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!
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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.
As a high handicap golfer, it can be incredibly difficult to pass that first big milestone of breaking 100 for 18 holes. Without proper guidance, improving your skills in the game of golf is a slow and draining process. Understanding and practicing a few key concepts will allow you to bypass this frustrating learning curve and will have you scoring better than ever.
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What's your handicap or your average score? 108 Is my average score. Never determined my actual handicap.
What is your BEST score ever? 101 What is frustrating you the most about golf right now?: Breaking 100. I am fully capable because I will par 3 or 4 holes out of 18, but I just blow up on 3 or 4 holes and ruin my score.
How often do you practice? Practice could occur a lot more. I’ve been slack lately.
Working hard on getting under that 100 mark by eliminating the bigger blow up holes. Making practice more purposeful.
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Hinging your wrists is an important move in the golf swing because it will be a large
source of your power. This hinge must occur naturally and it must start before your hands and
the club reach waist level in order to keep you on a solid swing plane.
In order to make this move properly, it’s important to understand how to use your
takeaway to hinge naturally. All too often, golfers will force the hinge and make a mess out of
their swing before they have brought the club all the way back.
What's your handicap (your average score)?: 104 average score
What is your BEST score ever?: 92
What is frustrating you the most about golf right now?: Not enough time to practice
How often do you practice?: When I am playing.
I'd like to consistently be in the low 90s with the occasional score in the 80s. Also, just to get out and play more.
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In order to hit accurate golf shots on a consistent basis, you need to utilize your body’s rotation. An effective rotation will encourage you to keep the clubface square and controlled. If you don’t have a square clubface at impact, you will end up with errant and inconsistent shots.
Another benefit of rotating properly is the increased distance in your shots. By using the correct rotation in your golf swing, you will be generating more power which will increase the amount of distance you are capable of hitting any of your clubs.
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What's your handicap (your average score)?: 7.6
What is your BEST score ever?: 70
What is frustrating you the most about golf right now?:
Trying to start the ball right of target w my driver. I can't seem to get it starts far enough right.
Not getting height on my green side bunker shots.
How often do you practice?: Twice a month
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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.
During the episode I mention a video and a gif (hard 'g' or we're not friends) that you can check out on our episode page here: https://www.golfstrategyschool.com/simple-golf-swing-for-beginners/