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How to Avoid Golf Injuries – Tips for Beginners

Taking up a new sport can be highly rewarding, both physically and mentally, but it’s essential to take caution and learn the proper movements to avoid future injury. Like many sports practicing the wrong move can set you up for an injury, which is why professional instruction is always best no matter the sport. One sport that can be particularly …

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The New “Perfect” Grip

“Golf begins with a good grip.” A famous quote by Ben Hogan. This statement couldn’t be any more true. A good grip is the foundation on which a swing should be built on. Without it, you’ll simply be compounding swing faults on top of each other in attempts to combat faults driven by your grip. So let’s get down to …

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4 Must-Haves For Golf Instruction

I’ve never really understood the stigma towards golf lessons and professional instruction. As a former golf teaching professional, it was often a challenge to convince players of the value of lessons. Their excuses always fell into two categories…
The most common excuse used was ‘I don’t need lessons’. This excuse (generally triggered by ego) was common among those players who could …

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The Secret To Smooth: Transition

The game of golf would be so much easier if you could start at the top of the swing, and just swing down and through the ball. You’d eliminate so many pre-swing and backswing faults that mess up an otherwise simple move. If you could lift the club into a set position at the top, check and re-check everything, and …

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The 7 Steps Every Backswing Should Have: Tempo

The final element in our series of backswing essentials is all about tempo and swing pace. Interestingly, the average professionals golf swing takes a little more than a second and a half to complete from the initial takeaway from the ball to completing the finish. The backwing in particular takes less than a second, and is generally 4 times slower …

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The 7 Steps Every Backswing Should Have: Wrist Cock

Next up in our series of backswing elements if one of the most important, and difficult parts to master – the wrist cock. During the initial parts of your backswing, your wrists do basically nothing but hang on for the ride. This part of the swing should only be your one-piece takeaway taking shape and your body laterally moving away …

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How Your Vision Can Affect Your Golf Game

It is no secret that golf is a visually demanding sport. Not only do you need to be able to see the ball right in front of you so that you can hit it accurately, but you also need to be able to see where the ball goes after you hit it. If you’re keeping the ball in the fairway …

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The 7 Steps Every Backswing Should Have: Strong Grip

Next up in our series of backswing posts focuses all on the grip. We won’t be digging into the exact positioning of your hands on the grip however, this post deals with where the club should be positioned during your backswing assuming you have a solid grip already. Interestingly, the grip of choice on tour is neutral to slightly strong, …

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The 7 Steps Every Backswing Should Have: Extension

Next up in this sequence of backswing posts is us taking a closer look at specific elements of the backswing that should be universal and need to happen in order to help ensure solid contact at impact. In this post we look closer at a common swing “thought” that involves your hands being “connected” to your upper body during the …

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The 7 Steps Every Backswing Should Have: The Body Shift

Stemming from our previous post regarding the 7-steps every backswing should have, we’re now onto step #2 – the body weight shift. This whole move occurs when the club begins its takeaway from the ball, and is complete by the time the club is parallel to the ground or at 9:00. The move itself, actually consists of two distinct movements. …

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