Your Range Swing vs. Your Course Swing
We’ve all been there done that…great on the range but no so great on the course!
Or maybe…You just don’t know WHAT to work on! There is ZERO benefit of just beatin’ balls on the range…ZERO…except for gettin’ frustrated and tired!
If you don’t know the WHAT or the HOW chances are you will NOT get any better! What if we could help you out a little?
Well, we may have a little something for ya. Starting May 1, 2017 we are going to do a weekly show called, “Range Time with Chuck”, (thanks to Mike Martin for the help in calling this thing…something!)
In this program, we’ll show you how to “build/repair” what’s ailin’ ya. We’ll help ya develop the best swing for YOU!
And best of all, it ain’t gonna cost ya anything! Zero, zip, nada, yep, nuthin’!
But we have about 3 weeks before we get started. So…if you’d liked to be notified of the “great unveiling” simply click here and fill out the form.
See ya in 3 weeks!
Here is an interview I did a few years ago with Travel Golf and Dave Berner…hope you enjoy it!
If you ave any questions just give me a shout!
P.S. If you are freezing your tail off, you may want to come visit me in the desert! Shoot me an email or give me a call
The PGA of America has released this statement concerning the 2015 PGA Grand Slam of Golf:
“The PGA of America met with Donald J. Trump yesterday and the parties mutually agreed that it is in the best interest of all not to conduct the 2015 PGA Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National — Los Angeles. The PGA of America is in the process of exploring options, including a venue for its annual PGA Junior League Golf Championship, and will comment further at the appropriate time.”
Read more…from PGA.com
After researching the games greatest players we have found that there are only 5 things they all do on a consistent basis. No matter that they do it differently, have different swing styles, swing planes, grips and the like…they still have these commonalities.
Here is the first of the 5 Simple Keys…Steady Head.
Here it is August already…time really flies! There was so much to do this year that it’s hard for me to realize that we may actually get it all done!
In this months tip I’m going to talk about the biggest difference between great players and average players.
Sure some of what great players takes talent but they ALL do one thing that most players do not. A correct downswing sequence! You can look at all of the swing styles out there, Ernie Els versus Jim Fuyrk for example, and they all differ in some respect. But the ONE thing that they ALL have in common is the proper downswing sequence!
Here’s what happens.
From the top of the backswing the first move that initiates the downswing is a movement of the left knee. This movement is then followed by a lateral hip motion, then the shoulders unwinding, then the arms swinging, and finally the club moving.
Poor players get this sequence incorrect. For example, I recently saw a 30 handicapper that had a sequence like this. Club, shoulders, arms, and finally hips!
Holy cow Batman!
As you can see, and probably vividly, this golfer had a hard time being consistent. A huge loss of distance, couldn’t get the ball to start in the same place twice and wondered why he was having issues.
He was hating golf…and I don’t blame him…I would too!
The big question is though, can YOU change your downswing sequence to that of the best players in the world.
Of course the best way would be for you to come and visit me in the desert, but very soon we will have some drills that you can do at home too. In the next webinar I will be demonstrating how all of this works.
We have another “Mr. 59.” PGA Tour veteran Paul Goydos shot that magical number, 59, today in the first round of the John Deere Classic.
Paul may have been one of the most unlikely candidates for this demonstration of shot making after 3 missed cuts and a withdrawal in the last 5 tournaments. But he is now in the record books along with Al Geiberger, Chip Beck, David Duval, and Annika Sorenstam.
Check out this video discussing how the wrists work during a golf swing.
We would like to take this opportunity to offer our congratulations to Chuck Evans, Executive Director of Instruction for Medicus Golf, for being recognized by GOLF Magazine as one of the TOP 100 Teachers in America. Selection of the GOLF Magazine TOP 100 is a 2 year process and includes reviews, questionnaires, thorough research, and input from the teaching community. Asked by Golf Magazine, “You have one final lesson to give – who gets it?” Without hesitation Chuck stated, “Someone who has never broken 100.”
Having taught over 200,000 players through private lessons, golf schools, workshops and seminars since 1970, Chuck has earned the title of a“Teachers Teacher” by his peers. Other notable players who Chuck has worked with and trained include Grant Waite, Bobby Clampett and Buddy Alexander, just to name a few.
Chuck is one of only 31 teachers worldwide designated to hold a “Doctorate in Golf Stroke Engineering”. Chuck has also served as Director of Schools from the PGA Tour Academy, The Director of Instruction for United Stated Golf Institute and The Golfing Machine.
Find out more about Chuck’s background, his best advice to amateurs & aspiring tour players, and learn about his effective golf philosophy in this month’s issue of Golf Magazine, 2/2009.
Chuck currently teaches at the Medicus Golf Institute located at Seascape Resort and Emerald Bay golf Club in Destin, Florida.
To Find out more about Medicus Golf Schools, Medicus Player Development and Golf instruction with Chuck Evans, visit www.medicuscorporate.com or call Tracy Lehnecker, V.P., Medicus Golf Corporation, at 800.732.4995.
Medicus Golf Junior Development Player Matt Hageman has signed to play golf at Illinois State University.
Matt began his 2007 tournament campaign by winning our own Medicus Golf AJGA Preseason tournament outside of Chicago by firing a final round 66. Matt proceeded throughout the year to climb the junior rankings. This earned Matt several looks at and offers by Universities throughout the country but when all was said and done Matt decided to stay closer to home and become a Redbird.
Matt is looking forward to his final year of high school and upcoming tournament golf season before embarking on his college career. With the recruiting class and returning golfers at ISU, they will be in position to compete at a high level in the NCAA. Matt looks forward in helping ISU to move event further up the NCAA Golf Rankings.
Matt began working with Chuck Evans, Executive Director of Instruction of Medicus Golf at the end of 2007. Besides long distance swing analysis and constant contact by phone and email, Matt has made several trips to Destin to get hands on work.
In February Matt will be making his first trip of 2009 back to Destin where he will be apart of the first weekend events of the upcoming Medicus Golf Player Development European “Bash on the Beach” . While in Destin he will be able to continue hands on training from Chuck Evans and mental coach Carey Mumford.
Matt, congratulations and the Medicus Golf team looks forward to your future successes.
To find out more about how to be involved in the Medicus Player Development Program, become a Medicus Golf Instructor, attend a golf school, or how to use Medicus Products, please click HERE or contact Tracy Lehnecker at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800.732.4995
Our next Instructor workshop is scheduled for January 23-25, 2009 in beautiful Destin Florida.
This training will be a full 3 days of classroom, absorb and apply, presentations, testing, the Medicus Curriculum, and much more. We are talking a 24/7, 3-day, golf fest and golf ”fix”. You will basically be eating and sleeping golf. There are no hours affixed to this training as it will be continual.
What will it mean for you to attend Medicus Instructor Training?
The benefit to you is for Medicus to drive more business to you via our website and marketing efforts. While you maintain your separate business and identities, our intent is to drive additional business to you and your facility. If you would like to become better acquainted with how to match components in golf strokes, then this is the workshop for you! You will learn what components go with what, when it’s sometimes better to take what the student has and then match Plane Angle and Hinge Action to whatever their Pivot is doing then you absolutely cannot miss this opportunity!
For those who cannot attend at this time, we would like to extend an invite to become a part of the Medicus Instructor Network. We would be honored to speak with you in this regard as well as send you some of the pertinent information.
In addition PGA Members will receive 12 hours of credit for attending the three days.
Now, THIS is really fascinating – it’s rather dazzling to see it presented this way.
I certainly thought this was enlightening. Beyond our sun … It’s a big universe.
Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky. It is more than 1000 light years away.
Now How Big Are You?
And how big are the things that upset you today?
Keep life in perspective.
Most players also make the same full swing with their wedges instead of using what I refer to as a “pitch” length swing. Remember first that wedges are designed for accuracy and NOT for distance! Poor wedge players swing these clubs just as they would with the rest of their set while good wedge players control the flight AND the distance.
Here’s an example of a “pitch” length backstroke; the right forearm does NOT exceed horizontal to the ground, it can be lower but never higher. By keeping the backstroke the same length and varying the finish you can achieve three different trajectories and distances. Each of these finish locations can also be used while simply changing the club shaft location at Impact. For a lower trajectory have the club shaft leaning forward , a higher trajectory would a vertical club shaft at Impact and for the highest trajectory a slightly backward leaning club shaft. Also remember that any shot that is NOT full but more than a “chip shot” is a pitch shot. Unfortunately most golf announcers tell us that the player is “chipping” when they are 30 yards off the green! That is NOT a chip shot! It is a pitch shot…just like a greenside bunker, or a lob these are all variations of pitching. For more information on how you can be in control of your short game visit us at Improve My Shortgame.
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Tiger Woods undoubtedly has the strongest mental toughness in golf.
This was instilled in him at an early age by his father Earl. Earl would stand behind him and drop clubs, cough, make noises just as Tiger was starting his downswing all to prepare him for distractions that would arise from playing tournament golf.
You can see it today in Tiger’s game. Who else can stop their swing in the start down like Tiger, give that offender that icy stare and then get up and hammer the golf ball!
Check out this video of Earl talking about how he trained Tiger to FOCUS! Tiger Woods Mental Toughness