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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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The Smart Path To Better golf

       Timing

BY GEOFF GREIG

Before we explore the practice drills designed to correct our CLUBHEAD PATH, CLUBFACE ANGLE AND ANGLE OF ATTACK (for future reference “The Big Three”) it is very important we understand proper timing in the golf swing. Proper timing is essential in achieving “The Big Three” and can also make up for inconsistencies in other areas of the swing. The fastest way to a solid foundation in the game of golf is focused, diligent work on “The Big Three” and timing.

What is proper timing? Let’s use an analogy from a movement all of us have tried, throwing. A proper throw starts with windup or coil, equivalent to the backswing in golf. The main purpose of the coil is to store up as much power as possible so we can unleash it on the throw or downswing. The unleashing starts in the legs and goes upward through the body with arms and hands being the last body parts released. When we release the ball our hand should be reaching maximum speed with our weight firmly planted in the front foot and the hand going towards the target. How does this translate to golf? I think it is easiest to break it down into two basic elements. The first involves the maximum acceleration point of the clubhead and the second is the synchronization of the arm swing with the body turn.

In golf, the clubhead should not be reaching maximum speed until just after it has struck the golf ball. At the same time, most of our weight should be already transferred to our front foot and the clubface should be rotating shut while heading toward the target. The general tendency (at least 90% of all golfers) is to accelerate the club too soon in the downswing, which forces us to hold the clubface open and bring the path of the clubhead back towards our body instead of toward the target. This causes fades with the irons, slices with woods and if we rotate the clubhead, pulls and pull hooks.

In order to accelerate the clubhead at the proper time, we must learn to coordinate the swinging of the arms with targetward rotation of the body. Because we hold the club with our hands and arms, we tend to release with our hands and swing with our arms before our torso and legs turn to the target. This is equivalent to serving a tennis ball or throwing a baseball using just the hand and arm which is not very efficient or powerful. The reason good golfers make the swing look so easy is because they use the correct body parts at the correct time for maximum efficiency and minimum effort. Effortless power, not powerless effort.

Keep Swinging and Keep Smiling.

 

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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

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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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