Posts Tagged ‘training aids’

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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ALTERNATE TO LASER

Thanks USGA. We find that there appears to be a change in the use of measuring devices on the golf course during play. A summary of the full story is included in the related article below written by my friends at MyGolfSpy:

Arccos and the USGA

If you have ever used GPS system instead of a Laser unit, this ARCCOS system appears to be the answer we have been looking to discover. I have been using a hard copy distance layout created on my computer awaiting this decision from the USGA. We have all been statically keeping our shot information round by round and trying to keep it in our brains. Some have been transcribing and moving to spread sheets. With this decision there may be an elimination of the yardage book so meticulously maintained by tour caddies and players.

Personally, I consider this a good investment for those seeking help on the course. It will be interesting to see if each of the other system will step up and get approval from the USGA on their systems.

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unlocking-your-true-golf-potential-is-a-mindset

Thanks to the guys at GolfWRX, here is another great article for golfers searching for their potential.

Unlocking Your Golf Potential

This is one of the better articles on the mysteries of the mind and how it functions. Especially for those of use who are still striving (i.e. 65-years later) for the ultimate in performance on the course. I recently experienced the great advise contained here by shooting a poor front nine of 48 and followed with a back nine of 36 (including a triple-bogey).

Follow the advise and you will find that golf is a much better game.

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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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SLOW PLAY – SNAILS PACE COMMENTARY

The August 08th issue of Global Golf Post – The August 08 issue of Global Golf Post (see link below) has published the latest in a series of golf related stories which expound the problems with slow play. It appears that the methods used at the local club level are outside the understanding of the various professional organizations and the players who continue to commit these problems. Therefore, I suggest that the answer is in the documentation that is given to the players are the tee. Attached to the pin sheets should be a simple listing of times from tee time to finish of the hole.
There is No Sweetness in a Snail’s Pace

A player would then know that from the first tee when he must complete the hole. The time is consistent for every player and builds an allowable buffer should the player have problems. If the player is fortunate to enough to make better than par on the hole the time will build and allow for extra time on the next hole should trouble be incurred. This would hold the time of play at a consistent standard and every one would know the format for completion.

Most marshal’s around the country at every golf course handles this problem with ease and professionalism within the framework of daily play. There will always be problems with players who push the envelope and play much faster than time the framework but being in contact with the group in front of you is never a problem and we can avoid the creating idiots which created last week’s U-Tube video.

If you have any comments, please sign in yourself and forward comments on this article for everyone to better understand the benefits of knowing the rules and advancing the game of golf.

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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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USGA DISTANCE STUDY

Thanks to the USGA, attached below is a link to one of the most comprehensive studies on ‘off-the-tee’ distance studies I have seen in years. You will find the various parts and pieces of this report came from most of the tournament and tour websites. However, to find all this information in a single place is outstanding.

USGA DISTANCE STUDY

After reading the study you will see that technology has increased distance with about the same degree of advancement we have seen on the advancements in training and concentration placed on these facets of our game since the late 1990’s.

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2016 – OVERALL GOLF PERFORMANCE BY STATE

Additional statistics for golfer to ponder. Friends at MyGolfSpy.com had published the supplement to 2016 – Overall Golf Performance by Handicap on May 3rd about our great golf game. In review there are may ways you can determine the final outcome. However should we take the information at face value we can see that the better players appear to play where there are more courses.

2016 Report – Overall Golf Performance by State

In review of the comments there are surely ways to change the justification of the reasons that your area is not #1 on the list (or any higher placement). Since there are those that question the statistics origin and validity, I would also content that persons are out there that have questions several official sites. My justification for this is the proposition by the USGA relative to golfers submitting unattested rounds for consideration on their handicap.

I fall on the side that submission of a round for consideration of handicap should only be a valid round under the rules. I personally don’t submit rounds for my handicap in which I have not played every shot ‘by the rules (IMO)’ on a valid course. Would look forward to comments.

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