GOLF HATES ME
Golf Coach with the emphasis on changing golf instruction forever. Keep it light and simple with helping people play better golf with a simple approach.
Well we all do it. Think too much. Thoughts will race through your head over the ball at address and maybe as you are swinging. We tell ourselves to stop, but yet doubt, fear, indision, and confusion will all cause us to be miserable, hit bad shots, and exhaust ourselves. I use the term, "Leonard Nemoy", "In Search Of". If you are old enough to remember that program. We are searching for the correct feel, grip, alignment, ball position, etc. WELL STOP!.
I believe that the grips on your club are the most important part of you swing and clubs. The correct feel and size is so important. We have such a choice, I encourage you to explore and find what works for you. I know that real rubber grip absorbs the shock and allows me to feel more and hit a better shot. I like a tacky and sticky like feel for missed shots so as not to have the club turn in my hand exaggerating the miss. The correct size allows me to release my hands properly. Too big I fade, to small I hook it. So explore what is right for you and see and feel the difference.!!
I am fortunate to have new clubs. The new A12 pro idea by Adams irons. I have been breaking them in. I noticed that I had lost distance even though I was hitting them solid and well. Confused, I starting to talk to my friends and learned that many club makers have no consistency when it comes to loft and lie angles from club to club.
Last year I played the Nike VR pro full cavity. So I went to the their website and looked at the specs and found out the new clubs I have are two degrees weaker and a half degree flatter. Now I know why I have lost distance. My seven iron is last years 8 iron. I am going to have my clubs bent to be stronger all the while keeping the lie angle and offset. You have to be careful that you do not make the clubs more offset and close the face by mistake. So go to a trusted club fitter and maker that will take all those concerns in mind....
I encourage you all to try being more creative with your shots at times. Not all the time just when the mood strikes you or your required to be a bit brave. This will allow you to have more fun and focus less on score. Practicing with creative shots is more fun and leads to more creativity. The Masters requires a magical shot to win it. Its seems that Jack, Larry Mize, Tiger, Phil, Bubba, etc. have the creativity and the strength to try. Not care about the result and go for it. Give up control to gain control. Try it and let me know how it works out. Have fun!
I would like to discuss fitting of golf clubs today. I believe that it is so important to have the correct fit for your clubs, for you as a golfer to perform you best.
There was a time, 20 years ago, that we as golfers had to adjust our swings to fit the clubs we bought or played. Not anymore....