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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Lifting Your Club Before Starting Your Back Swing

There are many conventions on how to start your back swing. I think over the years, I have tried them all. Straight arm, hinge wrist, push out, or draw in……they all had the magic cure to my swing woes. As it turned out, none of them actually helped much and so now I draw the club back on a normal swing plane and try to keep everything aligned. However, my back swing starts with my club resting on the ground. After watching Justin Thomas, I am not sure I am doing the right thing.  Continue reading

Changing Golf’s Marketing Strategy

It is time for the golf industry to change their marketing strategy! Their approach of constantly bombarding my social networks, emails, and news feeds is numbing my senses to any possible chance of buying new equipment. It often becomes so overwhelming that I just ignore the white noise and quickly move on to other news articles. Of course, the manufacturers approach is not going to change anytime soon, but I do have a suggestion for the teaching side of the golf industry; by changing a few words in their sales pitch would likely garner more attention to their product. Continue reading

Focusing on The Right Fix

“Focus on remedies, not faults.”

Jack Nicklaus always has pearls of wisdom. After 70 years of playing golf and being considered one of the best of all time, I would think he has learned a thing or two. This small sentence caught my eye today because it is very deep, yet should be very simple to follow. The challenge I am finding is that interpreting his words could result in me chasing my tail. Continue reading

Focusing On Your Aim Point

This week I participated in Canadian Military Curling Regionals at Kingston, Ontario. Fortunately, I was team with three awesome curlers and mainly because of their great play, we won the event. During the three days of curling, I learned a great deal about the sport and a few things that will help me on the golf course. I plan on explaining these over the next few days, but my biggest take-away is to ensure I focus on my aim point! Continue reading