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Golf Circuit (James)

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  1. I agree 100% - golf is definitely not one-size-fits-all and you have to find what works for you!
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  3. Hey guys! Swing path huh? Here's my suggestions, although I do think that swing path is over-taught and ultimately a bi-product of higher level movement patterns. 1. Get Your Swing On Video ASAP (at 300 frames per second or higher if possible). It's always amazing to me how much feel can differ from reality, and you can identify the real cause of your problems rapidly. 2. Understand Ball Flight Laws. Turns out that ball flight can (and often does) lie. There is more than one way to hit a push, cut, fade, hook, pull, draw, or straight shot. Contrary to years of incorrect teaching, it's now been scientifically proven that face angle actually plays the major role in determining the direction that the ball takes off in, while swing path in relation to face angle is what determines the spin direction. It's the opposite of everything that's been taught for decades. 3. Research Early Extension. I've seen a lot of students who think they are coming too far inside and getting "trapped" are actually victims of this little known swing fault. Here's some more info. Cheers! James
  4. Gotta love seeing Freddy back on top!!

    1. BK in TEXAS

      BK in TEXAS

      It's like Rory said at Augusta "He's just cool"!

  5. Has anybody mentioned elevation in this thread yet? I've found that my irons carry about 10-15 yards less at sea level than they do at 3,000 feet above!
  6. http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Conditioning-Golf-Sports-Series/dp/0736067795/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
  7. http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Conditioning-Golf-Sports-Series/dp/0736067795/ref=dp_ob_title_bk
  8. Great suggestion! Something to keep in mind, however, is that most yoga instructors don't do any sort of evaluation before providing you with stretches / poses / exercises. Everybody has their own unique physical limitations, and if the instructor does not understand these they will often have their students doing things that lead to injury. As long as you are aware that yoga is not a "one size fits all" method I think it's fantastic, and the benefits can be huge when it is done properly. PS - the same principal applies to golf lessons...
  9. The absolute best 10-minute warm-up I have found is in this book: http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Conditioning-Golf-Sports-Series/dp/0736067795/ref=dp_ob_title_bk It's easily worth the $15 IMO!
  10. Hey guys! Klller questions I'm so glad that this thread finally got some action. Regarding why warming up with a weighted club is a bad idea - watch this video for some killer insight. (The golf stuff starts around 4:30) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_vR8U_KrhY&feature=player_embedded#! I'll be back later with more!!
  11. Good advice from the boys! I would add that whenever you have a crazy lie like that, make sure you are using a club that you feel comfortable with, and take a 3/4 swing. You're not going to be hitting any miracle shots, so make a conservative plan that you feel confident with. Club up, choke down, and make a nice controlled swing.
  12. Take them into the pro shop and crumple up a piece of paper. Then get a wastebasket and ask them to throw the paper into the wastebasket. After they complete the task, ask them if they thought about how they were going to move their elbow or when they were going to release their grip on the paper, or if they just looked at the wastebasket and threw it in. That sometimes helps get the idea across.
  13. Happy Open Week everyone! Be sure to check out our Facebook page for a killer giveaway!!

  14. I totally agree - I think a lot of right handed people would do better off golfing left handed because of the dominant hand issue.
  15. Hey Boz - do you have a website for your golf balls? Thanks! James
  16. Hey everyone, I'm super curious to find out what length everyone's putter is compared to their height - I'll start! My Height: 6'2" My Putter Length: 33.5" Who's next??
  17. Welcome to the Forum! The Thai courses look amazing - what is the golf lesson scene like over there? Are there many pros teaching??
  18. Welcome to the Forum guys! Check out the "Ask The Pro" thread for some killer chat! Cheers, James
  19. Hey Everyone! It's giveaway time at Golf Circuit again, and this time we're dishing out a brand new Cleveland Classic Driver to celebrate the upcoming British Open! ==>Click Here and cruise over to our Facebook page to enter! Once you're there simply go to the British Open Giveaway tab at the top of the page, click "enter now" in the bottom left corner, and give us your name and email address. We will randomly choose a winner on Monday the 23rd, following the tournament!
  20. Great stuff guys! I would tend to agree that if you're getting bruising on any of your fingers you are likely trying to control the club too much with your hands. I always feel like their only job is to keep the club from going flying - nothing more. To try and control a complex high speed movement like the golf swing with tiny little muscles like the ones in your hands and fingers is a futile exercise that usually causes inconsistent results at best. That being said, I always felt like the pointer finger of the trail hand (right hand for right handed golfers) should be chopped off. I don't think it does any good. All the magic happens in the ring and index fingers. Also, I really don't like the way that the index finger is positioned in the last picture that jmiller posted. When I see players hook their index finger around the grip like that it is usually a sign that they are going to try and steer the whole thing with that helpless little digit. Have you considered amputation?
  21. Awesome stuff guys! Obviously with CORs maxed, more and more manufacturers are starting to turn to aerodynamics to try and squeeze more distance out of their driver designs. I wonder if the USGA is going to put some sort of speed limit on clubhead design in the future?? Also, as a little shameless plug I thought I would mention we've got the Speedline Tech Driver here, and we're also running a special on the Speedline Fast 12 Driver here. Cheers! James
  22. You've got the right idea - bring a club to the office with you and just practice the same thing. Take your grip how you want it, put the club down, and repeat.
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