The Word on The Street is $5 for a Large Bucket of Range Balls in Tempe, Arizona

At Rio Salado Golf Course in Tempe you can buy a large bucket of range balls for five bucks.

Is there a catch? NO CATCH! The five dollar bucket (no limit) starts at 5:00 pm everyday. You will also see new dividers on the range tee for spacing and safety. I do not know of any driving range or golf course in the Phoenix metro area that can beat $5 bucks for a large. The balls are far superior to most driving ranges in the East Valley. You will also find a large putting green where you can also chip balls onto. There is a bunker, which you can chip and pitch shots onto as well.

And this is the place where I teach and coach at. The range turf is in great condition. You won’t find driving range mats here. In my opinion, Rio Salado Golf Range in Tempe is the best in the area. If you would like a better golf game, then perhaps I can be of help. You can book a golf lesson on any topic such as, full golf swing coaching, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker shots, playing lessons (9 holes), trouble golf shots and recovery golf shots. The driving range and golf course is close to all Phoenix, Arizona metro areas from Ahwatukee, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, and Scottsdale. So whether you are a beginner golfer, novice, intermediate, and advanced golfer – you are all welcome. All Arizona golf lesson programs are open to men, women, and children.

Happy Golfing,


Arizona Golfers: Are you using Training Clubs, Practice Clubs, and Teaching Aids?

At Rio Salado Golf Course in Tempe, Arizona, I don’t see many golfers on the driving range with a training-club, practice-club, and teaching-aid. I know many golfers have purchased one or more, but for some reason I don’t see them in use. I currently use the Swing Assist, and a heavy-weighted 7 iron. I carry both in my bag.

Here are some of the popular ones:

Momentus Driver


Inside Approach


Medicus Dual Hinge


Swing Assist


Swing Fan


Are golfers too embarrassed to use their devices in public? Perhaps, I guess. If you are golfer who has bought one of the above, or something other, call me so we can discuss why you are not using it on the driving range. And, if you are using one of the above or something else, please let me know. I’d like to get your take on golf training-aids.

If you are interested in learning how yo play better golf in Arizona or elsewhere, call me at 602-828-GOLF (4653) or email me at rcamacho at azgolfinstructor dot com. You can book your next Phoenix, Arizona golf lesson(s) today for a better golf game tomorrow. The topic areas include the following: full-swing, wedge shots, putting, pitching, chipping, bunker shots, trouble shots, and specialty shots. The golf lessons and instruction is open to men, women, and children. All beginner golfers in Phoenix, Chandler, Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert, Scottsdale, and Ahwatukee, Arizona we always welcome.

Rob Camacho
(602) 828-GOLF

12 Common Reasons Why You (We) Miss Short Putts

We all have missed very short putts, right? But why? Did you concede the put already as you casually walked up to the ball and attempted to make your put, but missed. Did you give the putt to yourself anyway? You know you did, well sometimes, right? You missed, but you gave yourself the par instead a true bogey, right? You would have made it your really tried, right?

There are many reasons why we miss the “easy putts.” Here are 12 common reasons:

1. Not taking the proper time
2. The upper body is turned toward the hole (ball misses right or left)
3. Lack of confidence (self talk “don’t miss”)
4. Not committed
5. In a hurry to get it over with
6. Putting technique
7. Changing putting technique from golf hole to golf hole
8. Thinking ahead (you already conceded the putt)
9. Distracted (fellow golfers, noise, etc.)
10. Speed (too much or not enough)
11. You attempted the ‘ole “one-hand-jab”
12. You attempted to putt left handed (right hand golfer with right handed putter)

If you would like help with putting, call Arizona Golf Lessons, by me (Robbie Camacho) today. In Arizona you have many choices on choosing your golf coach and taking golf lessons here in Arizona. I welcome for a limited time all Phoenix metro area golfers to “try before you buy.” What does that mean? I am offering 27 minutes of my time to answer your questions and evaluate your golf game, golf swing, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker shots, and any others shots you need help with. This offer is open to all Arizona women beginner golfers as well. The golf lessons are held in Tempe, Arizona at Rio Salado. The location is within easy reach from Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Phoenix. To Book your Tempe golf lessons and coaching, call me at 602-828-GOLF for more information.

Look Like Yourself When You Swing Your Golf Club

Why in golf do other golfers try to make body movements like tour professionals? The answer is this: most golfers are watching the body movements and not what the player is doing with the golf club. I was guilty if this back in 1991 when John Daly won the PGA Championship. I tried to over-swing (minus the beer can)the next day on the driving range as so many more golfers around the world tried to do as well – swing like John Daly.

You know what we did…swing back as far as you can like John Daly so you can drive 300 yards. But it did not work for me, and I am sure it did not work for others as well. Daly’s average driving distance in 1991 was 288.9. See more stats.

I soon realized that I just could not swing the golf club like Daly did back then (1991) and how he swings now in 2009. But there are golfers who try to swing back as far as they can in the hope to drive the golf ball farther.

The next time you watch golf on TV or watch live pay close attention to what the tour pro does with the golf club.

If you would like to learn how to swing the golf club properly, call Arizona Golf Lessons by professional golf instructor, Robbie Camacho. The golf lessons in the Phoenix metro area is within close reach from Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Scottsdale. Even if your are planning a trip to Phoenix, Arizona, call ahead of time for booking. You can schedule your golf lesson(s) on any topic such as full golf swing, putting, chipping, pitching, and bunker shots. All golfers men and women from beginner to the advanced golfers are always welcome. Please call 602-828-GOLF for more information. The golf lessons and coaching are held in Tempe, Arizona at Rio Salado Golf Course.