Are You Keeping Your Head Down?

Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Arizona Golf Lessons Update: Friday, April 30, 2010 The next time your golf buddy says to you, “remember to keep your head down, and don’t move it.” Ask him why? His answer will vary from these statements: 1. Because you missed the ball. 2. Because you topped the ball. 3. Because you looked up. 4….

Golf Coaching Or Golf Lessons??

Phoenix, Arizona Golf Lessons Update for Saturday, April 24, 2010 There is a segment of the amateur golfing population who will not seek help from a golf teaching professional. Here is a list of why they won’t and don’t. 1. “The golf pro will screw my swing up.” 2. “He will change my grip, and that will mess me up.”…

Troon Golf [Ocotillo Golf Resort, Chandler, Arizona]

Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale , Tempe – Arizona Golf Lessons Update: Thursday, April 22, 2010 I played Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler yesterday. I highly recommend this golf course to all golfers. Why? The experience of playing a first class golf course. In addition to the product [golf], the customer service is world class. I have never been thanked for…

[Lie] Angle

Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Arizona Golf Lessons & Coaching Update: Monday, April 19, 2010 Within the last two weeks I tested two iron sets for lie angle for two of my pupils. The first test revealed a lie angle change of 3 degrees to be bent upright. The second set revealed a need to change the lie angles 4 degrees flat….

Bushnell V2 Tour - Range Finder

Tempe, Arizona Golf Lessons: Update for Thursday, April 15, 2010 Do you know how far you hit every golf club in your bag? In my opinion: the Bushnell [laser] range finders are the best. GPS does a fine job, but if you want true accuracy – you will find Bushnell delivers yardage readings to within 1 yard. Other benefits: 1….

9 Holes Is Still Golf

Phoenix / Arizona Update For Golf Lessons: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 When was the the last time you played just nine holes? There are many golf courses here in Arizona that do not offer nine hole rates. I just find that absurd. Here is a short list of benefits from playing nine holes. 1. Time. 2. Cost savings. 3. Less…

ASU W.P. CAREY Business School Golf Class

Arizona – Phoenix – Scottsdale – Tempe Golf Lessons Update: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Last Sunday – April 11, I had the opportunity to coach/instruct a group golf class for students from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey Business School . Justin D’Amico, Graduate Advisory Board, put together a group of fellow students for a fun golf learning event. In addition…

7 Things That Can Ruin Your Golf Lessons

Phoenix, Arizona Golf Lessons & Instruction Update: Monday, April 12, 2010 Here is a list of 7 things that can ruin your golf lesson[s] experience: 1. Seeking advice outside of your hired golf instructor. 2. Not practicing as prescribed by your golf instructor. 3. Not completing your lesson series. 4. Introducing “other” swing thoughts, swing ideas, swing methods, swing techniques,…

Does The Masters Tournament Inspire You To Play Golf?

Phoenix [Metro Area] Golf Lessons Update: Friday, April 9, 2010 Last night was packed at Fiddlesticks! I am sure yesterday’s warm weather and ‘Masters Week’ with Tiger Woods back in the mix made the difference. How could you not be inspired to go to the range and/or play golf this week because of the Masters. The golf course is one…

Chipping Short Distances

Update – Golf Lessons Arizona / Phoenix /Scottsdale / Tempe: Monday, April 5, 2010 There are situations when you need to chip just off the green versus using your putter. Experiment with this: use this type of grip – a reverse overlap grip. What? Place your left index finger on top of your right hand fingers. The purpose is to…