Changing Your Swing To Hit the Ball Hard

Teeing off on the Par 5 16th hole at Osprey Links Golf Course.

There are times when I need (want) to grip it and rip it! I am feeling good and want to press my advantage and hit the ball that extra 20 yards. Generally, this happens on the par 5s because I want to get home in 2.

This is when I take advice of ‘Tin Cup’ and set up to let the big dog eat! It is interesting that I feel I need to change something to gain that extra distance, and generally with little success. I wonder if I am doing something wrong?  Continue reading

Building a Strong Putting Routine

Since purchasing my putter a few months back, I believe I have subconsciously decided that this will be my focus over the next 5 months. Without question I will continue to train and prepare physically, but I think I need to work on all things putting. It is something that most players would naturally support, however in my case I am going to start from the ground up. I will leave nothing for granted and will examine everything. Continue reading

What Size is Your Putter Grip?

In the past 10 years or so, golf equipment has changed dramatically. The technological advancements are staggering and I find it difficult to keep up with all the changes. A quick look at Golf.com shows that 90 new clubs were released in 2017. Of course this number is spread across all the manufacturers, but that is a ridiculous number! In the mix of all this change over the years, smaller, less noticeable changes occurred and one of them was the size of the putter grip. This might seem like an inconsequential change, but I think this ‘behind the scene’ difference is a game changer. Continue reading

Teaching Golf to Juniors

Yesterday was a fun day for me! I was fortunate to go to the range with Chase, 8 years old, his Dad Jody and his Uncle Kyle (both Jody and Kyle are my cousins). Since Chase recieved his clubs a month ago, he anxiously waited to go to the range for the first time.

Chase is an avid baseball player and a very good athlete for his age. He specifically asked if I would take him to the range and of course I agree without hesitation. Continue reading