Imagine yourself playing a long par five. You just hit a perfect drive down the middle of the fairway and your looking at a good chance to score well on the hole. After approaching your ball, you realize that you are still too far away from the green to hit your hybrid but you might be able to get there with your three wood. Do you feel confident hitting your three wood off of the fairway or would you lay up with an iron instead?
If you feel like you wouldn’t have a chance of making it to the green with your wood, ask yourself why that is. The fairway wood is the longest club in the golf bag that we typically hit from the ground. The length of the fairway wood combined with the size of the clubhead can make it difficult for amateur golfers to make solid contact with a ball that’s on the ground.
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Best Score Ever: 100
Current Struggle: Consistent Contact
Golf Goals (Next 12 months)
After losing a bunch of weight I'm trying to find my swing again and trying to get back out there more often. Really it's all about getting more consistent so I can get closer to breaking 100.
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All golfers share the common desire of hitting it long and straight down the fairway. Unfortunately, we end up finding the rough or worse the majority of the time. From there, it becomes a struggle to make a par or even a bogey.
It’s important to understand the errors you’re making in your driver swing in order to make the first steps to correcting them. Whether you hit high slices or low hooks, there are reasons for every result. If you understand these reasons and how they relate to your swing, you will be on your way to hitting more fairways.
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Player Profile: Kristian B.
Best Score Ever: 82
Current Struggle: Inconsistent Driver
Golf Goals (Next 12 months):
To beat my younger brother as much as possible! He’s a 16 handicap and he beats me about 2/3rds of the time. We do a first to 10 wins contest. Who ever wins 10 matches first has to buy the next round of golf or a piece of golf equipment.
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Have you ever hit a perfect drive down the middle of the fairway just to follow it up with a chunked iron shot? This is one of the least satisfying feelings you will experience in the game of golf. Instead of taking advantage of your perfect drive and having the chance to putt for birdie, you’re struggling to get up and down for par.
The good news is; this issue can be avoided with one simple drill. The purpose of this drill is to teach you how to hit the ball before you hit the ground and allow you to shift your momentum and weight properly. The simple goal is to get your weight and momentum moving forward on the downswing and allow yourself to take a divot after you hit the ball.
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Player Profile: Mike
Best Score Ever: 85
Current Struggle: Driver/tee shots
Golf Goals (Next 12 months)
Consistently shoot in the high 80s and hopefully set a personal best of breaking 85. Also to get more consistent with driving accuracy and have continual improvement in the short game.
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As golf fans, we’ve all seen the pros hit a high flying wedge shot that lands past the pin and rolls back towards the hole like they were reeling it in with a fishing pole. It seems like magic and you can’t help but wish you could do the same out on the course. Before you can start reeling in your wedge shots, you must first understand what produces that kind of backspin and what is holding you back from seeing the results you’d like. We will break down the equipment and the technique that is needed to produce the maximum amount of backspin with your wedges.
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Everyone has been on the golf course with someone who loves to give out unsolicited tips and advice and this is especially common when it comes to the short game. You might get lucky and use one of their tips to improve your wedges but the odds are, you are doing more harm than good. There are three common common mistakes that the average players makes with their wedges and I’m sure you’ve heard them all before.
We will be taking a close look at these three common mistakes and teaching you how to avoid them next time you find yourself with a wedge in your hand.
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Today's episode looks at how (and why) we determine a successful practice. What does good look like and why is it important to us?
If you know me or this podcast I’m usually pretty quick to tell someone to holster their driver in favor of a more controllable club, especially if it’s costing them penalty strokes off the tee.
I’m not against hitting driver, I’m just very guarded against taking penalty strokes. Today we are going to look at what are some key things to focus on when we actually do hit the driver well on a consistent basis.
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This is definitely a heavy hitter for most golfers. Even some of the best golfers you know likely slice the ball, they've just learned how to play it.
Today we're going to fix the problem though. With these two moves you'll learn exactly how you can quit slicing the ball FOR GOOD!
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Golf is a tricky thing. It’s a difficult game, with a TON of moving parts. If you’ve been listening to me for any period of time you know that I’m a big fan of minimizing the number of variables in a golf swing so you have less opportunities to take a wrong turn.
Well today I’d like to lay a bit of foundation underneath that by talking about the concepts of a simple golf swing for beginners.
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The driving range is somewhere I hold very near and dear to my heart. It’s a place I've gone to practice, to have fun, to celebrate with friends, and to just zone out and relieve some stress. With that in mind we should do our best to make sure others can use the driving range for all these things as well. Let's take a look at some basic etiquette so you won’t stand out like a sore thumb if you were to show up at a driving range near me and a tip or two so you can get as much out of your driving range time as possible!
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Let's take a look at 3 places you could use your hybrid from and the techniques required to execute those shots!
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I'm not going to lie to you, I know everyone wants to hit the ball further. There are some simple mechanics that can help you get there too! This week we are exploring the two ways you can develop effortless power in your golf swing.
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Welcome to episode 100! This one was really hard for me to record. I've planned on recording it on specific dates in the past but I've never really been ready. I think Episode 100 on International Podcast Day is the perfect time for me to tell you why I hate golfing... alone.
Thank you to everyone who's ever been a part of the show, either as a listener, a guest, or even someone who just passed the word along.
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The 40 yard pitch shot can be one of the toughest shots in golf. Frankly, it tends to be my personal nemesis. Any time I see my scores start to swell, it’s usually due to a few failed instances from this distance. I know that when I’m on my game from 40 yards I will consistently hit the middle of the club face, I will have complete control over the ball flight, and a surprising amount of spin. Let's look at exactly how we should do it.
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Let's set ourselves up for success and put the ball in the best position as possible on the greens!
Certain mistakes are more common than others and when it comes to short game we need to do everything in our power to minimize them. Here are 5 ways to get better at putting in a hurry!
One of the most important things in your golf game is your line. People often times think they are missing right or left, but in reality the shot was good, they just weren’t lined up correctly. In today's episode we're looking at 3 tips to get you lined up perfectly!
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In this week's episode we're going to take a listen to part of the members only Golf Strategy Academy coaching call.
We take a look at Jeremy's question of how to get rid of the dreaded "chicken wing" and we also talk about some theories on head movement.
When it comes to the difference between amateur golfers and professional golfers long, solid, consistent irons can be a huge difference maker. Check out how you can achieve that same success in this week's episode.
This episode we're diving into an article by Dylan Dethier that explores the real success rates that PGA Tour players have with different length putts.
The reason I bring this up is to let you know when you're being too hard on yourself. I know I've certainly had a three putt follow me from the green and impact my tee shot on the next hole. Hopefully putting some context around the true difficulty level of these putts will help you avoid that common pitfall.
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Our fourth and final part in the How to Break 90 series. This week we're looking at how to deal with tension in your swing, how to play under pressure, and what strategies you can use while on the course!
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