Tuesday, July 27, 2010
There is maybe only one useful training aid on the market. "The impact bag"
At least 95% of golfers have their hands behind or on top of the golf ball at impact position. The correct position would be to have your hands in front of the golf ball at impact. That's where the impact bag comes handy as you can see and feel your true impact position. I'm not saying you should get one, I'm just saying next time you hit the range concentrate and try feeling where your hands were when your golf club touched the ball.
8/10 for the Impact Bag. You don't need one, but it could help.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Seems too good to be true?
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
7 days a week.
Using Mental Imagery
Hit 50 balls max. to a target : 10 with Sandwedge
10 with 9 iron
5 with 6 iron
5 with 3 iron/hybrid
5 with Fairway woods
15 with Driver
10 minutes Pitch. 80-30 yards (Get the distance right)
20 minutes Chips (Long and short sided ones)
10 minutes putting (mostly short ones)
Friday, July 23, 2010
Chipping is all about the feel for distance, practice is golden. If done daily, 15 minutes a day is enough to be a scratch golfer. 5-7 days a week.
Frequency is a short game key. Why?
Great chipping for better players is not about precision, but about distance control. Distance control comes from feel, the only way to maintain feel is by practicing every day. If you can do 10 minutes per session 2 times a day you would be even better.
Try it for a week, I want your feedback on this advice. You'll see amazing improvement.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
To help you find videos of your model golfer, I’ll once in a while update a post featuring a video of a pro golfer’s swing in a loop. Having a model golfer helps create a correct Mental Imagery of your golf swing.
First on the tee: Tom Purtzer
His swing as been described by his peers as the “sweetest swing on tour”
Now on the champions tour, he is the 3rd longest hitter. How can a guy with a short and easy swing can be so long? The answer is not in the driver he uses, since he still plays with an old Titleist 975J, I think. Here's an article about his length off the tee.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
It’s not : How many? It’s only: How?
You don’t have to hit 3000 balls a week to become a scratch golfer. You won't be able to keep your focus on every swing, focus is a key.
Hitting 200-400 max is enough if you use mental imagery and a model. You will groove your swing by always repeating it the same way.
"Seeing in the mind's eye"
Visualizing yourself doing the exact movement is golf's greatest key.
How to do so?
You have to know and see what a great golf swing looks like. You may see 1000 good golf swings on a weekend while watching the PGA TOUR on TV. But all of them are different and conflicting with one another in term of form and tempo.
3 steps. Repeat 3-5 times a week
1.Find a model
Find a pro golfer that fits your shape and most importantly your temperament as it will reflect in your tempo.
2. View and review his swing from different angles until you know it by heart.
Ex: Tom Purtzer
(Good exemple of a simple and powerfull swing)
After watching 15 minutes of your model swings, hit the range. 100 balls max. Before each swing: Recall and see in your mind the swing of your model. Just should already see a big improvement in your ball stricking.