Wet, Cold and Windy and We Still Did the Lessons!

Wet, Cold and Windy and We Still Did the Lessons!

Don’t you love it when golfers care so much about their game that they don’t let a little thing like weather stop them! OK so we had cover…and yes I really enjoyed myself. When my students are really eager to do well I have a great time teaching. It makes it all worth while, (the griping I hear from my wife about why I don’t have a regular job).

I remember when I was getting ready to go on tour and I was practicing my butt off and she said to me, “why do you spend so much time practicing, I thought you already knew how to play.”

Anyway, one thing we learned tonight was that the weight shift was very much over sold over the years. As Chi Chi Rodriguez said, “there is no weight shift in the golf swing.” Well there is and there ain’t.

Bottom line is hurricanes go around, tornadoes go around and electric motors go around. They don’t wobble from side to side. I always say, “do the twist not the mambo!”

Yes by virtue of your body turn your upper body will be more over your back foot and thus you will have more weight on your back foot but you do not “shift” to the back foot your turn on to your back foot. Big, big difference.

Here’s Some Tips For Rainy Day Golf

Here’s Some Tips For Rainy Day Golf

Although there were no lessons yesterday due to the weather it does remind me to give you a few tips from the tour on playing in bad weather. When I first played on the European tour I learned quickly that the British players were far more prepared than I was to play in bad weather. They’re used to it.

Here’s some of the things they would do. 1) They would take their golf gloves, (yes maybe 4 or 5) and hang them below the braces of the umbrella. This way they could alternate gloves constantly. 2) They would spray their umbrella with a scotch guard waterproof spray, 3) Their caddies would also have a towel stuff around the top of the bag so water wouldn’t get down in their bag and get the grips wet. 4) They always had a second towel zipped up inside the golf bag 5) They never ever grounded the golf club at address. I notice amateurs I play with ground the golf club in wet weather and worse yet take a practice stroke brushing the grass which makes the club face wet. You want to keep the club face as dry and clean as you can before impact.

I hope these tips will help you in this wet weather.