GOLF TIP OF THE WEEK – Top 3 Tips to Better Golf Chips

This video above shot by MEANDMYGOLF Featuring Andy Proudman is an awesome video explaining the 3 Top Tips to hitting better Golf Chips.

Andy and Piers go into some depth on 3 different tips on achieving those well needed chips from the edge of the Green.

The Top Three tips covered in the video are

  1. The up down and in
  2. Lifting the right shoulder
  3. Creating a laser beam from stomach to club

These tips really help you shape up your golf chips and set you on a road to take charge of your Golf Game. Enjoy

 

6 Exercises that will improve your shot Distance – Resistance Bands

Most amateurs and even professionals don’t work on their speed at all, so when you simply put in a little bit of effort to gain speed, you can make very quick improvements.

If you’re hungry for more distance, here are 6 additional exercises that you can add into your routine to continue building strength and speed to your golf swing.

Wood Chops

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Anchor your bands up high, go toward the top of your back swing and stretch the bands/cables down to an impact position.

Do a set of 2 reps (yes, only 2!) and then switch yourself around to do the same for the opposite side. Perform 3 sets and make sure that on the last set you work up to as much resistance as you can safely control and try to set a new strength max while still using your golf posture.

We want to build useable strength and not “hit it out of bounds” strength.

Decline Chest Flyes

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For the chest and the “pushing/throwing” part of your golf swing, repeat the same thing as above but use only the trail arm from your downswing versus using both arms.

Cross-Body Lat Pull Down

GolfStrengthTo focus on your back and lats and your golf swing “pull,” do a cycle using the lead arm from your downswing.

Triceps Extensions

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Work your triceps by grabbing the band/cable handle with your rear hand and extend your triceps into your impact position.

Lateral Raises

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To strengthen your trail side deltoid, shoulder, and back, position the band/cable down low, grab the handle in your setup position with your trail hand, and pull it up toward the top of your back swing.

You can also mimic the follow through, and similarly exercising your lead deltoids, shoulder, and back, by going to your post impact position, grabbing the handle with your lead hand, and pulling the band/cable up in to your follow-through.

Incline Chest Flyes

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To further work the trail chest, position the band/cable down low, grab the handle with your trail hand at a point where you are just prior to impact and extend it up toward the follow-through.

Twice per week, start with the Isometrics for a warm-up, move into this routine, and then follow it up with 30 full golf-swing reps where you practice your speed using a feedback device like the Sports Sensors Swing Speed Radar. You’ll not only get a great upper/overall body workout, but you’ll also be doing it in a golf-specific way that can get you on your way to hitting much longer drives.

Source : Golf WXR

The Importance Of a Good Golf Grip

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The grip is one of the primary fundamentals a golfer is taught. In fact, the first step in learning the swing is learning how to hold the club. Without the proper grip, making consistent golf shots is much more difficult. Many golfers don’t understand how important the grip is, and they continue to use a defective grip because they have always done it that way and it feels comfortable.

Controlling the Club

The grip allows you to maintain control of the golf club. The hands should not slip down the grip during the course of the swing, and you should not let go of the club with either hand. Primary grip pressure should be supplied by the left hand’s last three fingers and the ring and middle fingers of the right hand.

Hands Working Together

A sound grip enables the hands to work together to build swing speed and deliver the clubhead to the ball at a square angle, resulting in accurate shots. Two grips are predominantly used by both professional and amateur golfers: overlapping and interlocking. With the overlapping grip, the little finger of the right hand (right-handed players) is fitted securely into the space between the index finger and middle finger of the left. The interlocking grip involves intertwining or locking together the left index finger and right little finger. In his book “My Golden Lessons,” Jack Nicklaus recommends that you keep your hands, and the fingers of both hands, as close together as you can while still keeping your grip comfortable.

Clubhead Speed

Golfers often make the mistake of gripping the club too tightly. This builds tension all the way up the forearms and into the shoulders, which prevents having a free-flowing, full swing. Lightening your grip pressure while still keeping a secure hold on the club can help promote a full release of the hands through the ball for maximum clubhead speed and power.

Controlling Ball Flight

The grip affects the flight of the ball. Both right-to-left and left-to-right ball flights can be encouraged by the position of your hands on the club. Knowing how to curve the ball is a good skill to have to deal with holes that bend one direction or the other–such as doglegs–or to avoid hazards on one side of a fairway or green. Looking down at your hands after you grip the club, you see two “Vs” formed by the index finger and thumb on each hand. Turning the Vs to the right is referred to as having a strong grip position. This makes it easier to curve the ball from right to left. With the Vs turned to the left, a left-to-right ball flight is encouraged.

Addressing Swing Flaws

A golfer may be prone to hooking the ball–a right-to-left curving shot–or tend to slice the ball from left to right. Adjusting the Vs on the grip can help relieve these chronic problems or at least help get shots more under control. A golfer troubled by slicing would try the strong grip; the golfer who is hooking the ball too much would employ a weaker grip in an effort to straighten out the ball flight.

 

 

GOLF TIP OF THE WEEK – How to hit your Irons more Successfully and Solidly

The Video above is Provided by Scratch Golf Academy and Adam Bazelgette really gets into nice depth about how to hit your irons more solidly and successfully.

He helps explain some clear and easy concepts that you as a golfer will be able to apply to your own personal Golf Game to help your with your iron shots. Easy and Simple to follow.

My Favorite Tip he gives is how he explains that it is not you as the golfer who needs to get the ball in the air, that is the Job of the Club designer. Your actual job as the golfer is to simply apply pressure to the ball.

I hope you Enjoy

The Golfers Paradise.

The Best Way To Clean Your Clubs

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Although there are professional club cleaning services available at country clubs and golf retailers, nothing beats an at-home cleaning. Cleaning your own golf clubs is inexpensive, easy-to-do, and will leave you feeling satisfied with the end result.

In fact, many golfers enjoy cleaning their own clubs, because it gives them an opportunity to evaluate each club’s playing condition. But before we get into the best way to clean your golf clubs, let’s first cover why it’s important.

Why is it important to clean my golf clubs?

Having dirt on your golf clubs can negatively affect your performance on the course. There are actually little grooves on the face of the club that add spin to your shot. When these grooves clog up with dirt, it can hinder the distance and accuracy of your club.
To keep your clubs looking clean and playing like they did on day one, we put together this brief guide covering the best way to clean your golf clubs in seven simple steps.

  1. Prepare The Cleaning Solution
    Prepare the cleaning solution by filling a bucket or sink with a few inches of warm water. Make sure that the water isn’t too hot, as high temperatures can damage your club. Next, add a drop of dishwashing liquid and allow the solution to become soapy.
  2. Soak The Iron Head Of The Club
    Soak only the iron head of the club in the soapy bucket of water. Be sure to fully submerge the heads of the clubs in the soapy solution. Let the iron head of the club soak for about two minutes to help remove or loosen up any dirt, sand, mud, or oils.
  3. Clean The Dirt Out Of The Club Head Grooves
    Clean the dirt out of the club head grooves. Use a wire club brush or a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently scrub the grooves on the head of the club to remove any and all dirt. Also, be sure to brush the sides and sole of the club to get rid of any lingering debris. Be careful as not to scratch the club by brushing too hard!
  4. Rinse The Iron Head Using Warm Water
    Once you’re done with the scrubbing and soaking process, rinse the iron head of the club under warm water to get rid of the excess soap. Be sure not to get the other parts of the club wet when rinsing.
  5. Dry Your Club
    Dry your club completely with a soft rag or towel. As you’re drying your club, inspect to grooves to make sure you removed all the dirt and grime.
  6. Clean The Club Grip
    Clean the grip on your club with a warm, damp rag. Be sure to remove any oil, dirt, grime or mud that may have a negative effect on your ability to grip the club. Be sure to inspect the grip of your during this process to determine if replacement is necessary. Then, dry your grip with a clean dry towel.
  7. Final Check
    Before placing the club back into your golf bag, verify that it’s thoroughly cleaned and dried.

Re-posted From : GolfSmith

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