Opening the Club Face For a Higher Trajectory

Have you ever stood over a shorter golf shot and decided It was important to open your club face to elevate the ball? I definitely have and often wonder if it was really worth the result. Most of the time I come up short; before I was always right; and any poor contact results in a chili dip! So why do even do this odd shot?

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Correctly Hitting a Pitch Shot

The pitch shot is a huge part of my game. I am going through a transition phase of hitting the ball at 90% power inside of 125 yards instead of a full swing with my clubs. I have decided to make this change because of the greater control I have at 90%. This helps me hit my target better and helps lower the percentage of error I was experiencing with a full shot from in close. So the proper pitching technique is an area of focus at the time being. Continue reading

YouTube and Golf

YouTube is a fantastic resource for golfers! There are literally millions of videos on every aspect of golf and I am not shy to say that I have watched most of them!!! Many of you are thinking: Now, if I have told you once, I have told you a million times to stop exaggerating!

Okay, back to reality. If you as a student of the game and you are not using YouTube, my question is “Why Not?”

As many of you know, I use YouTube videos extensively in my blogs. I always give the make credit, but like experts to show us their view of golf.

There are many different views about golf and YouTube will show you them all. That is why blogs like mindbodygolf, All About Golf, Hit It Solid, The Goofy Game of Golf Trying to Execute the Answer, Golf is Mental and 36aday (to name a few and I could list many more) help sort out the wheat from the chaff! I subscribe to about 15 YouTube channels and that number is slowly growing.

So as you surf YouTube looking for great golf videos, stop by and check out The Grateful Golfer channel. They are rough and I am just starting, but I think you will appreciate the effort. Here is a quick look at a video I made last year!

Do you use YouTube? If so, what are your favorite golf videos?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links….in a month!

Golf Videos to Inspire and Make You Laugh

Golfing is tough. It is not an easy sport to play and even more challenging to write about. Finding new and interesting topics is challenging, but maybe it is time to change it up a little and change the medium.  Here are three videos I found on the net that provides an explanation about golf that you may find useful.  Enjoy!

Some lessons from NBC Learn:

Something fun :

Some awesome recovery shots from the PGA Tour:

Hope you enjoyed them, I sure did!

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