Many golfers have been taught to keep their left arm straight. Some interpret this to mean a rigid arm that’s almost locked which can restrict your mobility. Do you want a 90-degree angle in the left arm (right-handed golfers)? Of course not, as we need width in the swing. But a soft left arm with […][Read More]
Thanks to the feedback of my students and my professional peers, I have twice been nominated as one of the top instructors in Georgia by Golf Digest magazine. It is great fun for me to see people improve and enhance their enjoyment of this incredible game.
I have also been selected to be a member of the Golf Channel’s Swing Fix team. Less than 100 instructors in the country are a part of this prestigious program.
Here is a video of Adam Scott and Tiger side by side. In the facing portion notice how the right leg stays motionless. No lateral movement at all. There is a turn of the hips but no sliding. From this position it gets easier to initiate the downswing with the lower body. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyZvEBRkujc[Read More]
Regarding pitching, the basic fundamentals are to have a slightly open stance, weight predominantly on the left side (for right-handed players) and the ball pretty much between the feet. This causes the shaft to be leaning forward slightly and helps to ensure solid contact. Then we basically just make a mini swing while keeping the […][Read More]
To place your hands on the club properly, hold the club in front of you at an upward 45- degree angle with your right hand (left for left-handed players) on the shaft slightly below the grip. Place the left hand on the grip with the heel pad at the base of the little finger on […][Read More]
No less an authority than Jack Nicklaus, as well as my mentors Mike Austin and Dan Shauger, all believed that if the first move in the downswing was to move the weight into the lead foot it is absolutely impossible to release the club too soon. But it’s how we move to the lead foot […][Read More]
For those of you who are interested in golf rules, this Youtube video clearly explains all of the upcoming changes that will go into effect on January 1st. There are more changes than I had previously heard about and on some of the ones that I had heard about I had received bad information. Maybe […][Read More]
Balance is a critically important element of an effective and powerful golf swing. Here are some drills to help you to achieve better balance in your swing: Foot lift: In golf posture, lift your left foot off the floor and balance for as long as possible. Then do the opposite side. To intensify dramatically, close […][Read More]
How do your shoulders affect your swing plane? The answer is A Lot! Having had several students recently at Steel Canyon Golf Club who were struggling with getting under the swing plane on the down swing made me wonder. I wondered how often golfers think about what it is that is actually causing their club […][Read More]