Ric Moore, PGA


Ric Moore, PGA

Director of Instruction
San Gabriel Country Club
San Gabriel, CA

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Keep tendon out for a smoother golf swing

Posted on: 30 May 2024

Hello golf enthusiasts! One of the keys to achieving a more relaxed swing and avoiding tension in the arms is to embrace the beauty of a pre-swing waggle. This dynamic movement not only helps to loosen up your muscles but also serves as a great way to build rhythm and tempo before you even take […]

Wrists control the clubface angle

Posted on: 10 Apr 2024

To correct scooping or flipping at impact and achieve a proper release in a golf swing, you can make the following wrist adjustments: 1. To Maintain a flat left wrist at impact, the wrists need a certain amount of ulnar deviation: Ensure that your left wrist remains flat (or slight flexion) at impact rather than […]

How has golf instruction evolved?

Posted on: 27 Mar 2024

In recent years, golf instruction has seen significant advancements in teaching methodologies, technological tools, and an increased understanding of player psychology. These changes have significantly impacted how both beginners and advanced players are coached. One of the significant developments in golf instruction has been the incorporation of technology into teaching methods. Tools such as launch […]

How to avoid the chicken-wing

Posted on: 22 Mar 2024

To avoid the dreaded chicken wing and achieve a full extension in your follow-through, several essential golf swing adjustments can be made. Firstly, focus on maintaining a straight left arm (for right-handed golfers) throughout the swing. Keeping the left arm extended helps promote a smoother, more fluid motion and prevents the elbow from bending prematurely, […]

Use drills to improve your golf swing transition

Posted on: 12 Sep 2023

To enhance the transition from the backswing to the downswing in golf, several effective drills can be incorporated into your practice routine. These drills focus on improving timing, sequencing, and overall fluidity in this critical swing phase. By diligently practicing these drills, you can refine your technique and achieve greater consistency and power in your […]

Tips to make better club selection choices

Posted on: 06 Jul 2023

When it comes to club selection in golf, there are a few common mistakes that many players make. However, by recognizing these errors and implementing some strategies, you can significantly improve your decision-making on the course. Here are some tips to help you make better club choices: 1. Overestimating Distance: One of the most frequent […]

Most common alignment errors in golf

Posted on: 15 Jun 2023

Here are some of the most common alignment errors in golf: 1. Open or closed stance – This is when the feet are not aligned parallel to the target line. An open stance is when the front foot is positioned away from the target line, while a closed stance is when the back foot is […]

Wrists control the club face and provide leverage in the swing

Posted on: 11 May 2023

The wrists play a crucial role in a golf swing. They are responsible for generating power, controlling the clubface, and creating the correct angle of attack. During the backswing, the wrists should hinge naturally as the club is swung back. This will help create a wider arc and generate more power. As the downswing begins, […]

Pre-swing warm-up is important even if you’re pressed for time

Posted on: 03 May 2023

When you’re pressed for time before a round of golf, it’s essential to focus on the most critical aspects of your warm-up routine. Here are a few tips to help you quickly warm up for your round: 1. Start with light stretching: Spend a few minutes stretching your arms, legs, and back. This will help […]

Your swing plane is an essential element of your golf swing

Posted on: 20 Apr 2023

Your swing plane is an essential element of your golf swing. It is the path your club moves when you swing, and it can significantly impact your ball’s trajectory, distance, and accuracy. A good swing plane allows you to hit the ball straighter, farther, and more consistently. To improve your swing plane, here are a […]

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