Preparation

PLAY BETTER GOLF

Congratulations on deciding to become a better golfer!

Becoming a better golfer requires an understanding of two critical aspects of the golf game.

With all of the golf instruction, tricks, tips, and  fixes out there, the average golfer still has
not become a better golfer, because these two critical aspects are not being emphasized.

Once you discover the critical aspects of becoming a better golfer you will become your own instructor.

You will know what to practice and how to diagnose and correct your swing.

You see there is  a lot of good instruction, but none of it gives you the “WHY”.

Once you discover the “WHY” behind the golf swing you are on your way to becoming a better golfer.

LEARN TO PLAY BETTER GOLF QUICKLY

Play better golf regardless to what level you are at this point.

If you are reasonably athletic and have pretty good hand eye coordination, you can learn to
become a better golfer in a short period of time.

You can work on the two most important things that will help you become a better golfer.

You will still lose a few golf balls and hit some bad shots, but you will become a better golfer.

The key is to help you become a better golfer by focusing on the two things that are most important
to help you play better golf and have more fun.

You will be able to eliminate all of the other clutter that many people try to tell you about the golf swing
and just focus on what’s important.

GET READY TO BECOME A BETTER GOLFER

Many golfers believe that being in good shape physically will help them play better golf.

That’s why many golfers are starting to incorporate workout routines into their weekly activity.

This is great for health and wellness and to help you become a better golfer

A weekly workout routine will help you to recover quickly,  not get as tired during the round,
and help you play better golf.

This is very important toward the end of the round when you get tired physically.

Additionally, this will help you recover quickly and you won’t be so sore and tired after your round.

Incorporate a workout into your weekly routine to help you become a better golfer.

WHAT TO PRACTICE TO PLAY BETTER GOLF

Is Practice Important to become a better golfer?

• Practice is the key to improving and playing better golf.
• Practice allows you to play better golf without thinking about your swing while your are playing.
• Practice gives you the confidence to hit good shots.

Practice Strategies:
Practice is obviously needed to become a better golfer, but what should I practice.

What I should work on at my practice sessions and how often should I practice?

Let your goals and your desires dictate what you should practice and how you should practice.

Practice what will help you to become a better golfer and have more fun while playing.

Finding out what’s important to you, what will give you more confidence, what will help you
have more fun,and  what will help you become a better golfer, should be your goals for practice.

Keep it simple and be sure to work on your goals and not what other say.

There are plenty of opinions out there that will give you advice on how to practice.

I have written a article on practice and how I approach my practice routine.

CONDITION TO BECOME A BETTER GOLFER

Now that it’s winter in most parts of the country, but summer is not too far away,
lets talk about getting ready for the golfing season.

Most golfers are looking for the solution to playing better golf, but it is not happening.

There is a way you can become a better golfer with just a few minutes per day.

What is it that high level golfers and professionals do that we can do to become better
golfers and increase our performance on the course.

If you are like most golfer you want to play better golf and :

  • Increase your driving distance
  • Increase your energy level
  • Increase flexibility
  • Put that competitive fire in your game

You see I’ve always worked out, but until I started focusing on golf specific exercises, I
was not in golf shape.

To become a better golfer you must focus on golf specific exercises.

GET READY FOR THE SEASON: ( Link to Body for Golf )

PLAY BETTER GOLF WITHOUT INSTRUCTIONS

Becoming a better golfer means that you have to be able to diagnose your own swing.

If you are like most golfers tend to hit the ball to the right, which is called a slice.

You have been told lots of ways to fix it and you have tried lots of different ways to correct your slice.
But you still can’t stop slicing.

Many golfers are told and still believe that the direction of the golf ball flight is primarily a result of the clubhead path.

You’ve heard the saying, your are hitting over the top is causing you to slice.
Hitting over the top in itself is not causing you to slice.

However, there has been a lot of testing recently that has dispelled this myth.
Through the use of technology it has been proven that the clubface orientation (where clubface pointing at impact)
and not the clubhead path (swingpath) is the key influencer of the initial direction of the golf ball.

Numbers have shown that up to 80% of the initial ball flight direction is determined by the clubface orientiation.

By changing your swingpath to correct this fault, you are missing the boat, because only about 15%-20% of the golf ball direction
is affected by the swingpath.

You have tried lots of different ways to correct this, but you still can’t seem to figure out how to control your golf ball.

Visualize three path lines, one is the target line (where you want the ball to end up), one is the swingpath line (path of your swing),
and one is the clubface orientation line (where the clubface is pointing at impact).

The question becomes what is causing my golf ball to slice, fade, or go straight and how can I control this ball flight?

Great question, and the answer lies below.

Summary: There are two things you must do the control your ball flight, it’s initial direction and ending direction ( amount of curve ):

1. Clubface Orientation ( Relative to the Swingpath ) – Open, Square, Closed
2. Clubhead Path – (Swingpath)

Where the clubface in pointing at impact (clubface orientation) is the line the ball will start on.

Depending on the clubface angle relative to the swingpath, will determine the amount curve on the ball.

If you can understand this you are able to fix your own swing and make improvements without having to take lessons.

If you have not read the article: Why My Clubface Is Critical In Determining the Golf Ball Flight

Recommend you take a look at it to get a better understanding of swingpath and clubface orientation.

This will also help you when you get those individuals that want to offer unsolicited help on the course about how to fix your swing.

In order to control your ball flight, you must learn to control your clubface orientation and your swingpath.

With this knowledge you are in control of your own destiny.

You have control of fixing your swing and understanding why your golf ball is going in a certain direction.

You can make on the spot corrections, just like the good players do.

That is why I recommend a simple system that will show you the parts of the golf swing each piece at a time.
The system should include the setup, grip, alignment, timing, backswing, and downswing.

becasue it will help you idenfity what causes a particular shot.
As a result you will abel to correct the slice foreve

WHAT ARE YOU AIMING AT

Learn to aim properly to become a better golfer.

A large majority of the golfers I see aim well right of the target line in an attempt to hit a draw.

Why Do Most Golfers Want To Hit A Draw
Many golfers still believe that the draw will go farther than a straight or fade shot.
I think its an ego thing and they belive that all good golfers hit a draw.

However, many of the greatest players ever have hit fades.

I believe that the average golfer will be better off with a straight ball fight or a slight fade,
because it is much easier to hit and control.

This is much easier to control and feels a lot more natural.
The reason is because, the natural tendency for most golfers is to hit the ball with a square to slightly open face, relative to the swingpath.

The reason I say this is that most slicers don’t have a problem with their clubface orientation, because their ball usually starts out straight or slightly left of the target line.

The problem for most slicers is their swingpath.

So, the questions becomes why do so many golfer aim far right of the target and try to hit a draw back into the fairway?

Great question, and the answer is complex, but they are trying to hit it long and they believer a draw will do it.

The average golfer is putting themselves in a really bad position by aiming so far right.

I’m wondering to myself, what are they aiming at?

In order to control your ball flight, you must learn to control your clubface orientation and your swingpath.

All things being equal, clubhead speed, angle of attack, spin loft, launch angle, and spin rate, a draw and
a fade will go the same distance.

That is why I recommend a simple system that will show you the parts of the golf swing each piece at a time.
The system should include the setup, grip, alignment, timing, backswing, and downswing.

becasue it will help you idenfity what causes a particular shot.
As a result you will abel to correct the slice forever.