Golf / Instruction

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Is it just me, or does this frustrate you too? Let me set the scene for you, I just hit the best drive of my life on a short par-4 and only have a short chip left for eagle or I can get up-and-down for a birdie. What do I do? I skull it across the green or hit behind …

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How can a golfer improve his or her game quickly? Should improvement involve the swing or on-course play? And therefore, should the golfer’s coaching be swing-related or course-management related?  One well-researched sports coaching concept is to prioritize tactical, or strategy-based training over technical, or swing-change-based training. Based on one popular motor control theory, tactical training offers opportunities for golfers to …

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Grand Oaks in Grand Prairie has worn many hats over the years. Originally opening in 1972, it has been Grand Prairie Country Club, a private course for many years, before opening to the public a few years ago.  Over the last couple of years, they have added some TLC and a multitude of upgrades. The course is visually less claustrophobic …

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A professional golfer these days can improve his or her game not just through improving the swing, but also through much simpler means such as their equipment – both clubs and balls. One less-frequently considered aspect of what can help improve performance is the caddie’s inputs. A caddie is not merely a person who carries a golfer’s bag. Even though …

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Well, we made it through 2020 … and what a crazy year. Thank goodness it’s in the rear-view mirror now! Cheers to 2021 and accomplishing our New Year’s resolutions together. To help you get started on your New Year’s resolution of shooting lower scores on the golf course, let’s take a look at one of the most important parts of the game …

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White Bluff Resort sits about 90 minutes southwest of the Metroplex in the town of Whitney. Although White Bluff is a gated community of about 800 homes, after a change of management and some renovations a couple years back, both the Old Course and the New Course are open to public play.  As you reach the guard shack and present …

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When it comes to chip shots from around the green, you need to hit all kinds of shots; high and soft, low and rolling, and everything in between. The good news is that once we have the standard “chip and run” shot down, the others become easy to learn as set up changes primarily create them. Work on these three …

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People often wonder why it is that those who are superior players in one sport become so good at golf. There are famous football players, cricket players and hockey players who have all become really good golfers. Is it that they have superior hand-eye coordination, is it that golf has some moves which they are familiar with from their own …

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Let’s Talk Facts Players who it the farthest on any professional tour have the greatest hand path and can apply the most force through the handle, effectively translating to more clubhead speed. This means the hands travel on the largest arc while managing the ability to repeatedly find the sweet spot.  What if you can layer in simple pieces that …

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A point of much debate is the world of sports is whether golf is a sport like football or basketball or merely a game like chess. Moreover, based on that definition, is the golfer an athlete? One dictionary definition for an athlete is a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games that require physical strength, agility, …

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