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Five Key Fundamentals to World-Class Ball Striking

 We all want to be good ball strikers.  Most golfers looking to improve will go the range and hit balls working on some form of swing technique.  Well, here Dave Phillips of the Titleist Performance Institute and a world leader in studying the golf swing, gives us his insights as to how to accomplish a great swing in the shortest amount of time.  By understanding these 5 key fundamentals, your work on the range will be far more productive.

 

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A move that will give you power, accuracy, and consistency!

Weight shift problems affect both low and high handicappers and contribute to pulling, hooking and slicing the ball. In this month's Mel in Motion video golf tip, Mel demonstrates a surprisingly simple drill that will help you overcome weight shift problems, ensuring better distance with your shots!

Weight shift problems affect both low and high handicappers, and contribute to pulling, hooking and slicing the ball. In this month's Mel in Motion video golf tip, Mel demonstrates a surprisingly simple drill that will help you overcome weight shift problems and get better distance . . .

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Ernie Els shows you how to hit the ball more solid!

Ernie Els is not called "The Big Easy" for nothing.  He has a fluid syrupy swing that looks like he has all day to get the clubface back to the ball.  Ernie, however, has also had swing problems from time to time and here he talks about two of them.  Ball position and making sure to complete the backswing.  I could sit and watch this video all day!

https://youtu.be/HayxTdO0Ayw

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3 Absolutely MUST DO tips to play in cold weather!

I have a friend in Toronto, Canada. who simply cannot wait for decent weather to play golf. He'll golf in snow, sleet and rain if a course is open. This student of mine even tricked me into joining him once, with a promise that it was going to warm up (from 36 F to 45 F) and a promise that we'd only play 9. HA!  I showed up at the course and there was a lone golfer hitting balls on the range.  I knew it was Michael!  When I went into the clubhouse, his wife Jayne looked . . .

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What is the word “release” and how do you accomplish it?

As Brian Manzella mentions in this video, the "release" is the most misunderstood word in golf!  Most amateurs don't release the club correctly, thus slice the ball.  However, Brian and GOLF Magazine get together to explain this counter-intuitive move to make it as easy as pie!

Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Brian Manzella defines and explains the importance of the release in the golf swing and shows how you can copy Fred Couples' release to . . .

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Learn bunker play from the Master, Phil Mickelson!

Listen as Phil Mickelson, one of the best ever at the short game, describes the various shots that can be played out of a greenside bunker.  Phil said he went from 83rd to 3rd in bunker play  using a simple technique taught to him by his short game instructor Dave Peltz.

https://youtu.be/SE2TouisBwg

Source : Warren Breakwell

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Time to hit your driver straight down the middle of the fairway!

Most of the golf tips on-line are about power!  That's because I don't know of a golfer alive who does not want to hit it far.  However, far into the woods still does not help your scorecard.  So straight with power is closer to what you are looking for.  Here Piers Ward and Andy Proudman of Meandmygolf explain the "slot" and "swing plane" and how these two things can . . .

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Watch and Learn from One of the Best Swings in the World!

Adam Scott is certainly the hottest golfer on the planet right now.  His golf swing has always been a thing of beauty and although it would definitely be debatable that he has the "best swing in the world," a claim made by Claude Harmon III, it is certainly one of the best!  

Thanks to Golf Digest's Classic Swing Sequences, narrated by Claude Harmon, for sharing this super video!

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Help for the Beginner Golfer! A Learners Guide. Episode 1!

Learning the game of golf can be intimidating for some beginner golfers, particularly if you have no one to guide you.  Kathryn Newton, actor and SUPER golfer, is doing a great series for Golf Digest called "How to Golf."  Follow along as I post these videos to help you, the beginner golfer, gain more confidence in learning and playing the game.  Thanks so much to Kathryn and learn about our VIP Program here »

Downswing - The Power Move

The Correct Sequence – Starting Down before you Finish Going Up!

The next time you watch golf on TV and they show a swing in slow motion, watch for what is called the "transition".  That is the move that starts the downswing as the player is finishing his/her backswing.  Watch carefully and you will notice that almost all the players start down with their lower body BEFORE they have completed their backswing.  This happens in most other sports as well.   PGA member Eric Hogge explains how to get the feel of accomplishing this move . . .

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To be a good putter, squaring the shoulders is critical!

To be a good putter, setup is everything.  One of the critical components of a good setup in putting is the shoulders.  The shoulders determine putter head path.  If the shoulders are open, the putter will move left and the opposite is the shoulders are closed.  Here Piers Ward and Andy Proudman of Meandmygolf  demonstrate what it takes to have a perfect setup for a consistent putting stroke. Thanks for sharing . . .

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To play your wedges with pin-point accuracy, Swing smooth!

"Put a Smoothie on it!" is one of my favorite sayings when playing a wedge shot.  Your wedges are your scoring clubs, not your distance clubs, so learn to hit these clubs with pin-point accuracy!  The way to do that, thanks to this video by Golf Digest and David Leadbetter, is to swing smooth.  Watch and learn!

Lower your scores . . .

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