Changing the Loft When Chipping

The loft on a golf club are designed for specific reasons. Some are lower lofts to hit the ball far and others are higher to help control your shot at the pin. This is a known fact and yet many players grab a lofted club (like a wedge) and change their stance and grip to de-loft the face. I have to admit that early in my career, I felt it was the right thing to do, but now it just seems crazy!

Continue reading

Disasters Happens On The Golf Course

For many golfers, the headline catches our attention immediately. We have had experienced one form of disaster on the golf course and that event raced to the forefront of our thoughts. Limiting the scope of this article, I removed any uncontrollable medical or physical injuries to focus on a few aspects of our game that can cause a disaster to the final outcome of our round. Nonetheless, these events are real and seem to appear out of normal. I hope by pointing a few out (you can add your own thoughts and I will add to the list) I can help prevent future mishaps to your score.

Continue reading

Shooting Low Scores in Golf

I wish I had a magic formula that I could use to ensure that I always shot low golf scores. The fact that I don’t is nothing that causes worry, however only if wishing made it true. I asked the question about your lowest scores ever and I received many awesome responses. I want to thank everyone who took the time to write their score and location because it helps me pass the long hours of my off-season.

Continue reading

Using a Full Turn to Generate Swing Speed

This is a topic of great interest to me because I sometimes forget to make a full turn with my shorter clubs. It seems that my arms decide to take over and I have a mental struggle to regain control. The result of this battle generally results in hitting short on approach shots! It is very frustrating and something I will.work on over the winter.

Making a full turn.

The above picture shows that when focused on turning, I can make it happen. This action shot catches me in motion and everything looks to be in the right position. The results of this shot was 220 yards down the right side of the fairway. My ball flight was straight as an arrow and set our team up for an easy birdie.

Turning under control is a skill I worked on over the years because I appreciate its importance. However, to be able to make a full turn effortlessly, I will have to focus on my flexibility in the offseason. It is something I have let slide and need to rectify.

Making a full turn helps with increased distance, improve contact, and swing tempo. It does take effort and I plan on using my orange whip training aid more in the coming months to improve this skill.

Do you make a full turn when hitting for distance?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!