Friday, July 30, 2010

Jaime Diaz: Guru Wars Magazines:

Jaime Diaz: Guru Wars Magazines:

If this answers some questions about your putting ... Fantastic! On the other hand, if it makes you have more questions than you had before, let me know and I'll help you figure out what method for putting is best suited for you.

I have my own style but I think based on body type and natural individual tendencies, all of these guys are right to some degree, and Dave Stockton is right that it is about more than your stroke.  Making putts can be mostly about confidence and reading the putt correctly, rolling the ball should be treated more like a given with no reason for anxiety or concern. 

Good luck and God Bless,

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tips Plus: Jim McLean (August 2010)

Tips Plus: Jim McLean (August 2010)

A good grip is critical to hitting the golf ball well.  A fundamentally sound and natural grip will give you the best shot to hit the ball solidly and consistently.  If you are having trouble making consistent contact and are hitting the ball off line, check your grip first, swing next. 

Often times people try fixing poor timing and bad club-paths by making their grips unnaturally strong.  When this happens, by not fixing the problems directly in the swing, this person now has a faulty grip besides bad timing, and a bad club-path.  If it is up to me as a teacher, I'll be patient and do what is necessary to train better timing to the student's swing which will help the club path and then the swing will have improved without screwing up their grip in the process.

Take a look at this link to Stina Steinberg who helps explain why you need to grip the club properly.

Good Golfing to you and God Bless!

Ben Hogan Golf Swing

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Louis Oosthuizen Golf Swing

Did you ever see such a smooth looking golf swing.  No jerking of th body, just turning and swinging.  Talk about Solid Contact time after time after time, being able to see this video of Louis I understand why he hits it so solid.  Like Arnold Palmer's advice below (from Golf Digest) that I previously posted in a May 27th post to this blog.  If a good grip is the 1st Fundamental in Golf, then keeping your head still is the 2nd Most Important Fundamental in Golf.  If this King thinks this is important and Louis hits it like a machine like this then my advice is work on this fantastic fundamental and watch your ball striking improve and your scores go low.  

Good Golfing and God Bless,


Arnold Palmer's Timeless Tips

Getting comfortable over the ball is a big part of keeping your head still: If you've got nice balance and your feet are good and firm, you have a far better chance to do it. Relaxation is part of it: If your body movements flow free and easy, there's no physical force to pull you off your axis. But it's mostly a matter of concentration: You've just got to be determined to hold steady.
If a proper grip is the first fundamental in golf, then keeping your head steady is the next.