It's time to get down to business and start shaving some strokes from your golf game in all those hard to reach places (lol)! When we're golfing and we come across a shot in that tough in between distance we need to have plan.
1. Use a less lofted club when you have less than a full swing (try maybe a pitching wedge or a 9 iron).
2. Don't set up like a regular shot. Narrow your stance and get closer to the ball for better contact. If you're still struggling doing that put about 60% of your weight on your front foot.
3. Get hyper focused on your goal. Follow your A.V.E.nue to success by putting your mental energy into thinking about where you want the ball to land rather than what could go wrong.
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We just finished our Breaking 80 series: LISTEN HERE
But today we're going back to our roots to discuss the 5 Keys to Breaking 90.
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Mental game is arguably the hardest part of your game to work on. The first step is to figure out what part of your mental game you struggle with. Once you've done that you can really get to making progress.
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Everyone needs to know how to perform under pressure, but if you're striving to break 80 on the golf course you'll need it more than others. If you're someone who struggles to put two good nines together, there's a good chance that learning these strategies to perform better under pressure will help improve your game.
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Last week we touched on how structuring your short game practices can help you break 80. This week it's all about tempo & distance control (and how to practice them).
Randomized or variable practice is the real key here. You need to have a different target or different club in your hand for every shot of your practice. A great way to do this is to take one club and try to hit a ball short of the green, then long of the green, then on the green. This will help build your "on demand" distance control.
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Today we're looking at how the short game functions as the base layer to building your success towards breaking 80.
The bottom line here is that if you're good from close it will take the pressure off from longer shots and allow you to swing more freely and confidently.
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It's finally here! What so many of you have been emailing, messaging me, and asking for... a process on how to break 80!
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Through my experience as a player, a coach, and as an interviewer of DOZENS of PGA professionals there are 4 cornerstones of breaking 80:
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Steve joins us today to talk about the inconsistency in his tee shots (not just his driver). We talk about how to practice to stand up to those pressure shots and how visualization can go a long way to producing the shot you want.
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This is an interesting one because it's one of the most popular question I get. So here is all about why you slice the golf ball.
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If you're like me one of the toughest parts about chipping is the distance control. I've struggled with this on and off for years and the one thing I always come back to is this delightfully simple tip from Hale Irwin.
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This is a really cool episode with one of our group members David Hughes. David has been putting in the work and making sure he has a really solid plan for each round and it recently paid off big time!
David shared that there were 3 main keys to his massive improvement over such a short period of time.
These are all things that are taught in the Breaking 90 Blueprint!
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At the beginning of this season I was a terrible headcase with my putter. I couldn't get out of my own way and I finally figured out that I was manipulating the putter with my hands but I had a heck of a time trying to stop! It finally hit me that an article I had saved referencing the two drills used by one of the best putters on the PGA Tour - Aaron Baddeley! Let's check them out.
You've probably heard just about every possible reason as to why you're slicing the golf ball. Grip pressure can be a sneaky contributor to the over the top path issue, and in this episode we look to fix exactly that!
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Today's guest is Cassie aka - Golf Girl 505 on twitter!
What's your handicap? 30
What is your BEST score ever? 93
What is frustrating you the most about your golf game right now? Mid game, and chipping.
How often do you practice? About once a week
What is your golf goal over the next 12 months? Break 90
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IT'S A TRAAAAAAP! Don't let getting stuck in a bunker ruin your round. Here are 2 quick tips that will help you get up and out of sand traps on your first shot every time!
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For most golfers their struggles can be tied to one (or more) of these three common issues.
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This was a really fun conversation with Julian. He had reached out to find a specific time to record because my schedule was full. In our back and forth I offered a few tips before his next round and he was happy to report his best 9 hole round ever!
What's your handicap (your average score)? +25
What is your BEST score ever? +20 (+10 on a 9 hole course)
What is frustrating you the most about your golf game right now? Course management. Trying to play above my skill level. As a result i play BELOW my skill level.
How often do you practice? At least once a week.
What is your golf goal over the next 12 months? Better than bogey golfer
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This is Part 2 of our Club fitting Q&A with Josh, Mike, and Dave from Golftec Columbus.
In this episode we finish off our driving conversation by discussing shaft fitting and then dive head first (literally) into iron fittings. There's lots to be learned here again, like some significant statistical milestones to keep in mind during your fitting process.
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I've been getting the "should I get fitted for clubs" question a lot lately, which makes sense, this is the time of the season that people buy new clubs.
So I invited past guest, PGA instructor Josh Boggs on to talk shop. Josh graciously grabbed two colleagues who absolutely love the club fitting conversation: Michael McNutt and David Rosinski.
This was a fun episode because I got to ask some of your questions to some expert club fitters! I legitimately learned some things about the club fitting process and the variability of equipment and I hope you do too!
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On this episode of our Sunday Conversations I talk with Joy about her mental game struggles and how/what she can practice to get out of her own head!
Did you also hear that Golf Strategy School was named as one of the top 25 golf podcasts you must follow in 2020? Pretty cool!
I know I know I know, it sounds controversial, but if you want to play golf better you need to quit trying to make birdies!
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What's your handicap (your average score)?: 85
What is your BEST score ever?: 76
What is frustrating you the most about your golf game right now?: Iron game. I had some old NDS irons which i hit very very well just not very long and bought some Titleist forged clubs with extra distance in mind thinking my iron game was safe with any club. Had to buy second hand because of money and now its 50/50 whether its good or fat
How often do you practice?: Once a week, weather permitting
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A new season brings new goals, new strategies, and new energy. If you're looking to improve your game this season here are the fundamentals that I use in my Golf Strategy Academy.
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Your driver will decide your fate over and over again when you’re out on the course so it’s important not to overlook any aspect of this swing.
The tip we will be breaking down today is a simple driver tactic that you can use to produce immediate results. This is the process of hovering your driver. Hovering is a tactic that is used by many professional golfers to keep them loose before their swing but it’s completely undervalued in the amateur game.
The majority of swing tips that float around the golf world revolve around some details in the downswing or maybe the players grip. Very rarely does anyone discuss the backswing. The takeaway or backswing is just as important as any other aspect of the swing because it will determine the outcome of the entire swing.