Concepts

The Fundamentals of Golf

My uncle used to have this post card stuck to the door of his fridge and it always made me laugh because it captures in a nutshell the emotional turmoil of an amateur golfer. As anyone who’s ever played the game will know, golf can be an incredibly frustrating game and yet, just when you’re […]

Grip

Grip

“Good golf begins with a good grip!” ~Ben Hogan~ When we talk about ‘grip’ we are referring to the way the hands are positioned on the handle of the golf club. A good grip means the hands work together as a unit. The element here that is of paramount importance is that the hands need […]

Posture

Posture

“In golf, you keep your head down and follow through. In the vice presidency, you keep your head up and follow through. It’s a big difference” ~Dan Quayle~ In the address position good body posture is crucial to developing a consistent repeatable swing. First of all stand with the feet shoulder-width apart with each foot […]

Stance

Stance – Ball Position

“Swinging at daisies is like playing electric guitar with a tennis racket: if it were that easy, we could all be Jerry Garcia. The ball changes everything” ~Michael Bamberger~ Another key element in developing a consistent swing is the positioning of the golf ball. One reason why this can prove troublesome to many amateur golfers […]

The Swing Plane

The Swing Plane

“My swing is so bad I look like a caveman killing his lunch!” ~Lee Trevino~ The swing plane is a term coined by the great Ben Hogan that he used to describe the shape of a golf swing and, in particular, the motion of the arms during the swing. Hogan imagined the swing plane as […]

Alignment

Alignment

“A golf ball is like a clock. Always hit it at 6 o’clock and make it go toward 12 o’clock. But make sure you’re in the same time zone” ~Chi Chi Rodriguez~ When we refer to alignment in golf we are basically talking about where we are aiming to hit the ball. However it’s a […]