Thursday, August 22, 2013

How long should your backswing be?

       One of the most common problems I see with many weekend players is a too long backswing. I say problem because it contributes to so many mis-hits and errant shots. Most of my students don't realize how far they are taking the club back until they see it on video.
       So how long should your backswing be? It depends on a number of factors. Your build and body type have considerable influence. Are you stocky and thick chested or tall and slim? The slimmer person naturally will have a longer swing because he has less body mass for his arms to swing around. Are you young and supple or older with less flexibility? These things are determined based on your body type and flexibility. Besides stretching there isn't a whole lot else you can do about it.

What you can do is determine the correct backswing length for you. Here is the drill I use with my students  and it isn't difficult to do. Simply take your adddress position with a middle iron. Then while maintaining your posture hinge your wrists where your thumbs and forearms join moving the shaft and clubhead upward toward your head. Then turn your shoulders to the right while maintaining your spine angle.
     Your arms and the clubhead will now be at their correct backswing length. Do this facing a full length mirror and you'll be surprised that in almost all cases the shaft will be well short of parallel. 
Practice this until the new position begins to feel more comfortable, then hit some balls starting with short irons. You'll soon be hitting more solid and straighter shots with no loss of distance.

Monday, August 19, 2013

New Adams Tight Lies have arrived

The new Adams Tight Lies Fairway Woods are now available at Golf Rx. Adams Golf has brought back one of the most popular fairway wood designs of all time. These clubs feature a very shallow face and radius sole for extreme forgiveness off tight lies making it very easy to get the ball in the air with a fairway wood.
Adams has implemented their slotline technology in their new design for even faster ball speed and increased distance. Come try one out today at Golf Rx. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Save on lessons the month of August

    Now is a great time to save money on golf instruction. During the month of August choose to save $20.00 on a four lesson package, or save $40.00 on a six lesson package at Golf Rx. Steve offers both indoor and outdoor instruction with the use of V1 Digital Video for each student.  
     Steve was named the 192 Teacher of the Year in the Georgia PGA Central Chapter, and has over 25 years of experience in working with students of all levels. He has also written three instructional books and has been featured in PGA Magazine, Tee Times Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.
     Steve's teaching methodology is to treat each student as an individual. His teaching sessions are fun and easy to understand and are done in a relaxing atmosphere. Steve is a big supporter of video in his lessons because pictures do not lie. It is much easier for students to see their mistakes on film than to hear about them Steve also uses teaching aids whenever possible to help the student feel the correct movement.
    His number one rule is not to confuse a student with too much information at once. He identifies the biggest fault and corrects that first.
      Call or come by today to schedule your lesson with Steve at Golf Rx.