Tag Archives: Dallas golf

The 3 categories of a slicer

Most golfers have struggled with a slice at some point. In fact 85 to 90% of golfers have a bit of banana in their flight.  All slicers have a clubface that is open at impact but what you need to understand is what the face is open to. It is open to the path that…

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Players Championship

Congratulations to Matt Kuchar for winning the Players Championship! It could have been one of the toughest rounds of golf to stay focused on your game ever. He was playing with Kevin Na in the final group and if you missed it Na is having a tough time, to say the least, pulling the trigger….

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Rickie Fowler, one of the best golfers in the world.

Rickie Fowler, one of the new breed of golfers, won his first golf tournament in a playoff silencing the critics and putting him into the discussion of the next generation of elite golfers. He is 23 years old and has so much talent and potential. Coming from golf powerhouse OSU, he has been a golf…

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The secret to a great golf lesson

I believe that the secret to a great golf lesson is to educate, relate to, and motivate your students. Whatever level of player they may be these three things will serve you both well on your journey. These abilities are what define a teacher or coach and allow a student to become truly great at…

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The ONE true fundamental in golf

When I see players practice golf I sometimes wonder what the goal is for the session. Every player I have ever taught has a goal to be a better ball striker. I recognize the value in this goal and try to help them get there through drills that will improve the ability to be more…

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Playing with your head

“If 90 percent of this game is mental how much time should you spend on your mental game?” I was asked this question by Lanny Basham Olympic gold medalist, author and teacher, and I realized I had been going about the process of performance in a technical sort of way. Not that you don’t need to…

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Golfstats

Tracking your game is the best way to organize your practice time. The key stats you should be concerned with are penalty strokes, proximity to the hole with your chipping and pitch shots, effective bunker play and of course putts per round. Your instructor should be helping you to improve in any of these areas…

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Luke Donald takes down the big hitters at the 2011 WGC Accenture match play.

Luke Donald’s win at Dove Mountain comes largely from the fact that he hit 74 percent of the greens in regulation. He one-putted 46 times,  producing 32 birdies over four days. That was seven more than anybody else in the field. A field made up of the top 63 players in the world I might add. I…

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Choosing an Instructor

Choosing an instructor can be a critical decision to determine the pace and or overall success of your golf experience and career. I have taken lessons from several instructors over the years and observed hundreds of hours of lessons from some of the best and I hate to say it, but probably some of the…

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