Get a Grip! – Long Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Most beginning golfers are being shown all the different ways to grip a golf club. The ten finger grip (baseball grip), the Vardon overlap grip and the interlocking grip. The funny thing is that almost nobody actually tries all the different grips to see if they work for them. The usual argument is that no professional player uses a baseball grip and most are using the Vardongrip. That is true. But it is probably also true that you are not a professional golfer yet. And I think there are things [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:09+00:00 April 25th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Long Game|

Footwork – Long Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Since golfers are stationary during their swing, footwork is getting neglected by many. Yet the feet and legs play an important role for a good golf swing. Footwork is a key element for striking the ball well and generating maximum power at impact. There might be players who are more active with their upper body than their lower body. But you will not find a good golfer who does not use his legs and solid footwork during his swing. So it is always a good idea to focus some time [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:09+00:00 April 17th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Long Game|

The One-Two Punch Shot – Long Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! The punch is one of the most useful shots for experienced players and beginners alike. In fact it is one of the best shots for beginners to learn and use off the tee. And it is actually pretty easy to perform once you tried it a few times. It is usually played into wide and open fairways that lead into an open green. It is also really useful when the wind is strong as the trajectory is relatively low compared to a normal shot. To perform the punch shot go [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:09+00:00 April 15th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Long Game|

Good Old Times – Long Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Technology advances fast. That is also true for golf. But usually the promises the big companies make are not really kept. In the end you cannot buy a lower handicap. Take a look around in the pro-shop of your local club. You want to find the oldest equipment you can find in the shop. Ask for old or used equipment. Usually the  equipment that is for rent is pretty old too. So that is an option as well. If you get a weird look tell them it is for an [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:09+00:00 April 11th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Long Game|

The Secret is in the Dirt – Long Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! This phrase was coined by the famous Ben Hogan. There are several interpretations of it. You have to work hard and dig deep to improve, is one of them. Well, that will not hurt for sure. I think he said it with a little tongue in cheek. Obviously there is not one secret single element to a great golf swing, because it is such a complex movement made out of different parts. On the other hand, you can also take the quote literally. If you take a look at [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:12+00:00 April 4th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Long Game|

Bare Foot – Long Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! If there is one key to a great lower body movement, it is using your feet. When you are able to shift your weight and move your feet properly, you will not only be able to get to a great finish position, but you will also transfer the power from your hips to your club effectively. Unfortunately many golfers do not pay any attention to their feet at all. Of course there are stationary points during your swing, but then again not really. At the top of your backswing most [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:12+00:00 April 1st, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Long Game|

Money Shots – Long Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Professional golf tournaments are very often a very close call. The competition and level of play is so high that a stroke per round can be all that stands between winning the tournament or losing the tour card. All the best players who keep winning tournaments have the ability to somehow perform a specific shot when it is needed most. They make the putt or turn the game around with an impossible approach. You can only guess what pressure they are dealing with in their minds and what they are [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:12+00:00 March 31st, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Long Game|

Change Sides – Long Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! For most golfers one side of their body seems to be responsible for the power of their swing, while the other side is all about control and direction. For a right-handed golfer their right hand and arm is usually used for power, while their left hand controls the clubface. Others say that golf is a two-handed sport and that, therefore, both sides play an equal role for accuracy and power in the golf swing. Were you recently in the situation to do something with your other hand, e.g. tying your [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:13+00:00 March 28th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Long Game|

Hang in There! How to Deal With Difficult Lies – Long Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Being able to hit the ball properly from different slopes is one of the things you are being confronted with every time you are on the course. Nevertheless most people neglect this part of their game and never dedicate any training time specifically to that area. The result is that they have to improvise most of the time when they face a specific uphill or downhill lie. But you will not be one of those players because today you will practice different shots from all kinds of lies. Get out [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:13+00:00 March 25th, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Long Game|

Keep the Golden Mean – Long Game Golf Lesson

A new lesson from my book "120 Timeless Golf Lessons" will be posted daily! Every golfer knows that feeling when you hit a ball flush right with the sweet spot of your club. For some people just one of those perfect shots makes a whole practice session worthwhile. Working on hitting with the sweet spot of your clubs does not only make you a more consistent ball striker, but will also improve your length especially off the tee. This time we use four tees as a visual aid to work on our swing. First get in your normal athletic golf posture and take [...]

2018-01-10T08:56:13+00:00 March 21st, 2014|120 Timeless Golf Lessons, Long Game|
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