Kieran McCarthy

Fox Hollow Golf Club
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Kieran McCarthy

PGA Golf Professional
Fox Hollow Golf Club
Branchburg, NJ

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Making a divot

Posted on: 29 Aug 2022

2 answers to the question, if you have a practice Bunker then draw a line the Sand place the club head/leading edge in the Sand make some swing an see if you can return the club head on that same line. If not grab a towel place a golf ball 6 to 8 inches in […]

Over swinging UGH

Posted on: 11 Aug 2022

Over Swinging and how we can Fix It. 1st, if you go to a Driving Range with a Friend have them stand behind you and hold an alignment (if you have) off your back shoulder and you want to just want to touch it. At home stand against the wall make a back swing (with […]

Divot or No Divot

Posted on: 04 Aug 2022

As I teach with Trackman at Golf Galaxy and at Fox Hollow GC I see a wide variety of things. Beginners take No Divot because they Pull their arms apart, Intermediate has a tendency to do both again take No Divot or too much, Where the Advanced Player takes some to very little. If you’re […]

sayings on golf course

Posted on: 20 Jul 2022

Let the Big Dog Eat. Mr. Scholarship Winner

Putting stroke and Right Putter

Posted on: 06 Jul 2022

So what is the RIGHT Putter for me??? Over the 10 years the Mallet Style has grow the most in the golf Industry. So much so that about 75 to 80 percent of Tour Players us them. Putter to me are a personal thing, for example my wife and I use SeeMore Putters but she […]

Swaying happens in an Earthquake Not Golf

Posted on: 29 Jun 2022

Swaying is when our Back Knee/ Hip move Lateral. So What can we do to remedy this??? Here are 3 options that may help our readership: 1st place a 6 irons against your back leg if done Correctly the club will turn behind you and fall toward the Ground. If not it could ride up […]

Finding Mr. or Ms. Right

Posted on: 12 Jun 2022

Just like doctors clients should do there research on line. Then ask friends who they have taken lessons from. Go watch someone teach in person. Ask for the instructor to call you back to answer your questions and see if they have an email to ask questions. What are his or her teaching approach??

New Clubs and Fitted For The Right stuff

Posted on: 17 May 2022

When some of us started playing Golf we would walk into Caldors, Ramsey Outdoor or some type of sporting goods store and bought golf clubs off the rack. The problem was if you where to tall or short there was a problem. With proper club fitting we can find out the right Grip size, the […]

Core Elements

Posted on: 09 May 2022

Controlling the Face, knowing where the golf ball is going. Swing Direction most golfers swing over the top. Lastly, Impact Most golfers hit a couple inches behind the golf ball.

The Right Golf Ball

Posted on: 20 Apr 2022

At Golf Galaxy we ask our clients what golf ball they use when doing a fitting. All golf ball fittings are done with a Putter first, then wedges, to mid irons, then the Driver. When we watch a commercial for Titleist they start at the Greens on a golf course. If you want to stop […]

How To Supinate In Lead Hand

Posted on: 24 Mar 2022

I would have a client put a Golf Ball in there lead hand at hip high then go to impact then finish palm up so they can see ball toward finish side.

Long vs Short Bunkers

Posted on: 10 Mar 2022

Technique for Bunker distance should change but club choice should change. But like most golfers have their fears in a Bunker and they hit too far behind. 1st make sure your clubface is OPEN { picture a glass of Wine on your face) hands and grip goto the Middle of our stance, Put of weight […]

How to read greens

Posted on: 28 Feb 2022

Here in the US we have different areas that have different grasses (Bent vs Bermuda). So for example when I was practicing or caddying at a club in Florida I would look for a worn out area up at the Cup. If not I would keep in mind this grass would follow where the SUN […]

The worst advise is very broad

Posted on: 22 Feb 2022

The worst advise is very broad, most get some type of swing tip they get from a friend that is no better than they are.

Up Hill Lies

Posted on: 16 Feb 2022

When hitting from an uphill lie the best thing that golfers can do is pick out a less lofted wedge or club. When hitting from this particular lie the golf ball take off a bit higher. The best way to understand this more practice this way to find out.

Blocking your Driver sounds like a Face Control issue

Posted on: 07 Feb 2022

Blocking your Driver sounds like a Face Control issue, so put a Tee in the ground, then put an Empty Water about a foot in front of the Tee. As you make a swing up and over the bottle make sure is closing over it. Then from there start to work on your Swing Direction. […]

Everyone should have one

Posted on: 12 Jan 2022

My mentor is Mr. Dave Carazo, he was the Head Pro at The Tuxedo Club and now works for Met PGA Section office. When I started working there as a caddy then later moved into the bagroom. With his time and efforts though golf lessons I was able to play well in golf tournaments and […]

Title Back and Flip

Posted on: 16 Dec 2021

Have clients move the golf ball back to middle of the stance and have the hit punch shots with a half finish, This is only a Drill.

Move forward More

Posted on: 19 Nov 2021

Most clients who come to see me for golf lessons release the golf club to early. We try 2 things, One will placing a towel 8 inches in front of the Towel. This is 2 widths of a Iron head, if I don’t have a towel place an Alignment outside the back foot. In either […]

More 3 woods

Posted on: 24 Sep 2021

The question should be whom should be hitting more 3 woods?? As a fitter and instructor my answer would be those Golfers who are starting out in golf. They’re just out there hitting the and have NO control to what they are doing on the golf course. When I started out hitting my driver in […]

Alignment Rods

Posted on: 01 Sep 2021

When Putting or Full Swing it’s always good to us Alignments Rods. Place one along your Toe Line then place one toward the Hole with this one Tap it with your Putter Face and see if your face is Square. Then take a golf ball and see what happens.

Speed and Accuracy

Posted on: 03 Aug 2021

Can Not answer this question never ready hit the ball far to begin with, but anything is doable. Does the a student or client have the right PATH, Clubface and movements going?? How does ones body hold up??? Is there proof thru Biomachanics?? We only seem to have statics in the Modern Age, what where […]

Club fitting and new clubs

Posted on: 02 Jul 2021

Golfers just starting out need to be fitted the most, then golfers whom been playing for a while then advanced. In recent articles I have just read WEDGES need to be replaced every year to 2 years, Irons should be replaced 3 to 5 years and Drivers 5to 6 years. Grips should be replaced every […]

The grip

Posted on: 01 Jun 2021

Very simple I show my clients a picture from Ben Hogan’s 5 Fundamentals or I have them grip what are FORMED GRIPs, Simple as that!!!!!!!

Ball Postion and Chix Wing

Posted on: 10 May 2021

The 1st thing I see when teaching with video, most golfers play the ball to far up in their stance especially Irons. They have a tough time trying to find the Bottom of there Arc. The other cause I see is that Golfers Chicken Wing (or there lead Elbow Bows away from body). To find […]

I don't have golf clubs

Posted on: 14 Apr 2021

With Covid 19 and more people taking golf lessons people are showing up with no clubs. As a fitter too I recommend the box set to get people get off the ground. If working with someone for 2 years guide the client to an upgrade.

Winner Winner CHix Diner

Posted on: 06 Apr 2021

Justin Thomas hits it out there far enough, hits it High and can roll the ROCK.

Bad lies in rough

Posted on: 10 Mar 2021

As a PGA Pro that plays with alot of high handicap golfers they seem to put there hero hat on thinking they can hit their mid to high irons onto the green. Well no so much, they either hit their shots low and left or duff it. So in this take a more LOFTED club […]

PAR 3 17th at TheTuxedo Club

Posted on: 24 Feb 2021

The 17th hole is a Par 3 over a lake, but it was to be an Island Green in the middle of the lake with Tee boxes set up in the mountain the covers 16th green, 17th tee and right side of 18th par 5. This is also not the original golf course, it’s origins […]

Tee it Up

Posted on: 05 Feb 2021

Don’t worry where not playing golf on a Par 3 , Par 4 or Par 5, where going to use on the practice Putting Green. This was brought to the light by Tiger Woods. Place your Putter on the green about 5 feet from the Hole, place a Tee outside the Heel and Toe. From […]

Fairway Bunker Play

Posted on: 27 Jan 2021

If you struggle from Fairway Bunkers play to a strength hit a more lofted club and into play. Then when have time to practice start to try the following, take a Mid Iron grip down 1 inch, play the golf ball a bit back in the stance. From there focus on a spot an inch […]

Get out and Play

Posted on: 08 Jan 2021

Golf Lessons are great for everyone, but the only way to find out about Golf is to play on the golf course at the right time. For beginners start out on the fairway about 220 yards out on a PAR 4 fairway and tee the ball up. Do the same on a Par 5 hole […]

Alignment Rods

Posted on: 09 Dec 2020

If you ever attended a TOUR EVENT or just watch a Tournament more likely or not those players will have Alignment Rods in there golf bags. As a teaching pro I have least 8 of them. So what do I use mine for???1. Alignment both Full Swing an Short Game, Ball position, Putting, Swing Path […]

Hit it Low into the Wind

Posted on: 23 Nov 2020

Well in todays golf we are told to hit it as far as possible. This is great, but into the wind this is NOT GOOD. You could SPIN it too much and could be knocked out the air. So how do we improve upon this?? Take ONE Extra club, place the golf ball in the […]

Drills over the Winter

Posted on: 04 Nov 2020

There so many way to improve inside, but this one of my favorites. Get in front a MIRROR, throw a magazines on the FLOOR open. Go get your 7 iron, now take your shoes off because we are going work on your set-up. With your FEET just on the corners of the MAGAZINE hold the […]

Club Fitting for Whom

Posted on: 28 Oct 2020

So whom benefits from a club fitting?? Advanced, Intermediate, or Beginner and the answer is Beginner. By explain the benefits of having the Right Lenght, Lie Angle and Grip Size you sort of break down any barriers that a client may have. Though most in this case wait to take golf lessons I try to […]

Go to shot around the greens

Posted on: 13 Oct 2020

Most amateurs don’t spend enough time on short game but just watch what Tour Players do on television. Set up is important, so play the ball in the MIDDLE of your Stance which is about 4 inch wide ( clubhead is 4 inches), from there grab your Pitching Wedge with hands forward, make a small […]

Striking down to hit hit better

Posted on: 08 Oct 2020

Place a towel on the ground, now put a golf ball roughly 5 inches in front of it. As go to hit the golf ball your job is to MISS the towel, if you nick it or it moves NO good. Hope this helps

You're Going to Be Nervous

Posted on: 15 May 2020

Well I asked this to a 18 time major champ when I caddie for him in Florida and he told me you are going to be that way. But for myself in tournaments or qualifying I would take a deep breath and release slowly. Then have positive self talk about the shot at hand.

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