If you’re fortunate enough to live in a state that has outlawed talking on cell phones while driving, this tip is for you.
Ever notice how people hold their phones when they don’t want to be seen talking and driving? They hold their phone elbow low and close to the torso.
This is opposite of the flying elbow. If golfers could learn to hold their right arms the way they talk when driving, their swing arcs would be more square and their shots would be more consistent.
Try it at home now, then at the range. Hold the club at address as if you don’t want anyone behind you to see your elbows.
To golf better, golf like you talk illegally on the phone in your car.
Walter Hagen and Goldilocks would agree, Encinitas Ranch is just right. Of all the courses in San Diego, and there are a lot, Encinitas Ranch is the only one offering unique resort-style shot value and scenic hilltop vistas.
The friendly staff, convenient location—just off the I-5, and beautiful setting makes Encinitas Ranch one North County’s top courses.
It is a great game. A unique game. It demands more focus than any other sport. But you only really need that focus for the time it takes to execute a golf swing.
You can’t be thinking about: trees right, kitchen light left on, what you’ll buy with your winnings, etc., when you have 158 yards over water to a front pin. Or you’ll never have a chance.
With more than 125 golf courses in the Palm Springs area you have to have some sort of criteria to narrow down the options otherwise you’re going to get overwhelmed. Having just ordered my new TP MB forged irons; I wanted to play a course that would provide a challenge. At 7,300 yards and a slope rating of 150 (the maximum difficulty rating), what a better challenge than TPC Stadium Course at PGA West.
As with any newly purchased equipment there is a certain “honeymoon” phase that you go through. You know what I’m talking about. When every shot is pure and you know you’ve at least gained 5 yards in your game. (This is more likely our subconscious justifying our superfluous consumerism.) Either way, the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West was the course to put those new forged blades to the test.
Steeped as much in beauty as in treachery, this Pete Dye course offers up his trademark bunkers and elongated water hazards. Stadium made its one and only appearance on the PGA Tour in 1987 before tour pros successfully petitioned to have it removed for being “too difficult.” Perhaps its appropriate then, that the Stadium still serves as the final proving ground for tour pro wannabees, as it hosts the Q-School finals every other year.
In response to one of the most popular trends on the PGA Tour, TaylorMade Golf Company has tripled its Q4 forecast for belly and long putters to meet the growing demand amongst consumers and retail partners.
In what has to be one of the most radical equipment frenzies seen in the industry, TaylorMade projects it will sell five times as many belly and long putters in 2011 as compared to 2010. As a result, the company has ramped up production and expedited in-store dates significantly in an effort to get its two models, the Corza Ghost and the Ghost Spider to retail.
In less than a week, on October 14th, Callaway’s new RAZR XF Irons and Hybrids will be available in stores. Designed for the golfer that is looking to improve their game, these irons blend unparalleled forgiveness and accuracy with premium materials and exceptional styling.
If you’ve been on a golf course, opened a golf magazine or shopped in a golf store, you’ve seen the white.
White golf clubs are everywhere.
For the most part, the whiteout began with TaylorMade’s R11 driver. While the R11 is the first driver to be adjustable three ways, what really made it unique was how it looked. It was white, plain and simple.
Cobra must have gotten wind that the white R11 was on the horizon. They launched 500 white Limited Edition ZL drivers in November of 2010, a couple months before the R11 debuted. Whether or not Cobra was trying to beat TaylorMade to the punch and steal some white thunder is debatable. What’s not is the success of white metalwoods, particularly the R11.
TaylorMade Golf launched its new “Raise your Game” Facebook application today. The app is designed to help users with their golf game through the use of instructional videos, which feature Hank Haney. This is the first time we’ve seen Haney in any endorsement or marketing with TaylorMade since the announcement of their partnership on June 6th, 2011.
To get started we had to install the Facebook application. This is very easy as it’s done through the Facebook interface on the TaylorMade Golf page. We were a little disappointed with the overwhelming amount of personal information that wanted to scrape from our profile (name, picture, list of friends, email, birthday, status) and we were curious to how all this information was being used. We went ahead and allowed it so we could get the full experience of the app as it was intended.
Once the app is installed you have to declare what your “I Will” statement is. This sounds like marketing language, which loosely translated is asking what you would like to improve. We went ahead and chose “STOP SLICING” at it seems that is an issue lots of us golfers have. Continue reading