Insider Tip from Dr. Gary Wiren

Great information on teaching and for players looking for more distance.

INSIDER GOLF (2016-0619)
with
Dr. Gary Wiren

This “chat” about the game of golf will always be focused on three things. That it be EDUCATIONAL, MOTIVATIONAL, and ENJOYABLE; via a brief story, a quote, a tip, and a fix. Enjoy!!!

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GolfersRX Putting Wheel

Here is a very good training aid for those having putting problems. This short video and link, with related video, is a great physical aid for improving your stroke. Watch the video and see if this is not a good way to practice, check alignment and stroke patch.

Source: GolfersRX Putting Wheel

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115th US OPEN – Comments

115TH US OPEN – Comments By DAGolfer

As a long time golfer I would like to send along congratulations to Jordan Spieth for winning the 115th US Open. Kudos are also due to the USGA for a great event at Chambers Bay. The USGA has again put on an event which will stay in the minds of golfers everywhere, for a number of reasons, not only for great golf but also for the exposure of great public golf course, but in showing great golf can be had in less than ideal conditions. Chambers Bay, like Bethpage, brought a uniquely designed course into public view, though it Read more »

Golf Hitting Nets | Practice & Training

We golfers are always looking for great training aids which make the long hours of practice better. Here is a great product that I have seen in action at a number of demo days. The greatest benefits of the experience with ‘The Net Return’ system is that it can be used inside and outside, is portable and you don’t have to chase balls. Used with improved hitting mats available as a package deal, make for a great addition to any golf studio or which teaching specific simple drills.

The Net Return Hitting Net offers golf hitting nets that automatically return the ball to the golfer.

Source: Golf Hitting Nets | Practice & Training Golf Net from the Net Return – The Net Return

 

Your Life May Change…in a very good way

People like myself are always trying to stay in touch with the rules and the pending changes being considered by both the R&A and USGA. Here is a link to the weekly newsletter from JJ Keegan, Convergence Golf, that adds a heads up to pending information as well as a good link to the R&A website where, like at the USGA website, you can test your knowledge of the rules. Take the tests, add your comments and good luck. I got through easy and moderate difficulty very well, but, when it question difficulty increase to the highest level I faultered. Not bad but….

Your Life May Change…in a very good way.

Source: June Newsletter: Smile! You are on Candid Camera… – cleekgeek@gmail.com – Gmail

Take the tests and see how you fair…

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Tips to Become a Scratch Golfer

Par is the standard number of strokes a golfer should need for each hole on a golf course. The minimum par of any hole is 3. It includes a stroke for the tee shot and two putts. Holes are listed as par-3, par-4, or par-5. Par-6 and par-7 are rare. A par-3 is a hole that a scratch golfer is expected to complete in three strokes. So, in a par-3 hole, an expert golfer is expected to hit the green in one stroke, and then get the ball into the hole in two putts. On a par-4 hole, an expert golfer is expected to need four strokes to get the ball into the hole.

Generally, championship golf courses have par values of 72, including four par-threes, ten par-fours, and four par-fives. A player’s score is compared with the par score. If a course has a par of 72 and a golfer completes a game in 75 strokes, then his score is +3 or three-over-par. This means he has taken three shots more than par to complete the course. If a golfer takes 70 strokes to complete a course, then his score is -2 or two-under-par.

A golfer’s handicap is a number that determines his skill level. The handicap is the number of strokes to be deducted from the golfer’s score to find the overall score. As a rule, it is the number of strokes over par during an average round of 18 holes. The lower the handicap, the better the player. A golfer with a handicap of 15 is less skilled than a golfer with a handicap of 10. Golfers with 15 and 10 handicaps can shoot 15 over par and 10 over par respectively during their average rounds. In other words, the latter will be 5 strokes better than the former player over an 18-hole game course. A scratch golfer has a handicap of 0.

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pxg-parsons-golf-2015

There are always a number of new products which hit the market. Here is a new product that has been recently reviewed in one of the geek forums in which I participate. This unique approach allows players to make multiple adjustments to the many variables that are encountered by clubmakers while fitting clubs for our clients.

Source: pxg-parsons-golf-2015

 

Are you the best golfer you can be?

In the recent days since this blog has opened I have continued to search for good commentary from any authority. In a recent edition of GOLF Magazine I found an interesting article by Peter Kostis. I like the intent of Peter’s article because he gives the you, the student, reason to question what the intent of a potential instructor wishes to teach. With all the golf teachers and methods out there, you must be comfortable with your instructor intent. Regardless of the method, you the student must buy into where things are going.

Click on the link below to get the original article.

http://www.golf.com/instruction/peter-kostis-embrace-golfer-within

For those of use who teach, the article points out that we must convey to the student not only those points which best benefit our students but also assure that the student can accomplish what it is we are offering. Understanding what points of the principles of the game relative to the swing is just as important as how to play, etiquette, the rules and the equipment.

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One Voice: Hicks Law©

We as player are always asking questions about the best method to use while learning difficult tasks like the golf swing. There are so many sources that it is not unusual for someone to get lost. However, in a recent review of a blog by one Dr. T.J. Tomasi, my favorite teacher, I found a response to an email he had received which I thought would be good basic theory for any student of golf. I think the principle he mentions is a very good principle for players who are still searching for their individual swing. To assure that you get the best information I extracted the following entry from TJ’s website.

Source: Blog – tomasigolf.com

One Voice: Hicks Law©
TJ Tomasi
 
Q: My friends know more about the swing than I do and they’re always giving me advice but sometimes they say different things and I get confused. How can I tell them to be quiet in a nice way?
Robert T from email

A: Tell them about the book “On Combat” by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, the story of what make combat warriors tick – it’s a great book and make sure to tell them about Hicks Law which is the reason they should button up when it comes to advice: the rule is “one voice” meaning that when learning skills and ingraining them as muscle memory or autopilot responses, it is important that only one way be taught. Read more »

Important facts to note on Golf Clubs

A good arrangement of your golf clubs is the weapon of decision for the advanced golfer. A complete arrangement of clubs comprises of no less than one driver, fairway woods, irons and a putter. A few clubs lately have been supplanted with cross breed golf clubs to supplant longer irons and fairway metal woods.

The driver is the club that is most golfer’s most loved golf club, despite the fact that it is normally not utilized on every opening. The driver golf club is the longest golf club with the greatest head toward the end of the pole. This permits the golfer to hit the golf ball with the best separation, however not always the most precision. Tenets control the measure of the club head. The golf club driver will be the most expensive single golf club in the golfer’s sack.

The fairway woods have club heads that are somewhat more lobbed than the driver, and are utilized for long shots when the ball is lying on the ground. The club heads used to be made of wood, however now are basically metal.

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