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March 26, 2012Posted by on
The biggest reason in my eyes golfers really have not improved lies in how and what they practice. If golfers learn how to practice more effectively, then they will learn how to play better golf. Continuously practicing ineffectively only creates issues on the golf course. Not starting out building a golf swing with some solid concepts only leads golfers down the road of frustration and inconsistent scores. For those who have been playing for a long time, having a golf coach will help you improve your overall golf skills. Why? Because golf coaches are trained to improve and enhance golf skills.
Here is one solution to start building a better golf swing and quality of impact by using a very versatile tool – The Swinkey. What I have done here is created a situation that will allow a student to obtain ongoing feedback in the swing. It starts by building consistency in their set-up by ensuring constant ball position, shaft lean, and posture. Those are some of many parts of building the starting blocks to groove a better golf swing. It also is a area that most amateurs really struggle with since they rarely practice this correctly.
Another aspect that can be seen in the picture is the alignment rod sticking up from the Swinkey on my left hand side. This rod positioned here helps me work on my swing plane. It won’t allow me suck the club to far to the inside on my backswing or drop it way inside on the downswing. Having a good swing direction plays a important role in control the curvature of the ball.
I’ve made a previous post about how I like to use lie boards but I’ll go through it again for those who maybe have not seen it yet. These lie boards are great to help golfers gain a better understanding in getting the club to come into the golf ball on a better angle of attack. Creating a better angle of attack is one of many aspects in creating compression between the club and ball.
Now to compact this problem of golfers continuously practicing ineffectively, I’ve created some unique golf programs that will allow golfers to come and improve their golf swing by having a complete golf training program designed for them. Be monitored by a trained golf coach dedicated to improving golfers score better. Also train with some of the industries best golf swing analysis software such as TrackMan golf. This comprehensive golf coaching program is one of the best programs in the area because of how holistic it is.
January 21, 2012Posted by on
When I ask students how far they carry each wedge, more often than not, they get it wrong. Not understand how far a full swing wedge shot goes makes hitting it consistently close to a pin difficult. One thing I’ll do with new golfers who enter my coaching program is go through wedge gapping with TrackMan. I’ll ask them to tell me their carry yardages and then proceed to have them hit shots with each wedge. This procedure helps provide the golfer a clearly understanding of their distances and gaps between wedges. Once the data is collected we will go over the numbers to see a few important keys:
- Ideally I would like to see consistent gaps with their wedge configurations.
- What their best and worst distance is. This improves course management when looking to lay-up.
Once we know their actual carry yardages, we will continuously test and try to improve distance control. We will work with the approach practice module TrackMan offers. This helps the student improve their practice session by being more specific when hitting to a target. Once the student feels they have dialed in the distance, I’ll go ahead and test them with the approach test module. Here TrackMan then grades each of the ten shots hit. At the completion of the test, TrackMan provides us with a handicap for that distance, an average distance from the pin and a score. Now we have a benchmark in place, and that particular student will have a specific task they must improve upon.
Incorporating TrackMan into your practice sessions is a great way to monitor your progression while having fun doing it. The fun comes from competing with the other golfers who you train with. That is the environment that helps accelerate the learning curve. Practicing by yourself can get boring and becomes difficult to really push your limits. If you improve the way you practice, you will get better results on the course. A certified golf coach knows that and is dedicated to providing you the tools as well as the training to help you achieve your goals.