Mark Your Golf Ball A Different Way

Arizona Golf Lessons Update for Thursday, May 27, 2010

Do you mark your golf ball with a Sharpie? Check this video out for a cool product – so you too can leave your favorite mark on your golf ball.

For more information visit golfdotz. You can find golfdotz at Golfsmith, and Golf Galaxy.

Better Golf,
Robbie Camacho

Inside TaylorMade’s PGA TOUR VAN

Phoenix, Arizona Golf Lessons Update for Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Here is a another look inside a proline tour van. Technology keeps getting better.

If you are still playing with 10 year old equipment – you are missing out what the new equipment can do for your golf swing and golf game.

Better Golf,
Robbie Camacho

What You Need To Hear If You [Really] Want To Improve Your Golf

Phoenix/Scottsdale/Tempe/Arizona Golf Lessons Update: Thursday, May 20, 2010

All the suggestions and tips from other golfers, books, magazines, and U tube videos may not help you improve.

Here is why:

1. In order for a suggestion or golf tip to work – the source offering the suggestion is presuming that your golf fundamentals are correct. You know – grip, aim, alignment, posture, stance, and shaft angle. And, presuming that you already know how to swing your golf club correctly.

2. The suggestion and/or golf tip will not work because you do not know what the solution is for real improvement.

3. You need to know the cause(s) of your error(s) in order to make adjustments and/or changes.

4. You need to KNOW the – WHY when a source is telling you to do something.

Q: What do you want fixed?

Q: What is missing from your golf game?

Q: What are you trying to do to fix your problems.?

Q: Are you willing to put time and effort to improve?

Q: Would you like the solution(s) to your swing errors?

Happy Golfing,
Robbie Camacho


Phoenix – Scottsdale – Tempe – Arizona Golf Lessons Update: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ping Golf has unique equipment for building golf clubs for the elite players. Watch below and you will hear how you too can be fitted just like a PGA TOUR PRO:

Better Golf,
Robbie Camacho
Fiddlesticks/Rio Salado

What If You Could Play With New Golf Clubs Each Week?

Phoenix – Tempe, Arizona Golf Lessons Update: Thursday, May 13, 2010

Playing on the Tour has many advantages. Here is one of the many benefits:

We all would play better too if we can change our golf clubs for different golf course we play.

Better Golf,
Robbie Camacho

Get Your Putter Checked

Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Arizona Golf Lessons Update: Monday, May 10, 2010

Putting is a part of the game game that most golfers neglect when it comes to playing with the right putter. What determines the right putter? Well, below the image is a short list:

1. Correct length
2. Correct lie angle
3 Correct loft
4. Correct shape*
5. Correct grip*
6. Correct weight*

For numbers 3, 4, and 5: The shape of putter-head, grip size and texture, and weight of putter falls under the area of preference determined by the player.

For numbers 1, 2, and 3: For best results – you kneed to see a professional flitter to measure your length, lie, and loft angle via a putter loft and lie machine. For length: a static measure of your wrists measured to the floor/ground will be taken.

The benefits of a properly fitted putter are more putts holed. And confidence, which can overflow to other parts of your golf game.

I recently had my Wilson 8802 putter checked for proper loft [4 degrees] and lie angle. The results at Golf Galaxy reveled my putter needed a lie angle adjustment. The cost was only $9.99, and the benefits far outweigh the cost. I can say with confidence, I am putting better because of the lie angle change.

For information on how you can putt better, please call or email me.

Drive for show and putt for dough, right?

Better Golf,
Robbie Camacho

Why You Won’t Improve Your Golf

Golf Lessons Update For Phoenix, Arizona – Friday, May 7, 2010

There seems to be a “mystery,” or “secret” that good players know that you don’t know. Well, I am here to tell you this:

There are no secrets to a better golf swing and better golf game.

Here is the truth and facts in no particular order:

1. You don’t practice.
2. You don’t practice your faults.
3. You don’t know what and how to practice.
4. You don’t practice your putting, chipping, pitching, and bunkers shots on a regular basis.
5. You don’t have enough time.
6. You don’t seek help in hiring a professional coach.
7. You hope and wish to improve, but you don’t.
8. You don’t put in the time to WORK on your golf swing and golf game.
9. You allow non professionals to help you in the form of “try this,” “do this,” “you need to do…”
10. You don’t ask questions.

11. You don’t ask why?
12. You don’t keep your score truly by the rules of golf.
13. You don’t putt the ball into the hole on all 18 holes [in stroke play].
14. You allow “others” to tell you what you need to do outside of the professional you have paid to help you.
15. You don’t use the training aides on the driving range you bought from the TV informercial, and/or Internet.
16. You don’t see any results from your purchase of “The Secrets of Golf” on the Internet for $37. Which was slashed to $37 from the original price of $497. WTF!
17. You don’t improve from reading the golf magazine articles.
18. You don’t commit to making changes for real lasting improvement.
19. You see the value of hard work in all areas of your life, but you don’t see the value of working hard on your golf game, right? Besides, who in the hell wants to work hard for hours a day on something stupid as GOLF?

Better Golf,
Robbie Camacho

USGA Bans U Grooves, So!

Arizona – Phoenix Metro Golf Lessons Update: Monday, May 3, 2010

Since the USGA banned u-grooves on the PGA Tour , the ‘Tour’ players are still posting low scores. See below.

Jan. 07 – 10 SBS Championship – Winner – Geoff Ogilvy -22
Jan. 14 – 17 Sony Open in Hawaii – Winner – Ryan Palmer -15
Jan. 20 – 24 Bob Hope Classic – Winner – Bill Haas -30
Jan. 28 – 31 Farmers Insurance Open – Winner – Ben Crane – 13
Feb. 04 – 07 Northern Trust Open – Winner – Steve Stricker -16
Feb. 11 – 14 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am – Winner – Dustin Johnson -16
Feb. 18 – 21 Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun – Winner – Cameron Beckman -15
Feb. 25 – 28 Waste Management Phoenix Open – Winner – Hunter Mayhan -16
March 04 – 07 The Honda Classic – Winner – Camilo Villegas -13
March 11 – 14 Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular – Winner – Derek Lamely -19
March 11 – 14 World Golf Championships-CA Championship – Winner – Ernie Els -18
March 18 – 21 Transitions Championship – Winner – Jim Furyk -13
March 25 – 28 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard – Winner – Ernie Els -11
April 01 – 04 Shell Houston Open – Winner – Anthony Kim -12
April 08 – 11 Masters Tournament – Winner – Phil Mickelson -16
April 15 – 18 Verizon Heritage – Winner – Jim Furyk -13
April 22 – 25 Zurich Classic of New Orleans – Winner – Jason Bohn -18
April 29 – May 02 Quail Hollow Championship – Winner – Rory Mcllroy -15

The best golfers in the world will continue to shoot low scores with u-grooves or without u-grooves. In my opinion: If the USGA is saying that the long drivers on ‘Tour’ will have an advantage because they can spin the ball out of the rough, well so be-it. Why not just make the rough higher, as they do in the US Open?

So, we as non ‘Tour’ pro’s can still play with u-grooves, right? So what! One reason that so many non ‘Tour’ pro’s like about golf is that we play to the same set of rules with regards to equipment and the rules of golf. But now we don’t.

Look, Bobby Jones played with WOOD shafts. Jack Nicklaus played with a STEEL shafted driver, right? Do we put an asterisk after Jack’s 18 major golf championships? No. Do we put an asterisk after Tiger Woods because he played with a GRAPHITE shaft in his driver? No.

Why did the USGA do this? Is the game really too easy for the guys on TV? Did you watch golf on TV this past weekend? Did you see Tiger shoot 79 last Friday? Did you see some high scores? I did. Golf is too easy, USGA?

Better Golf,
Robbie Camacho