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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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Vision Track

       A Training Device that Works Brilliantly!

By: Dr. Barry Lotz

As one can imagine, as a director of the Professional Golf Teachers Association (PGTAA), we are usually inundated with scores of “the best new swing training devices” ever created. Suffice to say that we do investigate these game improvement devices, both on our own initiative and those swing aids sent to the PGTAA.

Furthermore, the single most sought after advice, whether to teach or to learn, is the golf swing  how do I improve/teach the golf swing? The only path to golfing excellence is through correct practice. Until now only the Touring Professionals could afford to have their swing consistently, correctly monitored by a teaching professional.

The number one illusion in golf involves swinging the club on a linear, or straight back and forth fashion. This illusion unfortunately is reinforced by well-intentioned alignment advice asking the golfer to visualize railroad tracks where the outer track is the target line and the inner track is the foot line. The golfer then attempts to swing the club on the target line, or outer track and likely never makes meaningful improvement and, usually reverts back to their old habits. The typical golfer usually resorts to their form of logical reasoning “If I want to hit a ball straight, why not swing straight?” This form of logical but incorrect line of thinking is probably why 80 to 90 percent of all golfers cut across the ball, usually resulting in a slice. The golf illusion of linear swing path results in loss of distance, loss of accuracy, and the loss of pure enjoyment from solid club contact with the ball. It really is amazing that one faulty illusion can cause so much trouble.

The reason: Unfortunately, attempting straight ball flight conflicts visually with swinging a clubhead on a curve or arc which is the path of a correct golf swing. Body rotation exists in every full swing thereby creating a curved swing path. Due to this fact, the clubhead should naturally return to the target line at the right time just prior to impact. However, linear path swingers connect to the target line too early and their natural body rotation pulls the club head across the ball resulting most often in slices.

At the PGTAA, we have “discovered” an extremely useful and easy to use teaching device called the “Vision Track”. Vision Track corrects the linear golf path illusion. Since the brain directs the body to swing the golf club, it demands visual information as to which direction to swing the clubhead. The Vision Track, with its innovative “eye positioning technique” provides the precise visual information as to where the clubhead must be swung on track prior to impact. The golf ball is then easily seen as an object simply positioned at a certain point on the curved swing path made clearly visible by Vision Track.

Vision Track is a patented teaching device, invented by Blair Douglass, endorsed totally by the PGTAA for its ease of use, proven results and acceptance by both PGTAA teachers and their students. Vision Track uses precise visual information, feel and sound to provide you with immediate correct feedback every swing. No more excessive swing thoughts or focusing on bits and pieces of the swing. The Vision track trains you how to control swing path, face angle and angle of attack. When you control these you control ball flight.

Other primary reasons we at the PGTAA wholeheartedly endorse Vision Track, is that a student can use this training aid, anytime, anywhere to perfect their swing. It fits in a golf bag, works for left-handers and all different sizes of golfers. It is very reasonably priced and comes with an excellent instructional video AND Blair Douglass is always available to answer questions. We thoroughly agree with Bruce Devlin when he says, “The best training device I have ever experienced”


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” and his current book, “How to Build Business Relationships Through Golf” is in the Top Ten Golf Business Book’s best seller list.

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

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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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