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 …

Avoiding

I’m sure you’ve been made familiar with the popular golf instruction aids & tutorials that you’ve seen in the pro shops, online at bookstores like Amazon and on specialty sites all over the web. You might even be suffering from golf overload! While your first inclination might be to give that new product a try, you need to keep certain things in mind before making an impulse purchase. First of all, let’s keep something in mind. My goal here isn’t to bring you down to earth or to try and stifle your dream of playing exceptional golf. However, the odds of a certain golf instruction program suddenly transforming your game from part-time amateur to a full-time golf virtuoso is somewhere …

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 Improve The Spine Angle In Your Golf Swing

A common golf swing fault is a change in the spine angle during the phases of the golf swing. This single movement causes a chain reaction of compensations that alter the mechanics of your golf swing immensely. The result is usually inconsistency and a myriad of poor golf shots. Leading to frustration on the golf course and high scores. The question that arises in my mind about this swing fault is; how can the amateur golfer improve their spine angle in the golf swing? The result would be an end to changes that oh so often hamper golfers of every level. Speaking with PGA Teaching professional Christopher Smith on this subject allowed me to get to one of the roots …

How To Cure Your Slice By Developing A Better Golf Swing

The slice is probably one of the most common swing flaws for amateurs. It is an outside-to-inside swing path that creates side spin on the golf ball. The side spin causes the ball to cut hard to the side, making it a very frustrating day on the course. It also seems to be one of the most difficult swing flaws to fix. There have been hundreds of so-called golf training aids that guarantee to cure your slice. And I am sure we have all bought or thought about buying one of these gadgets after a frustrating day on the course. Some of these golf-training aids do help you to cure your slice; others do not. In addition to golf training …

How to Develop a Proper Golf Swing?

The first question you have to ask yourself is – What is a proper golf swing? All golf swings have the same three main components – the backswing, downswing and the follow through. Sounds simple, but to develop these three components into a strong, powerful swing takes a lot of practice on the course, as well as some training off the course. In the game of golf, no two people ever have the same golf swing. The way one person swings a golf club may not work for another person, even if they are near in body types. Every golfer has to find the playing style that fits him or her to help them produce the results that they want. …

How Golf Instructional Videos Can Take Your Game To The Next Level

I’ve been providing golf instruction for many years. And while I enjoy giving golf lessons and discussing golf tips, there’s something to be said about golf instructional videos as teaching aids. Increasingly popular, videos have several advantages other instruction methods don’t. Below are four advantages that I especially like about videos. 1. Visual Learning We’re all different and we all like to learn in our own way. Research has found that two major categories of preferred learning styles exist—visual and auditory. (Those who use both are referred to as “balanced” listeners.) In other words, when it comes to learning new information we prefer to use either our eyes or our ears, depending on how our brain works. About 65 percent …

How The Golf Channel Can Help Your Game

If you’re tired of golf instruction magazines, check out the Golf Channel (TGC) cable station and its popular Web site (www.thegolfchannel.com). Available through cable, satellite, and wireless companies, the TGC offers enough instructional material to more than satisfy both the beginner and the scratch player. The Golf Channel The Golf Channel is the brainchild of Joseph Gibbs and Arnold Palmer, who co-founded it in 1991. It offers a unique blend of golf information, news, features, and instruction. The Golf Channel offers TV specials, documentaries, celebrity interviews, movies, video tours, lifestyle segments, and original programming, including Golf Central, a nightly golf news show and What’s in My Bag. They also have a series focusing on golf equipment, accessories, and manufacturers. It …

Solid Golf Instruction Is A Smart Investment

The game of golf has become an important sports industry and player competition is stiff. In the past, stories of kids out of nowhere rising to sudden fame and glory as PGA professionals were golfers’ favourites to hear, but the rising popularity of the game has made good golf instruction something every individual hopeful must have. While you can certainly learn the ins and outs of the golf game on your local course, the demand for skilled training and golf instruction has led colleges and academies to develop tailored golf programs for individuals. Many people exhibit talent and a natural gift for golfing, so many people have flocked to golfing to attempt following in the footsteps of big names like …

A Golf Specific Workout Will Energize Your Golf Game

A Golf specific workout designed specifically for your physical limitations will give you the greatest results in the quickest amount of time. You may not be interested in this approach, but I can tell you quite confidently, this is the missing link to your golf swing improvement. Your current physical capabilities dictate your golf swing. There is no other way to put it. There are certain physical requirements that must be met to make an optimal golf swing with maximum power and efficiency. Have you tried to make a full backswing only to feel tight, restricted and tense doing so? Do you think the answer is hitting more balls or taking more lessons? The answer is a golf specific workout …

A Closer Look At Tiger Woods Golf Swing

Golfers didn’t used to focus so much on fitness as part of their golf training. It seemed unnecessary to spend your time doing stretches and exercises that worked out parts of the body that weren’t “golf-specific.” Then, along came a 20-year-old kid who blew all these old golfers out of the water, hitting 180 mph balls off the tee. The era of Tiger Woods had come. Suddenly everyone wanted to unlock the secrets of the Tiger Woods golf swing. It was obvious he had a different way of going about things, and eventually this young golfer would change the way we train and play. There’s more than just the mechanics of the swing. Let’s take a look at what makes …

A Career On The Course: Golf Employment

In all areas of our lives we are constantly searching for something that brings us both peace and joy. If we are lucky enough to be able to find those characteristics in our nine-to-five job, then we are beyond lucky. Those who have investigated that large world of golf employment have found that it doesn’t need to be only a dream. Nearly anyone, no matter what skill level you have could have a rewarding career in the golf industry. One of the main reasons that many people do not pursue the dream of a career on the course is that they believe the field is limited. In fact, since many people share this view there are many placements available. And …

5 Traits Of A Good Golf Instructor

With the increasingly popularity of golf, the demand to fill related careers is also on the rise. Many amateur golfers turn to a golf instructor to help them develop their techniques, so teaching golf is a viable career choice for many golf enthusiasts. Teaching golf isn’t for everyone, though. See if you have what it takes to make your living as a golf instructor. You know everything (or almost everything) there is to know about golf. You have to know a subject extremely well if you are going to be able to teach it. Although you may be counting on having only beginning students whose knowledge of the sport is next to nil, you will most likely have intermediate and …

2 Basic Steps to Improving Your Golf Swing

The game of golf is truly an individual sport. The basics are the same for everyone; however, due to the differences in people’s body types no two people will ever have the same golf swing. Each person will have to adapt their bodies to perform a proper golf swing in their own way. Taking the time to develop your own method of playing golf will greatly improve your enjoyment and success at the game. Practicing the basic fundamentals of the game until they are ingrained in your muscles will lead to confidence on the course, and that confidence will lead to success and enjoyment of the game. One of the most basic steps that you can put into action and …

All About Ladies Golf

Beginners Golf is such a special time to really soak up the nuances of the game and is a safety net for us starting out in the game of golf. Beginning Golf is an easy time to throw in the towel since golf is a little hard to pick up and believe it or not, there will be more than one time that it feels a little strange. It is so exciting to take that first golf lesson in this glorious game of sport. Golf for beginners is definitely a test but yet it sure does fill my heart with uncontrolled bliss when I am walking from my car carrying my little bag of golf clubs even though I am …