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You need a few things to be a successful player

You need a few things to be a successful player: I usually state a number but I always think of something else so if I say “you need 3 things” it turns out to be 4 or 5, then I have to go back and change the beginning. So we’ll just leave it open ended and talk about some of the things you need, realizing that whatever I list is probably not all inclusive.   First, you need dedication. Without it, the game and the quest for mastery is too frustrating and disappointing. You could write a book about it, but the bottom line is you better have or the game will beat you into submission.   You need either […]

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Online Students: Leif Olson

Everyone has a story in golf, but not many are as interesting and varied as Leif Olson.

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Student Lesson: Mike Sanders

Mike is a high school student who came to me last year after having struggled to make the playing squad for his team.

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Student Lesson: John Shmerler

John is an excellent player, but due to lack of time (he is a successful businessman) and a driver that doesn’t cooperate much of the time he has not been able to play up to his potential.

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Lesson of the Week: Justin Duffie

What you see here is a complete re-tooling of his swing that came about from hours of lessons and hundreds of hours of practice.

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Online Students: Noo Chen

A common problem you will see here is Noo’s sequence, as he starts forward from above the waist due to a lack of thrust from the ground under the right foot.

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RBC Heritage 3rd round Leader: Golf Swing Analysis: Carl Pettersson

It might be surprising to some to see me compare the seemingly ungainly swing of 4 time PGA Tour winner Carl Pettersson with Ben Hogan’s.

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“Bubba’s “No Technique” Win Thrills Chamblee”

Pure talent is a remarkable thing. Most times you find that someone like Bubba is actually a hard worker, just not in a conventional golf sense where you would think to find him grinding on the range. My guess is that he regularly played 36 holes a day or more when he was a kid, and competed every chance he had. We’re talking thousands of hours of golf, and in his case it was obviously the right thing to do. Some people are not built for lessons or any kind of technique approach. The problem is that if the career doesn’t pan out, where do you go for help? No lessons and thinking of nothing does not leave much room […]

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Swing Analysis: The Masters Final Round: It’s Bubba!

If you thought Mickelson was talented and could do amazing things with the ball he’s got nothing on Bubba.

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Tiger’s “Over the Top” Rehearsal: Is it a Cut Swing?

The truth as I see it is that Tiger is evolving out of what Hank Haney had him doing for years.

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