Old School Chipping Tips Still Work

With the continuous evolution of golf equipment many players are probably wondering if the old school tips still work. Has the golf swing changed or are the new innovations just building on what worked all along. In the case of chipping, the touted wrist lock is still relevant and I recommend you if you do not use it if you are not already doing so.

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Hitting A Solid Golf Shot

For years I have chased the perfect golf shot. I realized after more failures than successes, that the perfect golf shot is an illusion. What I really want to do is hit a solid golf shot and let the rest take care of itself. The reason of the change resulted from using a wet golf mat during practice. Continue reading

Update: Using a Lob Wedge With Success

This is an update to yesterdays post. Brian from All About Golf asked if I could include a picture (below) showing my feet during set up.

Therefore, I tried to demonstrate using my clubs how my feet and ball position line up. Remember that 60% of my weight will be on my left foot during contact. I hope this helps Brian.

I closed my stance so that my big toe on my back foot aligns 3 inches behind my heel of my front foot. The toes of each foot draw a line to my landing area.

If anyone has any other questions or needs qualification on my ramblings, please do not hesitate to drop me a line!

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

 

Top 5 Grateful Golfer Posts of All Time

I wanted to share the Top 5 Posts of all time at the Grateful Golfer Blog. I am not surprised at the topics, but I am a bit surprised at their popularity. I have also included the number of times these articles were viewed.

What do you think?

So here they are:

Which Golf Grip is Best for You? 13,109
Golf Grip – Strong, Weak or Neutral 10,305
How Wide Should Your Golf Stance Be? 2,415
Breaking 100 1,546
Golf Strategy: 2-Man Scramble 1,344

Just for fun and your reading pleasure, I have decided to add the next 5:

Swing Plane Training 1,296
The Best Golf Swing Ever! 1,259
Modified Scramble 1,194
Your Ego and Golf 1,163
Why 14 Clubs? 1,129

The reason for indicating these posts is that I am always looking for topics to write about. I do not claim to be an expert, but I do have an opinion on many topics. I am not limited to anyone area, I just like to talk about golf!

Therefore, if there is a golf topic or question that you just need answering, drop me a line and I will see what I can do. If I cannot answer it, I will ask someone who can.

Thanks for reading!

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

Ball Position in Your Golf Stance

ball position within golf stance.While on the driving range with a friend a couple of weeks back, we started a discussion about where the ball should be position in your golf stance. Immediately, I mentioned that the position changes depending on whether he was playing a short iron, mid iron, long iron, or wood. I have always used this method and until now, I never realize that there was a second method.

Ted Norby, Director of Instruction for the National University Golf Academy, explains the relationship of ball position to your body position is the real reason for ball placement in your stance. His explanation was excellent and easy to understand. Because of the relationship is between the ball and body, there are actually two methods to determine the correct position of the ball within your stance. Norby explains below:

As stated by Norby, the other method is to pick a position within your stance and widen or narrow your feet as required. This is not something I have tried, however players like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods position their ball in this way.

If you are trying to decide the best method for you, I recommend you hit the range and try each one. One particular method of position your golf ball might feel natural for your swing. Regardless, make sure it is best for you!

Personally, I have no challenges with my current method of moving the ball within my stance, but will try the other method at the range because I want to remain open to all ideas that might help me attain my goal of being a scratch golfer.

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