Golf Interview with Fred Greene, podcaster

Below I have an interview with Fred Greene who is the creator of Golf Smarter Podcasts. Fred and I agree on a lot of things and the main theme of our agreement and this hour-long interview below is that there are many ways to lower your score in golf and we are both on a mission to help golfers find the most efficient way to get there.  In other words, how do you get your scores lower with the least amount of time, energy, and money. Fred has a unique perspective on golf because he has interviewed many teaching professionals of all persuasions and schools.  He is like most of us, an avid golfer with a busy life wanting to get his scores down as part of this great challenge of playing the game! I had a lot of fun interviewing him and I think you will find great value in listening to him and taking a look at golf smarter podcasts. Fred Greene Interview .mp3 Greens and fairways, Craig Read more »

How to Have More Patience In Golf…Part 1


Dr. Tom Kubistant, CSP Golf Psychologist Patience is power        — Chinese Proverb One of the few things I can still clearly remember from the turbulent 1960’s was a popular poster depicting two vultures sitting in a tree. As you know, vultures wait to feed on already dead carrion.  In that poster, one vulture said to the other, “Patience, hell, I want to kill something!” Most of us want to “kill” something during a round of golf.  We become tired of waiting.  We feel we don’t have any other options but to kill it. And besides, it seems like more fun just to mindlessly bust a shot.  So we force things…usually with disappointing and disastrous results. Both high level and consistent golf are grounded in patience.  Those who play “all-or-nothing” golf usually end up with nothing.  Beyond that, impatient people rarely improve–certainly not at the rate they expect.  Patience is not only a critical key for maximizing your rounds, but also in guiding your long term progress. Most of us sabotage our rounds by impatience.  To fully understand this, please answer these questions:  how many shots per round do you fritter away by impatience?  How many shots are you not clear and committed in  its decision making? How often do you not include in your planning where to miss the shot?  Do you rush your preshot routine when discouraged?  How often do you try to force a shot into a target? How often do you become mentally dulled during the last six holes?  How often do you let your emotions (both greed and frustration) control you?  How many shots, holes, and even rounds do you give up on?  All of your answers to these questions can be summarized by a lack of patience. In competitive golf, most tournaments at all levels–even the pros at majors–are lost, not outright won.  The player who endures makes the least number of mistakes at the critical times.  Said more positively, the winners tend to be the most patient. Most players do not have the courage, self-discipline, and belief to be patient.  In evaluating Jack Nicklaus’ game, Tom Weiskoph said, “To play the way Jack did required and enormous amount of patience. Most players just couldn’t do it–they’d get too antsy and feel as if they must force the issue.  Nicklaus had more patience than anyone I ever saw. Sure, it is much easier to be impatient under the guises of being natural or fluid. However, one of the great challenges of golf–both recreational and competitive–is that it challenges golfers to be patient.  The Game rewards patience.  As the great Byron Nelson advised, “If you don’t have patience playing golf, the game will teach it to you.” Here is the encouraging thing:  patience can be improved.  Sure, patience is expanded with overall maturity as well as experience from various playing situations. However, it can also be improved upon by consciously working on it.  Patience is an ability and, as such, it can be refined and deepened.  Here is how….continued Dr. Tom Kubistant, Master of the Intrinsic, is one of the leading speakers, researches, and coaches of the mental and scoring games.  He is one of the pioneers in sports psychology working with Olympic, Professional and Amateur athletes since 1973. Since 1984, he has worked exclusively with golfers ranging from tour pros to average weekend golfers. Over the last fifteen years, Tom has been THE most prolific writer on the psychology of golf with three books and over 275 articles and he maintains (and has read) the entire “Bibliography On The Psychology Of Golf;” everything ever written and recorded on the mental game. He trains other sports psychologists and mental coaches and is widely known as the leading authority on all forms of THE YIPS. You can get more of his wisdom and sign up for his free newsletter at: Read more »

15 Hot Golf Tips That Don't Require Practice

We’re going to lighten things up a bit here and I’ll just rattle off a bunch of tips one after another for your use on the course YOUR NEXT ROUND that don’t require any practicing! Break 80 Without Practice is all about this and has many more and they are very easy to do. Or, would you rather continue playing the game you’ve always been playing with the excuse that you aren’t getting better because you have no time or energy to take another set of confusing lessons and hit a thousand balls on the range? 1. Always always warm up by hitting some balls on the range before you start. Don’t go through the usually-taught routine of starting with your wedges and working your way up to the driver. That’s practicing. Just do some stretches and get a swing weight or use 2 clubs together to get your muscles going. Then, hit shots on the range like you will be playing on the course. Pretend you just got to the course with no time for warmup and have to go straight to the first tee. Get rid of those first few bad holes before you get to the first tee. Start right off with the club you will use off the first tee, probably driver. Hit your next shot based on how well you hit your first shot and what the hole demands. SIMULATE ACTUAL PLAYING CONDITIONS on the range. This is what you would do if you showed up late right? And it takes a few holes before you get to scoring well right? Doing the old standard warmup routine of hitting 5 shots of each club is nothing like you will be doing on the course. But this will mentally prepare you to play! 2. Understand that you CAN hit the ball well while nervous. Those first tee jitters happen to even the best pros. Use some loosening movements, like shoulder shrugs, and then just tell yourself that you are going to accept your nervousness and still hit the ball well. Tommy Bolt said: “stomach butterflies are ok as long as they are flying in formation”. 3. From here on out, you are done berating yourself for bad shots. If you were playing a best ball or scramble with partners, and they hit a bad shot, would you tell them: “that shot was sorry, boy you stink at this game”? NO you wouldn’t because you know it would only hurt their confidence and their game and you need them to play well. So why in the world do we do that to ourselves when the same results come from talking bad to ourself? 4. Did you ever notice that you play better when you are on vacation? Or right after hearing some good news? This isn’t a coincidence and you can put yourself back in that place at any time and get the same benefit. Just spend some moments during the round remembering some great events in your life. Force yourself to smile more often. You cannot have negative thoughts while honestly smiling. 5. Spend some time learning the rules! I guarantee you that you have left strokes out on the course because you didn’t know about a rule that would have helped you. I’ll be passing some good ideas for you in future emails about this. 6. Forget your score. Don’t even look at the scorecard. Have a partner do all the scoring from now on unless of course you are in a tournament and you need to know for strategic reasons. But even then, you can turn that over to your caddy. All you’re going to think about from now on is THIS NEXT SHOT! 7. Control anger and frustration. Turn it into FOCUSED ENERGY! Sam Snead talked of playing “Cool Mad”. When something gets to you at work, you usually can’t cuss and yell and so you are able to control it at work. Use that same skill you developed there on the course. Playing angry is like adding a stroke to every hole, and I know you’ve experienced that! 8. Whenever you are waiting to tee up, you should be chipping. It’s perfectly within the rules. Chip to specific distances you have paced off. Pay attention to the lie you have and the reaction off the club for that lie. Get your 10 yard chip down COLD because you will use it this round and it WILL save you strokes. 9. Whenever nobody is behind you and you finish up a green, you should be putting a few more times to get the feel, speed and read of the greens of that round. Again, within the rules. 10. Drink more water! Yep, there is no easier way to reduce your score on any […] Read more »

Play Golf With Your Consistent Mind

In today’s lesson #2, I want to tell you that to play good golf it is necessary to play it with your unconscious mind! What! Now what is this guy trying to tell me? That not using my mind is the way to go? I hear you loud and clear but hang in there with me for a minute o.k? First off, it is absolutely necessary to understand that our mind operates in 2 different main ways. We will call these ways the unconscious and the conscious mind. The unconscious mind is the stored instructions for how to do things without trying to think about them. Like breathing, the correct heartrate, healing, dreaming, growing etc. Our conscious mind is what we use to make decisions with, think with, take in information with. It’s power is basically the difference between us and the animals. Most of us play golf with our conscious mind. We attack golf just like we operate at our job or vocation. At our job, we are given a task to do. We have resources to put toward that task, and then we use our conscious mind to apply the resources to accomplish this task. In playing golf, we have a task (send the ball to a target). We have resources (clubs, knowledge of how to play, etc). And we use our conscious mind to apply the resources and direct our body to perform a specific set of movements. Unfortunately, this method doesn’t work consistently for golf (you ever have a problem with consistency?) because our conscious mind cannot process too many things at once. It then starts injecting tension, tightness and nervousness when it is overloaded (all big swing killers). Now, our unconscious mind, on the other hand,is VERY GOOD at doing complicated things consistently and with repeatability. Have you ever had the occasion when you got in your car to go to work or some other destination and when you get there, you don’t even remember the trip? You didn’t have to think about anything in order to get there? That was your unconscious doing the driving. And there is a lot to that! You see, it already had all the instructions it needed to get you there from past trips to that destination. You just told it to “go to work” and it did! You unconscious also has all the instructions it needs to hit good shots if you’ve done it just once before! Now for some magic for our golf game… Many people are able to tell themselves that they want to wake up at certain time in the morning…AND THEY WAKE UP right at that time without fail! (This is always a good idea when relying on hotel wake-up service as a backup!) This is the power of your unconscious mind at work! All top golfers do this without exception. When Sam Snead was asked what he thinks about when he swings he said: “Nothing.” (as have many other top pros since then) So, you can do the same thing for your golf. On your next round, start telling yourself (your unconscious mind) to play this next shot the way it knows how. Tell it to hit the iron or wood you have in your hand the same way it was last successful with that club. Bring up the vision of the last time you hit that club perfectly so as to give your unconscious a clear picture of what you want just like when you had a mental picture of your work destination. If you’ve hit a good shot with each of your clubs, there is absolutely no reason you cannot do it again, at will! In the next lessons, I’ll write about ways for you to enhance this easily learned skill and bring out your consistent, unconscious skills. Do you still really think that the only way to get better at this game is to take lessons and then practice until your hands bleed? Does that work? Sometimes for some people. At the beginner level, yes, you need to get the basics down and develop a decent swing. But what of all those millions of golfers around the world that have a decent swing…that have taken lessons…that have had plenty of great shots before. Why can’t you put together 18 holes of good golf if you can put together 3 or 4?….You can! I dare you to visit my testimonial page Now, go with me here a minute…you’ve produced a great shot before with a given club right? So you know that the problem is not with your body unless the body has significantly changed since you had that shot right? “I HAVE LISTENED TO YOUR CDS NUMEROUS TIMES ON MY WAY TO WORKING OUT. THEY HELP TO REINFORCE MY BELIEF IN […] Read more »

Without Practice Golf Lessons!

Let me introduce myself to you. I’m Craig Sigl. I pronounce my last name like the word “wiggle” except with an “s.” I was born in 1963 and I’ve been playing golf since I was 11 years old. To make this short, for years I was so frustrated with this game and could not improve to save my life. I had taken lessons and practiced for years at the range for days on end with no results. At one point, I actually gave up trying to get better as I reached my mid-30’s and started a family and a very demanding job. Everything changed for the better for my game when I discovered what I’m about to reveal to you in this series of emails. Am I going to tell you to stop practicing golf? NO If you have the time and energy to do it, by all means, do it! But only if you are going to do it correctly. By that I mean whatever your particular instructor or system prescribes to help with what you are learning. I would just like to offer some hope for the millions of golfers who just don’t have the time. Also, for those that CAN PRACTICE, everything I write and teach about applies to you to and will only serve to speed up your improvement, you’ll see. Over the next week, I’ll going to give you these secrets that very few golfers know about and even less use for their game. I have helped golfers all over the world improve their scores with this information and I hope it does the same for you. After that, you’ll get more great golf info once a week or better if you stay subscribed. So let’s get started with Lesson #1: First I want to clear up one misconception: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MUSCLE MEMORY! I bet you’re asking yourself, What is this nutball talking about? Of course, there is such a thing as muscle memory! Great golf instructors have been teaching this concept for years. Well, you’re not wrong about those pros. For generations, golf instruction has always taught us that to become a better golfer, you must learn a “correct” swing and then practice it over and over until you can repeat it without thinking and minimal effort. That’s all true and and it works, however, the memory of that “correct” swing that you spend countless hours perfecting does not reside in the muscles. Instead, it’s in the mind. Muscles cannot “store any memory.” In fact, they can only do one thing: CONTRACT. (2 if you count growing as doing something).That’s it, and no more. They do this from signals given by the nervous system which includes the brain. Is the brain the mind you say? Scientists are still figuring it out. But, everything our body does, from breathing to healing itself to playing games like golf, it accomplishes from coded instructions in our mind. And those instructions (example: to hit a golf ball solid and straight) are nothing more than a specific pattern of neuron (nerve cell) electrical firings and cellular communications. So if we can find ways to send the same or similar neuron firings, we can get some of the same benefits we get when we spend hours knocking balls on the range or working on our short game at the practice green. Really! The study of our brain and mind and how we learn is called neuroscience and it has taken huge leaps in the last 50 years in understanding how we as humans operate. Scientists and psychologists have uncovered many techniques to enhance and improve learning, memory, and physical and mental performance on demand. Jim Flick, one of the greatest golf teachers of our time said: “Golf is 90% mental…and the other 10% is mental too” From Arnold Palmer – “You probably have heard that playing good golf is mostly mental, and it is.” And one of the greatest physical athletes of the 20th century, Michael Jordan, he said: “The mind comes into this game so much. It comes into basketball, too, but sometimes your skills can overcome the mind a little bit. But in golf, if your mind’s not in it, then you can forget it.” In addition to this under-used resource for our game that you will read more about in coming emails, there are so many little things we can do that when all put together, add up to reducing strokes in our game without practicing. For instance, we all know that flexibility is a requirement for a good golf swing right? Well, how do you improve on that when you don’t have the time to join a yoga class or a gym? The next time you are driving to work, if it’s […] Read more »

More Golf Hypnosis

To continue with the last article, I was discussing becoming more “whole-minded”… On being analytical like most men… I hear you loud and clear. I used to be totally that way. The good news is that you can turn this around if you want, it’s very easy. For starters, I would definitely find some Baroque music and listen to it. Check out this page on my site to become more convinced: Before I learned hypnosis, I listened to a Baroque tape every night while falling asleep and did golf visualizations with it in the background. You can do this for anything – like becoming motivated (conquering procrastination). You might try to participate in more activities that strenthen your weaker side of your brain. If you’re a logical, analytical type,  do something in the arts. Push yourself to do things that you normally wouldn’t do like watch emotional movies. Listen, really listen to people who are creative and intuitive and get inside their mind from conversations with them, it will rub off. If you are already a very creative, emotional person, then you could do things like crossword puzzles, read a book about the fundamentals of the swing or course management. Those type of left-brain ideas will help develop your whole golf mind. To begin to be a whole-mind person, the first step is to really tell yourself that that is what you want to do. Put your full INTENTION into it. Just the thought itself will begin the process. There are many rewards throughout your life to becoming more mind-balanced, you’ll see. ***************************************************************** Lately, I’ve been answering some questions about the difference between using a golf hypnosis tape or recording vs. going to a hypnotist in person. There’s a few things that play into that and whether or not you achieve the outcome you want. First, in person can be much better because the hypnotist interviews you and finds out exactly what it is you need to achieve your goal. Second, something happens inside your mind when you make the effort to seek out a hypnotist in person. YOU Are the one that actually gives more power to having done it in person. It’s our belief, maybe unconsciously, that going to an office and believing that the hypnotherapist has some magic for you that actually activates your mind for change. As a hypnotherapist, we are trained to maximize this effect with all sorts of impressions, language, appearance, image etc. It’s all designed to help you help yourself. You see, really truly, the client does all the change work. A hypnotist only helps guide them. It’s like climbing Mount Everest. You have to do the climbing but you may need a Sherpa guide to help you find the best way. You may find your way on your own but a guide will definitely help. All sorts of things are happening inside of us at our unconscious level that we’re not aware of. This is what a hypnotist studies and tries to help activate for positive change for a client. If you just buy a tape, it was not created with YOU in mind. There may be suggestions that are totally useless, maybe even harmful to your golf game. This is why I haven’t created such a generic recording as of yet. I am now testing the idea of creating personalized recordings from what golfers tell me in an email interview. Some of my members are participating in that and so far are returning very good results. For now, the best product on the market in this area, especially for golf is made bySubconscious Training Corp. This is because it has multiple modules that you can choose from depending on what you know you need for your game. I highly recommend it. It is my intention to make hypnosis a part of every golfer’s learning experience as part of their lessons with a pro. I am putting together a business plan to teach golf pros how to incorporate this into their business for the average golfer. If you are a pro and are interested, let me know. As always, you can reply to any email I send you. I’d love to hear your comments on this topic. Greens and fairways, Craig Have you heard it all before? Have you taken lesson after lesson and you’re still stuck at your old scoring level? Why is that? Why do some folks seem to make this game sooo easy and others struggle beyond belief. What if you could play golf with the attitude of Fred Couples? What if you could shrug off your worst nightmare rounds and play at your highest level immediately after? Have you heard the old saying that we only use 10% of our mind power? Whether it’s 5% or 10% or 20%, you know it’s definitely true as you […] Read more »

Intro to The Mental Game of Golf

The quality of your golf game is equal to the quality of your communication…with yourself! In this article, we are going to begin the process of learning how we can use our mind better for our game. You shouldn’t need to be convinced of the paybacks we can get in this area for cutting your score right? Developing your mental game is definitely using the Pareto Principle as we can spend so little time and energy here and gain big efficiencies toward reducing our score. And especially getting everything we can out of ourselves and not just for our golf but for the rest of our lives as well, this info is actually applicable to just about anything we want to achieve in our lives. It’s very exciting and again, the beauty of it all is that what I’m going to tell you does not take much time. We’ve got spare in between moments throughout our regular day and we can take advantage of them because we are just working with our brain. A club in the hand isn’t even necessary! And you can work these concepts into your game anywhere, at home, at the office, even while driving! If you would have asked Sam Snead, or Byron Nelson who their mental coach or golf psychologist is when they were playing, they would have looked at you with a blank stare and said “what are you talking about?” Up until recently, there were none. The 1st time I’d heard about mental coaches for golf was when I was listening to an interview on sports radio while I was living in Portland, Oregon in 1995. PGA pro Peter Jacobsen, who is from that area, had just won at Pebble Beach and Buick Invitational after a long period where he didn’t win anything. He was asked what happened, what he did to so dramatically improve his game to be at the top of the tour again after a long dry spell. He said he had spent time with a sports psychologist. In those wins and his other top finishes that year, he putted unbelievably well, even by tour standards. One of the things he said that the psychologist had him do was to practice his putting, for an hour a day.without a ball. Wow, do you have the discipline to do that? I don’t know if I do either. We all know that we use only a fraction of our brainpower. What if we could use more? We can. We’re going to have a lot of fun with this and it’s where I give the greatest credit to my getting into the 70’s and my client’s scoring improvements. I mean imagine, I go 25 years or so of hacking up courses, spraying shot everywhere, shooting in the 90’s. I even took lessons and that still didn’t do it and then I read a couple of books that aren’t even about golf that jumped me to the next level. Now, you may hear or read about some golf psychologist or teaching pro saying that they don’t believe you can just read a book, not practice “correct” mechanics and then get that much better at sports performance, but I ‘m here to tell you I and many others have done it, and I had no help from anyone. So I KNOW you can too because of your human potential. You are human right? That’s the only pre-requisite here. So how did I start all this? In my teens, I took a course in college called “interpersonal communications” and was introduced to a couple of psychology books. This info has been around for a while folks but it’s just as valid today as then. Some of it even refers to concepts learned centuries ago from some of the great philosophers. I’m reading them thinking: “where have I been that I ‘ve never seen this before?” Well, looking back, I’d say I was stuck in the typical golfer rut of getting as much mechanical instruction as I could get and then I had to practice it regularly to get better. Except, that didn’t work! Anyway, our project in that class was to try to change something in our life using what we learned. I was extremely shy about speaking in public like many people and so I attempted to use the concepts but I didn’t stick with it! I gave it a quick try and proclaimed it to be a failure like many of us do when discovering a new concept. I then forgot all about it until years later when I had that “meltdown” round of 112 and started to look for something different otherwise I’d still consider myself insane by Albert Einstein’s criteria right? So I picked up those books again and gave it […] Read more »

Golf training aids aren't effective if…

heir garages or closets. How many wives have threatened a “clearing out” of these contraptions? If you are feeling me.keep reading. Have you purchased golf training aids only to use them once or twice and not see improvement? Isn’t this an everyday occurrence for golfers? I see and hear this all the time, and yet golfers will continue to spend hundreds of dollars by the `latest/greatest’ gimmick. I don’t know if they (golfers) think they will find the “one” swing aid that will change their game forever; or they are just trying to take the easy way out? Either way, the main reason most golf training aids don’t help is because you are not working on what’s causing your swing faults. You! Your machine (body) dictates your outcome! There’s no way around it! What your body is capable of in that moment is the result you’ll get. How many times have you wished you could make a bigger backswing but can’t? How often do you walk off the course with a sore back? How many times did you have a good front nine only to blow up on the back nine and shoot your normal score? The above results were because of the “physical” issues within your body. Until you realize this and take a different approach to your golf improvement program, you’ll be a frustrated golfer for a long time. In my opinion, there are a couple of golf swing aids that are effective when you incorporate them with your new golf training program. One is the medicus. This is a fantastic golf swing aid that gives you instant feedback. Swing it too fast or out of plane and the shaft breaks at the hinge. Another golf swing aid I like is the weighted golf club. I swing mine everyday and boy does it loosen me up and strengthen my golf swing muscles. Other than the above golf swing aids, there are dozens and dozens of ones that are a total waste of money. Save your money and work on you! The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll stop buying the latest, greatest golf training aids. Core training for golfers is a must for developing maximum power and distance. As in all athletics, the core is your engine. Everything comes from the core! The modern golf swing is definitely a “core-focused” movement; unlike the older swing technique of lower body action dominant. You probably have heard the term core training for golfers, but do you know what it means and how to implement it into your golf performance routine? Your core is the middle section of your body.specifically your abdominal region. If your core is weak or restricted in rotational flexibility, you will have a minimal chance at hitting long drives. I see this all the time in the senior golfer. No core strength or flexibility, resulting in a HUGE decrease in yardage off the tee. The senior golfer will say things like, “I’ve lost so much yardage off the tee the past few years”; “I use to hit my drives 50 yards further”; “If I could only get 20 more yards I’d be happy”. This can be a very frustrating situation; but one that can be remedied easily, quickly and in the convenience of your home with minimal equipment. Improving your core rotational strength and flexibility does not require equipment in a gym or club. You can do exercises as simple as grabbing a single handweight, getting in your golf posture, and rotating back and through holding the handweight in front of your stomach. You can also do stretches right in your office chair. Sitting upright and reaching around your chair, turning as far as you can to the right, then turning to the left. These are just some very basic core training for golfers exercises, but they would give you a “kickstart” into doing a complete program for your core. You will be amazed at how much power you acquire in your swing when you implement a core training for golfers program. Even if that’s all you did for the time-being, you’d be way ahead of the game. But my guess is once you start slow and easy, you’ll get the “runners high” and want to do more. This does not have to be a gut-busting routine! You can spend as little as 10 minutes a couple of times a week and see results. Don’t put it off any longer! Start your core training for golfers today! By Mike Pedersen, creator of Ultimate Golf Fitness Products Read more »

Everything a lefty golfer needs to succeed in a right-handed world

Golf instruction for lefties Right-handers might think that golf instruction for lefties is the same as for them; just switch all references of the word “right” for “left” and vice versa. This is true for the most part according to Bob Charles the original legendary lefty pro golfer, however, many left hand golfers will tell you that it isn’t all that simple. First off, the pictures in golf instruction are almost always righty. Something gets lost in the lefty mind’s translation when looking at a right-hander swing a golf club and trying to “picture” yourself (as a lefty) in that position. Obviously if you have no other choice, then then changing the words and pictures in your mind is what you must do when looking at any instruction for lefties. What can lefties do? Start out with a visit to Anything Left-Handed Offers a huge range of left handed products, lots of information and FREE newsletters, the original left-handed shop since 1968. Based in U.K. You can follow the left-handers on the Tours and search the web for pictures of these pros and then apply them to any golf instruction you find that is written for righties. Then all you have to do is reverse left and right wording. Buy a book or video created by a left-handed professional check these: The best thing that I can do for you lefties, is to point you in the direction of a website that has taken many of their fundamental lessons and used the computer to change the pictures and the words for you! Private lessons for left-handed players Golf magazine took some of their lessons for right handers, changed the words – right to left and left to right in the instructions, and flipped the pictures over so that they now have visuals of golf instruction for lefties. More websites of golf instruction for lefties: Left-handed version of “The best in golf” tips done the same way as above. There’s a link to view a printable version there too. Also, check out this UK company – golf instruction for lefties. View a free motion picture swing of a pro left hander like Phil Mickelson. . When you get to that page, scroll to the bottom and click graphic for golf swings page. There’s loads of videos of pros and celebrities swinging to view for free there. Golf clubs for lefties Trade In, Trade Up to Certified Preowned Callaway Left Handed Golf Clubs! Free shipping at Austad’s Lefties Shop (click “Lefties Golf” on left side of page) Over 1,000,000 golfers have lowered their scores with NGC GOLF’sscientifically designed golf equipment for Left Handers (righties too). Free shipping offer. Buy at Golf! Click on the Lefty links in the blue graphic at the top of the home page GigaGolf 30 Day Play Guarantee. Click “Clubs” link and then select Left The Golf Warehouse. Click on the type of club you want first and there will be a selector for Left or Right hand. Left Handed Pros Bob Charles Phil MickelsonGreg Chalmers Mike Weir Steve Flesch Join a left handed golf association World Association of LeftHanded golfers National Association of Left Handedgolfers USA National Assoc.ofLeft Handed golfers Australia Nat’l Assoc ofLeft Handed golfers Canada Nat’l Assoc of Left Handed golfers Germany Nat’lAssoc of Left Handed golfers Japan Nat’l Assoc of Left Handed golfers Sweden Read more »

The proper Golf Grip must be mastered, by J. Victor East

Like all golf instruction, learning the “correct” way to grip the club depends on who is doing the instructing. There are three basic golf grips: The Overlapping (Vardon) Grip, The Interlocking Grip, and the 10-finger grip or Baseball grip. Great amateurs and top pros have had success with all of them. Try each of these out after getting the basics as shown in the photos below and then go with what you feel you will be more confident with. You can always change and experiment later as many very good golfers do. These photos and grip instructions are from one of the top teachers of all time: J. Victor East. interlocking golf grip instruction: 1. The club poised diagonally alongside the left hand. 2. The left hand closed. 3. The right hand alongside. 4. The right hand closed, with the thumb of the left hand snugly fitted in the groove of the right palm. Overlapping Golf Grip. Pinky is diagonal but can also rest in the groove between index and middle finger of left hand Checkpoints The following grip advice is from a different instruction pro: The proper grip has an infallible check point – the V’s made between the thumb and index finger of both hands. Pro golf teacher’s instruction says these V’s must point over the right shoulder at about the neckline. When these point correctly, the grip is ideal since neither hand can obtain too much control. Another excellent check of a good golf grip is the hand position on the club. Properly taken, the player should only be able to sight one knuckle of each hand – the forefinger knuckle. Left hand should be slightly over to the right of the shaft, with last three fingers gripping. Read more »