I was approached again while coaching today with a 'do you mind if I ask you a question?'. I acquiesced, but I found that the question was not really a simple one, both from the length of the question and the fact that the answer was not what most people try to get me to answer. In fact, the actual solution would have been no more than a 15 minute actual lesson to critic and explain the basic principles of physics. This would have allowed for an understanding of not only draw
The game of golf has 34 rules and three levels of certification. To a beginner, or even an experienced golfer, it can be very confusing. I recommend that every player should have a copy of the rules in their golf bag, or have the app readily available on their phone.
Often you will see in a tour event the player calling over the rules official about drops and other issues to be certain not only are they within the rules, but to confirm that the decision they are going to ma
The golf 'off season' in Canada is a great time to work on the swing mechanics, improving contact and fundamentals. A reverse way of looking at it is, what can we do not to decrease in performance. Think strength and conditioning. You spent the season hopefully playing a few times. All of a sudden, the warmth of staying at home calls out loudly to most of us. Let us debunk the misconception, "Golf is not an athletic endeavor unless you are a professional golfer". Playing 18 h
Hitting solid iron shots consistently is key to playing great golf. Keep in mind that not just beginners need to constantly work on this aspect of their game. Doing it on the range is also not the same as doing it during a round of golf. Back to basics: Grip, posture, alignment, and contact. Start with:
Alignment. If your feet, knees, hips, and shoulders aren’t square to the target line, the dreaded slices and hooks creep in. Use alignment rods. It is always surprising how
Seen as we're almost into winter, most courses close this weekend (Nov 10 - 12), but you may be itching to squeeze in one last round, a last hurrah, before turning to indoor training. Guaranteed? The courses won't be dry. When the grass gets wet, the rough is even more challenging, and you should have one simple goal in mind; Get it back into the fairway. The usual choices of hybrid can get caught and twisted easily, so hit down on that ball with a short iron or wedge and get
Q: In stroke play, a player putts too strongly and their ball strikes the flag attached to the flag stick (which had been removed from the hole). What is the penalty? a) No penalty, as the flag is not a flag stick b) One stroke penalty c) Two strokes penalty A: c) Two strokes penalty. Rule 17-3; The flag is part of the flag stick. Reflection: If someone were to ask you, “What’s the missing link in your golf game,” what would you say? Your short game and putting? Your iron pla