Insight from Chris Ardolina on Backswing.com:
The drills I would recommend to help promote better transition sequencing into the downswing are: 1) Step Drill 2) Stop N Go Drill 3) Press and Swing Drill
Most of the time I see amateurs walk into the ball incorrectly and set their body to the target instead of their clubface. This skews their alignment and now they have to begin to make compensations to get the ball started on their intended line. I would have golfers practice picking an intermediate target on […]
I think amateurs need to first understand that there isn’t a magic number of lesson one needs to take. They should first create a goal and a timeline in which they wish to complete this goal. Then create a budget on how much they would like to spend on improving their games. Lastly, they need […]
I think majority of golfers should use the bump and run shot anytime they are around the green and the ball is sitting in the shorter grass(fairway, fringe). I think it’s also important that the golfer understands the ratio of “airtime to roll “ depending on club choice. This will make it easier for golfers […]
Golfers usually hit behind the ball because of poor pressure movement and casting. Usually the two go hand and hand and are seen to occur together. I would recommend that golfers practice small swings focusing on pressing into the lead foot to start the downswing. This will help the upper and lower center move and […]
My favorite golf gadget/accessory is my point and shoot Leupold Range Finder. I use it diligently through out every round and teach students how to use it effectively as well. Obviously, the range finder helps me and my students find accurate distances to various targets. However, most amateurs only use them to find the yardages […]
Golfers need a proper pre-shot routine in order to align themselves properly. They should understand the importance of aligning the clubface first and then setting their body position accordingly.
The most common issues I encounter with beginning golfers are faulty grip, poor posture and bad sense of alignment. It is not that they are not good with the basics, but most newer golfers are either unaware of the proper check points or have been misguided by a friend or family member. With newer golfers, […]
I am not the originator of this exercise, but I have found that placing a towel a few inches behind the ball helps the student move their pressure more efficiently and as a result creates a more descending action into the ball.
If you are comparing apples to apples, an alternative to these two new age launch monitors would be the Foresight GC Quad. All deliver very similar parameters, but at a price. However, if we are talking more affordable alternatives for the general golfing population than here are a few: 1) skytrack , 2) Mevo or […]
It not only shows the depth of talented players on the tour, but also exemplifies that everyone has a chance to win.
Yes I think that having a wide variety of winners on tour is great for the game. It not only shows the depth of talented players on the tour, but also exemplifies that everyone has a chance to win. It should encourage and inspire the next generation of collegiate and aspiring professionals.
My favorite player on tour has always been Tiger. He is fun to watch and is great for the game. Looking forward to see how he does in the presidents cup.
I have the students perform some basic tests from the TPI screening process; however, I am not an expert in this field and do not feel comfortable analyzing their limitations in detail. That is why I usually work together with a fitness professional and refer my clients to them. This ensures they get the correct […]
I utilize both v1 video analysis software for daily lessons and coach now for long term and online lessons.
Most amateurs and new players are unaware of how important correctly fitted clubs are. Clubs that aren’t fit correctly can lead to many bad habits and injuries. I think the first step is to find a local PGA Professional or club fitter that can help make the process easier and less stressful. If they aren’t […]
The best public golf course I ever played was Whistling straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. If you have never been up to Sheboygan, I would definitely put it on your bucket list. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience. The course layout is both fun and difficult with some of the best views of […]