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Gary Smith’s Game Changer Tip # 14 – If you work hard you don’t have to hit hard – practise using the MySP Training Aid.

POSTED ON July 13th  - POSTED IN Blog, Golf Swing Tips

This is one of my favourite sayings because so many people produce a collapsed backswing that’s too comfortable, lacks arc width and leads to huge inconsistency.   Feel that your body is coiling patiently and powerfully on top of your legs towards an uncomfortable spring-like position at the top.   Maintain the arm width and together with an adequate wrist cock, around 90 degrees between forearm and shaft, will not only maintain the arc width potential but produce loads of stored energy to uncoil the body and release the clubhead.   The strike should be reactionary to the coil and NOT require great physical strength, but a simple uncoiling of the upper body and hand and forearm release of clubhead ie effortless power.

The MySp Training Aid will help achieve the correct and more powerful backswing position and give you more consistency in your driving.

Buy one by going to this link: http://www.myspgolf.co.uk/buy/

Many thanks to Gary Smith AFPGA Golf Professional – www.garysmithgolf.com

Gary Smith’s Game Changer Tip # 13 – Wedge Up Your Game!

POSTED ON July 11th  - POSTED IN Blog, Golf Swing Tips

The US Open  – June 2013 – and at the very tight, heavily roughed, cleverly bunkered Merion course in Pennsylvania the person who will win is the one who can keep the ball in play off the tee but as importantly, get up and down from around the green.

The current leader after one round was, Phil Mickelson (2nd (+3), carrying 5, yes 5 wedges and has taken out his driver.   Is this a lesson you could take on board for your game?

Gary’s advice is carry a minimum of 3 wedges but consider introducing more scoring clubs and less long distance clubs if you want to lower your scores.   Allow 4 degrees between each club but maximum 5 if you’re carrying only 3 wedges.

See wedge spec

reproduced by kind permission of Gary Smith AFPGA Golf Professional – http://garysmithgolf.com/

Gary Smith’s Game Changer Tip # 12 – Are You unfulfilled with your game?

POSTED ON July 9th  - POSTED IN Blog, Golf Swing Tips

YOU ARE? Then consider the following – “Be Proactive and find a COACH NOT a Teacher”  Ensure that they have experience, a proven track record and/or come recommended by someone you trust.

Arrange a “GET TO KNOW” session and check to see if they:

Initially LISTEN more than they TALK

Promise UNREALISTIC outcomes

Ask for info on you PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS and PAST/CURRENT injuries

OFFER you an ONLINE support facility

Radiate a GOOD GOT FEELING

Ask you to sign up to MASS OVERKILL sessions

If you are satisifed with all of the above then COMMIT to the PROCESS, BE DEMANDING (but realistic) of your COACH and YOURSELF and ENJOY THE JOURNEY to BETTER SCORES and a LOWER HANDICAP!

Retired OIF-OEF wounded war veteran Charles J Eggleston uses MySP Golf

POSTED ON July 2nd  - POSTED IN Blog

Charles Eggleston,  African American Golfer Digest, Golfer of the Week, has a love for golf that transcends this world. His involvement with the sport runs deep and is on a level that he never could have imagined earlier in his life. Eggleston stays busy in several golf organizations and has been a member of the Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA), Tee it Up For the Troops and Disabled Sports USA for about three years.

Charles first got involved in the game following admission to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, due to injuries he sustained in Iraq from an improvised explosive device (IED), also known as a roadside bomb. “I was introduced to the game of golf by PGA Professional Jim Estes, Founder of the Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA),” says Eggleston. SMGA successfully uses the sport as an effective rehabilitative tool for soldiers and their work benefits both active duty and veteran servicemen.

Charles trialed the MySP Golf at the PGA Show and was so impressed that he purchased one. Charles was a US Army soldier and a Wounded Warrior in Transition at the Walter Reed Medical Centre where he received treatment for over 3 years.He is a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient, serving as the Commander for the Military Order of the Purple Heart for the State of Maryland.

 

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