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How to Avoid Golf Injuries – Tips for Beginners

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Taking up a new sport can be highly rewarding, both physically and mentally, but it’s essential to take caution and learn the proper movements to avoid future injury. Like many sports practicing the wrong move can set you up for an injury, which is why professional instruction is always best no matter the sport. One sport that can be particularly …

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The New “Perfect” Grip

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“Golf begins with a good grip.” A famous quote by Ben Hogan. This statement couldn’t be any more true. A good grip is the foundation on which a swing should be built on. Without it, you’ll simply be compounding swing faults on top of each other in attempts to combat faults driven by your grip. So let’s get down to …

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4 Must-Haves For Golf Instruction

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I’ve never really understood the stigma towards golf lessons and professional instruction. As a former golf teaching professional, it was often a challenge to convince players of the value of lessons. Their excuses always fell into two categories…
The most common excuse used was ‘I don’t need lessons’. This excuse (generally triggered by ego) was common among those players who could …

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The Secret To Smooth: Transition

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The game of golf would be so much easier if you could start at the top of the swing, and just swing down and through the ball. You’d eliminate so many pre-swing and backswing faults that mess up an otherwise simple move. If you could lift the club into a set position at the top, check and re-check everything, and …

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The 7 Steps Every Backswing Should Have: Tempo

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The final element in our series of backswing essentials is all about tempo and swing pace. Interestingly, the average professionals golf swing takes a little more than a second and a half to complete from the initial takeaway from the ball to completing the finish. The backwing in particular takes less than a second, and is generally 4 times slower …

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How Your Vision Can Affect Your Golf Game

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It is no secret that golf is a visually demanding sport. Not only do you need to be able to see the ball right in front of you so that you can hit it accurately, but you also need to be able to see where the ball goes after you hit it. If you’re keeping the ball in the fairway …

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The 7 Steps Every Backswing Should Have: Strong Grip

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Next up in our series of backswing posts focuses all on the grip. We won’t be digging into the exact positioning of your hands on the grip however, this post deals with where the club should be positioned during your backswing assuming you have a solid grip already. Interestingly, the grip of choice on tour is neutral to slightly strong, …