Risk-Reward

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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 for all clubs plays a roll in this.  Having a yardage book or measuring device, the weather conditions, and really how are you performing that particular day determines the choice you make.  Watch this video for some helpful tips to save some golf shot.

Mike Fay

Mike Fay

PGA Director of Instruction

With over 25 years of teaching experience, it's easy to see why Mike has become a leader in the world of golf instruction. Everything from cutting edge social networking techniques to having his own podcast, Mike has helped to change the face of teaching golf.  He currently is the Director of Player Performance at the Boyne Golf Academy in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Email:  mike@mikefaygolf.com

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Winter Golf Tip: The 52 Degree Rule

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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.

Some funny things happen at 52 degrees.  I give credit to my long time friend and PGA Professional Bryan Costello from New Jersey for this one.  If the temperature drips below 52 degrees, it is more likely that the ball won’t travel as far.  Since the ball won’t go as far, you must automatically add more distance to all your shots.  Try it!  I hope it works for you!

Mike Fay

Mike Fay

PGA Director of Instruction

With over 25 years of teaching experience, it's easy to see why Mike has become a leader in the world of golf instruction. Everything from cutting edge social networking techniques to having his own podcast, Mike has helped to change the face of teaching golf.  He currently is the Director of Player Performance at the Boyne Golf Academy in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Email:  mike@mikefaygolf.com

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Hitting Approach Shots Over Hazards

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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 that ever again.

Knowing the golf course you are playing is very important.  The shape of the green and the yardage from the front of the green to the back plays a roll in how far you actually carry a golf ball in the air.  Now with Trackman and other ball launch devices, we can see how far golfers actually carry their shots.  Know your carry yardage and know the golf course.

Mike Fay

Mike Fay

PGA Director of Instruction

With over 25 years of teaching experience, it's easy to see why Mike has become a leader in the world of golf instruction. Everything from cutting edge social networking techniques to having his own podcast, Mike has helped to change the face of teaching golf.  He currently is the Director of Player Performance at the Boyne Golf Academy in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Email:  mike@mikefaygolf.com

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Playing Better Golf In The Wind

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Controlling Your Ball Flight 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 the wind shots, higher on downwind tee shots.
  • Most solidly struck shots are not affected directionally by the wind, so make sure you hit the ball solidly.  Non-solidly struck shots tend to curve more.
  • Set-up is critical to hitting solid shots into the wind.  On shots into the wind, make sure you play the ball slightly back in your stance, close the clubface slightly, and finish your swing low.
  • The wind can affect most shots even pitches, chips, and putts.
  • Aim more for the center of the green on approach shots.
  • It’s difficult to get the ball closer to the hole when it’s windy.  Make putting a priority and make sure you at least two putt greens
  • Greens tend to get faster and harder the more the wind blows.  So adjust your game accordingly.  All shots on the green take longer to stop.

Last of all, embrace playing in the wind.  It can be a challenge but the better you get at it, the lower your score.

Mike Fay

Mike Fay

PGA Director of Instruction

With over 25 years of teaching experience, it's easy to see why Mike has become a leader in the world of golf instruction. Everything from cutting edge social networking techniques to having his own podcast, Mike has helped to change the face of teaching golf.  He currently is the Director of Player Performance at the Boyne Golf Academy in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Email:  mike@mikefaygolf.com

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Hit More Fairways

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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 secret to hitting more fairways.

Place the ball on the side of the tee box where you have the most trouble on the hole.  This way, you aim away from the trouble and find the fairway.  Try it, it works!

Mike Fay

Mike Fay

PGA Director of Instruction

With over 25 years of teaching experience, it's easy to see why Mike has become a leader in the world of golf instruction. Everything from cutting edge social networking techniques to having his own podcast, Mike has helped to change the face of teaching golf.  He currently is the Director of Player Performance at the Boyne Golf Academy in Harbor Springs, Michigan.

Email:  mike@mikefaygolf.com

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