Archive for the ‘Techniques’ Category

NEW GOLFER SERVICE CENTER OPENS

For those golfers South of Dallas-Fort Worth there is a new club repair facility. Young’s Custom Golf Styx has finally finished setup of its repair facility between Midlothian & Waxahachie, Texas.

Operation now includes basic club repair services (i.e. shaft replacement, regripping & similar work), advise on current equipment and instruction all available by appointment. More sophisticated services including higher-end clubfitting projected to be ready later in 2016.

The facility will be open by appointment only. Therefore, please email to cleekgeek@gmail.com indicating what work you require, including your contact information (email will serve as name up-front). I will replay with business card and other contact information and pricing for your project. Email will get the quickest response, however, you may text or call at 214-463-9281. Price list of services (PDF format) will be sent and you will hopefully consistent with most other providers in this area.

Thank you for your consideration.
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DOES FITTING BENEFIT YOU?

Here is the latest opinion piece on golfers being fit from my friends at GOLFWRX. This discussion is a good overview of why and how players should evaluate their game and equipment. The principles outlined in this article are the same basic principles that I have learned from all those members which have help me understand the need for player to visit their local clubfitter.

http://www.golfwrx.com/452798/qa-with-expert-fitters-youre-not-good-enough-not-to-get-fit/

After reading this article you will see that visiting your local clubfitter will be an interesting exercise and may very well help your game.

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PRODUCT ENDORSEMENTS

Every golfer is always looking for new products and aids to improve their game. I have seen a number of products this year which I think are very good for persons seeking to improve their game. Below are links to several products which I personally will endorse and recommend to those players seeking to improve their game.

Please continue reading and make your own decision on adding these aid to your inventory. Read more »

Harness your subconscious mind to launch thought-free shots

Thanks to Golf.com, here is a word for word reprint from my favorite instructor, Dr. T.J. Tomasi, which has help improve my game with more than any other swing thought.

There are all kinds of things to think about during a swing. That can be a benefit, or a detractor. It’s up to you to decide which.

Ben Hogan once said, “The downswing is no place to give yourself a lesson.” Coming from the game’s ultimate perfectionist, the sentiment speaks volumes about the perils of overthinking your motion.

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2016 Most Wanted: Blades vs. Mallets

MyGolfSpy had done another good job updating the 2015 testing they did on putters. The integration of information for evaluation by every golfer has a good layout highlighted. Great data source. Below are the links to the best of both worlds of putting.

It should be noted that there are some great names are missing from the both lists. Therefore, Player must do some evaluation of the their individual putting style in addition to testing as many of those putters shown on the two lists before purchasing.

I have recently received one of those putter which are not listed in this report. EVNROLL, a company which follows the Rife plan, appear to have found a great model. The highlight to the line is a slightly heavier head and the incorporation of a purer roll technology. The battle at the top now have a greater number of models from various manufacturers for the consumers.

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LAUNCH MONITOR vs TRAINING AID – SC200 SWING CADDIE 2

Just received my new SC200 Swing Caddie 2 launch monitor and am working on seeing just how well it correlates with my club information from the past. This appears to be a very good device with some very neat functions. Though this does not have the massive number of functions necessary for club fitting purposes it does provide the every day player the expert advise necessary to improve the game. MySpyGolf.com did the first review of the SC100 version with mixed results, but below you will see Hacker’s Paradise’s review which points out the benefit of upgrade in the following link:

Swing Caddie SC200 Personal Launch

The devices is available from many locations (estimated at $349.99) but the best thing that everyone can understand is that it is much better for the player improvement as a training aide as opposed the launch monitor (i.e. Trackman, Flightscope, etc.) which is used by most of industry professionals for club fitting and equipment tweaking.

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Report – Overall Golf Performance by Handicap

Have you ever wondered how your game compares to your playing partners? Now, you can see a statistical report that supports your game performance. Again friends at MyGolfSpy.com have complied a great report for you to use in evaluating your game and gives you information for your local discussion boards with fellow golf enthusiasts. Look at the link below to see the facts about your game of golf.

Overall Golf Performance by Handicap

Included here you will find all the points of comparison for you to review your game and find any places where you can improve. Great information for you starts to improve the game.

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Hogan’s FW15 HI Irons – Game Changer

You have seen it here before. Now it is confirmed that Hogan Golf’s newest iron is trying to change the game again.

My friends at MySpyGolf recently published review of these new irons by Terry Koehler from Hogan Golf which you can read below. This article would be of great interest to the players who are interested in maintaining the ‘traditional iron’ look to their complete set but getting the performance of that current utility club.

http://www.mygolfspy.com/hogan-ft-worth-hi-irons-released/

With the opportunity to hit these irons early in the introduction process was very exciting and I have been awaiting the chance to put at least one in my bag. Better players need to take a look at these along with the other great irons in the class to determine if it is best for you.

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GOLF INFO GUIDE FOR EVERYONE

The attached link is a very good source of information which one can use to research the basics for DIY (self learning) golfers. I trust the source as it is from the libary of Frank Thomas, Former USGA Director of Golf Equipment, and owner of Thomas Golf which is another place to find online equipment (i.e. Frankly Frog Putter, etc.)

Golf Info Guide

By linking to Frank’s website for review of his equip and the basic theory on golf you will find a good starting point in your golf equipment and instructional guide. I will continue to pass along information as I hear of topics and/or have discussed with people I meet with during my work week relating to which I think is interesting topics or aspects of the game.

If  you have any suggestions or would like for me to research comment on any topic for you please sign-up for the on-going blog and I will do what I can to help you find what you need. Thank you for your support and consideration.

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Practicing without boundaries: How I rediscovered my short game

Here is a link to those of us who have good intentions to improve our game. This is linked from one of my friends and neighbors in the golf industry at GolfWRX. Published by Jon Sherman

Practicing without boundaries

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