proofness and 8,000 grams of breathability.
$75.00
www.abacus-outdoor.com

Become a Professional Golf Teacher

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Become a Professional Golf Teacher

Ever wanted to play golf and get paid for doing so? Becoming a PGTAA – Professional Golf Teachers Association of America Certified Master Teaching Professional is the answer!
PGTAA on TVWith golf becoming one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and as the industry continues to grow at a record pace, opportunities for qualified golf teaching professionals abound both in the USA and worldwide.
At the PGTAA they offer professional golf training, coaching and certification through their excellent golf training programs. The Professional Golf Teachers Association of America (PGTAA)’s golf training program is available through both a home study course, or a 5 day onsite course. Your learning experience will be enormously rewarding and will definitely boost and enhance your golf career opportunities.
Both Home-Study and On-Site courses are available for both men and woman with locations worldwide.
$995.00 – $2495.00              www.pgtaa.com

 

Fairway and Greene Clothing
From the very best golf shirt manufacturer in the business, F&G as they are lovingly known as, has for Spring 2011, delivered four distinct fashion collections supported by a comprehensive collection of classics unparalleled in the industry.
Golf ProductsClubhouse Classics are the key foundation for every business.  Within this range, F&G delivered a comprehensive collection of knits, sweaters, woven shirts, outerwear and bottoms.   With 199 style / color options available and a balanced assortment of fabric and price points, Clubhouse Classics is built to meet the diverse needs of the market place.
The Sedona Collection draws its inspiration from the beautifully soft colors of the desert including Dusk, Boysenberry, Moss, Butterscotch and Flax.    A sophisticated color palette built from a crisp khaki foundation will work seamlessly into any man’s wardrobe.   In Sedona you’ll find subtle jacquards and fine line stripes with just hints of texture.  F&G continues the texture trend in sweaters with a Linen Full Zip front Mockneck Vest for those cool evenings as the sun fades behind the hills.   F&G carry the linen into the woven shirt collection with enzyme washed short sleeve camp shirts and sophisticated plaids.
$78.00       www.fairwayandgreene.com.

 

 

Trekker TC 3 Freestyle One-Click Collapsible Push Cart
The Trekker TC3 Freestyle One-Click Cart is a one-step folding cart whose super-compact design enhances effortless mobility and storage.
Golf ProductsThe designers of the Trekker TC3 used to design cockpits for Boeing. This is their first design into the golf market and it is obvious in the design. High-strength aircraft-grade aluminum tubing allows for an incredibly lean 15 lbs. overall weight, one of the lightest in the deluxe cart market.
Walking and pushing this cart is the quintessential method of moving around any golf course. Of all the current models we tested in this category, The cart effortlessly glides around the golf course and was our tester’s favorite.
It features a sporty and contemporary metallic finish that is pedal-activated foot brake for parking on slopes or rough terrain.
The large shock-absorbing, maintenance-free tires allow for navigating all terrain conditions easily. Also featured are quick release rust-free wheel hubs and infinitely adaptable, universal bag brackets with adjustable straps and a travel bag.
$189.95           www.trekkercaddy.com

 

Tour Edge Backdraft GT+ Putter
Modeled somewhat after TaylorMade Golf’s Ghost putter, this putter performs well on the greens and is well priced based on brand name putters – $49.99 versus $159.99!

The Backdraft GT+ uses Optic Technology to increase the contrast between the golf ball and the green.

The difference between Tour Edge’s GT+ putter and darker putters is a higher level of contrast that helps you focus on the Backdraft’s leading edge and alignment aids, giving you the best possible visual presentation for accurate aim.

The more contrast, the easier an object is to see, and the easier it is for you to focus.   The inherent feeling of being focused promotes confidence; and believing in your putting stroke just might be more important than any other aspect of putting.

In addition, the Backdraft GT’s color eliminates distracting reflections off the club head allowing golfers to concentrate on setting up the perfect line.
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Jumbo Grips Are Hot
All of this alignment technology is only half the story, the GT’s jumbo grip helps prevent the golfers’ wrists from breaking down making it easier to create a pure and fluid putting stroke. In addition, Jumbo grips reduce grip pressure and minimize club head rotation for a softer touch and more pure putting stroke.

The new Backdraft GT+ features four designs with a jumbo grip all for $49.99, a third of the price of competing products.  It is an outstanding way for golfers to try jumbo grips without re-gripping their favorite putter.

The club comes with Tour Edge Golf’s 30-day play guarantee and lifetime warranty.  It comes in a blade and two mallet styles and is available in right and left hand.

For a store near you visit www.touredge.com or call (800) 515-3343.

The Thumb Caddy
Thumb Caddy  Thumb Caddy Swing Trainers Analyzers AcessoryThe Thumb Caddy is a revolutionary training aide that helps players improve their golf game by perfecting the grip. The device is a comfortable, rubber-coated plastic aid that is small enough to fit in a pocket and is a must-have for any golfer who wants a more accurate swing and a secure grip. Easy to use, individuals simply snap it on the grip, fit it to align properly, grip the club and rip it down the fairway.

Designed for all ages and all levels of golf, the Thumb Caddy is a simple solution to one of golf’s most challenging facets, the grip. The first instruction given to golfers is how to properly hold
the club. Whether you use the Vardon overlapping grip, ten finger baseball grip, or interlocking grip, your hands connect you to the club, a vital component of the golf swing. A right-handed golfer simply rests his or her left thumb in the cradle of the Thumb Caddy and swings away.

The Thumb Caddy is available as a single unit for $7.99, or it can be purchased in a package of
three accompanied by an instructional DVD for $19.95. To purchase, visit the company’s website at www.thumbcaddy.net or call (781)-828-7747 for a dealer near you.
Tom Watson’s Lessons of a Life Time
Golf ProductsWorld Golf Hall of Famer and 8 time major championship winner, Tom Watson, has released his two-DVD set containing close to three hours of golf instruction and an accompanying booklet of 44 lessons. Filmed at The Greenbrier Resort, where Watson is Golf Professional Emeritus.
This instructional program is the ultimate learning experience, covering all facets of the game—from the grip to full shots, to chipping, putting and the secret of his timeless swing, plus specialty shots including those required in strong wind conditions.
Directed by award-winning Terry Jastrow, ‘Lessons of a Lifetime’ embodies the practical experiences and competitive winning strategies that have earned Watson professional recognition as one of the greatest players of all time
The ‘Tom Watson: Lessons of a Lifetime’ DVD set is now available for $49.95 at select golf and sporting goods retailers, pro shops and on-line at www.tomwatsondvd.com. The set is also available to purchase by telephone at 1-800-993-5589.

Adams Golf Idea Tech V3 set
Adams Golf sure has this market cornered. They get it! Their new Hybrid sets are the best on the market for quality, value and results. The best part is that these clubs will improve you game!
They are extremely easy to hit, look phenomenal helped by their sporting dramatic nickel chromium (NiCr) plated and physical vapor deposition (PVD) black finishes, the ultra-premium clubs establish a new standard in the super game-improvement category with the latest technology and sleek new design features. The set is intended for aspiring and recreational players looking to improve their games. The Idea Tech V3 set is offered in two configurations (forged or all-hybrid) in order to meet each customer’s preferences. The Idea Tech V3 hybrids may also be purchased individually, which is a great way to test the equipment. Both men and ladies sets are available.
Golf ProductsIn both the forged and all-hybrid configurations, the eight-piece Idea Tech V3 set consists of 4-, 5- and 6- progressively–sized hybrids and a 7-mid-hybrid. The forged set features four oversized cavity-back forged irons in 8-iron through gap wedge while the all-hybrid set features four hybrid scoring clubs in 8-iron through gap wedge.
The easy-to-hit hybrids in both configurations feature strategically placed tungsten weighting in the premium stainless steel heads for enhanced forgiveness and spin.  A four-way cambered sole and recessed heel and toe areas reduce turf drag for superior playability and versatility.
The transitional hybrid mid-iron includes a viscoelastic vibration dampening system for exceptional feel.  Should the consumer choose the forged set, they will find precisely located heel and toe weighting in the oversized forged heads of the short irons (8-GW) that maximize scoring potential.  A tech badge in each also improves feel across the face. Golfers that put the all-hybrid set in their bags will get short irons (8-GW) with a thin face design and a perimeter heel-toe weighting system to increase launch angle and spin for maximum forgiveness.
The stock shaft for the Idea Tech V3 hybrids is the proven Mitsubishi Rayon Bassara graphite shaft.
The shafts are available in four different flexes and weights–stiff (65g), regular (60g), lite (55g) and super-lite (50g)–the Bassara shafts are designed to exactly fit each player’s swing speed and type.
For the short irons in either the forged or all-hybrid set, golfers may choose between True Temper Performance Tech shafts in steel or Mitsubishi Rayon Bassara shafts in graphite.
The eight-piece set is available in right- or left-handed models; with a suggested retail price (SRP) of $899.99 for steel and $999.99 for graphite. Individual Idea Tech V3 hybrids are available right-handed (2-7) or left-handed (3-6) with a SRP of $249.99.
www.adamsgolf.com

 

Don’t Choke: A Champion’s Guide to Winning Under Pressure

Golf Products Hall of Fame golfer, The Black Knight is one of the world’s greatest golfers and astute businessman.

Gary Player‘s new book is a memoir, co written with Bobby Rotella, where Gary writes about the pressure-packed situations he faced, how he handled them and what you can learn from his experiences.

Player also explains how and why he became a champion and what it takes to win in big-time golf, but he also explains how learning to cope in pressure situations can help anyone.

This book has been highly endorsed by the PGTAA  www.pgtaa.com

$20.00    www.amazon.com

 

Bridgestone B330/B330-S Balls

Along with Titleist and TaylorMade, Bridgestone is a member of the top three ball manufacturers. Both these urethane, multi-layer balls feature a four-piece construction. Both models offer enhanced distance, feel and control and can be considered among the best in the premium category.
Golf ProductsThe B330 spins more than previous models around the green, while the B330-S is soft, long and also extremely “spinny” where you need it, an attribute mid to high handicapper golfers will love and appreciate.

In a nutshell, the B330-S is softer and has a little more iron spin while the B330 has a lower trajectory and firmer feel.  $42 per dozen

www.bridgestonegolf.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

RoboCup Automatic Ball Return Robot 

Spend just an hour practicing putting and you can be assured of a sore back. RoboCup will eliminate that problem and is the only ball return device designed to work on every practice green.
When your putts drop into the hole, RoboCup’s innovative design automatically shoots the ball right back to you.
teaching-aidsRoboCup runs on 4 AA batteries and will return the ball up to 14 feet, depending on green speed. A set of batteries last for 15,000 putt returns. Combine it with the RoboCup Caddy Cord, shown in the photo, and even missed putts shoot back to you.
The RoboCup (with Caddy Cord) is available for under $60, making for an ideal Holiday or spring/summer gear or tech-inspired gift. Without the cord – $49.95
www.finetunegolf.com
Bushnell Neo +
neo_front_bushnell_B.JPGBushnell Outdoor Products has introduced an affordable, easy-to-use, golf GPS rangefinder that will not slow down your game. While the more expensive GPS rangefinder has many additional accouterments that are both hard to see, unnecessary and a great waste of time, this unit fills a niche that has long been overdue.
The unit is compact and provides instant yardage readings to more than 16,000 pre-loaded U.S. golf courses. No subscription needed! Unlike other GPS units on the market that can intimidate the consumer, the new Neo+ is ready to be played immediately following purchase, yet doesn’t sacrifice technology.
Other features of the Neo+ include a shot distance calculator, easy-to-use interface, low button press, and belt clip. The unit comes with a one-year warranty, is rain proof and has up to 16 hours of battery life.
$149.95    www.bushnellgps.com
Eazy Golf Bag
The Eazy Bag offers features not seen in other golf bags on the market.

For starters, the unique front opening provides easy access to your clubs and eliminates the need to lift the clubs up and over the edge of the bag.

This can greatly reduce the strain on the shoulders and back during your round. These features make golf a little easier and more enjoyable for those who find it difficult to lift their clubs up and out of a traditional golf bag, especially Seniors, or for those dealing with arm and/or shoulder injuries.

The Eazy Bag has wheels on its base which eliminate the need to lift or carry your bag around…simply remove it from your vehicle and wheel it to your golf cart, and the unique Club Lock System keeps your clubs secure and organized and protects them from being damaged.

Amongst the numerous Eazy Bag Features is the unique Golf Productsclub lock system that keeps the clubs organized with a soft, yet secure, hold of graphite or steel shafts. The recessed divots in the bag bottom guides clubs into place, while providing ample pockets for personal items, windbreakers, balls, golf tools etc.

The bag also features a zippered, clear nylon rain cover – keeps other clubs dry while removing/replacing clubs and a
front opening to allow for easier club access and removal. Two of the bag’s best features are the wheels on the base which allow limited “lifting or carrying” of the golf bag and the replaceable rubber club holder which itself can be altered for a more snug fit.

$199.95    www.LTGolf.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

TaylorMade’s new Penta TP Ball
Golf ProductsTaylorMade’s new Penta TP golf ball is both hot and cool! Hot in that it is gaining market share, cool because of its performance.
Golf’s first 5-layer ball, without all the fancy rigmarole and company hyperbole, is probably the best ball I have ever used.
Its performance as to distance, feel and around the greens is simply awesome! It holds its line, and I have increased my distance by 13 yards AND it is extremely durable. What more can you expect from a ball?
$49.99 per dozen           www.taylormadegolf.com

 

Bushnell Neo + GPS Rangefinder
neo_front_bushnell_B.JPGBushnell Outdoor Products has introduced an affordable, easy-to-use, golf GPS rangefinder that will not slow down your game. While the more expensive GPS rangefinder has many additional accouterments that are both hard to see, unnecessary and a great waste of time, this unit fills a niche that has long been overdue.
The unit is compact and provides instant yardage readings to more than 16,000 pre-loaded U.S. golf courses. No subscription needed! Unlike other GPS units on the market that can intimidate the consumer, the new Neo+ is ready to be played immediately following purchase, yet doesn’t sacrifice technology.
Other features of the Neo+ include a shot distance calculator, easy-to-use interface, low button press, and belt clip. The unit comes with a one-year warrant, is rain proof and has up to 16 hours of battery life.
$149.95    www.bushnellgps.com
Graphite Design Shafts GDS Tour AD Shafts
We all know that the shaft is the engine in any club. The very best shafts that I have ever tested and what I use in my clubs are the Graphite Design Tour AD – UT shafts.
Golf ProductsThis is the shaft, that in my opinion, every golfer who is not on Tour should be using, even though Tour players such as Kenny Perry and a host of Champion Tour players are themselves playing the GDS Tour AD models.
Golf ProductsHOWEVER, having said this, GDS has just introduced their new GDS Tour AD D-1 7X this year and the response on the PGA and Nationwide Tour has been amazing. Players drove the ball 20 – 30 yards further with perfect trajectories.
Designed to offer more power and stability, the AD DI shaft features a nanotechnology material in the shaft’s tip section to help create optimal launch and spin conditions. The Tour AD DI’s mid bend profile allows the player to load the shaft properly, yet it maintains a firm enough tip section through impact, producing optimal spin and launch conditions.
Both the UT and D-1 models are special orders, and now I understand why they are “special”. They are phenomenal and have, according to my playing partners, improved my driving ability both with the driver and hybrids.
Both of these shafts are very expensive, but you get what you pay for – longer distance and a big smile on your face – $385 per shaft.
www.gdintl.com

 

 

 

 

Antigua Desert Dry Shirts
Antigua’s new Desert Dry™ Xtra-Lite is a truly weightless, light fabric.
The three-dimensional construction is what makes the fabric extremely light without being sheer or see-through. In addition, Desert Dry™ Xtra-Lite wicks away moisture even faster that Antigua’s proprietary Desert Dry, a performance fabric the company created several years ago when it introduced its performance category for golf.
Golf Products This new technology can be found in both the men’s and women’s lines of golf apparel.
Antigua apparel is routinely tested under the hottest conditions of the Arizona Desert to insure that it meets the high standards of moisture wicking performance.
Not only do the Antigua Desert Dry Golf Shirts look great, but they feel even better. The Mosaic style is shown in the photo.
Antigua is taking its high-performance collection in a new direction for Spring 2011. Taking its lead from the ever-evolving fashion market Antigua steps out— by introducing what the company has coined “contemporary performance” with the Mosaic, Mogul and Metropolitan collections.

There are several reasons why Antigua’s Spring 2011 contemporary performance men’s golf wear collection will prove to once again be at the top of the fashion performance golf apparel market.

The collection utilizes its highly effective DESERT DRY™ and new DESERT DRY™ XTRA-LITE moisture wicking performance fabrics with their soft textures and lightweight athletic drape.

MSRP   $65.00   www.antiguagolf.com
ImageMiura Hybrid
Looking for a great hybrid? Famed Katsuhiro Miura has created an extremely well designed Tour Quality Hybrid which uses a carbon plate on the crown to create a low center of gravity in the head. The club sits square at set up and the solid sound and feel of the club instills confidence in the golfer and allows him/her to take dead aim at the green.
The mid/high trajectory with mid/low spin and a slight draw bias virtually guarantees performance.

The Miura Hybrids come in 17, 20 and 23 degrees. The head cc sizes are not overly large, but are certainly big enough to be easy to hit.

Price: $239.00 with standard Nippon NSPro 950 steel shaft, with other shaft options available at different price points.

adidas Strike aG Stand Bag

For the serious golfer, this sturdy, full featured stand bag delivers in all possible areas of performance. The Strike aG stand bag has seven total pockets, enough for everything the golfer will need on the course.
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Of its many attributes and features is the convenient and sturdy top handle with EVA Foam, ergonomically correct shoulder straps with velour lining including an insulated water bottle sleeve.

The hip pad is foam with an air flow channel for maximum comfort while its anti-slip actuator on base of bag increases stability all weighing just 4.3 lbs.

There is also an umbrella slot, external pen slot, three FAS-TEK receivers and is available in 4 colors.

 

$139.99

 

adidas aG Tour Stand Bag

Golf ProductsInspired by the finishes and luxury of the adidas Golf staff bag, the aG Tour stand bag delivers a strong yet understated aesthetic, while working flawlessly within the golfer’s expectations for on-course performance adaptability and usability.

This bag weighs 6.5 lbs and is made from synthetic PU and 600 denier nylon construction that features a six-way neoprene-lined top with full-length shaft dividers and six pockets that include a velour-lined valuables pocket.

Also included are an insulated water bottle sleeve and a new ultra-light stand and base system.

 

$229.99                                       www.adidasgolfgear.com

 

Happy shopping, happy holidays and enjoy your new toys, equipment and clothes!

 


Barry Lotz, J.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, the California Golf Writers Association, and serves both as a Consultant and Mediator to the golf industry. He is also the author of numerous books, including “333 Best Web Sites for Golfers”, “How to Build Business Relationships through Golf” which is in the Top Ten Golf Business Book’s bestseller list. His latest book,” The Right Mind for Golf”, is to be released in January 2011.
He can be reached at www.pgtaa.com or drlotz@cbsgolf.net

 

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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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