Author: Marc Solomon

Improve Your Golf Swing Without Practicing!

Being able to hit the golf ball better is possible … it isn’t a myth!

Yet, golf lesson after golf lesson and swing tip after swing tip … most Golfers don’t realize much improvement after 2 or 3 years of trying to improve. Why is this?

Our golf swing can only function as well as our body and mind allow. Let’s start with your body. Compared to your 25 year old self … are you currently more flexible or less? Are you stronger or less? As coordinated or less?

It’s the same on the PGA & LPGA Tours … the 25 year olds can often be much more athletic hitting the golf ball farther distances than the 40+ years olds (Mickelson & Woods). Though, these 40+ year olds are also hitting the ball farther than their younger self’s … as they’re working on their bodies to improve their golf swing (as they also improve their quality of life as they progress in the years going forward).

In this video – getting stronger and gaining coordination doesn’t have to be a hassle or inconvenience … it can be accomplished smartly – https://youtu.be/QEkrJ0gf4qk

For Consistency & Distance: Find Your Natural Golf Swing And You’ll Find Both!

Consistency and Distance aren’t given … these two wants are earned!

  • A Golfer must be able to feel their golf swing to be able to repeat it (consistency)
  • A Golfer must understand how their body moves in the backswing (the creation of power)

Without the ability to feel your golf swing, or having a firm understanding of how much you can move back (while maintaining balance & stability) … Your Consistency will be inconsistent and Your Power will be nonexistent!

In this video – we have rods on the ground, in belt loops, and in the hands … in order to help you find your best, most simple golf swing – https://youtu.be/Cw_E2DaC0UQ

Why Are You Topping & Hitting Behind The Golf Ball?

Playing your best golf is fun … playing less than your best is frustrating!

Much of the Inconsistency a Golfer experiences can be related to how you swing the club back in preparation to swinging forward to hit the golf ball.

For example: when you feel as if you picked-up (or raised) your head when hitting the golf ball can be attributed to how move your body in your backswing. Yet, most Golfers are incorrectly trying to fix the raising of their head in their forward swing!

Thus, you’re not consistently able to fix it! Why? Because the problem is most likely being created as you swing the golf club back.

Watch this week’s video to start fixing  your problem of hitting the top or behind the golf ball – https://youtu.be/YHo0W9BxnRs

Skipping Stones To Get Through The Golf Ball! This Simple Video Tip Will Help!

How you move your body through the golf swing directly effects how your hands and arms deliver the golf club into the back of the ball.

So much so, that if your body isn’t moving naturally … your hands and arms will make inconsistent compensations that’ll negatively effect the direction (and distance) you hit the golf ball.

Thus, being able to find a repeatable body motion is helpful if you want to hit better golf shots more consistently.

We’ve found that it helps Golfers when familiar movements (that are similar to the golf swing) can be visualized (pictured in your head) before swinging. Which helps Golfers to better coordinate turning your hips & shoulders, while shifting weight.

Watch how “Skipping Stones” can help you to hit the golf ball more easily – https://youtu.be/zkWMk32C0lU

Fix Your Tight Achy Back To Improve Your Golf Swing

Do you think your tight back is helping or hurting your golf swing? Or do the muscles in your back have little effect on how consistent you hit the golf ball?

If you want to hit the golf ball better when you finish with your winter golf break … this time of year is “muy importante!” Because if you refuse to work on your golf swing now … you have no basis to be frustrated, cry or complain about your golf game when you do go back to playing.

Now is the time to work on your golf swing without even hitting a golf ball!

In my 20+ years of teaching golf … this week’s video (if done properly) is the most effective back tension release I’ve ever felt! And as much as it will help your golf swing … you’ll feel better, and much more nimble in your overall life!

Watch on YouTube – https://youtu.be/YqGimapYXcc

Training To Get Your Swing Through The Golf Ball For Power

Most people that play golf are stuck on a golf score plateau … meaning after a few years of playing … your scoring range doesn’t change much. For example: some Golfers get stuck between 92 and 102.

Sometimes you’re hitting the ball well and you can taste 89, but collapse somewhere late in your round to end up with a 94. Then your next round, you have to make par on #18 to score 102.

In other words … you’re stuck on a plateau. What do you do?

Most Golfers will start searching for tips that sometimes result in quick, short-lived improvements … yet, many times resulting in further complicating your golf swing with another thing to think about!

During these past 27 years (in 1992 I moved to Florida to become a Golf Professional) … one of the nuggets I learned is that Golfers will do just about anything to improve their game: buying new golf clubs, taking lessons, practicing their swing at the range or simulator, researching which type of ball to play, buying training aids with incredible boasts, trying to understand Tracman data, etc.

Yet, while Golfers are so willing to throw money at trying to fix their swing … why are so many Golfers resistant to working on making their body a little more athletic? A push-up a day for 30 days will be more valuable to your golf swing than a 30 minute golf lesson!

This week’s video isn’t about push-ups … however, it’ll certainly help you to swing through the ball more consistently!

Watch on YouTube – https://youtu.be/BIYkEXrli-Q

Where Does Power Come From In The Golf Swing?

Where Does Power Come From In The Golf Swing?

 

What if you do have power … however, something’s blocking your power from happening smoothly in your golf swing? Thus, resulting in you often feeling as if you’re swinging too hard, too fast, too quick … and hitting errant shots!

In the world of athletics (golf included), there are multiple factors that contribute to the success of the participant … 3 of these factors are: speed, agility, and quickness.

  • Speed – the ability to move the body in one direction as fast as possible while staying in control (yes, important in the golf swing)
  • Agility – the ability to accelerate, stabilize, and quickly change directions with proper posture (yes, important in the golf swing)
  • Quickness – the ability to react and move the body with a maximum rate of force (yes, important in the golf swing)

Whether it’s football, boxing, trail running, tennis, or golf … the better you’re able to control these 3 factors determines how well you do.

For example – a PGA or LPGA Tour Player spends much time in the off-season working on these 3 parts so that they can naturally improve the mechanics of their swing. Because these Players know that many of the swing techniques they’re trying to implement are dependent on what their body is capable of doing. And if the body isn’t capable of turning through like you want to … your brain will find a compensation to get around that problem.

Yet, these compensations create inconsistency in your golf swing such as lifting up, coming over the top, etc, etc

More power and consistency is possible if you understand what’s blocking your swing. Use this Winter’s Golf Hibernation to find your consistent swing by improving your Speed, Agility & Quickness:

Video – Hit The Golf Ball On The Course As Well As You Do On The Range!

When you analyze your golf swing … do you judge yourself by how well you hit the ball on the Driving Range … or how you play on the golf course?

Your answer interests me because I’ve never met a human that hits the ball equally as well in both places … with Mo Norman being the closest I’ve witnessed.

The amount of Consistency you see in your game relates to the disparity between your ‘range swing’ and ‘your course swing’. Meaning – a Golfer that feels fairly good about their swing on the range, but stinks it up on the course … is most likely ‘A Ball Beater’!

Definition of a ‘Ball Beater” – a frustrated Golfer that hits ball after ball while regularly trying out a new swing tip or scanning their memory banks to remember an old tip that helped in the past.

Perhaps you know someone like that?

If you’re looking to bring your Range Swing to the Golf Course more frequently:
YouTube – https://youtu.be/0lkGhrOrjPc

Is My Golf Swing More Mental Or Physical?!

Whether Golf is more ‘Mental or Physical’ has been debated for as long as I’ve been around the game … and started well before I stepped on this planet.

Is one more important than the other … or is it a balance that creates a consistent golf swing?

When one’s mind isn’t clear … it’s difficult to sync up the physical movements in your golf swing. So, perhaps … your golf swing starts in your mind … yet, the limitations of your body (physical) sends signals back to the brain saying whether it can or can’t do what you’re asking for. With the brain then coming up with a ‘McGyver’ type of compensation to make up for your physical limitations.

Thus, a lack of consistency! As it takes incredible skill to be repeatedly consistent while managing multiple compensations in your golf swing.

This week’s video will introduce you to the Anxiety Scale … and how understanding the scale can help you to better balance the Mental and Physical to play a more consistent game on the golf course.

Are You Attempting To Not Use Your Hands In Your Golf Swing?

Syncing Your Body & Hands Produces More Consistency!

Many Golfers that come to GMS tell us that they’ve been told not to use their hands in the golf swing – “My Pro told me to take my hands out of the swing!”

Yet, that Pro might be telling you this because that is what they do in their own golf swing. Even though his/her problem shot is hitting the ball with a lot of power, albeit to the left. You on the other-hand are hitting the ball with less power (than you’re capable of) and off to the right.

Yes, the Pro might need to take his/her hands out of their swing to prevent hitting hooks to the left. However, your “Hot Issue” of hitting to the right might mean that you need more hands in your golf swing.

So taking your hands out of the swing is just going to make you weaker and having your golf balls flying farther right!!!

This week’s video will continue with last week’s theme of learning how to incorporate your hands so that they work equally with your body.

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‘Using Your Body To Get Through The Golf Ball For Power!’

This Week’s Video – Create Natural Power Without Swinging Too Hard!

Does Power come from the Turn? Does it come from your hips? Does it come from whipping your arms & hands? Or is it the perfect combination that creates your very best shots?

Yet, when Golfers want to give a little extra power to a shot … those body parts often have different ideas on what creates power. Thus, we mostly experience bad shots when trying to hit the golf ball a little farther than our skill level allows.

This week’s video focuses on how to get your body more connected to produce better shots more often … by hitting from the knees!

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YouTube – https://youtu.be/38WSyTA42oQ

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‘How Much Do You Need To Open Your Club In the Sand Trap?’

This Week’s Video – Opening Your Clubface Too Much Could Be Trapping You!

If you’re having trouble in the sand bunker … could you be trying to do too many tasks such as opening your club face and your stance, as well as stressing over hitting the absolute proper amount of sand at a precise measurement before the golf ball?

What if I told you that getting out of the sand isn’t as tough as some Golfers make it? And while it’s not always easy to get out in one shot … are you making it tougher than necessary?

This week’s video will give an introduction to show you how the sand bunker isn’t as difficult as many Golfers make it. And that some techniques being taught … are making the sand tougher than necessary!

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YouTube – https://youtu.be/UKmIA5vGchQ

‘Getting Through The Golf Ball For More Distance Can Be Improved With One Simple Move!’

Watch This Week’s Video – Flare It Out & Air It Out!

If you’re having trouble getting through the golf ball … does that mean you need to force your hips and shoulders to turn?

What if I told you that something as simple as turning your foot could improve your shoulder and hip turn … resulting in a smoother swing? The PGA Tour Pros do it … do you?

This week’s video will show you how simple it can be to improve your turn, follow-through, and finish!

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‘You Can Practice Distance & Accuracy At The Same Time Using This Drill!’

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Finding the perfect combination of distance and accuracy should be at the top of the list for any Golfer that wants to have fun playing golf. Because when you do find your swing … you hit your best, most satisfying golf shots.

Though, most Golfers we meet are working on their golf swing with the “Either Or” Approach. Meaning they’re either working on distance or accuracy … however, they aren’t doing the things necessary to work on both at the same time.

Many Golfers that work on fixing their slice … end up losing a lot of the distance they used to have. So working on Distance & Accuracy together is ‘muy importante!’ … if you truly want to become more consistent.

This week’s video should help you to better understand how you can practice both without overthinking!

Use Natural Hip & Body Movement To Create Consistency & Power In Your Golf Swing

‘It’s As Simple As A Wood-Chop! Chop Wood For Golf Swing Consistency!’

Consistency is more easily repeated when your body works together to create a powerful golf swing.

Yet, because much of the Golf Instruction that’s readily available focuses on working on individual parts until their perfect: hips, shoulders, arms, wrists, weight shift, head down, left arm straight. Many Golfers become ‘Head Cases’ when they can’t coordinate these movements on a fairly consistent basis!

When you can Feel your body working together … it’s much easier to repeat the good swings, as well as experiencing far less anxiety while trying to find your “Lost Swing!”

This week’s video should help you to better understand how the hip turn, shoulder turn, and weight shift can happen more naturally

What’s Preventing You From Finishing Your Follow-through? Watch This Week’s Video!

‘Improved Distance, Accuracy & Consistency’

Although not being able to Follow-through does not determine how the ball flies … it does show that something in your golf swing maybe out of sync prior to the club meeting the golf ball.

Though, you can’t fix a bad Follow-through by practicing your Follow-through!

Not being able to Follow-through is an Effect of something else malfunctioning … thus, we have to look deeper into your golf swing to uncover what’s impeding your Follow-through … The Cause!

Where most Golf Instruction fails is that the Instructor tries to fix the Effect before finding the Cause … and that’s when the chaos begins.

In this week’s video … Marc will show what might be preventing you from moving through the ball. As well as demonstrating how you can dig further into your swing to find your own “Tour Pro Finish”

Releasing Your Golf Swing To Hit The Golf Ball Farther … Watch This Week’s Video!

Golfers looking for more distance are often battling between swaying too much or protecting against the sway by standing overly stiff. Even the PGA & LPGA Tour Players have to work on balancing too much vs too little while they practice. So you probably should also!

We have found that the more successful the Golfer … the better they’re able to find the balance between power and control. The less skilled the Golfer … the harder it is to find that balance.

So how can you release more power while maintaining accuracy?

With this week’s video/drill, you can start determining how much is too much, how much is too little, and of course … how much is perfect for your golf swing.

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Create Power In Your Golf Swing For More Distance

‘Learn To Balance Accuracy With The Desire For Distance’
When you try to smash the ball as far as you can … you’ll see your accuracy decrease

Which often leads many Golfers to being overly focused on swinging slower than they are capable of … just so you can “Keep The Ball In Play”

Which causes you to hit the ball 20 yards less than you should be … making holes play longer … and rarely allowing yourself to experience the exhilaration of ‘Bombing A Drive Down The Fairway!’

Being able to balance power  … while maintaining enough accuracy to keep the golf ball in play – is what the PGA & LPGA Tour Players also have to be conscious about every time they swing

Yet, the Tour Players didn’t master that balance overnight … it takes years of practice mixed with trial and error … to earn the high level of control they have … both physically and mentally

This week’s video gives you a visual of how you can start syncing your body, arms and legs to hit longer golf shots while “Keeping The Ball In Play”

Are You Over The Top? Swinging Outside In?

  • Why Am I Coming Over The Top?
  • What Causes It To Happen Continually?
  • Am I Working Too Hard On Completely Trying To Fix It?
  • How Concerned Should I Be?
Are you looking to eliminate your slice, or at least not slice as much? Do you want to draw the golf ball?
Become a Golfer where you can control your golf swing so that you hit straighter and longer golf shots!
You’ll surely see/hear something different than the usual ‘golf tip’ by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video:

Learn To Turn In Your Golf Swing – Golf Improvement Weekly

Watch This Week’s Video To Answer These Questions!

  • Are my shoulders supposed to start the turn?
  • Could my upper body be causing me to ‘swing over the top’?
  • Can I sync my upper body with my lower body for a smoother swing?
  • Is there a Drill I can practice to improve my upper body movement?

If you’d like to understand how to turn your upper body so that you can create consistency and power in your golf swing … you’ll surely see/hear something different than the usual ‘golf tips’ by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video

Should You Swing Your Body Or Swing The Golf Club

Are you in control of the golf club … or is it in control of you:

  • Do you lose power/distance because you’re focused on moving the club on a certain swing path or position?
  • If your club is on the ‘correct’ swing path … does that mean your body is also moving correctly?
  • Which is more important to consistency … body movement or club position?

Many Golfers are focused on moving the golf club on a ‘correct’ swing path or swing plane. Yet, the effort you’re using to do so may be negatively effecting how well you hit the golf ball.

If you’re looking for more power, accuracy, and better consistency in your golf swing … you’ll surely see/hear something different than the usual by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video:

Using Your Hips For Power In The Golf Swing

‘Your Hips … Your Golf Swing’

Turning, Rotating, Opening, Clearing … whatever term(s) you use … you’ve been told to use your hips accordingly. In this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video:
  • What’s The Role Of Your Hips In The Golf Swing?
  • Are You Trying To “Turn/Rotate/Open/Clear” Your Hips Before Hitting The Ball?
  • How Do I Determine When To Start The “Turn/Rotate/Open/Clear” Movement?
  • Do My Hips Help Me To Generate More POWER?!!!!
If you’re curious to understand more about your hips in the golf swing … you’ll surely see/hear something different than the usual by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video

The #1 Golf Swing Myth – Lifting Your Head!!!

Are You Keeping Your Head Still?!!!

Are you trying to keep your head down and/or still when you swing the golf club? If so, congratulations … you have a spot reserved within the largest group of Frustrated Golfers!

Which is unfortunate as this probably isn’t a group of Golfers you want to be a part of … as the lifting of your head isn’t causing the inconsistency in your golf swing.

Wow … that might be a difficult concept for you to digest as it’s the #1 swing thought for most Golfers!!

As Harvey Pennick wrote: ‘Looking up is the biggest alibi ever invented to explain a terrible shot. By the time you look up, you’ve already made the mistake that caused the bad shot.’

If you’re curious to see why it’s not the lifting of your head that’s causing your bad shots … you’ll surely help yourself by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video:

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