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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...

TEAM MFG BLOG

Prepared

What makes the tour pro’s great? Anyone... Anyone... I’m sure if you tried to answer and someone was nearby to actually hear you, you’d answer with a list of attributes. The one attribute that I am interested in is...

Soft Spot

Earlier this week, I asked Mike what he thought would be a good topic to write about when it comes to the mental side of the game.  He threw out the notion of #17 at Sawgrass which allows for insight into the mental...

Turn Left To Stop Hitting Your Golf Shots Left

Turn Left To Stop Hitting Your Golf Shots Left In this video Mike works with a player who slides and hits all his shots to the left. You have to turn more to the left when you are hitting it left.

The Claret Jug

The Claret Jug The first British Open was contested in 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club and stayed there for some 11 years.  Originally the winner of the British Open received something called the “Challenge Belt.” The...

Energy On The Course

Energy On The Course In my last post I spoke about the often overlooked part of a golf training program, recovery. Four areas were mentioned in the post and I promised that I would give you some strategies that you...

A Better Address Equals A Better Takeaway

A Better Address Equals A Better TakeawayThe address position is very important!  In this video Mike shows how address effects the takeaway and the overall swing.  Please leave your comments below! 

Improve Your Swing With Better Posture

Improve Your Swing With Better Posture In my last blog post I spoke about how you could test yourself to determine the areas of your golf fitness that needed to be improved. In this blog I am going to talk about the...

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...

Choosing A Golf Specific Trainer

Choosing A Golf Specific Trainer You have seen a lot of posts from me on this website talking about the benefits of physical training for golf. I have described the benefits of golf specific training, given you some...

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...

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...

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...

Fun In Fitness Training

Fun In Your Fitness Training If you have been following my blog posts on this website, you are probably getting the message that fitness training for golf is important. Well, I will emphasise here again that it is very...

The Golf Grip And Closing The Club Face

The Golf Grip And Closing The Club FaceIn the following video Mike explains that holding this grip really strong in the trail hand aids in holding the club face too open.  Unfortunately this causes this player to aim...

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...

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