Category: Golf Swing Tips

‘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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‘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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‘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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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

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:

The #2 Golf Swing Myth – Your Grip Needs To Be Interlock or Overlap

The Grip Is Boring… But, Muy Importante!!!

”Where’d you learn how to grip the golf club?”
Are you using an interlock grip or overlap grip?

Most people are taught a golf grip by someone that has been playing golf since they were younger than a teenager. Yet, the majority of people taking these lessons are doing so after the age of 40.

There’s a huge difference when you learn and practice holding a golf club 1000’s of times before entering high school vs picking up a club when you’re closer to retirement than you are to your high school graduation!

The way you hold your hands on the club is an important catalyst towards how well you’ll hit the golf ball … however, it’s not about how many knuckles you see or where the v’s are pointing or blah, blah, blah.

It’s more about — ‘Am I in control of the golf club, yet not squeezing too tight?’ For many Golfers it’s an either/or proposition. Meaning – your golf swing is either out of control when you’re attempting to hit the ball long and straight or you’re squeezing your hands too tight in order to stay in control of the golf club.

What’s The Solution?!!

If you’re curious to see if you’re current grip is the ideal grip for you … you’ll surely help yourself by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video:

The #3 Golf Swing Myth – How To Stop Swaying In Your Backswing

You’re Swaying! You’re Swaying! You’re Swaying!

Is there a Golfer alive that hasn’t been accused of dancing with the ‘evil sway’?
  • What is a sway in the golf swing?
  • How do I know if I am swaying in my backswing?
  • Do I really have a sway just because another Golfer or Professional told me I’m doing it?
  • What inconsistent swing habits (compensations) have I created because I’m trying not to sway?
These are important questions that I believe Golfers of all skill levels should be asking themselves … as the ‘diabolical sway’ is often misdiagnosed in golf lessons. Which leads many Golfers to go on a frustrating search for golf tips and swing techniques to stop what they’ve been told is hurting their golf swing.
Yet, the accumulation of these supposed solutions are most likely causing other issues in your golf swing … meaning you’re just going to be overloaded with even more swing tips each time you go to hit the golf ball.

Improving your Swing Mechanics is essential to better golf … however, we’ve found that it’s difficult for many Golfers to improve their golf swing mechanics when you’re trying to stand too still to avoid the ‘repulsive sway’!

If you’re tired of being told that you’re swaying in your golf swing … you’ll surely help yourself by watching ‘The #3 Swing Myth – That’s Holding You Back’ in this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video:

The #4 Golf Swing Myth – You Need Perfect Alignment (Aim) To Hit The Golf Ball Straight

The #4 Golf Swing Myth … Perfect Alignment Of Your Feet
Swing Tips Like The Above Are Probably Making You An Even More Inconsistent Golfer!

Last week we showed the #5 Golf Swing Myth – related to having a “Baseball Swing” Golf Swing. This week the countdown continues with the #4 Golf Swing Myth

Alignment (or aiming) is often taught be telling the Golfer to aim parallel to their target. Where the Golfer needs to have their feet on a straight line just slightly left of the target (for a right hand Golfer). And that if your feet are aimed a little to the left or right … you don’t have a chance to hit the ball straight to the target.
This myth is untrue – you don’t need to be perfectly parallel to your target.
Watch this video to see how you can work on your aim and alignment based on your personal golf swing

The #5 Golf Swing Myth – The Baseball Swing Is Messing Me Up!

The Top 5 Myths You Might Be Trying In Your Swing … That’s Probably Making You Even More Inconsistent

Have you been told that you’re an Inconsistent Golfer because you swing the golf club like a baseball swing?
Many Golfers have been told that a baseball swing is messing up their golf swing. Yet, just like many other sports moves … a baseball swing is very similar to a golf swing.
The athletic motion of the body moving through the ball with the club/bat swinging around the body … is almost the same motion whether you’re playing golf or baseball. The same is true with returning a ball in tennis … the way the body moves through the ball is similar to the golf swing.

The golf swing is similar to many other sports moves that you can learn to incorporate into your golf swing to become a more natural Golfer that is much more consistent on the golf course

Watch this video to see more about how you can improve your golf swing … you’ll surely help yourself by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video to see the #5 Golf Swing Myth

Are Your Ready To Make Your Best, Most Consistent Golf Swing

Are Your Ready To Make Your Best Golf Swing?

To be prepared to make your best golf swing goes beyond your grip, swing path and follow-through. Because if you’re not ready … you’re not going to be able to make a consistent golf swing.
  • Will you be able to hold the club in your hands with a loose, but firm grip if your fingers and forearms are squeezing too tight?
  • Will your golf club move on a consistent swing path on your back and forward swing … if your body is not warmed up and stretched correctly?
  • Will you be able to turn your body through to complete your swing to the fullest finish position (a follow-through that your body allows) if your hips, core and shoulders are tight?
The answer to all three questions is — of course not!

Improving your Golf Swing Mechanics is essential to better, more consistent golf … however, we have found that it’s difficult for many Golfers to improve their golf swing mechanics when their hands, arms, hips, shoulders and overall body doesn’t allow for the movements that allow for consistent swing mechanics to happen.

Hip turn and shoulder turn in the golf swing can be improved to help you create a consistent golf swing
If you’d like to continue to improve your ability to perform more consistent golf swing mechanics … you’ll surely help yourself by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video –

Using Your Hips For More Power In Your Golf Swing!!!

Think Of Your Golf Swing As If You’re A Machine!
Having more consistent golf swing mechanics is the difference between struggling as a 20+ handicap versus having the confidence of a 10 handicap. However, these swing mechanics can only be incorporated into your golf swing once your body is ready.

Most Golfers are trying to force the ‘correct’ swing mechanics into a body that might not be physically able (at this point) to allow those swing techniques.

So the Golfer goes on yet another search for more golf swing tips because the previous ones aren’t working. Thus, adding even more swing thoughts on top of all the other golf swing tips that you’ve already tried!

Every machine needs to be properly maintained if it’s going to work effectively and consistently … and your body is the most important machine in your life!

‘Most People Treat Their Car Better Than They Treat Their Body — Though, You Can’t Lease A New Body Every Two Years!’
You can start the process of training your body to allow for proper swing mechanics by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video –

Improve Your Turn For More Consistency In The Golf Swing

Are You Properly Turning Your Shoulders & Hips In Your Golf Swing?

What are you focusing on in your golf swing when you hit a golf ball? For many Golfers … they’re thinking about their shoulder turn and hip turn.

And while there’s nothing wrong with that … there are many ways to turn in your golf swing … yet, not all are efficient (correct) for your golf swing.

Turning your shoulders and/or hips is too general of a concept for each person to consistently implement. What a turn feels like for one Golfer may feel like a sway for another – a reverse pivot for another – or over-rotated or under-rotated for another.

Each Golfer reading this has a different Feel … so each of us will have a slightly different turning motion in our personal golf swing.

So how do you find how to turn in the golf swing? You can start the process of feeling your proper swing rotation by watching this week’s Golf Improvement Weekly Video:

In The Golf Swing You Need To Turn Your Shoulders & Hips, And Don’t Forget To Shift Your Weight!!

Turn Your Shoulders & Hips, And Don’t Forget To Shift Your Weight!!

Most people are taught to swing the golf club by being told to turn their shoulders & hips, as you shift your weight while keeping your head still. And while you may succeed in coordinating all of these golf swing techniques at the same time … you still need to be able to make solid contact with the clubface pointing straight!!

While the golf swing is most often taught using complex swing tips that you’re told that you need to master … it’s not as complicated as it is often taught. The golf swing is an athletic move like the ones used in tennis, hockey, soccer, football, etc.

For example – the golf swing isn’t as complex as a baseball swing. As hitting a baseball includes a ball that’s moving very fast (while you having to be aware enough to get out of the way of an errant throw towards your body or head), as well a bat that has a rounded hitting area.

When you’re ready to stop making your golf swing overly complicated and would like to have more fun hitting good golf shots … watch this week’s video (it’s the 3rd in a series about Feeling Your Golf Swing) … so that you can start to move away from thinking too much while trying to hit a golf ball!

Understanding Your ‘Swing Feel’ Will Improve Your Consistency!

Understanding Your ‘Swing Feel’ Will Improve Your Consistency!

Your golf swing can be finicky – one hole it can feel as if you’re ready to become a PGA or LPGA Tour Player … and the next hole you feel like you’ve never picked up a golf club before.

Where does it go? And more importantly … “How Do I Get My Golf Swing Back?!”

We’ve found that Happy Golfers are able to Feel the movements in their golf swing … better than Frustrated Golfers are able to. That doesn’t mean that they’re thinking about the different parts of their swing. It just means they have a higher sense of knowing when something in their golf swing is slightly off.

Whereas a Frustrated Golfer usually doesn’t sense their golf swing is off until they hit the golf ball … the Happy Golfer can Feel (sense) that something is off before they set-up to hit the golf ball. As well as understand how to use a swing drill so that they regain a consistent golf swing in a minimal amount of time.

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Parallel Hands Drill (Power & Consistency In Your Golf Swing) Part 2

To become connected in your golf swing to create power and consistency … you need to understand the Feel of your golf swing. This goes beyond trying to turn your shoulders, hips and shifting your weight.

We highly recommend you watch Part 1 of this Drill – vimeo.com/305549943 – before watching this video (Part 2)

A Golf Swing Drill For Getting Your Arms & Body In Sync – Part 1


Is you golf swing inconsistent because it’s difficult to consistently coordinate the different parts of your golf swing? Would your golf swing become more consistent if you could have your hips, arms, shoulders and weight working together?

If so … use this drill (Parallel Hands) to discover how to feel your golf swing … so that you can start to feel consistency!

Coordinate Your Golf Swing Using Your Center

Are you trying to coordinate the movement of shoulders, hips, weight shift, arms, etc? Although we probably know the answer … how consistent and effective has that been for you?

“Sometimes I turn my shoulders correctly, but my hips don’t turn. Other times I can turn my hips, but then my weight doesn’t shift. I just can’t find much consistency!”

Why do the better Players look so smooth and fluid?

Turning Your Shoulders In Your Golf Swing

Your shoulders play a vital role in every athletic movement. Yet, not understanding it’s role in the golf swing will have you chasing a constant flow of tips in your attempt to hit the golf ball better.

In this week’s GIW, Marc Solomon, PGA Professional and owner of Golf Made Simple, busts another myth in the ‘Over-Taught Golf Swing’

‘The Solution – What Moves Your Golf Swing?’ (video) Golf Improvement Weekly

This week … we’re going to start speaking about and demonstrating the ‘Cause’ of the issues creating frustration in your golf swing. In prior weeks … we’ve spoken about the ‘Effects’ that most Golfers are struggling to correct in their golf swing.

How much have you focused on your Center of Gravity when practicing and/or playing? Well, if you haven’t … you should! Your Center of Gravity dictates how well your arms, hips and legs move together when swinging your golf club.

What does a happy, successful Golfer think about and try to do in their golf swing?

What does the frustrated Golfer think about and try to do?

What Moves Your Golf Swing – Golf Improvement Weekly from Marc Solomon, PGA Professional on Vimeo.

Are You Coming Over The Top In Your Golf Swing? (video) – Golf Improvement Weekly

‘Over The Top, Outside In, Casting … Why Can’t I Stop?’

The over-taught golf swing often creates problems … rather than solving them. One of these swing issues is often mis-diagnosed as a ‘Cause’ … when in fact, it’s an ‘Effect’.
“If I could fix my over the top swing …I could hit the ball better!”
Yet, the more things you try to incorporate into your golf swing … the more bouts of inconsistency you need to battle against.

Why You May Have Trouble Completing Your Follow Through (video) – Golf Improvement Weekly

‘Are You Hanging Back And Having Trouble Finishing Your Swing?!’

A huge number of Golfers tell us they have trouble shifting their weight & following through … which causes them to lose distance and accuracy!
“If I could just shift my weight and complete my swing … I’d be happy!”
It seems like it should be such an easy thing to do … but, why do so many Golfers consistently have trouble finishing their swing?

Is it OK to Bend My Left Arm? (video) – Golf Improvement Weekly

‘My Arm Is Bending … I Need To Keep It Straight!’

You’ve heard it a million times … and you’ve felt it happen more times than you want to admit!
“You need to keep your left arm straight … you need to stop chicken winging it on your follow-through!”
It seems like it should be such an easy thing to do … but, you can’t consistently control it even when you concentrate to make sure you it doesn’t bend.

How To Naturally Finish Your Golf Swing

If you had to describe the most important swing technique you need to do … what would it be?

Thoughts such as: swing slow; head still; turn; release; stay down; and follow-through … seem to be amongst the most frequent we hear each day. Yet, the most popular is undoubtedly … “finish the swing”. As many Golfers feel as if their bad shots often happen because they don’t complete their golf swing … “I stop my swing – sometimes I just can’t finish!”
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Are You Full Of Swing Tips

Believe me – when it comes to golf tips … we may not have heard it all, but we sure have heard a lot. Holy moly, we hear the same swing tips over and over from Golfers coming to see us when we ask them “what have you been working on in your swing?”

From “I’m trying to close my stance and put the ball farther back to draw the ball” to “I’m trying to get my swing more flat so that I stop coming over the top on my downswing”.
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Your Backswing Determines Your Forward Swing

As most Golfers that hit inconsistent shots are trying to get a better understanding of why they don’t see consistency … even when talking about their bad shots. Why does one shot go right and the next goes left? “If I’m doing the same thing wrong … shouldn’t my bad shots be similar?”

To give you an answer – you must understand that the same bad movement on your backswing can cause different bad shots on your forward swing. Meaning the same error on your backswing could cause you to hit a ball too far right on one shot … while having you hit the ball too far left on your next shot.
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Are Your Hips Causing Your Golf Swing Issues?

As the “Golf Tip” has become the “go to” source of instruction for most Golfers trying to improve … it rarely works to give more than temporary relief to what most likely is a bigger swing issue. Or in other words … “swing tips” work as well as using aspirin to cure cancer.

Yet, frustrated Golfers continually try to find the next tip that will magically transform their inconsistent swing into something they can be proud of. Though forever disappointed in their less than stellar results … the Golfer is a persistent creature of habit that’s comfortable using this next tip mentality.
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More Compensations In Your Golf Swing

What are you currently working on in your golf swing? Many Golfers answer: “I’m trying to bring the club back more to the inside.”

What are you focusing on to be able to do that consistently? “I have to have my hands and right elbow come closer to my body … instead of away from my body.”

Does it help you to hit better shots? “Yes, when I do it correctly. But that’s only about half the time.”
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The 8 Commandments To Better Golf

1. I will never go to the driving range to work on my golf swing without a Practice PLAN based on using a specific drill after every 6 shots.

Golfers often have ineffective practice habits when they go to the driving range. Remember, the hitting of the golf ball shouldn’t be considered practice.

Practicing a drill to work on a specific area of your swing is effective practice. The hitting of the golf ball should be used to indicate what drill you should practice before hitting your next 6 golf balls.
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Is Your Golf Swing Fixable?

The golf swing is a series of “Causes and Effects” that determine whether you hit a good shot or not.

When you hit a good shot – it’s because you either have a perfect golf swing … or you have a swing flaw, but you were able to align your compensations to produce a good shot.

The interesting thing about the statement above is that no one in the history of the world has ever had a perfect swing. Every person has a swing flaw. However, the better the Golfer … the less the flaws.
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Should You Try To Hit Down On The Golf Ball?

One of the most frustrating aspects of playing golf is when you hit one good shot … then follow it up with a poor shot that you hit the ground before the golf ball.

This inconsistency is often caused when a Golfer is trying to get under the ball with their golf club to help it up in the air. The good news is that sometimes you get lucky and hit a good shot … but the bad news is that many times you either hit the ground first or you lift up to try to avoid hitting the ground.
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Finding One Golf Swing That Works

Here’s a test for you: when on the golf course, do you ever have days where you hit your irons well … but have a bad day hitting your Driver? Or you hit your Driver well … but all of sudden you forget how to hit your fairway woods?

If you answered yes to either (or both) of those questions … you’re the Golfer that relies on different golf swings for each of these shots: a chip, a pitch, another swing for wedges, a mid iron swing, a long iron swing, a hybrid swing, a fairway wood swing, and of course … a Driver swing. Thus, if you continue this philosophy … you’ll be a permanent member of the “League of Frustrated Golfers”.
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Swing Techniques – Does More Advanced Mean More Better?

It seems that the more a Golfer struggles … the more he/she starts looking for more advanced techniques to solve their problems. Yet, the more advanced the technique you attempt to implement … the worse your swing gets … because “more advanced” also means more difficult.

In order for a Golfer to see improvement … he/she first needs to come to grips with their current skill level. Because there are many Golfers that do not break 90 and 100 that are trying the same (or similar) techniques used by the Tour Players.
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The Fragmented Swing Of The Frustrated Golfer

One of our Instructors and I were talking the other night about the increased frustration we’ve seen in Golfers over their inconsistency. We were comparing how much more confused Golfers are about their swings nowadays compared to just 8 years ago.

Yes, Golfers have probably always gotten frustrated since the beginnings of the game. But we’re seeing more people than ever who are at their wit’s end and ready to give up.
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Three Simple Thoughts For Your Golf Swing

We have found that to improve your golf swing so that you’re hitting better shots and scoring better on the golf course – Golfers need to improve the ‘tangibles’ in their golf swing … as well as the ‘intangibles’.

A ‘tangible’ would be your golf swing mechanics.

The ‘intangibles’ are the little things that the best Players consistently use … while regular Golfers often ignore. Now this may not be your fault as these ‘intangibles’ may have never been brought to your attention. As most Golfers are taught to focus 100% of their attention on their swing mechanics until they get it.
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Golf Has Been Good To Me!

Golf is truly an International Game. Let me give you this example: In the 90-days, from this past Monday, October 4th till the beginning of December we’ll have had golfers come to see us from Japan, Switzerland, Mexico, Malta, Australia, India, Canada, Nigeria and of course the United States. Showing – It doesn’t matter what country you live in – if you play golf, you’re always trying to get better.
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How Many Golf Instructors Does It Take?

How may Golf Instructors does it take to screw in a light bulb? If it’s the same amount that it took for me to get my golf swing consistent enough to think about becoming a PGA Professional – it’s a lot more than 1 and little less than 100.

In order to screw in the light bulb – one Instructor will tell you that first you need to position the ladder, then climb up to see what type of light bulb is already being used, then climb back down to get the replacement bulb, then climb back-up to take out the old bulb and put the new one in.
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I’ve Found The Secret To Golf

What’s the Secret?

Is it something in your grip? Could it be that you need to see 3 knuckles instead of 2 knuckles?

Could it be to start your swing with a little more wrist hinge so that you can set the club with more ease?

How about thinking of the acronym HASH as you swing back? You know HASH, don’t you? Meaning the order in which you should move your body parts as you swing the club back –
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Are You Playing For Score?

“Play For Your PLAN, don’t plan for your score.” If you can live by this simple sentence on the golf course, you can succeed in playing well.

If you turn it around to say – “Play for your score, don’t plan for your PLAN” – you’re pretty much going to be a frustrated golfer. Or as we say – you’re a Monkey. And we all know there’s too many Monkeys out there for our own good.
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This Is My Worst

How bad do you want it? It seems that the more you sit inside and the less you’re out playing golf – the more excited and optimistic about your golf game you become. Isn’t that odd? Odd, why odd? Because you might not believe this, but there are people out there that get upset on the golf course. Really, strange as that may seem, there are. I’ve seen it before with my own eyes.
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Do You Remember?

Do you remember this from January 4, 2004? It was one of our most popular and I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading it again because I’ll wager a good sum of cash that it applies to your golf game!

So Close, Yet So Far Away. That’s my game – I’m so close to breaking through, but I just can’t. I know what it is that I need to do, but for some reason I can’t put it all together at the same time. What’s holding you back from getting it all together at the same time so that you start to see results?
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Have Fun Playing Golf! What makes golf fun for you?

Nothing! Nothing about golf is fun. I really don’t like the game at all. It’s too dang frustrating for me to play because I can’t seem to be consistent enough to enjoy myself out on the golf course. I mean, how can you have fun when all you do is slice the ball into the trees or hit your divots farther than you hit the golf ball? Hey, I can’t help it, that’s my game!
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How To Score On The Golf Course

How To Score!

What’s happening on the golf course around the greens? It’s getting scary out there! When I go out on the golf course I see golfers walking up to play their short game shots with 4-different clubs in their hands and then having a brain meltdown trying to decide which club to use. You ever see anyone do that? It’s like time just stops and their standing over their ball in this purple haze trying to decide what to do.
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Play Golf Like Vince Lombardi

Here’s an analogy for you and your golf game- It’s Football season here in America or as our European, Asian, African, South American, Australian, Mexican and Canadian friends say – it’s American Football season. And one things strikes me every year at about this time – why can’t the Arizona Cardinals ever breakthrough to the next level. Please stay with me, this relates to your golf game!
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How Easy Do You Make Your Golf Swing?

What are 9 of the most popular golf swing thoughts that many Golfers have before hitting a golf ball?

  1. Keep my head still
  2. Left arm straight (right arm for left handed Golfer)
  3. Shift my weight
  4. Eye on the golf ball
  5. Turn my shoulders
  6. Don’t sway
  7. Make sure to swing easy
  8. Clear my hips on the way through
  9. Follow through all the way

Now which of these 9 are you thinking about before and during each shot? What? All 9?! Before and during each shot? Seriously? Wow!!!
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How To Draw The Golf Ball

My understanding of the game of golf is that you’re trying to get the ball into the hole in the least number of strokes possible. Whether it’s for your own personal satisfaction or if you’re in a golf tournament – you’re a winner if you have taken the least amount of strokes.

How you play on the golf course isn’t judged by how beautiful your ball flight is. It isn’t like American Idol or Dancing With The Stars where you get voted off the golf course if you’re not hitting a perfect 1 yard draw.
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How To Break Your Magic Number (And Shoot Your Best Golf Score Ever!)

Breaking through your Magic Number can be one of the hardest, most nerve raking events a Golfer experiences on the golf course. What’s a Magic Number? Your Magic Number is a score that you want to beat for the first time. And many times it drives Golfers crazy when they can’t get past it. Which often times leads to purchases of what are advertised as game changing training aides seen on late night infomercials.
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Top 3 Reasons Your Golf Game Isn’t Improving

#1 You don’t practice enough

Do you need to practice your golf swing in order to improve? This is an often asked, yet excellent question. So to give you an answer, I’d like to use an analogy to make a point about improving your golf swing. If you decided at 40 years old that you wanted to become a pitcher for a local baseball team, however you hadn’t played baseball for 25 years – would you need to practice throwing pitches before your first game?
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The Golden Rules Of The Golf Swing

What movement in sport has more to-do’s, along with more not-to-do’s than the golf swing? In the golf swing we have the Golden Rules like: we need to “shift our weight” – yet not “sway”. In the golf swing we need to “cock our wrists” – yet not “flip our wrists”. In the golf swing most Golfers will tell you that you can’t lift your left heel on the back swing (right handed Golfer) and yet, if you don’t lift your heel – many don’t have the flexibility to make a “perfect” shoulder turn.
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What’s The Toughest Task In Golf?

What’s the most difficult task to accomplish in golf? And please don’t say winning the Masters. So to rephrase this – What’s the most difficult task to accomplish for the mortal golfer?

Well, this is just my opinion, but until proven otherwise I’m sticking with it – Shooting Your Age! What’s Shooting Your Age? It’s when you play a round of golf and your score is the same or less than your age. For example: You’re 72 years old and you scored 72 strokes or less.
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The Weakest Part Of My Game

Why do all great Players say that the weakest part of their game is their short game and the vast majority of Monkey’s say that the weakest part of their game is their long game?

Or let me explain it this way – Do you know how many times I’ve seen a golfer have more than 34 putts during a round of golf? Well, to give you an idea of how many times I’ve seen golfers ruin their score by taking an excessive number of putts – pick a number between 1 and 9 and then add as many zero’s after that number as you can picture (oh, and then add a couple more zero’s after that). And with the consistency of the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, this golfer will look at their scorecard, read out loud that they scored 97 and then with the conviction of a politician say – “If I could just hit my Driver and long irons better, all my problems would be solved!”
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What Is Your Yard Per Pound Ratio?

Let’s hear it for Mark Wilson, the winner of the PGA Tour event a couple of weeks ago in Phoenix, Arizona. Here’s a guy that is 5’8” tall and weighs 145 pounds (1.52 meters and 65.7 kg) … yet he was bombing his Driver 301 yards (275 meters) in the 3rd round of the tournament!

This translates into 2.07 yards per pound (4.18 meters per kilo) with his drives! What’s your yard per pound rating with your Driver? Meaning, if you weigh 200 pounds and your average drive is 220 yards, your rating is: 1.1 yards per pound.
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Can I Ask You a Golf Question?

Can I ask you a question? Do you want to hit the golf ball good? Do you want to hear people say to you – “Oh, you hit that ball good!”?

Now I must ask you – Does my poor English bother you?

Or did you not even notice that I should’ve asked – “May I ask you a question?” along with using word “well” as opposed to “good” in the next 2-sentences. Why do I ask this question? Because even though my English wasn’t proper in those questions, you would’ve probably answered my question without hesitation and without any problems. We could have a nice conversation about your golf game. Yet, on the golf course if your swing isn’t the “Proper Golf Swing” – you might always be trying to make it perfect. And perfection on the golf course isn’t necessary.
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Choke On the Golf Course

How many times have you been on the verge of playing your best round ever only to “Choke” on the last couple of holes? What happened? Why’d you do it?

This is kind of a loaded question because we’ve all done it. Everybody “Chokes”. Now the funny thing is that I’ll most likely get an email from someone saying “No Marc, I’ve never choked before. I’ve seen people do it, but I’ve never choked.” And if you’ve never “Choked” on the last couple of holes, you’ve never lived! “Choking” on the last couple of holes could be one of the best things you can do for your golf game.
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Finally, The 3rd Difference Between Golfers

So if you’ve been reading along the last couple of weeks, you’re probably waiting for the 3rd difference between the 2-golfers. If you’re 1 of the 117 or so new subscribers to Golf Improvement Weekly – let me fill you in on what’s been happening here: I know these 2-golfers that are going in almost opposite directions with their golf games. The first golfer is a 21-handicap that has been playing for 15-years and he’s been stuck as 21-handicap for 13 of those years. The second golfer has a completely different approach to the game and it shows. He’s been playing for 3 1/2 years and this past fall got down to an 11-handicap.
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So Why Such A Difference?

So last week we were trying to figure out why a Golfer I know that has been playing for 15 years has been a 21 handicap for 13 of those years and another golfer I know has been playing for 3 1/2 and this past October got down to an 11 handicap. And the kicker was that they practiced just as much, they’re both in good shape, they both want to improve just as much as the other and they have bought new equipment in the last couple of years.
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The Disappearing Golf Swing!

Have you ever played a round of golf where you were hitting the golf ball well and then all of a sudden you lost your golf swing?

We call that the Disappearing Golf Swing.

We often hear comments from frustrated Golfers that are just coming to see us such as: “I just lost my golf swing! I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I was doing alright, playing my average game … and then I just lost it!”
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Who’s On The First Tee?

Why is it that on the fist tee you can always tell who’s a Player and who’s struggling with inconsistency. I mean even before this golfer swings to hit the golf ball – you can tell how good a shot they’re going to make. The Player just has this look about him/her – they reek of confidence that tells you that he’s/she’s a Player that’s going to hit a beautiful shot – to the point that even if you’re not in this Player’s group, you stop everything you’re doing just to watch them swing. Can you picture this scenario? And I’m not talking about how they dress. It has nothing to do with their clothes – but more to do with their actions.
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See It, Feel It, Do It!

What’s happening on the golf course around the greens? It’s getting scary out there! When I go out on the golf course I see golfers walking up to play their short game shots with 4-different clubs in their hands and then having a brain melt-down trying to decide which club to use. You ever see anyone do that? It’s like time just stops and their standing over their ball in this purple haze trying to decide what to do.
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Short Term Memory Loss on The Golf Course

Have you ever been playing great golf where you were “even par” through 4-holes of golf, and then your buddy or playing partner slices their drive into the water. No big deal, right? Well, it shouldn’t be except that your golfing partner decides this golf ball is more valuable than his house and spends 10-minutes with his ball retriever trying to fish it out of the pond. And as you watch him pull-up 5 other golf balls, he still proceeds to try to find his ball, as your patience starts to wane.
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Easier Said than Done” or “Easier Done than Said

In golf these days there’s a lot of “Easier said than Done” claims being made (if you know what I mean). And it can be confusing when you’re constantly being flooded with advice on how to improve your scores. So you need to determine which products are going to help you and which are a waste of your valuable time and even worse – which are going to “mess you up.”
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Make An Impact With Your Golf Swing

The last word any Golfer wants to say on the golf course is four letters long and starts with an “F” … as in “FORE!”

Because this most likely means you hit a bad shot towards another Golfer.

Listen, there is nothing to be embarrassed about when hitting these shots … we all hit them. I’ve seen PGA and LPGA Tour Players yell “FORE” because of a wayward shot. It really does happen to us all.
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Let’s Talk About Your Golf Swing

We always talk to Golfers that come to see us and ask them “what are you currently working on in your golf swing?” After a brief pause we often get an answer that goes something like this: “I’m working on trying to take the club more on an inside path on the way back. To do this I need to keep my right elbow in closer to my body while turning my shoulders and shifting my weight.”

Now, if that is not already too much to think about … the Golfer often continues by saying: “and I also have been told that I need to keep my left arm straight as I go back because I often bend it too much.”
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Desperate Golfers Often Search For Problem Solving Golf Tips

There are several actions a struggling Golfer can try in their attempt to find their golf swing … or as we like to say: “Getting out of your Bad Streak and moving into Improvement Mode.”

Unfortunately for these Golfers … many of the techniques they use prolong the Bad Streak or sink them even deeper. As it can be said about a Golfer with a struggling golf swing: “A Desperate Golfer often searches for problem solving golf tips which leads to a chronically Frustrated Golfer!”
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The Never’s (Negative Tendencies) Of Your Golf Game

I will never go to the driving range to work on my golf swing without a Practice PLAN based on using specific drills and/or practice techniques after every 5 or 6 shots.

Golfers often have the worst practice habits when they go to the driving range. I cringe to call what most Golfers do as practice. Remember, the hitting of the golf ball isn’t practice. The drill is practice. The hitting of the golf ball is just telling you what drill you will need to practice before hitting your next 6 golf balls.
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Are You An Unsecure Golfer?

The building of a golf swing that will allow a Golfer to improve their consistency should be done one step at a time. Unfortunately many Golfers are not willing to accept the one step at a time process – they’re only satisfied when everything “clicks at the same time”. Yet trying to do too much at one time with your golf swing would probably give you the same results as a pile of money being invested in the stock market on October 9th, 2007. Meaning, you aren’t doing so well with what you invested in either venture.
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