Practice With Purpose

Right. So I’ve got the bug again. I couldn’t hit a Donkey with a Banjo last week and practice practice practice we go. How are you practicing? Do you have a purpose to a practice or is it just a loosen up type excercise? Some are looking to improve technique – The drill below willContinue reading “Practice With Purpose”

What Does Bad Ball Striking Do?

Ball striking can change the way your ball travels. Gear Effect is the physics behind your ball flight and strike. The face on your driver bulges heel to toe and top to bottom to combat Gear Effect. Gear effect happens on all clubs, even the putter. Ball Strike Position – MRH TOE – (Furthest fromContinue reading “What Does Bad Ball Striking Do?”

Soft Soft Soft

Soft is a widely used term for golf balls. This is just some information to clear a few misconceptions up for soft golf balls. Soft doesn’t mean spin. Compression The compression of the ball comes from the core and is how much the ball, well, compresses. Softer compression is linked to benefiting slower swing speedsContinue reading “Soft Soft Soft”

Smashing The Factor

A commonly used term in golf is “Smash Factor”. What is it exactly? With the increased use of launch monitors we have a little statistic called smash factor and it is particularly important when looking at Driver data. Smash Factor as I understand it is how fast the ball comes off the club face inContinue reading “Smashing The Factor”

Hearing Voices

Think positively and control your “Self Talk” Self talk is the inner voice you project to yourself about your ability long term or on a single shot. Bad self talk within a golfer may say “I always do that”… Well …you told yourself about it then did it with your self talk. So what isContinue reading “Hearing Voices”

Forgive Me Father

For lack of a better title, I’ll be looking here at what makes an iron more forgiving? The ideas can be translated to other clubs in the bag as it’s the idea behind the technology and what to look for when comparing products. So what makes a golf iron more forgiving? Bigger face, wider sole,Continue reading “Forgive Me Father”

Which Way Is North?

Just wanted to run through some basic terminology for golf ball flight. The information below is correct for a right handed golfer. The starting direction and finishing place is of huge importance when diagnosing the golf swing. We have the following words to describe ball flight in golf; Straight, Draw, Fade, Pull, Push, Hook, Slice,Continue reading “Which Way Is North?”

Flight Club

Anyone heard of a “flyer” at all? commonly used term when a ball jumps way further than you thought it should have. How do you get a flyer? It comes from grass trapping in between the ball and the face at impact and it reduces the spin on the ball and causes it to carryContinue reading “Flight Club”

Carpet Burn

Has anyone burnt a hole in their carpet from practicing their putting so much yet? I’ve been doing bits here and there to get my fix of golf while patiently waiting for the courses to open up again. Thought I might write something about what I think about to give you something to think aboutContinue reading “Carpet Burn”

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