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Does Your Ball Marker Size Matter?

Does Your Ball Marker Size Matter?

Does Your Ball Marker Size Matter? A current fad in golf is to mark one’s golf ball with a poker chip or a poker chip sized ball marker. This brought up an interesting question with regards to “size” or “type” of object used to mark one’s golf ball. The Note to Rule...

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Coaches Corner Appearance By Mike Fay

Coaches Corner Appearance By Mike Fay

Mike was a guest on the April 21, 2016 edition of Golf Talk Live- Coaches Corner with  Pete Buchanan hosted by Ted Odorico.  Pete Buchanan is the Founder, Director of Instruction, and owner of Plane Simple Golf, LLC which houses Plane Simple Golf Circuit and the...

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Golf Fitness, Is It For You?

Golf Fitness, Is It For You?

Golf Fitness, Is It For You? There has been a lot of coverage lately in the media and on social media about golf fitness and the training that certain tour players complete. Some of the comments made have been negative towards fitness training for golfers and I...

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The Origins of The Masters Theme Song

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 grass, perfectly manicured fairways and especially...

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Mike Fay Appears On The Back 9 Report

Mike Fay Appears On The Back 9 Report

On February 16, 2016 Mike appeared as a guest on the Back 9 Report presented by e-Draft.  This show os hosted by Fred Altvater and Carlos Torros.  Mike is also joined by 2012 PGA National Teacher of the Year Michael Breed.  They...

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Mike Fay Guest Speaker At The 2016 PGA Merchandise Show

Mike Fay Guest Speaker At The 2016 PGA Merchandise Show

Mike was honored to speak as part of a PGA Forum Panel with Todd Firestone and Annika Sorenstam at the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida on January 27th, 2016.  The PGA of America's Director of Digital Strategy Joni Lockridge moderated the event.  Some of...

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Mike Fay Named U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher

Mike Fay Named U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher

We are very pleased to announce that Mike Fay has been awarded the U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Master Kids Teacher Award.  This is the highest honor an instructor can achieve from U.S. Kids Golf.  These individuals have earned the distinction of Master Kids Teacher by...

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Mike Fay Appears On Golf Talk Live With Ted Odorico

Mike Fay Appears On Golf Talk Live With Ted Odorico

  On January 14, 2016 Mike was a special guest on Golf Talk Live with Ted Odorico.  In this hour long show Ted and Mike discuss many things including: some ideas to help you with your game indoors during the winter, coaching players, family golf,  First Tee of...

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Anchored Stroke

Anchored Stroke

For those using the anchored putting stroke, it is getting to the end of the line for you to use this type of stroke. As you may remember, when golf's ruling bodies, the USGA and R&A, announced the ban on anchored putting in 2013, the date of January 1, 2016 was...

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TEAM MFG BLOG

Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategies  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...

The Big Miss Review

Perspective can be a funny thing. Many times we as fans believe those in the media spotlight fit a specific mold. This can be movie stars, politicians, and athletes.  It's not until we get insight into their "world"...

Where Does The Term Birdie Come From?

Where Does The Term Birdie Come From? We all love making birdies.  Who doesn't right?  But did you know the origin of the term?  Well, in golf history standards the term birdie isn't that old at all. Atlantic City...

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...

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...

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...

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.

How To Check Your Joint Range of Motion

How To Check Your Joint Range of Motion It is important in a good golf swing to be able to move with freedom and speed. Having a body that is capable of this type of movement means that more power can be generated and...

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...

How To Move In The Golf Swing

How To Move In The Golf SwingMusic always gets people to move! In this video Mike shows how to move properly in the back swing. Left shoulder down, right hip back.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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