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Author: Jess Frank

The “X” Marks the Spot! But On a Driving Range?

03/21/2015 What does an “X” in the ground have to do with the golf swing? My golf instruction involves using visual, kinesthetic and auditory techniques to help a student learn and improve faster. Each student learns differently and swings differently. Communication between the instructor and student often separates a successful lesson from an average experience. As instructors, we have to pay attention to student’s word as instruction is a two way street. The instructor analyzes and diagnoses ball flight, impact, face angle, shaft plane, path, and the grip and body alignments. The student is and always should be front...

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Blast Your Fairway Wood!

03/06/2015 Are you struggling to get your fairway woods in the air? Frustrated with an extremely low ball flight and no carry yardage? You have options. Take a fairway wood with greater loft. Club companies make 5 woods, 7 woods and 9 woods. You may even be able to find an 11 wood! These clubs will all have more loft so you can get the ball in the air a lot easier. Just in case buying a new club with greater loft still does not help you, the following will help you launch it high even when the ball...

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Frustrated with your Chipping & Pitching– Stop Bowling It Across the Green

02/09/2015 Here is a little Short Game Magic so you bowl the ball across the green NO MORE! Are you tired of bowling your chip and pitch shots? In golf terminology/golfer slang, this is another name for the topped shot. The ball rolls along the ground, across the green and into the bunker. Frustration is the only word to describe the result. Well, I am sure there are a few other words, but this is a PG rated article. You just missed the green and have a short shot to the pin. These little shots around the green are...

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5 Quick Ways to Stop Your Slice

01/12/2015 Have you been plagued by a slice your whole golfing life? Here are some great tips to help you alleviate that dreaded shot shape. Strengthen your grip The club face controls your ball flight and your grip directly controls the face angle of the golf club. After I diagnose the type of slice the golfer is suffering, one of the first places I will check is there grip. Most golfers have a grip that is too weak or they hold the club too much in the palm of their top hand. To strengthen your grip take your lead...

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‘Push’ Your Way to Better Golf– Create Width in the Golf Swing

12/29/2014 The most common complaint I hear from my students is lack of consistency. Why do I play great for nine holes and then it looks like I have never picked up a club for the next nine? How do I go out and shoot 85 one day and 95 the next? What can I do to fix my problem? Today, we are going to discuss how to push the golf club throughout their swing. This means a tension-free swing– swinging with no tension in the arms. No tension debunks golf’s biggest myth of “keeping the front arm straight.” It is important to make sure...

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