This Golf Video Will Give You Hope

That’s what we all need as golfers, Hope!

Hit one good drive on 18 and you’re ready to forget the entire day and look forward to your next round of golf when you will finally have your golf swing all under control.  Good luck!  You will never have your golf swing under control for long.  That is the beauty of the game of golf.

One thing you can do to increase your chances of enjoying more good golf shots than bad, is by incorporating proper practice habits.  Practicing the right things the right way will produce results.  Persistence needs to be in any successful practice recipe.

One of our fine lesson members Kevin Hood showed all the above mentioned traits after years of disappointment with his golf swing.  Kevin was a very good baseball player and a pull hitter which I believe added to his frustration.  Pull hitters in baseball need to clear their chest first on the forward swing which is poison for the golf swing.  I often tell baseball players to feel as if you’re hitting to the opposite field and get the bat out in front of you before you turn your body.  Much easier said than done because many of our past baseball playing students had played baseball for a long time.  Their swing habits are well ingrained from years of baseball.

Take a look at this video of Kevin’s golf swing before and after.  Incredible improvement for someone that was about to hang himself in frustration. This example demonstrates how one must push forward no matter what the difficulty until you get it.  Sometimes it just takes a light to go on when you least expect it.  Winners never quit and quitters never win!  Here’s the video.

Same or One Length Single Length Golf Clubs

What’s all the Hype About Same Length Golf Clubs

With the exposure Bryson DeChambeau, (U.S. Amateur Champion) has provided for his same length, one length or single length golf clubs, I felt it necessary to look into the merits of such a golf club configuration to see if it would indeed benefit our students and yes myself as well.

Every golfer wants to improve no matter what type of golf game they play, or they’re not really a golfer in my opinion.  They’re just out for recreation.

I started combing through the internet to see what was out there in hard evidence concerning same length, one length or single length golf clubs.  I found quite a bit more information than I expected.  Of course, all of what I am about to reveal to you is subject to actually trying a set out to experience the proven performance rather than perceived performance.

I new that years ago Tommy Armour tried the concept of single length golf clubs with little success. Here’s a report on the program  By Mike Sorensen, Sports Writer. This report was written in 1989!!!  The report mentions: The Tommy Armour Company first became involved in the one-length design after company president Bob MacNally played a round of golf with PGA Touring pro Bruce Lietzke six years ago. After the round in which MacNally had his problems, Lietzke suggested that he would be all right if could just use a 6-iron all the time. That got MacNally thinking and he asked the company to make him a special set of clubs all the length of a 6-iron.

Makes sense but will you loose distance on your long irons with the shorter length?  Is your wedge going to be longer and too heavy?  More on that in a moment.

single-plane-golf-swingA common argument among all the same length, one length or single length golf clubs suppliers is the ability to learn only one set up position, ball position and swing plane.  Again I’m not sure that argument as merit until I try a set.  One thing I do know for sure and demonstrate to students on occasion, that the loft has a lot more to do with the distance a ball travels than the length of the golf club.  Take out your eight iron and hit it full.  Then get out your four iron and choke up to eight iron length and hit it.  Bet it goes way past your eight iron shot.  Same length different loft.  Of course in this example the head weight of the traditional four iron is much lighter than the eight iron.

To learn the exact difference in distance between same length, one length or single length golf clubs and the traditional configuration you can check out the report written by Dave Tutelman.  Dave did a detailed report with tests on distance, trajectory and more.  If you look at Dave’s report you will see that the distances between the traditional length golf clubs and the single length golf clubs is not that different with the exception of the long irons, like the three and four irons.

OK so you won’t loose much distance if any but will you be more accurate and consistent?  Maybe?  Having taught golf since 1970 it makes sense to me that if golfers could only learn one ball position and set up some variables would be thereby eliminated.

We mentioned loft as the most influential factor in distance.  Well the lofts of the same length, one length or single length golf clubs is practically identical to industry standard if there is one anymore.  Golf club companies are notorious for decreasing loft for added distance to increase sales.  The length is about a six or seven iron length, (depending on which supplier you use) and all the heads weigh about the same as a six or seven.  In a traditional set of golf clubs each golf club is 1/2 inch different in length with a decreasing head weight of seven grams for every 1/2 inch added in length.

Typical Iron Set
Club 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 PW GW SW
Loft 21° 24° 28° 32° 36° 40° 44° 48° 52° 55°
Lie 59° 60° 61° 61.5° 62° 63° 64° 64° 64° 64°
Weight (grams) 239 246 253 260 267 274 281 285 284 296
Single Length  Iron Set
Club 4 5 6 7 8 9 PW GW SW LW
Loft 20° 25° 30° 35° 39° 43° 47° 51° 55° 59°
Lie 62.5° 62.5° 62.5° 62.5° 62.5° 62.5° 62.5° 62.5° 62.5° 62.5°
Weight (grams) 272 272 272 272 272 272 272 272 272 272

I found on interesting quote from a golf club executive.

“Same length has been done, personally I’ve been a fan but it’s a tough concept to sell. Reality; In the US golf industry there are 6 major chains that buy product that is sold to what constitutes 85% of the market. All but roughly 2-3 % of the rest is sold in golf pro shops and they are influenced by the retailers. The buyers for these major chains only buy what is played on tour and pretty much in order of market share. Like it or not we dance to that tune. To introduce something like single length after investing in the design we’d have to spend millions on marketing and not so minor get tour credibility because no product is successful at retail without it.”

-Anonymous Former Major Golf Company CEO

You’re probably asking yourself alright Lopez so what?  Well your friendly Cuban golfing buddy will again sacrifice himself as the Ginnie Pig and build a set of single length golf clubs so I and you can try them out.  It’s the only way we’re going to know if this concept will help us both play better golf.  That means stay tuned as I have already sent out feelers to suppliers and will purchase the best quality heads I can get.

Figure maybe April 25th or so I should have a set put together for you to try.  Keep up with our Golf Blog and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/quickfixgolf

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The Tennis Swing Vs. The Golf Swing

Is the tennis swing anything like the golf swing?

Well I think the back hand tennis swing is very much like the golf swing.  I’m going to prove it to you with the video below of a tennis pro in New York, Chris Porte.  Chris sent us a video of his back hand questioning whether I thought the two swings had any similarity.  Here’s his email:  (Please see the followup email he sent after the analysis below)

Hi Bobby, we emailed back and forth some time ago; I coach tennis in NY City. I just watched your video on letting the arms swing while keeping the shoulders turned-you used Garcia. It reminded me of the my handed backhand where I let the arm swing freely AWAY from me-the body followed. Is that fair to say? Chris

I’ve been hammering away at all my kind and patient student members about how the arms work independent of the body on the down swing. Also on how you MUST be behind the golf ball not on top of it.  (Golfers build their golf swing on top of the golf ball because some idiot told them to keep their head down and not move it.)

If you are right handed it is your left shoulder you want to line up with the golf ball not your head at address and at the moment of impact.  Yes with the shorter golf clubs the ball moves back in the stance which gives the appearance as if the shoulder is past the ball but it’s not!  The shorter golf clubs, (8,9,pw,gw,etc.)  are built with shaft lean forward to accommodate the steeper angle of attack.  The shorter golf clubs have a steeper lie angle or are more upright.  (pictured below)

golf-ball-placement-in-stance

The golf club is swinging from your front shoulder not your head!  Getting your front arm, and club shaft all in straight line at impact, is the challenge.  Take a look at the picture at impact.

 

golf-impact-position

 

In order to accomplish any of these positions above you MUST get comfortable with having your head positioned well behind the golf ball at address or allow it to glide with the swing motion back and forth but NOT up and down!  Take your pick.  Either method will work.

 

Here’s the video I sent to Chris.

Here’s Chris comments after the video.

Hi Bobby, Thanks for doing the analysis! I’ve forwarded it to golf and tennis buddies and everyone enjoyed it with even some “aha, that makes sense” I’ve looked at virtually all the top instructors’ videos and you really are among the very best, if not THE best.
I’m 57 and playing on a torn meniscus (only very part time coaching and volunteer work) but grew up on lawn tennis at the old US Open Club in Forest Hills-I’m still a member; many open championships won over 4 decades, rankings, credentials, but here’s the thing-started with a weak Continental grip when I was five, which encouraged underspin slice but had good coaching a few years later and developed the stroke you see-it can be done!
Anyway, thanks again, of course show it to your students, and if you are in New York please do call on me-would love to have you as my guest at Forest Hills. ps Bob Dylan performing in our antique stadium in July.
Regards,
Chris

 

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The Pros Only Hit 240 Yard Drives!

The Pros Only Hit 240 Yard Drives!

Yes you probably don’t believe it but I am going to prove it to you on the video below of Gene Littler and Byron Nelson playing a match on The Shells Wonderful World of Golf show in 1962.  Heck I was 12 years old then.  I remember the golf balls we had then and the golf clubs.  Sure golf clubs were heavier and shorter.  The golf balls were soft and curved a lot more.

We never heard of blades because the typical blade golf club was all we had!  Every kid I knew started out with a set of Sam Snead Blue Ridge.  I started out with a set of wooden shafted irons and one ladies three wood, Louise Suggs.

Heck when I played in the 70’s we used to carry a ring which hung from our golf bags that you could use to push the golf ball through the ring to make sure it was still round.  We would use a golf ball for only three holes on tour then.  Yup, three holes and into the shag bag it went!  What’s a shag bag?  Well we hand to carry our own practice balls back then and our caddies would stand out on the range and catch the golf balls and put them back in the bag.

I looked all over Google and could not find a picture of a driving range full of caddies.  Maybe you can find one and email it to me.  It was amazing they didn’t get killed out there.

First take a look at the video below, (only 10 minutes long) and notice that the drives from Byron Nelson and Gene Littler were going 230 to 240 yards at the longest.  One par three was 225 yards and they hit their drivers!  They were using 5 irons from 160 yards!  Boy how the game of golf has changed.

Another bonus is you’ll get a peak at Pine Valley Golf Club.

 

The show was held at the very secretive Pine Valley golf club.  You can read a nice article which was forwarded to us by one of our valued lesson members Howard Casway.

See the complete article on Pine Valley and it’s very interesting history at http://articles.philly.com/2016-02-08/sports/70424528_1_pine-valley-crump-cup-clementon

What is the Proper Hip Turn in the Golf Swing?

What is the Proper Hip Turn in the Golf Swing?

I hear from so many students that they heard or read “you need to start your down swing with the hips.”  Well Sergio says he starts his by pulling down on a chain!  Bottom line is it depends on the golfer and what he or she feels.  You need to get the golf club back to square at impact and have to “balance” your motion so that all the parts of your swing, (body-arms-hands) get to the right place at impact at the right time.  Make sense?

Yes there is a slight surge with the lower body at the beginning of the down swing but don’t over emphasize it!!!!  Why?  Because the center of gravity of your golf swing is the base of the spine and your golf swing in the purest sense should rotate around it.

I believe one of the best ways to see if your body is sliding rather than turning the hips is to take a video of the back of your golf swing.  Here’s a perfect example below.  Below that video is a video analysis of a really good golfer sliding their hips which caused inconsistency.  We include in the video what we need to do to fix it – Quick!

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Golf is 90% in Your Head?

Golf is 90% in Your Head?

90%-golf-in-headI’ve heard that comment all my life.  If 90% of golf is in your head why do we hit so many balls at practice?  I do know one thing.  You can certainly loose it with your mind or any negative thoughts on the golf course.  Gary Player once said, “the difference between a good golfer and a great golfer is they way they think.”

Now that I have more than 50 years of golf behind me I find that what you’re thinking can not only affect your golf score but also those around you and you’re overall well being.  What I would like to share with you today is how what you think will not only affect your golf score but it will change your outlook on the game of golf all together, and yes maybe even your outlook on life.  Golf could be 90% in your head maybe?  You be the judge.

I will also teach you what I know about what to think the night before, on the way to the golf course, during practice and of course on the golf course.  This is good information so please read on.

First, you need to think about your golf game the night before.  Plan out what your course strategy is and stick to it.  Don’t second guess yourself.  You can watch videos of how one would prepare a strategy for playing a golf course on our Golf Webinar Archive page.  About two thirds down the page called How To Play Smart Golf at Pendleton.

When preparing your strategy make sure you are realistic on the shots you expect to play.  As Nicklaus would say, “play within yourself.”  Do NOT dream of that 300 yard drive on the par 5 fifth for example, unless you can con90%-of-golf-in-your-headsistently, notice I said consistently drive the ball 300 or better.

Then there is what you think on the way to the golf course.  Forget the loud rock and roll music on the way and stay away from coffee.  Keep your eyes on the road ahead but take advantage of the drive to slow yourself down.  Leave early so you can drive under the speed limit.  Take deep breaths and think positive thoughts. 

Once you get to the golf course feel positive and think positive.  Start to build your bubble by not looking at any of the other players.  That was a BIG tip I got from Roberto DeVincenzo.  I said to him on the range while preparing to play in a Tournament what beautiful swings some of the players had.  He said don’t look at them!  He won over 230 tournaments in his career he should know.  Some of the players with picture perfect swings don’t always make it.  Look at Jim Furyk, Lee Trevino and others.

Another thing Roberto told me was, “to make it on tour you either have to have a great swing or great faith and great faith beats a great swing every time!”  So maybe he’s thinking that 90% of golf IS in your head?

You can check out my Blog post on How to Prepare to Play Golf  It’s a step by step plan for getting ready to play golf.  In building my positive attitude to play golf, I start talking to myself.  I close my eyes and feel the breeze on my face, then hit some soft shots in slow motion and try to slow myself down. This self hypnosis is critical to building the positive attitude you’re going to need in your round of golf.

golf-90%-in-headI’m also building the bubble.  What is the bubble?  It’s the “onliness” of golf that Hale Irwin talks about.  You’re the only person out there and you have to communicate with yourself, know yourself in competition and have total control of your emotions.  One thing is being a little nervous which is good, another is having control of your emotions.  You have probably seen that deep stare you see on most tour payers during a tournament.  That’s the bubble.

How should you think on the golf course?  FOLLOW YOUR GAME PLAN!!!!   If you decided to hit three wood off the 12th hole the night before, stick to that decision.  It doesn;t matter whether you’re way behind or ahead of your goals for the day.  Nicklaus was a fanatic about it and look at how well he did.  Having confidence in your game plan is key to having your thoughts continue to be positive throughout the round.

Lets say your round isn’t going as hoped.  Do NOT panic!  It’s only golf!  Controlling your emotions means you will be better prepared to look at your performance after the round and determine what changes need to be made.  A shaky start builds character in ones golf game.  A great player can double bogey the first hole and still shoot under par.  The same is true at your level of golf no matter what your level is.  If your average golf score is 90 and you start off with three double bogeys and still shoot your average, now you’re playing golf!  Starting off like a house on fire is not a guarantee of a good round for you that day.

Whenever either your swing goes negative on you or you get some bad breaks, slow down and take deep breaths.  Nicklaus also said, “golf is NOT a game of perfect.”  When a pilot gets in turbulence the pilot slows down the air speed.  You should do the same with your golf game.  Things start to go bad be patient, think calmly, slow down.  Slowdown your swing speed and take a little more club.  Talk to yourself and calm yourself down.  Panic or loss of temper will NOT help your cause one bit.

One last thing.  The gang you play golf with!  You have one very big disadvantage in that you’re riding in a golf cart with someone.  I suggest whenever you can, let your playing partner have the golf cart and walk some.  Feel the breeze on your face and make an effort to get in the bubble.  Worthless chatter during golf is a problem when it comes to scoring your best.  Make sure to stay away from any negative chatter!  Any comments like the course is too long, too wet, the greens are bumpy are all poison to your attitude and personal bubble.  Avoid golfers who talk negative on the golf course like the plague.

The exception to this is corporate or client golf.  You’re there to entertain your prospect and get the sale, not play your best golf.  Don’t confuse the two.

Golf is 90% in your head, maybe.  For the other 10% get out your cell phone and take a video of your golf swing and email to me for a complete analysis absolutely FREE!  For instructions on how to get the free lesson online go to http://www.quickfixgolf.com/golf-lessons/free-golf-lesson-online/

Golf is the Game of Business

Golf is the Game of Business

We’re starting something brand new at Quick Fix Golf.  I would like to feature at least once a month, or hopefully twice a month, one of our lesson members. The purpose is NOT to talk about how great Quick Fix is or how they’re finally scoring under the low thousands!

The purpose is to promote what they do for a living or what community project they’re in.  For instance, I am proud to say that I’m a Rotary member.  Rotary does everything it can to help the community as well as their excellent work with Polio victims.

lisa-wright-neriumWe’re featuring this week Lisa Wright.  Lisa has served our community as a Police Officer, (currently holding the rank of Captain).  Soon to retire after 27 years of service she has started a new venture which fits her abilities perfectly.  Here’s the important part.  So does GOLF!

I tell my students all the time, keep business cards in your golf bag!  You just don’t know who you are going to run into at the golf course.   When I’m giving lessons I always ask what the student does for a living, what’s their hobbies and try to remember who else in our group would benefit from their abilities.  If you’re in any kind of sales position your crazy if you don’t make the effort to let everyone know what you do.

I also suggest you be suave about it.  Don’t jump down anyone’s throat!  Just let them know first what you do, enjoy the golf game and try and build a relationship.  I’m writing a full Special Report on this topic and will email it out shortly.

NeriumIn Lisa’s case, she has jumped on broad with an Inc. 500 company called Nerium International.  Al though you may have heard of other companies  that offer a miracle cream, Lisa has convinced me that this is NOT the case with Nerium. You can read all bout the secret of the product here http://www.nerium.com/product-landing/product-story.  With the baby boom generation panicking over what they now see in the mirror, Lisa’s timing is perfect.  There are also some positive effects to the entire body in increased energy and more.

All products are clinically researched, medically backed (Princeton University after 20 years of testing), patented and all natural/botanical so EVERYONE can take/use them. 

You can get to Lisa’s website by going to http://www.lrwright.nerium.com  Lisa has a complete group of products and they’re not just for the ladies!  Yes guys, the ladies will like you better if you took a little better care of your face.  Some extra energy wouldn’t hurt either!

If you’re a member of Quick Fix Golf, I will be sending you an email asking you if you and your business would like to be featured on our Blog.  No charge and you don’t owe me any commissions!

Oh yea I forgot about our junior golfers!  I always tell them about how golf will help them in any career they choose.  They don’t have to become golf pros.  Playing a respectable golf game will help any newcomer to the work place.  It could make the difference between getting hired or not. Nothing like a few hours on the golf course with the boss having a cold one, (once you’re old enough).

Stay tuned for the next member we feature.  They might have a business that could help you!

Golf Down Swing Sergio Garcia Style

Golf Down Swing Sergio Garcia Style

Now please pay attention because those of you that have been taking lessons with me in the past have heard me hammer this concept again and again. What have I been saying?

Here’ how some of the BEST players in the world describe their down swing.

  1. Tiger Woods, “I feel like my arms are dropping out of the sky in front of my chest.”
  2. Al Geiberger, “I feel like I’m ringing a bell.”
  3. Davis Love III, “My Dad taught me to pound a stake in the ground.”
  4. Ben Hogan, “I feel like I’m pulling and arrow out of the quiver.”
  5. Jack Nicklaus, “I feel like I have to get the club to the ball before the buttons of my shirt get there.”
  6. Now here’s Sergio Garcia saying, “My Father told me to feel like pulling a chain down with both hands.”

sergio-garcia-golf-down-swing-lagSo many golfers buy in to the drive with the legs, transfer your weight to your front foot etc. etc.  All causing nothing but frustration because of the added motion of the body sending the golf club off path, not to mention killing your lag or as the engineers put it, “angular acceleration”.

Here’s a picture of Sergio from the article in Golf Digest February 2016.  The complete article is on page 16.  He also adds that “it’s important to NOT be in a hurry to get down to the ball.”  Another thing you will notice form the article is that Sergio is actually flat footed at impact.  It reminds of the drill Butch was doing with Tiger years ago back when Tiger was dominating.  Hmmmmmm?

Butch had Tiger hit four iron punch shots while maintaining his right foot on the instep at the finish. Why?  To slow the hips down!  Butch probably knew Tiger’s left knee was not going to stand up to such abuse emanating from the hips.

Alright I get it now, what do I do????

Step 1: You’ve got to get tilted properly at the top of the back swing.  You need these two drills.  The elbow drill    The handle bar drill

If you don’t get to the proper tilt at the top of the back swing you can pull down all you want and it won’t work!  You’ll be screaming obscenities at the Cuban when it ain’t my fault.  You need to practice this in front of a mirror and now that there’s snow outside there’s no better time to drill this move into submission.  Slowly and deliberately in front of a full length mirror.

Step 2: Work on getting the arms started first on the downswing.  I suggest not pulling so hard or in a hurry.  Feel your arms move slowly with your body staying perfectly still.  Sure when you hit a golf ball your body will move but for the purpose of the drill, just move only your arms and get your arms to move independent of your body.  (Oh yea, forget that connected baloney you read about in magazines or seen on TV)

Do the 2 o’clock drill and Swoosh drill

If you’re a Quick Fix Golf member take advantage of your UNLIMITED video analysis feature and video yourself doing the drills and send it in an email to quickservice@quickfixgolf.com

If you’re NOT a member yet, you can still send us a video of your swing FREE so you can try before you join at no risk to you.  For details go to http://www.quickfixgolf.com/golf-lessons/free-golf-lesson-online/

Below is an old analysis I did of Sergio.  Maybe that will help you too?

Improving Your Golf Game Over the Winter

Improving Your Golf Game Over the Winter

I love the golf off-season!  Maybe because I love to practice golf.  Why?  Because practicing properly makes golf more enjoyable.  Playing golf poorly is NO fun!  If you play golf five or six times a year that’s OK.  It’s a day out for you. Enjoy the day, your friends and don’t get aggravated because you are most likely NOT going to play a decent round of golf. 

For the true golfer, (those that have been bitten seriously by the bug) a crummy day on the golf course is agony and frustrating for the golfer and for those around them.  Golf can be so frustrating!  You must accept that as part of the beauty of the game and keep your frustration to yourself and be determined to make a well planned effort to improve.

That’s why I love the golf off-season.  This opens an opportunity to target specific areas of your golf game for improvement without the pressure of having to perform on the golf course. Only play when you’re ready to put your new skills to the test.  I like to tell students, “you’re putting the car in the garage to do a valve job so you can’t drive it for now, (stay off the golf course).  Maybe I should add that you can still play golf on those nice days that surprise us during the winter that’s OK.  But, do not expect miracles or a finished product from your off-season work.  Expect the car to sputter a little until the value job is done.

What do you need to do and what do you need in tools to improve?

  1. You need a full length mirror – Just like a ballet dancer you need to see yourself doing your dance step, (golf swing drill).  You need to perform the drills slowly with vigilance in the mirror to make sure you are performing the drill properly.  I’d rather do three (3) drills properly than twenty (20) wrong.  Junk in junk out!  In our Lesson Action Manual, (sorry only available to members) there is an entire section dedicated to practicing a drill properly.  Mucho Importante! For members go to http://www.quickfixgolf.com and look for the Members tab upper right.  Login and then go to the Golf Action Manual tab and click on that to get to the manual.  See pages 22 through 25.
  2. This will sound basis but you need someone you can trust to evaluate where you are golf-lesson-on-cell-phonein the process and critique how you’re practicing. With today’s technology you can take a “selfie” of yourself dong the drill, email it out to me for immediate feedback BEFORE you head to far down the wrong road potentially causing more bad habits than the ones you have now.  I use the V1 system which you can download on your computer for FREE at http://www.quickfixgolf.com/golf-lessons/golf-lessons-retrieval/ (bottom of the page) or down load for about $2.99 the cell phone version which is quite convenient.
  3. You either need a few decent days to test your drills on the range or a range that is covered and sometimes heated in your area.  Most towns have one.  Video your drill work at the range as well.  You can view the video later at home, compare it to older videos and email it off to your coach if they offer such a service, (we allow unlimited videos analyzed with our yearly membership).
  4. I try to stay away from teaching tools or gimmicks.  They generally end up in the vijay-signh-golf-progarage collecting dust.  Quite frankly touring pros generally don’t use them either.  Too cumbersome to carry around with you from town to town on the road.  I get annoyed at pros that suggest you should purchase a swing plane tool for $299 when they themselves use an old broken shaft and a water bottle! Notice this picture of Vijay Signh doing just that.
  5. Keep a golf club handy by the sofa – You’re watching TV?  No reason why you can’t pick up the golf club and work on your grip during a commercial.  I get up and do a short drill taking care not to pop someone on the head.  Not necessarily a full length or full swing drill.  I take the opportunity to “NAG” the movement I am trying to re-program into submission.  It’s the number of PROPER reps you log that will make the difference.  You most likely will NOT get to the range often enough so you have to take advantage of practice at home.  Setting up a net and mat at home in the garage is great if you can do it.  If you don’t have a net you can get some very soft foam golf balls at Walmart. 

Ready to get going!  The spring will be here before you know it so get going.  Please send me your video if you’re a member and if you’re not your first video analysis is FREE.  Just go to http://www.quickfixgolf.com/golf-lessons/free-golf-lesson-online/

I can be reached at 804-378-7456.

Bubba Watson’s Golf Swing Analysis

Bubba Watson’s Golf Swing Analysis

Yes from one Wild Man to another, I like Bubba’s swing and I can prove it’s better than you think.  So many golf instructors try to sell you on their theory or method for hitting a golf ball.  They claim that once you learn how to hit the ball “their way” you’ll be a star!

Then a joker like Bubba or Furyk come along and blow that theory out of the water!  Hello!

You need to know what you’re looking at and what you’re looking for in a competitive golf swing.  I like to call it elements of risk.  I look at a golf swing like an insurance underwriter not the salesman.  The insurance salesman is probably apt to sell you an insurance policy even if you have a heart monitor on your belt!  I’m the underwriter looking for risk.  Could this clown hit the ball in somebody’s yard and break their window and I end up paying for it?

Yes Bubba has some risk factors to consider.  Very strong grip, raises his front leg excessively, long back swing BUT he swings the golf club perfectly on plane so the ball is not going to complain about the other short comings mentioned IF he can keep them under control.

Yes some of the risk factors mentioned could make him a bit more inconsistent during the year and cause him to miss the cut at times when he probably shouldn’t have but the risk factors he has also contribute to the tremendous distance he gets off the tee.  Hitting over 300 yards on average but he’s 150th on tour in driving accuracy.  That tells us that some of the short comings we mentioned are hurting him in that regard.

Please take a moment and look at this video analysis of Bubba’s golf swing.  Take a selfie of your golf swing and send it to me at bobbylopez@quickfixgolf.com