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Build A Better Golf Set Up With HackMotion

Build A Better Golf Set Up With HackMotion

Build A Better Set Up With HackMotion   In this video for HackMotion, Mike shows you how HackMotion can help your golf set up.  Specifically, your arm structure and wrist angles.  Wrist angles at set up and at impact are two different things.  Enjoy and please...

The Center Of Your Pelvis And Short Game

The Center Of Your Pelvis And Short Game

The Center Of Your Pelvis And Short Game  The center of the pelvis plays a big role in your short game shots.  In this video, Mike shows how the pelvis and ball position interact with each other.   Please comment below!  Thanks for watching!With over 25 years of...

Squaring The Club Face

Squaring The Club Face

Squaring The Club Face  In this video Mike discusses the importance of understanding wrist flexion and extension and the relationship it builds to squaring the club face.   Mike is a brand ambassador for HackMotion.  To save on the shipping enter coupon code...

Wedge Distance Control

Wedge Distance Control

Wedge Distance ControlOne of the things I am often asked is:  "How do I get better distance control on wedge shots?" At Boyne Mountain Resort we have installed Northern Michigan's first Wedge Range.  This area is specifically designed for hitting wedge shots.  There...

Play Faster Golf

Play Faster Golf

Play Faster Golf   A movement across America in the last several years has been finding ways to play faster golf.  One of the main reasons why golf has been on the decline lately is because people don't feel they can dedicate the time needed to play the game. ...

How To Repair A Ball Mark

How To Repair A Ball Mark

How To Repair A Ball Mark   The USGA has released a great video about repairing ball marks we wanted to share with you.  In the following video, find out why it's important to fix a ball mark and why doing it incorrectly can do more harm than good. Taking care of...

Factors of Controlling Golf Ball Spin

Factors of Controlling Golf Ball Spin

Factors Of Controlling Golf Ball Spin   We all watch the pros on TV and think:  How did they get that golf ball to stop so fast?  How about back up? What makes that golf ball spin so much? Making the ball spin is cool, but using the spin and knowing how to do it...

Chip The Ball Better

Chip The Ball Better

Chip The Ball Better   In this video from the Mike Fay Golf Channel, Mike explains what good players with excellent short games do when they chip the golf ball.  This is what a chip shot looks like and feels like.  We all want to chip the ball better right?  It...

Bad Takeaways Can Lead To Bad Golf Swings

Bad Takeaways Can Lead To Bad Golf Swings

Bad Takeaways Can Lead To Bad Golf Swings   Staying connected is a major source of power in the golf swing.  We usually see two different faults that can cause you problems with connection and they both are rooted in the takeaway.  Both can rob you from solid...

Risk-Reward

Risk-Reward

Risk-Reward   Is the risk worth the reward?  When playing par 5's it's tough not to want to "go for it" every time.  You have a access what is really going on with the golf course. Course management alone can help you save strokes.  Knowing your carry yardages...

How To Build A Wedge Range

How To Build A Wedge Range

How To Build A Wedge Range   Want to score better?  Of course you do!  The Wedge Range at Boyne Mountain Resort opened this past July to rave reviews!  A place to help you with your game from 100 yards and in! In this video, we discuss how we built the wedge...

How To Regrip A Golf Club

How To Regrip A Golf Club

How To Regrip A Golf Club   In this video, Mike spends some time with Steve Heuston owner of Precision Fit Golf teaching us the finer points of how to regrip a golf club. Most people do not really think too much about your golf grips.  Getting them re griped when...

Better Impact Equals Better Shots

Better Impact Equals Better Shots

Better Impact Equals Better Golf Shots   How good does it feel to be in a great impact position?  I say it feels like hitting ice cream.  Soft but heavy, very sweet!  In this video Mike describes what it feels like to be in a great impact position.  He offers one...

Fairway Bunker Shots

Fairway Bunker Shots

Fairway Bunker Shots    In this video, Mike discusses the finer points of hitting fairway bunker shots. Mike's Rules For Hitting Fairway Bunker Shots  Use a club with enough loft to get the ball out of the bunker.  Make sure you get it out!  Take one extra golf...

How To Aim A Golf Shot

How To Aim A Golf Shot

How To Aim A Golf Shot   Golf is a side-on game. You stand to the side of the golf ball. In order to have a chance to hit the ball at your intended target, you have to be aiming relatively parallel to it. In the following video, Mike discusses how to improve your...

Staying Centered

Staying Centered

Staying Centered   Staying centered is very important to your golf swing.  Moving too much laterally can cause a multitude of problems.  First off, moving your swing center causes the bottom of your swing to be too far behind or in front of the ball.  I usually...

How To Stop The Flippers!

How To Stop The Flippers!

How To Stop The Flippers  One common problem I often see when I coach the short game is something I call the "flippers".  As I often say, Flipper lives at Sea World, not on the golf course.  The flippers is a dreaded disease that sucks the life out of any good...

Winter Golf Tip: The 52 Degree Rule

Winter Golf Tip: The 52 Degree Rule

Winter Golf Tip:  The 52 Degree Rule  Winter golf can be challenging to say the least.  The layers of clothes, lack of distance, cold and wet playing conditions make things difficult.  Here is general rule of thumb to help you play better in the winter months....

Should I Chip or Pitch?

Should I Chip or Pitch?

Should I Chip Or Pitch?   One question that I am often asked is:  what club should I use around the green for a particular shot.  Which is usually followed by me asking them this:  Do you think you should chip this shot or pitch this shot?  The following are some...

Improve Your Contact Around The Green

Improve Your Contact Around The Green

Improve Your Contact Around The Green       One way to better your short game around the green is to hit the ball more solidly.  Once you learn to hit the ball solidly, then you will be able to develop a feel for how far your shots will travel.   Here...

Hitting Approach Shots Over Hazards

Hitting Approach Shots Over Hazards

Hitting Approach Shots Over Hazards   Are you the person that has the "special" ball that you put into play when you are faced with an approach shot over a hazard like water?  Well, say goodbye to those old balls because with this video tip, you won't have to do...

Get Your Knuckles Down….

Get Your Knuckles Down….

Get Your Knuckles Down   One common problem I see with beginning golfers is topping golf shots.  Here’s why…. When a golf ball is topped one of three things happened: You have come out of your posture through the swing and you are now above the ball. The bottom...

How Your Sand Wedge Works

How Your Sand Wedge Works

How Your Sand Wedge Works   Let's start with a little history.... The first golf wedge to be played was the pitching wedge, also known as a jigger. This was the best option golfers had for difficult shots until the invention of the sand wedge.The sand wedge was...

Playing Better Golf In The Wind

Playing Better Golf In The Wind

Playing Better Golf In The Wind   One question that some of my players ask me is….How can I score better playing golf in the wind? Playing golf on windy days can be challenging, but with these few tips, maybe you can lower your score. Tee the ball lower on into...

Hit More Fairways

Hit More Fairways

Hit More Fairways   One thing that you may have never thought about when you set up to the tee....Where do I place my ball?  I know, most of you know that it goes between the markers and you have a couple of club lengths behind it.  But you don't know this little...

Short Putt Drill

Short Putt Drill

Short Putt Drill   I started doing this drill back in 1998 while playing on the NGA Hooters Tour.  In fact I remember where, it was Sikeston, MO at The Boot Heel GC.  Ever since then, I always go back to this drill to keep my putting sharp. Did you know that PGA...

Should You Try To Keep Your Head Down?

Should You Try To Keep Your Head Down?

Should You Try To Keep Your Head Down?   Walk up and down any driving range and you will at some point hear those famous words, "Keep Your Head Down".   Unfortunately, that advice has never worked. Golf could be the world’s hardest game to master. What game do...

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Chip The Ball Better

Chip The Ball Better   In this video from the Mike Fay Golf Channel, Mike explains what good players with excellent short games do when they chip the golf ball.  This is what a chip shot looks like and feels like....

Hitting Approach Shots Over Hazards

Hitting Approach Shots Over Hazards   Are you the person that has the "special" ball that you put into play when you are faced with an approach shot over a hazard like water?  Well, say goodbye to those old balls...

Risk-Reward

Risk-Reward   Is the risk worth the reward?  When playing par 5's it's tough not to want to "go for it" every time.  You have a access what is really going on with the golf course. Course management alone can help...

Backswing Pivot Drill

Backswing Pivot Drill In this video, Brent Davis shows you how to make the proper backswing.  Make a better turn with Brent today! Until next time,Brent Davis Training & Education CoordinatorPGA Centre For Learning...

The Origins of The Masters Theme Song

The Origins of the Masters Theme Song So where did the Masters theme song come from?  That iconic music you hear every year around Masters time.  So soothing and peaceful. Makes you think of azaleas, beautiful green...

Factors of Controlling Golf Ball Spin

Factors Of Controlling Golf Ball Spin   We all watch the pros on TV and think:  How did they get that golf ball to stop so fast?  How about back up? What makes that golf ball spin so much? Making the ball spin is...

Get Your Knuckles Down….

Get Your Knuckles Down   One common problem I see with beginning golfers is topping golf shots.  Here’s why…. When a golf ball is topped one of three things happened: You have come out of your posture through the...

How To Stop The Flippers!

How To Stop The Flippers  One common problem I often see when I coach the short game is something I call the "flippers".  As I often say, Flipper lives at Sea World, not on the golf course.  The flippers is a...

Body Weaknesses & Swing Faults

Body Weakness & Swing Faults The topic of my latest blog is something that has caught my interest for a while now. As a coach, I see a lot of swing faults that are caused by the golfer’s body inability to move in a...

Short Putt Drill

Short Putt Drill   I started doing this drill back in 1998 while playing on the NGA Hooters Tour.  In fact I remember where, it was Sikeston, MO at The Boot Heel GC.  Ever since then, I always go back to this...

Winter Golf Tip: The 52 Degree Rule

Winter Golf Tip:  The 52 Degree Rule  Winter golf can be challenging to say the least.  The layers of clothes, lack of distance, cold and wet playing conditions make things difficult.  Here is general rule of...

Recovery

Recovery  This post is on a golf fitness topic that is often overlooked by golfers as not being very important to playing better golf. Today I will be talking about recovery and how it relates specifically to golfers...

Playing Better Golf In The Wind

Playing Better Golf In The Wind   One question that some of my players ask me is….How can I score better playing golf in the wind? Playing golf on windy days can be challenging, but with these few tips, maybe you...

Using The Body’s Three Energy Systems For Golf

Using The Body's Three Energy Systems For Golf The human body needs energy to move and do things. The human body has three energy systems that are used to generate the energy used by the body for different daily...

Bad Takeaways Can Lead To Bad Golf Swings

Bad Takeaways Can Lead To Bad Golf Swings   Staying connected is a major source of power in the golf swing.  We usually see two different faults that can cause you problems with connection and they both are rooted...

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