Following The Conventions of Golf Can Hurt Your Golf Scores

Coming from an avid golfer, this title might seem a bit odd. Of course following the instructions of great players is key to lower golf scores, it just has to…..or does it? As a student of the game, I believe that there are basic conventions that most aspiring golfers must follow and I had/have to become a 5 handicap player. However, following the instruction or guidance of great players blindly is not good for your golf scores! Let me explain.

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Working Our the Kinks In Your Golf Swing

After 6 months off from golf, I can tell you that my golf swing is less than smooth. My back is not supple, nor are my arms loose. I feel like a knotted ball of string that needs patience and effort to untangle. However, this is nothing new and will take some concerted effort to work out all the kinks.

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Do You Have a Consistent Golf Swing

Every golfer understands that the key to success in golf is a consistent golf swing. Developing something that is repeatable in all situations; especially when the pressure is applied due to unforced errors. For years, I have worked on this fundamental and when I score well, my swing is consistent and reliable. The two go hand in hand for me. Yet, I wonder sometimes on how to actually develop this miracle movement…..say like Freddie Couples.

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Videotaping My Golf Swing

Over the years, I have video taped my golf swing. Surprisingly, I never watched it to analyse my technique. I have looked close, but I think it is a beautiful thing and does not need fixing…..haha. I have come to realize that I do cast a bit around chest area and as a result I loose some distance. Kevin, an avid reader of The Grateful Golfer, has pointed this out on several occasions. I appreciate his feedback and will use his advice as a starting point next spring. However, I was wondering if you have ever videotaped your swing. Continue reading

I Need Some Help Selecting The Proper Off-Season Training Aid

My off-season started recently, so it is time to look forward to next year. Over the years I focused on my fitness and that will not change. However, this year, I want to expand my off-season work to include using a training aid. Unfortunately, I am not sure exactly what direction to head.  Continue reading