“How to Hit Your Irons Farther”


The above pic is in this month’s Golf Magazine. The article suggests that you try the above. Here is how: The above “Top 100 Instructor” says, “Grab an iron by its hosel and make the widest backswing you can while keeping both arms straight. Stop when you feel tension in the left side of your torso. Now, drop your hands down toward your right pants pocket as fast as you can.”

I have two issues with the above photo:

1) The photo clearly shows that he has changed his posture. You want to maintain your posture during your backswing. Take a look at the best player on planet Earth.

2) Keeping your arms straight promotes TENSION. I strongly advocate a TENSION FREE GOLF SWING.

Are golfers really improving from all the instructional articles in the mags? Perhaps some are, but the majority of golfers don’t improve. The golf mags have been around for many years now. I would think by now that we have seen “how to” and “try this” more than once.

If you would like help with your golf game, call Arizona Golf Lessons today. And if you want to submit a question you can send your question(s) to: rcamacho@azgolfinstructor.com.

The Arizona Golf Lesson programs are available to all golfers from beginner, intermediate, and advance players. You can book a golf lesson on any topic such as, full swing, short game, and golf playing lessons, iron play, drivers, fairway woods, and more. If you live in the Phoenix metro area and you live in Tempe, Chandler, Scottsdale, Mesa, Gilbert, and Ahwatukee – you are always welcome.


Is it possible to drive 300 yards without swing your arms???

Take a look at this:

I am not saying that Taly can’t drive the ball 300 yards. In fact, I know he can. But my point of this article is this: He is clearly swinging his arms! Now that being said, he may “FEEL” as though he is not swinging his arms…but he is.

Here is a link to his website: http://www.taly.com/ – Note: Taly says, “There are many ways to hit a golf ball but unless a golfer is playing at least twice per week, then they should: “stop swing their arms” and “stop aiming at the target.” What? He also says, “Stop squaring their clubface.” There is more, but I will let you take a look.

If you would like to swing your arms and swing your club to the target, call Arizona Golf Instructor, Rob Camacho. Rob Camacho offers Phoenix metro area golfers lessons and golf coaching year round. You can book a golf lesson on the following topics: full swing, putting, pitching, playing lessons, special golf shots, bunker shots, chipping, golf course strategy, partial shots, driver, irons, and wedges. The golf lessons are held in Tempe, Arizona at Rio Salado Golf Course. Arizona golfers from Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Ahwatukee, Arizona are always welcome. For more information call (602) 828-4653.

Swing the golf club to the target

Are you swinging your club to your target? Do you know what your target is? And how do you know if you are aiming at your target? Well, you need to have the mental picture in your mind as to where you want the club to go to move the ball forward. Does that sound too simple? Is there more to it than that? Would you like the answers? Please contact me by phone or email.

If you would like help with your golf swing and golf game, then call Phoenix/Tempe/Scottsdale lessons today at (602) 828-GOLF. The golf lessons and golf coaching sessions are held at Rio Salado Golf Course in Tempe, AZ. Rob Camacho, Golf Teaching Professional offers golf help for all levels of play from beginner golfers to the advanced players. You can schedule a golf lesson on any topic. Please note that all golfers from Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, and Ahwatukkee, Mesa, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, and Chandler, Arizona are always welcome. The topics can be from the following but not limited to the driver, fairway woods, chipping, putting, specialty shots, sand-shots (bunker play), full golf swing, and golf playing lessons. Please email me with any questions about this article and other questions you may have. And please note that I will contact you within 24 hours.

Arizona Golf Driving Lessons

The average driver length shaft on the PGA Tour for the past few years has been 44.5 inches. The average length for off the rack drivers is currently 45 to 46 inches. Why longer? Well, the longer the shaft will produce more distance, right? The reason some the best players in the world may play a shorter driver is control and distance.

Haven’t you notice that PGA Tour player, Anthony Kim grips down on his driver? And he does not hit it short. His driving average for 2008 was 300.9 yards.

If you would like a golf driving lesson, call Arizona Golf Lessons at (602) 828-4653. Perhaps you may be playing the wrong driver. Rob Camacho, Arizona Golf Instructor can provide you a professional equipment evaluation in areas such as: loft, lie angle, shaft strength (flex), length, weight, and grip size. The golf lessons are available seven days a week, and are available in Tempe, Arizona at Rio Salado Golf Course. The Arizona Golf Lessons are not just limited to driver lessons, but the following lessons are available in areas of putting, chipping, sand shots, (bunker-shots), fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedge play, and golf playing lessons. And, Mr. Camacho is proud to serve all golfers from Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, Scottsdale, and Chandler, Arizona.

7 Simple Things To Help Your Golf Game

Here is a short list that can help you today:

1. Check your golf club grips for wear and tear. Worn grips will promote tighter grip pressure, therefore tension.

2. Check your golf glove for wear and tear. Why? See number 1.

3. Grip a 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch down. Why? Better control for centered-club-face-contact (sweet spot).

4. Putting woes? Extend your putter further away from your body. Note: You may need to bend your putter flatter. Just because all the books and magazines say the eyes must be directly over the ball, doesn’t mean you have to. See Champions Tour Player, Fuzzy Zoeller.

5. Play your next round with only 6 clubs: 3 wood, 5 iron, 7 iron, 9 iron, sand wedge, and putter.

6. Let go of all the golf instruction jargon from the golf books and golf magazines…

7. Swing where you want the ball to go. Yeah, I know that is obvious, but how many times do really do that?

Some of the best golf lessons I have given were the ones where all I did was making the student aware of his/her equipment. For example: Worn grips may cause a golfer to grip tighter, even though the golfer may not be aware of gripping tighter. For some golfers this may explain current ball-flight, lack of distance, inconsistent ball-flight, top-shots, thin-shots, and fat shots.

This article was published by Arizona Golf Instructor Rob Camacho. Mr. Rob Camacho has been providing Arizona golf lessons since 2000. If you or you know a golfer that would like help with their golf game, call Arizona Golf Lessons today at (602) 828-GOLF. You can book a golf lesson on any topic seven days a week. The golf instruction is located in Tempe, Arizona at Rio Salado Golf Course just south of Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona. Please note that all golfers (adults and kids) from Chandler, Phoenix, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, and all parts of Arizona are always welcome