Tag Archives: Simon Fagan 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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Living in the present

If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. ~ Lao Tzu Staying in the moment and playing one shot at a time is important when playing your best golf. You will hear…

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Putters that fit

Putters are usually the most overlooked club in our bags, often they are switched out with little thought to the performance attributes involved in the putter design. Most really good putters at any level have used the same putter for years. If they do change the wand it is likely a very similar look and…

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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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Tiger is back, again….

Tiger wins for the first time in over 2 years and he is elated! He looked like beating those 17 players was the greatest accomplishment of his entire career, and it may well have been. I would say that at this point it certainly is. Coming from Australia with a strong showing of T3 and…

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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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Video lessons

Video lessons from any location can provide a professional perspective on what you need to do to improve your golf game.   Each video lesson will include a short interview to learn about you, as with all of our coaching programs, we will then focus on helping you to reach your specific goals.   Film…

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