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Building Blocks

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.

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Willing to lose a few pennies?

I’ve been working real hard in finding ways to help golfers learn how to play golf better.  During this process I’ve used some of the best golf swing analysis software such as TrackMan golf launch monitor to collect data.  What this piece of technology has done me is create some fun golf training exercises that are incorporated into unique golf lesson programs and comprehensive golf coaching programs that will help improve your golf swing as well as golf scores.

We constantly see unique golf swings of touring professionals on TV.  None of them swing the club the same way but do have similarities at impact.   This penny drill will hep you achieve a better impact position and will begin your golf improvement.  Here is how to practice this drill and develop a better golf swing.

  • This is a simple but difficult drill to become effective at but will certainly improve your contact with the golf ball.  Your going to need a bunch of pennies and let’s start off with a sand wedge for now.  Once you get good at smashing pennies with it, you can move into a longer iron.  All you need to do is lay some pennies on a mat.  From there try to crisply hit each penny.

    Make your pennies look like this.

    This will help you learn how to control low point and the leading edge of the club face.  Low point is one of the essential skills necessary to consistently hit solid golf shots.  Learn that and you are on your way to controlling your ball flight.  Now that you have practiced this some, go ahead and place a golf ball about an inch in behind a penny (see picture below) so that the penny is between the ball and target..  The golf ball should look like a beach ball now.  Your goal is to get the penny off the mat while allowing the ball to get in the way of the club working its way toward the penny.  What you’ll feel is a nicely compressed golf shot.