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Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, Golf Digest Top Teachers in America, Executive Director of Instruction – Medicus Golf, Co-Founder Medicus Pure Strike – 5 Simple Keys to Consistency.

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These were done left-handed so that right-handers could watch and follow along.

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We teach our students how to lag and compress the golf ball. In this sequence I am demonstrating a low, punch, cut driver followed by a “stock” iron shot.

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Homer Kelley

The Golfing Machine book

“The Golfing Machine” is a book which became published in 1969 following 28 years of scientific research and analysis by an engineering aid named Homer Kelley. Quite simply, this book is like no other. How does it differ?

1. It was the first book to reveal why and how the universal Laws of motion – Physics and Geometry – apply to the golf swing. Thus it is based on scientific facts, not opinions

2. It offers in-depth explanations, not descriptions, of how the golf swing can function.

3. It is an instructional manual, not a “do it my way” book.

4. It offers flexibility, by explaining how the golf club can be swung many different ways by utilizing various body movements. It does not emphasize a one-dimensional theory. Continue reading Good Golf is Alignment Golf

For the pitching stroke we advocate a square to the target line alignment with the body. With the club out in front of you, adjust your left and right wrist so the left arm and club form a straight line and that the right forearm and shaft are also in alignment.  This should align the left wrist so it is flat and right wrist so that it is bent.

Bend/flex the knees and bend from the waist and drop the club behind the ball assuring that the alignments established at setup are not disturbed.

The knee and waist bend would be the same for what you would apply with any other golf stroke. The weight distribution should be 65% on the target side and the head is centered in the middle of the stance. The ball position is centered, with the head over the top of the ball, or slightly back with the head in front of the ball.

Remember, in any set up the head always remains in the center of the feet. So if the ball is behind Center the head would be in front the ball and if ball is forward of center then the head would be behind the ball.

To find out more about how to be involved in the Medicus Player Development Program, Medicus Golf Instructor, attend a golf school, or how to use Medicus Products, please click HERE or contact Tracy Lehnecker at: tlehnecker@medicuscorporate.com or call 1.800.732.4995

 

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: tlehnecker@medicuscorporate.com 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.

 

Chuck Evans working with students
Chuck Evans working with students

Almost aPlayer Development Program 038ll players nowadays carry two or more wedges but very FEW of them actually know HOW to take advantage of multiple wedges.

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.

Tiger Woods displaying the textbook position (course: St Andrews).

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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