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Playing for Money: Tom Kite Part 4

In this video we see Tom make the change from steepening his club in transition to shallowing it. If anyone was wondering if changing was only hard for the untalented the fact that this is video number 4 should dissuade you from that opinion. In fact, just after Tom sent in this swing (which is much improved over the first swing in the series) he arranged to meet me for an in person lesson at Liberty National in New York, a course he just happened to co-design. I will be doing a video on our time there in short order, so look for that, but meanwhile you can see here that just the right ideas and the proper images can […]

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Playing for Money: Jason Gandy

Jason is a young player just out of college who has aspirations to play golf for a living. As you will see here he has a wonderful, fluid, powerful looking action that appears to have all the potential to be successful. Jason, however, has been struggling with his ball striking, or at least the consistency of his ball striking. Many players with nice moves like Jason can hit great shots with all the quality of a Tour player, but not enough times in a round to shoot the kind of numbers necessary to make money. What we see here is an issue discussed many times on this website, that of the right arm action during the swing and the eventual […]

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Pro Tip of the Week: What is The Furthest Left Point?

The “Pro Tip of the Week” series is short videos of things Tour players do that can benefit your game and lower your score. Pro Tip of the Week videos are free for a limited time period. This weeks pro tip is: “What is The Furthest Left Point?” and features Rory McIlroy and Ernie Els.   Please consider becoming a Premium Member today, click here to become one now.   Excellent site, glad I joined. Enjoying the golf analysis of the great players and feel I’m learning quite a bit. Happy golfing Paul D Be glad you joined too, become a Premium member today! Click here to join now!   Join the forum discussion on this post

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Swing Analysis: Practice Round at the Barclays

This video is kind of long, but you will understand when you start watching and you see shots of Kevin Streelman, Boo Weekley, Luke Donald, Charl Schwartzel and Sergio Garcia shot on the course at 300 fps and a tripod. Kevin was going to play 9 by himself, and when we got to the tee Luke’s caddy was waiting there without Luke. We hit off, and when we were in the fairway Luke hit up as well. As Luke was walking down the fairway Sergio and Charl walked up to the tee and hit off as well. I had the camera and tripod with me, so I took advantage and got some awesome shots. I was psyched to get a […]

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Online Students: Connor Kumpula Part 2

As you will see in Connor’s second lesson he has made a huge change in his swing based on my recommendations, and has gone from not wanting to play to winning the Oregon State Stroke Play Amateur by 3 shots. Hearing that I may have played a role in keeping the young man from leaving the game makes me feel extra good. Here is the follow up letter from his dad, and then my answer.   Wayne, Just got your lesson. It is nice to see concepts turn into success. I am sure sometimes it goes sideways on you. I want to make sure that the drills that Conner is using to get the blade neutral and quiet the right […]

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Playing for Money: Len Mattiace Part 7

Len has had an odd year, playing some decent golf but constantly missing cuts by one or two shots. I haven’t watched him play, but he reports that his putting has been off in some of the events and in others his proximity to the hole is not allowing him to shoot low enough scores. Here we keep working on the swing issues that I see in Lenny’s swing, particularly his tendency to drop his hands downward in transition and shoot his right leg out from under him. In our last session we focused on the fact that he jams the upper right arm into his side too soon in the start down instead of allowing the pull of the […]

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Pro Tip of the Week: Faster is Better

The “Pro Tip of the Week” series is short videos of things Tour players do that can benefit your game and lower your score. Pro Tip of the Week videos are free for a limited time period. This weeks pro tip is: “Faster is Better” and features Ben Hogan, Anthony Kim, Martin Kaymer, and Johnny Miller.   To The Premium Members: Click here to check out the Tempo video that I mention.   To Non-Premium Viewers: Please consider becoming a Premium Member today, click here to become one now.   Excellent site, glad I joined. Enjoying the golf analysis of the great players and feel I’m learning quite a bit. Happy golfing Paul D Be glad you joined too, become a Premium […]

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Online Students: Tommy Lau

There are two major items in Tommy’s swing that, if improved, will provide an opportunity for massive, rapid improvement. They are major issues in any swing, and for Tommy to make them better he has to change the entire motion pattern of his swing. The two are tied together: in the backswing, from the face on view, we see Tommy slide his hips almost 3 inches to the right while keeping his head relatively still (except for upward movement, which is never good). He has put himself into a difficult position from which to properly initiate his downswing, and as he can’t push off from the inside of his right foot over towards his left heel, he has to include […]

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Online Students: Scott Neely

There are those who would say that what I do and the way I approach helping a swing is too “mechanical” or too “technical”, and there are those that say that it’s not technical enough and that the images don’t actually tell the truth. Hey, I like what I do and a lot of people seem to be able to change their swings for the better doing it this way. There is a lot going on here and you actually have to listen intently if you are going to get to the end of it and understand what just happened.

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Online Students: Drew Belt

I did Drew’s swing analysis right after doing a “Pro Tip of the Week” regarding soft arms at address. Drew has the classic look of someone who has tried to emulate the picture in Hogan’s Five Lessons where he says that the arms and elbows should be as close to the body as possible all during the swing. Of course, Hogan never did this in real life, and this one instruction has caused as much damage to average players as any one you could think of.

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