12 Jul

How High Should You Tee Your Driver

By Darren

How High Should You Tee The Ball?

Depending on your preference and whether you set-up more behind the ball and hit up on it will determine how high you tee the ball.

If you set-up behind the ball you will generally tee the ball very high and sometimes you may sky the ball or this can produce high right shots as the right side gets to low through impact.

In our opinion though to be a good driver of the ball requires the clubface to be square through the ball, this requires having a fairly long flat spot. If you swing this way you can simply use a normal size tee.

It is our preference to teach a shallow path into the ball with a longer flat spot as this allows for more distance control.

 

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09 Jun

Student Learns Proper Release for Effortless Power!

By Darren
After our lesson David was ecstatic about the improvements and had the following to say:
 
"I've worked with other top instructors for years and not a single one told me how to release the club through impact."
 
BEFORE ON THE RIGHT :Stuck, flippy over committed into impact with the lower to produce a very high ball flight.
 
AFTER ON THE LEFT :As you can see, his follow through position has changed dramatically in only one lesson.
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18 Mar

My Trip To Tasmania- Playing In The Wind

By Scott

Windy Conditions – 3 Tips For Better Golfing During A Windy Day

Playing golf in windy weather, though extremely challenging, does offer enormous benefits for those players that like to be tested. Understanding how to hit the ball in response to poor weather conditions is the sign of a great golf player, one that appreciates not only a good score, but being challenged on the course as well.

Enjoying the change in weather on a windy day when playing off takes adaptation skills in order to continue on with your game and finish the course.  Here are a few tips for playing golf when the wind is blowing hard:

 

1. Use a club that offers far less loft then you would normally need. The reason for this is to lower the height in which the ball would typically have to reach the intended destination. This minimizes the effects that a heavy wind will have on the ball. When the wind is coming in strong it has a natural tendency to carry the ball with it. Less height will give you more control over the shot.

2. Anytime you must hit the ball into the wind, keep your shot as low as you possibly can. You you must choose a club that has less loft on it. And expect the ball to travel far less than it normally would. You have to remember that when playing in windy conditions, you will always take more shots to get the ball in the hole, so it is better to play your game with caution.

3. Never fight the strength of the wind. Embrace the conditions and try to use it to your advantage.  Aim your shots in the opposite direction that the wind is blowing into. This will help you learn basic skills of adaptation needed on the golf course.

 

 

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18 Mar

Junior Golf: How Parents Of Junior Golfers Can Make The Most Of Their Child's Game

By Darren

We have seen dozens of junior golfers, kids that had excellent natural abilities on the golf course, have their joy for the game literally demolished by overzealous parents. But face it, all of us mums and dads want our children to excel and be successful at every sport they participate in, right?

If you are lucky enough to have kids that love golf, then you also have spent plenty of money on golf lessons and the essential equipment needed for them to play. These items do not come cheap, especially a reliable set of golf clubs.

In addition to money invested into your children, there is also the time that you put into playing with your kids and showing them the ropes of the game. It is a pleasure and a wonderful experience to be a part of.  Having said that, are you wasting all of your time and money by trying too hard to teach your children to be successful at golf?

Be A Partner, Not A Coach

It's hard to admit, but the truth is that for many of you parents who are trying to show your kids how to play golf, most of you have no clue what you are doing. Now before you get offended, allow me to explain.

There is a fine line that can be drawn when you are trying to help your children learn something new. It happens all of the time. Whether it's golf, homework, or any other instructional activity, you both start out excited and happy to play the game, but it soon ends up with you acting like a “frustrated coach” trying to get your child to listen and obey your instructions over and over again.

You Are Not Qualified To Teach

Again, do not let the title above alarm you. The point here is that giving golf lessons takes a lot more than what most parents can provide (and a lot less in terms of attitude).

It is better to support your child and be a partner, a friend. Let a real golf coach takeover the job of teaching your son or daughter how to play.

Yes, it actually is a "job". And when you take on this job yourself the relationship between you and your child changes from a fun atmosphere to that of a boss/worker type of relationship.

Keep It Fun 

Golf is a mental game and the moment a child's mind starts to fill with fear and frustration from not "getting it right for Dad", the joy is gone. Try not to fall into this trap with your kids.

Golf is fun and it should be taught and played with excitement. No matter how poor your children may be performing or the lack of listening skills they may display, you cannot become frustrated. All they will see is how you react and when those reactions are negative, do not expect your child to continue playing golf in the near future. Remember, hand over the lessons to a professional. Instead, continue with your role as the supportive, loving, encouraging parent.

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