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14 Clubs – Extremely Fun Golf Format

May 21st, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Go Play|

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! This is another fun variety of a regular scramble. 14 Clubs is a fun little game that makes you think about how to attack the course and use your clubs in different ways. You play a regular scramble in teams of two. The kicker is that each team is only allowed to use 14 clubs total and that each club can be used only once on each hole (even the putter). So you are basically playing out of one bag which you can actually do. You can also remove [...]

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Choke Down – Long Game Golf Lesson

May 19th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Long Game|

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! For some shots you choke down on the club, e. g. different chip shots. This is not only necessary for the proper technique, but you gain more control, too. Because your hands are closer to the clubface, it gets easier to control it. Some players like Anthony Kim choke down on all their clubs when doing their full swing. He does so because he learned to play with clubs that where too big for him in his childhood. But he did stick with it throughout his whole career although he [...]

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Pitching Trajectories – Learn To Control Your Pitch Shots Like a Pro

May 16th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Short Game|

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! When you are able to control the trajectories of your pitches you have more control over the roll of the ball after it lands, too. This makes your pitching more accurate. Most golfers practice one pitch shot with one trajectory, but neglect the things they are hopefully doing on the range. You should always have a target and try to produce a shot at will, not at random. If a shot behaves exactly like you imagined it and it is on target, you know that you have made a good [...]

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Be Cheap to Learn Faster – Mental Game Golf Lesson

May 15th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Sometimes the golf world seems to consist out of eighty percent snake oil salesmen. Golf marketing is also about the newest secret and the newest technological breakthrough. New clubs and balls are being released with product cycles that are getting shorter and shorter every year. The big companies always promise easy and fast improvements for all players with their newest products. Yet the customers are usually disappointed with the results being not quite what was advertised. Of course it is true that the right equipment helps your game somewhat. Buying a new [...]

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Trifecta – Exciting New Golf Format

May 14th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Go Play|

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! The term trifecta is part of horse racing terminology. It describes a bet in which the bettor must predict which horses will finish first, second and third in exact order. This original meaning has almost nothing to do with the golf game trifecta. In golf you do not want to bet who will win, but simply give points to the top three players on each hole as follows: 1st - 6 points 2nd - 4 points 3rd - 2 points 4th – none The game Trifecta is [...]

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Pyramid – Long Game Golf Lesson

May 13th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Long Game|

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! The question almost every beginning golfer asks is “What do I need fourteen clubs for?”. Most seasoned golfers can probably give an elaborate answer to that question and talk about loft and how different clubs have different purposes. On the other hand they are usually not using all their clubs themselves, not on the range and not on the course, although they have the full equipment. People tend to stick with their favourite clubs once they got comfortable with them. The more clubs you are versatile with, the more shots you [...]

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The Laboratory – How To Get Out Of The Sand In Style

May 12th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Short Game|

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Let‘s go back to the bunker. Unfortunately you will find your golf ball more than often in a difficult lie in the bunker. As if hitting the bunker would not be troublesome enough. But only few golfers actually work on their sand play. It is somewhat of a red rag to them and yet they do not want to put in the work to change that. But with just one long practice session of a couple of hours you can learn so much in the bunker. Just treat it [...]

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Don‘t Fight Your Golf Personality

May 9th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Mental Game|

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! There is a saying that you cannot hide your personality in golf. I think it is true. Golf may be not as loud and fast as other sports are, but you get to know all kinds of different characters. That is for sure. But have you ever asked yourself what your own golf personality is? Are you true to yourself on the golf course or are you pretending to be someone you are not? Some players just love to talk a lot and socialize with others on [...]

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Money Ball – Great Team Golf Format

May 5th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Short Game|

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! This game is most fun when you are playing in flights of three to four people in a small tournament, as money ball is a team versus team competition. The premise of the game is that each team has a special ball, the money ball, it has to bring through all eighteen holes without losing it. The game is also sometimes called Lone Ranger, Pink Ball, Devil Ball and many names more. On each hole one player of each team has to play with [...]

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Circuit Training #3 – Long Game Golf Training Circle

April 30th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Long Game|

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! I think circuit training is a great way to improve effectively, not only in golf but every sport. Take a short break of 10 to 15 seconds between exercises and do the cycle at least two times in a row except for the warmup. Of course you can do more rounds if you want to and are not too tired. This time we will focus on technique and strength. You do not need any golf balls and can do this at home. 5 min – Warmup: Loosen up your [...]