Center of Your Pelvis & Short Game

Center of Your Pelvis & Short Game

The center of your pelvis plays a big role in how good your short game is.  In this video, Mike discusses how to get your pelvis in a better position to hit more solid golf shots around the green.

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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 Instruction at Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon, Michigan.

Email:  mike@mikefaygolf.com

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.

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 Instruction at Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon, Michigan.

Email:  mike@mikefaygolf.com

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 lowers our scores.  Where the ball is positioned and how the ball should come off the club face.  Do you have a comment?  Leave it below.

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 Instruction at Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon, Michigan.

Email:  mike@mikefaygolf.com

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 tips on what you should do in certain situations:

The difference between a pitch and a chip is this:  a chip is where the ball is on the ground longer than it’s in the air, a pitch is the opposite:  the ball is in the air longer than on the ground.

Now, here’s the question:  which do I do when?  There are a number of factors that determine this:

  • Lie-The worse the lie the more you should pitch it.  That usually means using a sand wedge or lob wedge.

  • Space-How much room do you have to land the ball?  Pitch if there’s less room, chip if there’s more room.

  • Landing Area-Determining the flattest part of the green where the ball will roll straight when it lands.  The closer to the pin that is, the more you should pitch, the less you should chip.

The backswing is the only difference between a chip and a pitch.  The backswing in a chip has no wrist cock because you want the ball to run when it hits the green.  The backswing in a pitch has wrist cock because you want to add loft to the shot.

I hope these tips help you decide what to do.  Picking the right shot will get you closer to the hole and help you get up and down.

 

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 Instruction at Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon, Michigan.

Email:  mike@mikefaygolf.com

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 are four ways to hit the ball more solidly.  Whether chipping or pitching, these are easy, simple and effective ways to improve your contact around the green.

 

  • Your club shaft is FORWARD with the butt end of the grip starting and finishing in front of the ball.
  • Your head should be OVER of the ball position and should stay there through out the swing and doesn’t move up, down or sideways.
  • The back of the LEAD hand should face the target and the club face should face the SKY when the swing is finished.
  • Your club head should finish BELOW your hands.
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 Instruction at Walnut Creek Country Club in South Lyon, Michigan.

Email:  mike@mikefaygolf.com

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