Improving The Mental Picture Of Your Swing

Visualization techniques help improve your game. All good players do it, whether consciously or unconsciously. PGA pros, for example, visualize every shot they take. It’s the key to their success. I also encourage it in my individual golf instruction sessions. Below are a couple of visualization techniques that I’ve written about in my golf tips. To improve your scores quickly, try developing a good mental picture of your swing. Too many recreational golfers have a poor mental picture of their swing. Hence, their swings look awkward and disjointed. This awkward, disjointed swing isn’t solely the player’s fault. It’s also the fault of the way we teach golf. When I give golf lessons, I often work on individual elements of the …

Ball Position For Different Clubs

Ball position is a critical component that’s often overlooked by players with high golf handicaps. Ball position decides a shot’s initial direction. While theories on ball position abound, you need to find one that’s right for you. Ball position affects a clubhead’s swing path, as I explain in my golf lessons. If the ball is too far back, the clubhead moves on an in-to-out swing path at impact, sending the ball to the target’s right. If the ball is too far forward, the clubhead moves on an out-to-in swing path at impact, sending the ball to the target’s left. Correctly positioning the ball increases the clubhead’s chances of meeting the ball at the correct angle of attack and on the …

How To Use Golf Training Aids To Train Your Brain

You’re having a good round through 14 holes. The kind of round that could turn into a personal best if you can just avoid any big numbers on the way in. Strolling with some trepidation up to the 15th tee, you set down your clubs and look down the fairway. It’s your nemesis hole, a par 4 with a lake on the right off the tee and some vicious sand trouble to the left. It seems like you never escape this hole without some damage. The last time you played it you put two in the water and made a snowman — NOT good. If somehow you can just sneak past this hole unscathed one time, you think you can …

How To Use Golf Training Aids To Increase Your Swing Speed And Hit Like The Pros

Whack! The feeling of a great drive, the sweet feel as the ball jumps off the clubface and rockets down the middle of the fairway– it’s one of the best parts about playing golf, and one of the reasons that we keep coming back for more punishment. If only it would happen more often! Ah, to see the green envy in your opponents’ eyes when your ball blasts by theirs. Unfortunately, the average male golfer’s swing speed is around 85 mph. With a USGA conforming driver, this equates to drives of about 225 yards, an embarrassing 83 yards shorter than Tiger Woods’ average drive, and even 35 yards shorter than Cory Pavin, who is the shortest driver on the PGA …

How To Use Golf Training Aids To Improve Your Putting

Drive for show, putt for dough. Relax the nerves, trust your line. Eyes over the ball, smooth take away. Accelerate through the ball, and… Klinka tinka tinka — yes! The sweet sound of a birdie putt, or even a 6-footer for par, dropping into the cup. It’s a great feeling, especially if you just finished the 18th for a personal best round. Or if you just won 5 skins to make your buddies shell out some serious coin. A hot day with the putter can make you feel like a million bucks. Actually, in the case of a PGA tour pro, it can earn you a million bucks. Too bad that for the average golfer those days seem to come …

How To Warm-Up For Your Golf Game In 5 Minutes With Golf Fitness Stretches

It is well known that in every professional sport athletes perform a series of flexibility exercises and drills to prepare them to play a game. The game of golf is no different. Unseen to the general public, many PGA Tour players perform a series of golf flexibility exercises to prepare them to play golf. It is done prior to hitting the driving range or putting green. It is a process of getting the muscles and joints of body ready to swing a golf club. Most every golfer on the planet understands the benefit of a warm-up program to get the body ready to play golf or any sport for that matter. Unfortunately for us the time required to perform a …

How To Practice Golf Properly

Practicing your golf game properly is vital to improving. Knowing how to practice increases self-confidence, reduces scores, and lowers golf handicaps. It also increases the fun of playing as you see your scores drop on each round. I consider it so important that I discuss how to practice with all my students during golf lessons. Unfortunately, some students don’t always follow my advice. They either focus on the wrong things during practice or they practice without purpose. Some students do both, preferring instead to flail away with the driver on a driving range time and time again. When their scores don’t drop as quickly as they’d like, they stop practicing, forfeiting any chance of improving. You have only so much …

How To Get Rid Of Tension In Your Golf Swing

I think we have all been there. You are staring down a long par 4 from the tee box. The fairway is lined with trees on both sides. The landing area is “tight” and hitting 3 wood or iron is not an option, the hole is too long. You pull out driver and tee up the ball, knowing to win the skin with your buddy you have to land this tee shot in the fairway. You take a few practice swings, address the ball, look down the fairway (it looks a little tighter than before), begin your backswing, and bang! Your body tightens up. You hold onto the club and hook it into the tress. You think to yourself that …

How To Create A Good Rhythm In Your Golf Swing

Rhythm and tempo can be considered together, because in golf they mean very nearly the same thing. The rhythm in the swing of a good player is noticed because of the measured cadence in the upward and downward movement of the club. In his swing there appears to be and there is a definite relationship in time between his backswing and his downswing. It is measured in two parts, from the time the club leaves the ball until it stops at the top of the backswing, and from the time it starts to move again until it hits the ball. The club does have to stop at the top, of course, for the instant required to reverse its direction, whether …

How To Cut Five Strokes From Your Game By The Weekend

If you’re serious about lowering your golf handicap and doing so quickly, master the three scoring clubs—the driver, the wedge, and the putter. These clubs have the greatest impact on your golf game and provide the greatest opportunity for cutting strokes from your scores. Mastering these clubs will improve your game as much as 5 strokes per round. Specifically though, let’s focus on the wedges. Knowing which wedge to hit in different situations is really the best way to drop shots because if you have the right club selected, it makes it so much easier to pull the intended shot off. While learning to hit a wedge is not difficult, hitting one with confidence comes in handy, especially 40 yards …

Alumacraft Boats – Why You Should Get One

If you’ve been thinking whether to get a Alumacraft, chances are, you’re someone who goes for quality, durability and performance. Why? Because that’s what Alumacraft boats are renowned for amongst boating lovers! Besides that, there are also loads of features in Alumacraft Boats that makes them a good choice. Here’s a listing : (1) Less Feedback Steering & Hence Drier, Smoother & Quieter Riding Experience Due to the specific technology used, Alumacraft boats reduces the transmission of prop troque through the driver. It’s much easier and safer to ride at a higher speed as the wheel won’t spin out of your hands that easily and cause a loss of control! Partly because of this reduced feedback and vibration, a Alumacraft …

Top Teams and Drivers in Formula One Today

Formula One racing is a challenging sport for both teams and drivers. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) sets demanding standards for this motor sport. These rules make it the most challenging and safest racing competition in the world. In the past Formula One racing consisted of both private teams and corporate teams. The increasing cost of meeting the strict FIA rules combined with the dominance of teams owned by leading automobile manufacturers has forced most of the private racing teams to withdraw from Formula One racing. The only new teams to join the Formula One racing program in recent years have all been owned by automotive manufacturers. Today four teams dominate Formula One racing: McLaren-Mercedes, Ferrari, BMW and Renault. The …

The History of Formula One Racing

Formula One racing began in 1946, although it is said to have roots in the racing circuits as early as the 1890’s in France. In 1946 Formula One racing was set as the premier single seat racing circuit worldwide by the Commission Sportive Internationale a division of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’s or in abbreviation form the CSI of the FIA. The first World Championship for Formula One drivers was held in 1950. Giuseppe (“Nino”) Farina, who drove an Alfa Roméo 158, won the first Formula One Championship by just 3 points. In the early years of Formula One racing, the Italian made cars were dominating the field. The Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Maserati were burning up the tracks with …

The History of Formula One Racing

Formula One racing developed as the premier motor sport over the past century. The early history of Formula One racing has roots in European Grand Prix racing. Formula One racing has evolved to become a global sport with fans in over 200 countries and racing circuits around the world. During the early years of auto racing in Europe, rules (formulas) were instituted to create standards for cars and drivers. These rules challenged the racecar builders, known as constructors, to develop safer and better performing cars. Prior to World War II plans had been set for a World Championship among Grand Prix organizations. Because racing was suspended during the war, the first Formula One World Championship was not held until 1950. …

The Basics of Formula One Racing

Formula One racing is a weekend event with two practice sessions on Friday, a practice session and qualifying on Saturday, and the race on Sunday. The practice sessions are used for drivers to familiarize themselves with the track and for the crew to make any necessary adjustments to the car. The qualifying is used to determine the way the cars will start in the race. Formula One qualifying works a little differently that some people would think. Qualifying is broken down into three segments with 7-minute breaks in between. In the first segment, all 22 cars run the qualifying lap. The slowest 6 cars are placed in the 17-22 staring positions. In the second segment, the remaining 16 cars run …

Introduction to Formula One Racing

Formula One racing, often referred to as Grand Prix racing, is the top class of motor sports in the world. Most commonly it is abbreviated as F1 racing. The title Formula One racing refers to the rules, or “formula” that all cars and participants in Formula One racing must follow. These strict rules make Formula One racing the most competitive of all motor sports. Formula One racing developed out of the early 1900s European Grand Prix racing. Early Grand Prix racing had a “formula” of rules for drivers and their vehicles. Following World War II an even stricter formula was developed. This new formula was referred to as Formula One, indicating that it was number one as far as being …