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Callaway Connect-Easy Locks You Into A Good Swing

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I did a review a little while ago on the Callaway Swing-Easy and I will admit that I copy and pasted most of that review here for the Callaway Connect-Easy.  The two […]

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My First Mental Scorecard

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After reading Mastering Golf’s Mental Game, I was eager to try out the Mental Scorecard to see how consistently my mental game is during a round.  I usually debrief myself after a round by talking to myself in the car running through each hole.  I usually focus on the holes that ate my lunch and costed my penalty strokes.  Using Dr. Lardon’s process, I wanted to see where my mental game falls short of maintaining a constant mental approach the game.  It was a learning experience.

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Mastering Golf’s Mental Game Makes You Think

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The physical aspect of golf is relatively simple and takes 1.2 seconds.  The rest of the 4.5 hour round is waiting for your turn to swing.  During this time, each golfer must work to maintain their concentration and re-engage before stepping up to their next shot.  Dr. Michael Lardon wrote Mastering Golf’s Mental Game to help each of us build a stronger mental golf game.

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Front 9/Back 9: Tale of Myself as 2 Golfers

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This past week, I played White Clay Creek and experienced the greatest up and down of my golf game in a long time.  Unfortunately, the down was a big down on the back 9.  I shot a 101 which was the worst round in a long time and what made it more painful was my front 9 was a 44 including coming back from an 8 on the par 4 first hole. So what happened to cause a massive self destruction on the back 9 and why did I need heed my own advice I posted on this blog? (besides being an idiot?)

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Callaway Swing-Easy Training Aid: Funny Yet Functional

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Many golfers will allow their right elbow (left if you are  a leftie) to chicken wing out at the top of the backswing.  This break in swing structure results in most golfers to swing out to in resulting in a fade or slice.  The Swing-Easy keeps your elbows close and helps to swing in to out.

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Using Hybrid Clubs with Wedge Style Golf Swing

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I started playing with this style some time last year.  I found myself not hitting my irons very well and getting frustrated.  I was chopping my irons into the ground or hitting behind the ball when I was trying to hit too hard.  At that time, I had a 4 TaylorMade Rocketballz hybrid and just picked up a 5 of the same brand to replace my 4 and 5 irons.  I started to use the 5 hybrid to hit a 150 yard shot instead of my 7 iron.  And it worked!

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Ben Hogan’s Power Golf: Classic Swing Breakdown

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Many and many books cover golf and all its points.  If you are looking for a book to cover the basic physical and technical aspects of the golf swing, Ben Hogan’s Power […]

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Ben Hogan’s 8 Hints to Lower Your Golf Score

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In Ben Hogan’s Power Golf, Ben closes the book with 8 tips to lower your score.  The book was copyrighted in 1948.  Let’s take a look if they still hold up 70 […]

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Flatball: Do They Fall Flat?

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The package comes with six Flatballs to practice with so don’t take these to the range.  The backyard will be the best practice area but you will need grass cut down to fairway length or a mat to hit off of.

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Control Your Golf Swing Tempo to Increase Your Success

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Once I felt comfortable with the rhythm, I applied it to my swing.  On the first beat, the BOP, I started my swing. On the second beat, my backswing was half way done.  On the third beat, I completed my back swing and initiated the downswing.  On the fourth beat, I made contact and struck the ball in a smooth hit.  I let another bar play before setting up for another hit.

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5 Tips to Remembering Names of Your Foursome

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So there we were on fourth hole tee box and my partner leans over to me in the golf cart and say, What is the name of the guy in the blue […]

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How Do I Review/Rate a Golf Course

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When I started this website, I wanted to share my experiences on golf courses with others to save golfers from wasting afternoons on poor courses.  You should know if a course is […]

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Architects Golf Club is Well Put Together

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Sometimes you don’t want to play one golf course but 18 different golf course in a day or in one round.  Then I have the place for you: Architects Golf Club.  This golf course in Phillipsburg, NJ can use the uncommon descriptive word for a golf course: variety.

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Improve Your Driving Range Ritual to Save Strokes

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To get the most out of the driving range, I find it best to spend half my time practicing chipping. I got tired of flubbing chips or sculling shots across greens. It paid dividends and my score dropped. Why ruin two shots to get you just off the green by having no faith in your chip shot?

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