Barry Churchill

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Barry Churchill

2017 New England PGA Teacher of the Year
Stonebridge Golf Club
Monroe, NC

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Choose the right Swing Doctor

Posted on: 06 Jun 2022

Choosing your golf instructor is almost like choosing your doctor! You need to do some research, you need to be aware of their teaching philosophies and methods. It is a great idea to find an instructor that teaches full-time. In other words, they only teach golf and have no other responsibilities at the facility. Often […]

Core elements of a golf swing, especially for a beginner

Posted on: 09 May 2022

There are three basic movement patterns that must happen to be able to hit a full swing shot in the air. 1) ”Shoulder tilt” (spine angle) 2) ”Reaching “L”” (extension) 3) “Show Some Shoe” (rotation/at. transfer) Using certain word phrases instills a great picture in a persons mind to be able to make their body […]

I usually recommend a smaller swing with a lower lofted club

Posted on: 06 Apr 2022

It is often times a better option to bump and run if you are on the collar about 10 or 12 yards away from the edge of the green and you need to hit it into the hillside to take the forward roll away. With this shot I usually recommend a smaller swing with a […]

Practice Like You Play

Posted on: 06 Jan 2021

Performing well on the course has a lot to do with practicing properly. After you are warmed up, hit balls to exact targets and alternate clubs on each shot like you would do on the course. For example, pretend you are playing a par 4 hole. Choose your driver and hit it to an imaginary […]

As a PGA Golf Instructor I really appreciate what Tiger Woods has done for my business and the health of the game.

Posted on: 09 Dec 2019

As a PGA Golf Instructor I really appreciate what Tiger Woods has done for my business and the health of the game. He is arguably the greatest golfer in history and I believe he has a great chance to surpass Jack’s majors record. He is charismatic, generous, and loyal to family. And recently has figured […]

Right off the bat, a hand shake to determine hand strength.

Posted on: 07 Nov 2019

Right off the bat, a hand shake to determine hand strength. Toe touches for hamstring tightness. If you can’t touch your toes there might be issues that create lower back problems. Hip Twisters to see if they can disassociate upper and lower body. Shoulder rotation test. If you do not have proper shoulder rotation it […]

Coaches Eye

Posted on: 10 Oct 2019

Coaches Eye

I do not use ball flight technology. Living in the south means I’m outdoors for full swing lessons.

Posted on: 26 Sep 2019

I do not use ball flight technology. Living in the south means I’m outdoors for full swing lessons. We can see ball flight. My students are interested in watching the ball fly, not looking at numbers on a screen.

The Medicus

Posted on: 16 Jul 2019

My favorite full swing aid is the Medicus. It certainly helps create the proper face angle at the top of the backswing. It is also a great tempo trainer.

The Blast Motion Putting aid

Posted on: 16 Jul 2019

Because putting is arguably the most important part of scoring , I like the Blast Motion Putting aid. The metrics revealed help to quickly make a consistent stroke. Backswing length, forward swing length, backswing time, forward swing time, etc. help to improve quickly.

One must be playing from the appropriate tee boxes.

Posted on: 19 Jun 2019

To speed up play, one must be playing from the appropriate tee boxes. Play it FORWARD! Secondly, always be ready to play when it is your turn. Therefore, do all your “thinking” before it is your play and be ready to execute your shot.

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