Welcome to YOUR Swing Support Center, a blog with tips to help you transition to your new straight leading arm back-swing. This blog allows us to share information which we find in articles by golf professionals or success stories submitted by GOLFSTR users. These tips have helped me and I hope they help you too.

Bill Curry, inventor of GOLFSTR

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Is Your BALL or Your BRAIN Controlling Your Game ?

Recreational golfers are frustrated when they aim for a point and the ball decides to draw or fade. Your swing path and the setup of the face of your club dictate where your ball is going. Even a slight change in the swing path or club face position will cause a new direction for your ball. Why not use your BRAIN and start to take control of your BALL (and your game).

Hank Haney commented that one of his early instructors said: “golf IS what the ball DOES”. Club path creates the trajectory and the club face creates the curve (draw or fade) at the point of impact. If 50% of your shots are landing off the fairway in the rough or bushes, you need to plan for your ball flight.

Use your BRAIN to plan the shape of your shot. Turn your random hits into a CONTROLLED draw or a fade. Don’t leave it to chance. NOTE: It’s not easy.  In the US Open in the closing holes, you may have seen, Dustin Johnson turn his planned fade into a duck hook which landed in the deep grass. The pros were definitely choosing a draw or fade to hit every one of those narrow fairways at Oakmont Country Club.  A straight shot was their preference but they had to plan their draw or fade to land in the fairway.

1/ Grip Pressure: You may not realize that your club head can change direction if you increase your grip pressure as you waggle or start your take away. When you setup your hands and apply a medium grip, make sure you are not increasing your grip pressure and changing your club face direction.

2/ Compensate for Tilt of the Ground: When you setup, your hands should be hanging directly down from your shoulders. The front edge of your club should be resting flat on the ground and square to your target line. (When your feet are below the ball, grip down and line up to compensate for a draw. When your feet are above the ball, use more bend in your knees and line up to compensate for a fade.)

For a DRAW: swing your club outside your target line and bring you ball back to your target with a closed club face.

For a DRAW: Swing your club from inside to the outside your target line and flight your ball back to your target with a closed club face.

3/ Plan for a Draw or Fade: If your club face is “open” by a few degrees (pointing to the right from your swing path for right handed clubs), your ball will slice to the right because your ball is spinning with a side spin to the right. If your club face is “closed” by a few degrees from your swing path, your ball will spin left for a draw.

4/ Swing Path: The direction of your swing path creates the initial direction of the ball. In the US Open you saw pros choose their preferred natural draw or fade as long as they were confident where it would land.. For a draw, Hank Haney suggests that you set your club face 1 degrees to the left and swing from the inside to the outside by a few degrees. Yes, these are minor changes and that’s why your ball decides to go randomly left or right when you don’t plan for it.

5/ Control Your Swing Path: If you are swinging “over the top” and fading or pulling every shot, setup with the imaginary line across your toes parallel to your target line and then move your trailing foot away from that imaginary line by a few inches.

Small changes in your swing direction and your club face alignment can make the difference in hitting your next shot from the fairway or from the rough. Sort this out on the practice range and use your GOLFSTR+ to eliminate or control angles on your arm or wrist. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Are You Swinging with the Back of YOUR Hand?

I never thought of it this way until I heard 3 comments from 3 different Pros. Your leading hand (the one you wear your golf glove on) can be a great reminder for the 3 key check points in your swing. You can see or feel these points: setup, takeaway and point of impact.

I was playing golf with a friend who said that his 12 year old son just took up golf and he has a natural swing. From the first time he picked up a club, he has hit straight long drives almost every time he swings a club. Swinging a golf club is quite different from swinging a baseball bat so most of us need ONE thought in our head to generate a consistent golf swing.

The wonderful thing about the following 3 check points is that you can actually see all 3 check points. The golf swing happens in 1 or 2 seconds so you may be wondering how you can easily see any check points. Only the third check point happens during your swing.

1/ Setup: When you setup, you are calm and relaxed so you should have no problem resting your club on the ground, squaring the club with your target line and gripping with your left hand (for right handed golfers) so that you can see 3 knuckles on the back of your glove. By gripping this way the back of your hand will be pointing up your target line. It should also be parallel with the leading edge of your club.

2/ Backswing: Keep the back of your hand flat with your arm in your backswing. Golfers like Rickie Fowler waggle with a limited takeaway as a reminder to keep their wrist flat. As you waggle, you can see that you are not CUPPING or BOWING your wrist in the back swing. You can also use GOLFSTR+ to learn to keep your wrist flat. If you can’t swing without keeping it flat loosen your trailing hand grip and pull your flat leading wrist sideways for lag. [Believe me, I had this problem and it really works. It also allows you to swing from inside to out.]

Note: Hank Haney advised that you should keep your trailing wrist flat in your backswing to avoid angles which create inconsistent hits. Dustin Johnson is one of the few very strong golfers who can get away with bowing his leading wrist in the back swing.

Arnold Palmer threw the back of his leading hand up the target line in a strange lung to finish his swing. It worked for him.

Arnold Palmer threw the back of his leading hand up the target line in a strange lung to finish his swing. It worked for him.

3/ Point of Impact: As your club hits the ball you should FEEL your leading wrist pointing up the target line. Arnold Palmer almost threw his hands up his target line to avoid any wrist rotation during impact with the ball.

Of course it’s difficult to see the point of impact and the relationship of your hands at that instant (as you are busy looking at your ball). However, this is the only swing thought that you need when you are looking for a consistent hit up your target line. [Next week’s Swing Tip will turn your straight hits into a CONTROLLED draw or a fade. Don’t leave it to chance.]

REMEMBER to Check the 3 Points: Setup with the back of your hand facing your target and waggle with a flat wrist. Your third and ONLY thought during your SWING is to point the back of your wrist up the target line at the point of impact. Everything else in your swing needs to be on automatic pilot so you should practice for straight arm, flat wrist and lag with GOLFSTR+. Buy yours today at www.golfstr.com

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Break the Swing Rules & Fire UP YOUR Game

Is there really a perfect golf swing? We all try to improve our game by taking lessons and watching the pros perform their magic on TV. In general, every golf instructor presents the same golf swing with a standard setup, a controlled back swing, a weight shift downswing and a balanced finish. Have you ever asked why you should conform? Have you ever considered that your body and brain can perform better shots when you try to step out of the box?

If you watch the pros long enough on TV you will recognize them by their size and walk and even their different swings. Yes, they ALL have a different swing.

Jack Nicklaus, the most accomplished player in golf has a stooped putting stance (which Michelle Wie exaggerates) and he also lifted the heal on his leading foot in his backswing for ease of rotation and timing.

Arnold Palmer used more upper body bend at the waist than others and he had a lunging finish to his swing as if he was throwing his body into the finish of his swing..

Jordon Spieth rolls his ankles. John Daly has a crazy over swing in his backswing. Phil Michelson has another version of an exaggerated backswing. Nick Price’s back swing was almost as fast as his forward swing. Ernie Els is so graceful until this gentle giant unloads.

Each of the great players adapted to something that worked for them. You should experiment to find your trigger or your relaxed mind or your body rotation to generate a consistent swing with a wonderful result every time.

Example of My Breakthrough
One of Arnold Palmer’s swing tips was to grip your club with both hands and don’t lose contact throughout the swing. Finally I realized that I was swinging with a very loose grip on the practice range for wonderful results. Unfortunately Arnold’s tip about a firm grip with both hands took hold of my mind as I played most rounds of golf. I could never understand why my relaxed days of golf were my best rounds of golf. It was all cause by my loose grip.

Experiment to find your breakthrough. Loosen your trailing hand to allow your leading hand to control your swing.

Experiment to find your breakthrough. Loosen your trailing hand to allow your leading hand to control your swing.

A few years ago I learned that old injuries to my body were limiting my rotation and flexibility. Stretch exercises were helping my game but I finally recognized that I need to break Arnold’s rule to always maintain full contract with the grip of both hands throughout the swing.

Bingo, Breakthrough, Wakeup Call, New Beginning and Hallelujah. I broke the grip rule.

I now golf with a firm leading hand grip and a very loose grip with my trailing hand. [So loose that only my fingers are wrapped around the club and the base of my thumb is separated from my leading hand. This allows me to keep my leading arm straight in the backswing, hold my lag in the downswing and whip my club through impact with more power AND BETTER DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

Break the swing rules to find your magic swing fix. My trailing arm was killing my swing. This may help you too but I hope it has inspired you to experiment to find what causes your amazing shots. Practice with GOLFSTR+ to understand the impact of a straight arm, straight wrist and lag in your backswing. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Put More Swing Into Your Swing

These are the words that David Leadbetter uses to describe his current theory to improve your golf swing. He seems to be talking about using rhythm in your swing to help you accelerate though the ball. To do this properly you need relaxed hands, arms, hips and legs. For today’s Swing Tip I found a few examples of different golfers using rhythm and power but NOT brute force the way an amateur golfer tries to muscle his way through a shot.

Ernie Els: I found it interesting to see that David Leadbetter is currently instructing the Big Easy, Ernie Els, one of the game’s smoothest swingers. He’s a great role model for a golf swing: wide takeaway, smooth transition, powerful whipping action through the ball and a balanced finish. It’s surprising that even Ernie is trying to put more swing in his swing by taking lessons from Leadbetter (take note for all of you want-to-be golfers).

Martin Chuck: He is the inventor of Tour Striker which is a very unforgiving club with a rounded leading edge which forces you to lead your swing with your hands as your club lifts your ball. The surprising thing about Martin’s swing is that he starts the rhythm of his swing with a slight forward press using his hands and hips. He NEVER comments about this motion but it helps him get into the sway and rhythm of his swing. His body rhythm must be saying 1, 2, 3 (1 is the press, 2 is the back swing and 3 is the impact)

Albert Einstein: As legend has it, Albert Einstein once gave golf a try, “but I gave it up,” he said because it was “too complicated.” While one of history’s greatest geniuses created the equation for energy, he couldn’t figure out how to organize his expenditure of energy into the makings of a good golf swing.  Intensive mechanical and scientific planning for your swing does not pay-off.  You gotta have rhythm too!

Jamie Sadlowski: He is a recent two-time REMAX World Long Drive Championship winner. This year he also won a US Open qualifier with Gary McCord on the bag in Scottsdale AZ. The surprise here is that he is only 5 foot 11 inches tall (the same height as John Daly) but about half John’s weight at 170 pounds. Jamie can crush a golf ball more than 400 yards and also demolished a swing simulator projector screen with his first shot at the Golf Channel’s studio. Strength is important but rhythm and timing make all the difference even for a short and slight guy.

Timing and rhythm are important but your effort is wasted if you can’t keep you arm or wrist straight or flat for more consistent controlled hits.  GOLFSTR+ is a training aid with 6 swing fixes that will help you lower your scores.

We would all like to hit 300 yard drives down the center of every fairway. Learning the right relaxed grip, timing and swing rhythm are all important for more consistent and longer drives. Why not practice with GOLFSTR+ to learn your wide straight arm takeaway and to hold lag with a 90 degree bend in your trailing arm to generate power as you whip your club through impact.

Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Is Your Body Wrecking Your Golf Game ?

Is your handicap going up and you don’t know why?  [ THIS MAY BE THE BEST SWING TIP YOU EVERY RECEIVE.] I’ve been suffering from painful ankle tendons each time that I played golf or tennis over the past 2 years. Fortunately during a tennis match (as my ankles started to ache with every step), I strained my left calf muscle. Yes, I said “fortunately” because it forced me to find a Registered Physiotherapist (corrected after publication: an Athletic Therapist does not require the  qualifications of a Registered Physiotherapist) to understand the cause of my problem.

Don’t take pain for granted.

When your aging doctor tells you that it’s just old age (like mine did), either tell him you want a referral to a Registered Physiotherapist or find one yourself at qckinetix.com/birmingham/homewood-al. Don’t ignore persistent pain. There is a reason for it and your body and golf game are suffering as a result of it. I was just too stupid or too stubborn to find the right solution, so I paid for it with a higher handicap and more pain. Fortunately I did not tear my Achilles tendon as my therapist pointed out was most likely my next step.

The mobility of my left hip was tight as a result of an old injury. It caused my ankle tendons to inflame and tighten up. Sounds crazy but my new flexibility is improving my hip rotation and my golf scores are already dropping.

After you get your hips moving make sure you exercise to keep them moving.

After you get your hips moving make sure you exercise to keep them moving.

Long story short: My Physiotherapist determined that my SI Joint (Sacroiliac joint) which joins the sacrum to the pelvis was not bending properly. After therapy and simple exercise my tendonitis in my ankles has gone away and my golf swing is improving with every round. My therapist NEVER touched my Achilles tendons but she has manipulated my leg and hip and back with amazing results.

Strengthen your Glutes by pulling your belly button toward your back and lift . (as you strengthen go to 1 leg)

Strengthen your Glutes by pulling your belly button toward your back and lift. As you get stronger lift with one leg and the other off the ground.

NOTE: During my search to find a good Therapist I learned that there are different services offered but I really needed a qualified Registered Physiotherapist to correctly diagnose my problem. If you suspect that you have a physical limitation or if you find that golf is causing pain, find a specialist before you really suffer a major setback.

Slow stretching with a single straight leg then bend it for lower calf and tendon stretch.

Slow stretching with a single straight leg then bend it for lower calf and tendon stretch.

Unfortunately my Physiotherapist did not have a solution to help me perfect my chipping and putting. I suspect that I need Psychologist or a brain transplant for that.

Postscript: Don’t get back to your active sports until you’ve had time to heal. I tried tennis too soon and had to cancel golf again this week.

Golf Digest and many others highlight that hip mobility and leg strength are the basic building blocks for longer drives. Recent articles about Jason Day focus on his power but it all starts from his legs and hips. If you spend a lot of your time like I do sitting and working on a computer, work on your mobility with simple exercises before you hit the range or golf course. And practice the right swing motion with your GOLFSTR+ for every swing in your game. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Nuggets from the Pros

Now that The Masters and The Players have whipped up your passion for golf, I’ve found a number of golf tip nuggets from the pros. These are all just handy tips that you should take with you to the range or for your early Spring rounds.

1/ Slow Motion Practice: Ben Hogan said “”Whenever I am working on something I always do it in slow motion.” He did this to link each position of his swing to the next position. He did this like a muscle memory exercise by taking a minute to complete a full swing and repeating it 3 or 4 times daily. This muscle training exercise locked each position in his mind.

2/ Sequence of the Swing: Martin Hall on the Golf Channel said that the best advice he ever received was to learn the SWING SEQUENCE: swing, turn, shift and shift, turn, swing. It’s a great idea to practice this with Ben Hogan’s slow motion practice.
BACKSWING: SWING your arms and wrists back, TURN your hips and shoulders as you SHIFT your weight to your back foot. Then reverse the process.
DOWNSWING: SHIFT your weight to your forward foot as you TURN your hips and your shoulders and finally SWING your arms & wrists through the ball.

Pressure increases exponentially when a green is surrounded by water and thousands of blood thirsty fans are watching in silence.

Pressure increases exponentially when a green is surrounded by water and thousands of blood thirsty fans are watching in silence.

3/ Stick the Finish: Martin Hall called it “tying the knot”. Focus on finishing the swing in a controlled balanced position with the butt of your club facing the target as you admire your shot. Your down swing is a split second so focus on your deliberate back swing and  focused finish for more control .

4/ Tempo and Direction: Blair O’Neil (Golf Channel winner in one of the Big Break Series and eye candy replacement for Holly Sommers) said: “Speed of the swing is the glue for a successful swing.” You need good tempo to accelerate through the ball with a good finish. She suggests placing a tee 3 feet up your target line. Then swing through the ball pointing up the line made by your target tee as you finish your swing.

5/ Practice by Building up Your Speed: Jeff Ritter, a PGA Pro advised that you should start every practice by swinging slowly to learn direction control and to build confidence. Then build up your tempo. Use each club to hit a ball at 10%, then 30%, then 50% and 80% to understand that you can control your swing and ball direction.

6/ Tricks for more Back Spin: Andrew Rice (PGA Pro on Revolution Golf) offered these tricks to hit wedge shots with one hop and stop. Don’t clean the club face if you have sand on it. That grit will help grab and spin the ball backwards. Morning dew and water on the club face will do the opposite so keep your club dry or play in the hot afternoon sun when the fairways are dry.

7/ Play with a Happy State of Mind: Jason Day was asked how he started to win tournaments. He recalled the day that he shot an 80 on the final day of a tournament after he broke up with a girlfriend on the night before. “Your mind has to be in a good and happy state.”  Bad thoughts outside of the game will not help your game.

Practice with these tips for a great summer of golf. GOLFSTR+ is also a great training aid to keep you focused on 6 swing solutions for 6 swing problems. So learn to swing like a pro and buy your GOLFSTR+ today at www.golfstr.com

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How Sweet It Is !

Jackie Gleason was known for his one-liners on the Honeymooners and according to Jack Nicklaus, he was a great recreational golfer. He must have been thinking about his golf game when he released his album “How Sweet It Is”.  It’s a great line that he used many time on the Honeymooners and he musts have used it on the golf course when he hit it flush. He knew that he had to find the SWEET SPOT for great golf shots.

Golf Digest found that when your point of impact is 1 inch off the center-line of your driver club face, with an impact speed of 100 MPH, you lose 31 yards. If you want to lower your scores you can’t afford to lose 12% of your driving distance.

 

Jackie Gleason, as Ralph Kramden, always used that famous line: "How Sweat It Is" and "Awaaay we go!"

Jackie Gleason, as Ralph Kramden, always used that famous line: “How Sweat It Is !”

For more consistent longer hits you should consider these swing thoughts:

  1. To hit longer shots with any club you only have 3 variables to work with: club head speed, forward angle of the club shaft at impact and impact on the sweet-spot.
  2. Depending on the iron you are using, your ball should be at the center line or slightly forward in your stance. Lead your swing with your hands and your body to allow the club to hit down through impact and take your divot after the ball position.
  3. For putts, setup the ball slightly in from of the center line between the spread of your legs to ensure that you are swinging up on the ball for a more consistent roll and to avoid skidding and bouncing the ball forward. Your putter should always swing directly up your hitting line and impact on the sweet spot on the center-line of the face.
  4. With your driver, place the ball on a raised tee, directly off the heal of your leading foot. Your shaft should be lined up pointing at your belt buckle during your setup. Don’t lead your swing with your hands during the swing (as you should with an iron). Impact the sweat spot slightly above the center line of the face of your club.
  5. I have seen pros and Ben Hogan say that you should practice your swing in slow motion to ingrain the feel for the swing in your mind. This may be helpful but it will not help you find the sweet spot on your clubs. When you swing at any speed, the force in your club head (weight X shaft length) causes your arms and muscles to stretch and tighten. Everybody has a unique muscle structure and will react differently. You need to sort out YOUR ideal setup for each club to ensure that your impact is on the Sweet Spot.

 

Critical Step in Finding Your Sweet Spot
Use a wide black powdered marking pen or spray white Dr. Scholl’s Foot Powder to mark the face of your club. Test your driver, woods, hybrids and irons as you will find that your arms will stretch differently based on the weight and length of each club as well as the speed of your swing.

Once you determine the right setup to hit each club on the sweet spot, you need to practice for a consistent speed and tempo. Changing your swing speed will change your impact point as your arms tighten and stretch. Work on a consistent speed and tempo and you will soon be saying “How Sweet It Is”.   Practice with GOLFSTR+ to learn consistency for every club in your bag. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Talk Yourself into the Perfect Swing

Wow, doesn’t that sound easy. Training to complete the perfect swing is a great starting point for your game but positive “self-talk” can make all the difference in your success. I came up the title for this Swing Tip after reading a recent article by Michael Hebron, the 23rd PGA of America Master Professional. [Credit goes to my buddy B. J. Hathaway, the head instructor at Augusta Golf Instruction, for including the article in his monthly blog.]

I had to google Michael Hebron to learn that he is a well-respected PGA instructor who must know what he is talking about. Your success is based on your physical conditioning, your knowledge about the correct swing and some practice to hone your skills. Then you need to apply them to every club for the results that you want. You would think that hitting 10 perfect shots with each club in your bag at the practice range would be sufficient preparation for a great round of golf.  Unfortunately, this is a Head Game!

When you get on  the course you need to get your head in the game or you might as well hang up your clubs for the day.

This is not a Positive Mental Attitude.   A simple positive thought is all you need.

This is not a Positive Mental Attitude. A simple positive thought is all you need.

Knowledge alone won’t fix your slice/hook/shank, etc. As it turns out if you don’t bring along positive self-talk your game is going down hill. According to Michael Hebron it may be the INTANGIBLES that have more impact on your game than your skill to swing the club. As it turns out words and thoughts are intangibles that “clearly are a performance influencing drug. They cause the release of the kind of chemicals into our nervous system that support or suppress workable outcomes of our golf swings.”

Be careful what you say to yourself as you prepare for each hit. Your personal perception of a golf situation might be: safe, unsafe, good, bad, hard or easy? Other word in our minds might be, “I can do it, I can’t do it, I like it, I don’t like it.”

Whether you know it or not, these are statements that emotionally release the kind chemicals into our brain and entire nervous system that influence how we perform on the golf course. A positive mental attitude is a great starting point. Use positive words and thoughts aimed at YOUR internal emotional self and not YOUR external physical self.

Ben Hogan Food for ThoughtWords and thoughts can help or hurt performance:
-They can cause every kind of emotion;
-They build or destroy confidence;
-They construct thoughts and answers;
-They make sense or create confusion;
-They are proactive or reactive;
-They are ours or someone else’s;
-They are meaningful or not

Self-talk is the most powerful performance enhancing drug that you carry with you for every round of golf. Use it in small doses when you practice and play. Build confidence when you practice with your   GOLFSTR+ and use the same positive thoughts when your play each round of golf. Buy one today at   www.golfstr.com

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The Baseball Swing is NOT a Golf Swing

Ben Hogan was not instantly a great golfer. It took him years to figure out a golf swing that would give him a winning game. He also practiced until his hands bled. His frustration started with our natural tendency to swing a golf club the way that we swing a stick to hit a stone or a bat to hit a ball. After he figured out how to consistently hit a golf ball and to control for direction and distance, he knew it was not a natural swing.   The golf swing had to be learned and practiced before anyone can ever become a good golfer. That’s why he made this famous quote:

“Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do and you will probably come close to having a perfect golf swing.”

Focus on these changes to become a better golfer:
Remain square over the ball during the backswing with your feet firmly planted. In baseball the body shifts back to build momentum as it shifts forward during the hit. This motion in golf will just create inconsistent hits.

Your leading arm should be straight during the backswing and down through impact to keep a consistent distance from your shoulders to the ball. In baseball both arms are bent to create more power as they straighten during the swing.

In baseball you fall back to finish your swing

In baseball you fall back to finish your swing

Power in golf comes from cocking your wrists in the backswing (creating lag) and releasing them at the bottom of your forward swing.

In golf you shift forward to a balanced finish over your leading leg.

In golf you shift forward to a balanced finish over your leading leg.

Power in golf also comes from a fluid motion from your backswing to your forward swing as you press with your trailing foot, rotate your hips, drop your arms and FINALLY  release your wrists. In baseball your bat rests over your shoulder. It’s much heavier than a golf club so you swing it with your arms and shoulders AT THE SAME TIME AS you push through the swing with your feet.

In golf you have the opportunity to practice the perfect swing because that little ball is not moving. Then step forward and repeat the exact same swing.

In golf you need to finish your swing in a perfect balanced position on your leading foot  as there are no adjustments needed to compensate for the ball position.  In baseball the full swing pulls your body back on your trailing foot.

Your grip, relaxed mind, relaxed muscles and quiet environment really set the tone for a different game. So each time that you setup to hit a ball, realize that you are only playing this game against yourself. Take control of every swing and think of Ben Hogan preparing to make a real golf swing.

Practice with GOLFSTR+ to change your swing from a baseball swing to a golf swing for every swing in your game. Learn to swing like a pro. Buy your pocket pro today at www.golfstr.com

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BEWARE: Hogwash Sells Golf Training Aids

We are all looking for information and products that will improve our games. That’s why I developed GOLFSTR to help me learn a straight leading arm golf swing. [My transition from a bent leading arm baseball swing was killing my game.] There are hundreds of Golf Training Aids that promise to help you improve your swing. Are you wasting your money on hogwash stories for products that have no impact on improving your game?

Don’t be fooled. Companies with deep pockets can create wonderful ads with endorsements to generate huge sales for products that really have limited value for your game. I have recently seen a few examples of major advertising campaigns on products which have limited value for your game.

Example #1: A putter with a .8 inch raised white bar on Its center-line: This product was advertised by a well-recognized promoter of golf products. Their story was all BS from an engineering point of view. The ad claimed that lining up your eyes with the straight wall of the white bar on the putter would keep your head lined up exactly over the putter. Unfortunately for this to be true your head (about 4 feet above your putter) would have to be at least 10 degrees off line from directly above the putter if you could actually see that far. Hogwash!

Example #2: A Wide Based Wedge: There are a number of ads being run showing recognized trainers praising this amazing product. I saw one of the first training videos released as a blog showing Hank Haney trying to teach a golfer how to use the wide based wedge. He only hit 1 good shot out of the 10 swings that were shown in the video. It really was a mistake releasing this blog as it proved that it is not as easy to use as it appears.

The fact remains that you have to fit the leading edge of the club under the ball every time to create lift. If you don’t have a perfect swing every time you will shank the ball or dig your club into the ground. Conventional wedges can be used to open and close the face of the club to control trajectory and spin. That was my first clue that the wide based wedge was not going to be the great solution that they claim. I suspect that thousands of these clubs will be sold and stored in basements around the world. Isn’t advertising wonderful?

Transition to the correct swing requires stretching exercise and patience. Learn it in slow motion and then make it happen.

Transition to the correct swing requires stretching exercise and patience. Learn it in slow motion and then make it happen.

GOLFSTR+ Is a Game Changer
This Training Aid will only help those who WANT to improve their game by swinging like a professional. It was developed to help me learn to swing with a straight leading arm. Then 5 different professionals (including Michael Breed, Golf Channel PGA Instructor) made suggestions and inspired me to offer GOLFSTR not only with 1 but 6 swing fixes. Hence the name: GOLFSTR+.

Some of the GOLFSTR+ swing fixes lock your wrist and others act as a reminder. It takes practice and stretching exercises to allow your body to correctly swing a golf club. It will change your game forever. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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