How to Develop a Pre-Shot Routine

How to Develop a Pre-Shot Routine

We caught up with Shawn Cox, Director of Golf at the Grand Golf Club at Fairmont Grand Del Mar, near San Diego, California for some advice.  Shawn talks with us about his pre-shot routine and how gaining a proper sequence before hitting your shot can help you play better golf. The problem for a lot of golfers is playing at the ball instead of at your target. “Aim Big, Shoot Small” is the perfect way to put this. If your target is the flag stick or 10 yards to the right of the flag sticks, you need to throw your attention to that spot on the green. Instead of worrying what you want to do at your ball, you are actually playing at your target. Having something like this can really help with the mental side of the game.

Every shot that you take needs to have a pre-shot routine. After a lot of research with PGA Players and Teaching Professionals they developed one question that will help you with every shot you take on the golf course. That question is: What does a good shot look like? You can’t help but to answer that. Once you answer that question, you are ready to visualize and attack that shot. Check out the video above to learn more about how you can create a routine to play better. If you liked this golf tip, check out how to pick a teaching pro.

NOTABLE ACHIEVMENTS:

Golf Professional of the Year – Southern California PGA 2018

Horton Smith Award – Southern California PGA, 2016, San Diego PGA, 2015

Golf Professional of the Year – San Diego PGA, 2013

Merchandiser of the Year – Shawn Cox, Southern California PGA, 2011

https://www.shawncoxgolf.com

Mike Malaska: Correct Your Swing Path

Mike Malaska: Correct Your Swing Path

Top Teacher, Mike Malaska, shows us a great Swing Tip on controlling the club face on the tee box!

Mike bases his golf instruction in swing mechanics and physical fitness to provide students with every advantage on the course. His in-depth understanding of the physical aspects of the body and the golf swing has led to an unsurpassed level of success where athletes improve swing mechanics and sequencing of the body by stretching, strengthening and conditioning programs backed by cutting-edge analytics and technologies.

  • 2017 Golf Magazine Top 100 Teachers in America (20 Years Running)
  • 2017-2018 Golf Digest 50 Best Teachers in America (#19)
  • TaylorMade National Advisory Board Member 2015 – Current
  • 2016 GRAA Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professional

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Golfers Compare the Hybrid Wedge | HWedge

Golfers Compare the Hybrid Wedge | HWedge

Average Golfers Compare Their Wedges to the Hwedge

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Imagine this, you’re about 50 yards from the green and you’re in a bunker. There never seems to be a proper club to get you out of this situation. You can use a 52 but that might not be strong enough, you could go with an 8 iron but that’s probably too strong. It seems like there isn’t the right club for this and many other situations. However with the Hwedge this shot becomes as simple as a 3 foot putt.

Hwedge is a hybrid wedge that helps get the ball more in the air and has the ball stop sooner. It’s sure to take more strokes off your game and give your shot more accuracy.

Hwedge is a hybrid wedge, and the idea behind a hybrid wedge is that the weight is back and low like a hybrid with a wedge’s face. It makes your shots very smooth and it feels great. This wedge puts the ball more in the air with more spin for a more accurate shot.

It comes in the lofts of 50 degree, 55 degree, and 60 degree. This club is also USGA conforming and legal so your stickler golf friends can’t pull a rulebook on you for this one. Your short game is going to improve immensely and it will help you recover from sand and rough.

Hwedge

The Hwedge is guarantee to turn your amateur golf strokes into fantastic shots that will make you and your scores look like a pro. This club was designed to help in any close shot situation, whether you are 30 yards from the green going up hill and in the rough, or simply 10 yards from the bunker Hwedge is sure to help but the ball pin high for your next birdie.

For more information or purchase, visit their website and get your Hwedge today.

 

When you don’t have perfect golf swing 257+ is the answer

When you don’t have perfect golf swing 257+ is the answer

The chance that many of you reading have a perfect golf swing is well… need I say more.  We all can use as much assistance as possible within the limits of the USGA and R&A, right?  Especially when it comes to hitting tight fairways from the tee or trying to get the ball on the green from a distance over 200 yards (175+ for some).  If you can hit more greens in regulation, make more shots with your fairways and hybrids that go longer and straighter toward your target, you will simply score better.  By taking the pressure of our short game and being able to hit shots into greens that give us a chance to two-putt, we will enjoy the game much more.

High Heats Center of Gravity

This shows the CG of High Heat versus other major golf manufacturers

 

So how is this accomplished?  First, you need a fairway wood that is forgiving, that helps you launch the ball into the air higher and straighter.  This is accomplished with club design that takes the center of gravity of the wood and moves it back and low, something golf club designers call “Deeper CG”.  High Heat 257+ fairway woods have the deepest center of gravity possible within the limits of the USGA and R&A.  No other manufacturer of quality metal woods will have deeper CG or better launch of a golf ball from a fairway wood.  It’s simple physics.

Matched with deeper CG, another thing golf club designers can do is to use better materials that provide more ball speed.  That is why all drivers from leading golf companies use titanium in the face.  However, very few if any manufacturers use this material on 3 or 5 woods and none use titanium on hybrids.  With the 257+ fairway woods and hybrids, all the faces use titanium, so they are truly the hottest face with most ball speed available under USGA and R&A rules.

But what happens to so many of us in search of that perfect golf swing?  We develop pretty good contact, but small changes like getting the club too far inside on downswing or trying to develop a bit more release can cause off-center hits.  It’s not just higher handicappers who mishit the ball on the clubface, especially with the longer hybrid irons and 3 or 5 wood.  If we could have same or similar results when striking the golf ball with the toe and the heel, that could really help everyone. The USGA changed a rule a few years back to allow golf club designers to increase the CT or Characteristic Time that the ball in on the clubface beyond the center or radius of the ball to the toe and heel.  That means any hits on the toe or the heel can have a high CT, and mishits with woods and hybrids happen to many of us consistently.  The longer the ball is on the clubface, the more trampoline effect or what some call a “hot” face.

How did 257+ bring the technology into their titanium face, so that every golfer can get the maximum distance and control with fairway woods and hybrids?  Well, that trade secret won’t be shared, but the testing proves that while the center of a 257+ golf club has a CT of 257 (USGA legal), the toe and the heel tests at 275.  This means when you mishit a 257+ golf club, you will see more distance than any other fairway or hybrid sold in the US.  NO other golf company has this technology and no one is offering golfers more forgiveness, more distance and more control on all shots across the face of the club.

We sell the 257+ direct to you.  Our price is the best you can get and we encourage you to try the fairway and hybrids.  We will take returns within 30 days.  So there is no reason to not improve your game and your search for the perfect golf swing with the best fairway wood and hybrid technology you can buy.

Watch Youth Golfer Learning L to L with Randy Chang

Watch Youth Golfer Learning L to L with Randy Chang

Randy Chang: Use “L to L” Method for Golf Swing Success

What if you could step up to the ball and make a solid swing without even looking at the ball or focusing on hitting it?  Could you make solid contact and hit the ball consistently straight down the fairway?  Top Golf Teacher Randy Chang joins Golf Life as we look in a lesson with a youth golfer being taught his “L to L” method.  In this video lesson Randy works with the son of our Executive Producer, Aiden Billingsley, a 15-year-old who has played golf long enough to develop some bad habits.  Randy uses the L to L and gets Aiden hitting the ball longer and straighter with a much simpler approach.

If you are interested to learn more about Randy Chang and his swing instruction, please visit him at www.randychangpga.com

Here is some more information about Randy. He is PGA Golf Professional and founder of the Aloha Academy of Golf in Hawaii and Randy Chang Golf Schools in Southern California. With over 35 years of professional golf experience, he has been recognized by the PGA and golf industry with awards such as;

  • 1995 SCPGA  Junior Golf Leader of the Year
  • 1998 SCPGA Section Merchandiser of the Year
  • 2002 Aloha Section PGA Teacher of the Year
  • 2003-2004 Top Teacher in the Aloha Section
  • 2004 Nationally Recognized Teacher by Golf Digest
  • 2005 Top Teachers in Southern California by Golf Magazine
  • 2009 SCPGA Metro Teacher of the Year.
  • 2010 SCPGA Section Teacher of the Year.
  • 2014 Golf Tips Magazine National Top 30 Instructor
  • 2015 SCPGA Youth Development Award
  • 2017 Inducted SCPGA Teaching Hall of Fame

Randy was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, graduating from the University of Portland with a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Management & Philosophy. He played for his college golf team on scholarship for 3 years. After college he turned professional and played on various mini tours in Southern California and Canada. Randy has worked within the golfing industry as a Head Professional, Director of Golf, General Manager, and Teaching Professional/ Custom club fitter. His knowledge of the golf swing and his flexible style of teaching compliment each student’s specific goals and physical abilities. Randy’s approach to instruction is to S.U.R.F; Simplicity, Understanding, Retention, and most important, FUN. He believes that today’s technology and training techniques help to speed up the learning process for the student which makes it more enjoyable and easier to comprehend.

Randy has recently signed on with the Golf Channel Academy and has been featured live on the Golf Channel Morning Drive program and his numorous tips has been aired nationally on the Golf Channel.

2017 SCPGA Teaching Hall of Fame

 

Read more: https://www.randychangpga.com/about-randy/

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