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Eliminate The Chicken Wing

PGA Pro Brian Bobbitt shows you how to eliminate the “chicken wing,” If you have a slice and are lacking distance ,this drill will sort it out!

Tiger Roars Back To The Top!

Tiger Woods has reclaimed the #1 world ranking!

Tiger Wood’s eighth career win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, his third tour victory in 2013 and 77th overall, may very well be a critical and defining moment in his career.

After two plus years of hard work, Tiger reclaimed the #1 ranking for the first time since October 2010. With the help from his swing coach Sean Foley, Tiger looks to have taken ownership of the new swing changes, but inconsistent putting of late seemed to be holding him back.

Thanks to his buddy Steve Stricker and a 45 minute putting session, Stricker noticed his hands were too far behind because of a strong left hand grip. Once Tiger weakened his left hand grip, it allowed him to keep his hands more ahead and keep the stroke better down the line.

Tiger's Old Grip vs New Grip

Check out Tiger’s putting change at http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=y3c7bNPnY1U

With The Masters coming up and great putting being a requirement for Augusta, maybe Tiger can win his 15th Major and inch closer to catch Jack’s record of 18 Majors wins.

Go Tiger!

TrackMan

Sometimes, in my line of work, you get lucky.

I was fortunate enough to try the TrackMan today (thanks to Damon Brossard of Radar Precision Golf /Tel: 858-776-5149). This ingenious product basically uses radar (enclosed in a small orange box that feeds data directly to a laptop) to measure your club angles and speed. As a result it measures your balls flight spin and distance (and dozens of other stats).

Like most new course innovations, it essentially injects science into the game of golf.  The mountain of data that it captures will  help you determine where the problem lies in your swing. The TrackMan can also assist you with purchasing the proper equipment based on the data from your swing.

Although you are provided with hard data about how you are swinging, this doesn’t replace swing theory or a good golf coach.  The TrackMan, created by a Danish company and introduced to the tour about seven years ago, doesn’t teach you to swing. It compiles the data to tell you more about your swing.

In my experience, this technology would be valuable to a golfer and coach to determine a good baseline on where their swing is and track incremental changes as the swing instruction develops. This product helps in instruction (but doesn’t replace it). The success & failure of a swing is measured by the millisecond and invisible to the naked eye – the TrackMan can help in this regard. Additionally, the TrackMan can also assist a golfer and coach in striking with consistency.

In the past the TrackMan was used by manufactures to optimize the tour pros’ equipment. More recently, it is used by many coaches and top players including Tiger Woods, Justin Rose and Hunter Mahan, among other notable names, as a teaching aid to help optimize their swings.  According to TrackMan manufacturers, about 30 players currently on the tour own their product.

The TrackMan is a great product but it is not cheap, currently costing around $25,000. TrackMan also has a YouTube Channel.

Although the TrackMan isn’t in every golfers’ budget, learning the laws of ball flight and watching your ball fly off the tee is still free.

Brian

Brian Bobbitt – San Diego Golf Instructor

Brian Bobbitt is a British PGA instructor who offers golf lessons in San Diego, CA. He offers instructional videos to help improve every area of your game. Brian has been playing and teaching golf professionally for the past 30 years.

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