Momentum Drill Is Valuable Giving Your Arms To Your Body 3 Swing Flaws 2 Major Causes You Must Be On Your Left Foot Posture Controls Your Hand Path Hand Positions Should Not Be Artificial The True Value of Practice Swings About Me Michael Wolf, Certified Master Teaching Professional, has been playing golf for 46 years and […]
Be a Pleasure to Play Golf With
There are few compliments more valuable as being the person “everyone wants to play golf with.” Show your playing partners that you hope everyone in your group plays well today. Be kind and supportive, no matter how your game is going. No one likes to play with the player who sings the blues or goes silent when they are not playing well. Also, players can feel when there is someone in the group who wants to see others fail. The “toxic” player quickly loses playing partners, no matter how good they are. No one should have to suffer your poor attitude or mood swings. You will certainly play better golf, once you lighten your mood and open your eyes to the gift of golf with friends.
Things you Feel—See–Know
As a teaching professional, I realize that there are several (at least) paths I can take, when working with a student, that can help us arrive at our goal of improvement.
Human Nature of Driving Range Practice The Low Point of The Handle & Why It Is Important Knee Flex & Knee Movement In Your Golf Swing Swing Plane & How It Applies To You About Me Michael Wolf, Certified Master Teaching Professional, has been playing golf for 46 years and teaching professionally for over 34 years. He […]
Great Attitude/Optimism- There will be so many obstacles, so many chances to fail, that our attitude will be the backbone needed to continue down our path to success. The ability to happily go about our business is invaluable, especially when things are NOT going the way we had hoped. Character is developed by acceptance of every situation golf can present and the way you learn from each experience. Optimism for the coming shot, or the eventual result of the match, is the lifeblood of a round of golf. Being a constant voice of support and kindness keeps us mentally engaged and willing to compete.
Slide Left Side Along The Wall During Backswing Right Elbow Stays In Front Of Your body Practice Swings & Divot Drills Momentum’s Different Affects On The Golf Club How Are You Going To Use This Golf Club? About Me Michael Wolf, Certified Master Teaching Professional, has been playing golf for 46 years and teaching professionally for […]
Swing Information- I believe knowledge is power. It is a part of player development to become a student of the game. Just be sure to have criteria. If you hear or read a piece of advice, ask yourself this question: after telling me HOW, did this advice tell me WHY? If it tells me why and it makes sense, then consider it thoroughly. Is it obvious that many great players follow this advice? Also, BE CAREFUL OF ADVICE THAT IS NOT ACCURACY BASED. There is no higher concern than accuracy. There is a great deal of advice, concerning golf swing technique, that holds no component of target recognition. In my 30+ years of teaching, I have witnessed MANY players diminish their ability to improve, by chasing ideas that ignore the target.
Forearm Rotation About Me Michael Wolf, Certified Master Teaching Professional, has been playing golf for 46 years and teaching professionally for over 34 years. He has given over 30,000 golf lessons. Author of The Driven Golfer: Building Your Method For Scratch Golf. Harvey Penick Award Winner- 2016 (Top Instructor U.S./World Golf Teachers Federation) Learn More > Follow Us […]
Limit Forearm Rotation- Any type of arm rotation introduced into your backswing will have to be corrected later in your downswing. Adding rotating arms to your swinging body can be dangerous. Inconsistent strikes and extreme curvature are guaranteed. At address, your clubface is pointing at the target. Develop a feeling that it maintains that position, rather than immediately giving that position away to begin the swing. See it like hitting a tree with an axe. Hold and swing the square clubface, with a minimum of clubface rotation. Driving, putting and short wedges will be greatly enhanced, along with the other areas of your game.
Through the Years- Mechanics, or the positions we adopt before we begin our swing, have been debated and compared for many years. At the end of this journey, we should be ready to agree that the only thing that has changed significantly is equipment.
The ball goes farther and straighter now than it ever has.
That said, the manner in which we produce high quality golf shots is basically the same. And for that we should be thankful.
Professional golfers are more physically fit than ever before but clean mechanics, more than anything else, is what keeps a good player playing consistent golf.
For the last 100 years, swings take on an individual look during the backswing, only to draw into a very similar positions as they approach impact. Some of our swing is negotiable but impact is not.