At the PGA Show!

I just got to see the first copies of the new book and over the next few days I’m showing the book around at the #PGAShow in Orlando, Florida.

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Big News! The publisher (Punchline ideas) is pushing the release date up from April to February. A good sign!! The official release date is now on Valentine’s Day—which makes 50 REASONS TO HATE GOLF AND WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER STOP PLAYING the perfect gift for your golfing sweetie!

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The Big Timer, Charlie Rymer!

 

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Charlie Rymer of the Golf Channel was gracious enough to read my book early on and even wrote a blurb for the cover. Today I got to hand him a copy for his golfing library.

More to come.

Don’t Hit the Ball!

Here is a great tip to hit longer, straighter tee shots!

Do you hit low drives? Do you hit drives that curve a lot left or right? Are most of your friends longer off the tee than you?

If your answer to any of these questions is YES, it could be because you’re focused on hitting the wrong thing. If you want to smash longer, straighter drives then don’t hit the ball. You read this right– don’t hit the ball! Focus all of your attention on hitting the TEE!

If you look down after a drive and see the tee hasn’t moved there is a great chance you mis-hit your drive.

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Anyone who has taken lessons from me has heard me say countless times, “HIT THE TEE!” It’s a very simple way to hit better quality tee shots. I tell my students, “I don’t ever want them to hit the ball, I want them to hit what’s under the ball.”

Here is why:

If you focus on hitting the ball there is a very good chance you will lift up during impact and the ball will hit the lower half of the club face. Hitting the ball low in the club face will result in lower, shorter drives that spin more which cause the ball to curve a great deal more left or right.

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Something most people don’t know is that all of the top club manufacturers have built a “Hot Spot” on face of your driver. This spot is high on the face. If you do hit the tee, the ball will hit high on the driver face (in the hot spot). If you hit the hot spot the ball will spin far less. The result–the ball carries farther and because it is spinning less, when it hits the ground the ball will jump forward like it hit pavement. That is how the pros get the impressive distances they do. Yes, they do carry it far but much of their mammoth distance comes from the ball bounding down the fairway after it lands.

Sounds good, doesn’t it? Ok then, how do we do this?

  1. Make sure the ball is teed up properly. We want to have half the ball higher than the top of the club.

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2. Your main goal on the swing is knocking the tee out of the ground (or at least have it leaning forward) after your tee shot. If you look down after the tee shot and the tee hasn’t budged, UGH! Try again.

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One thing I can promise you– the next time you’re on the first tee feeling nervous, if you ignore the ball completely and focus on hitting the tee, you’ll start off your round with a much better tee shot.

This article will also appear in February 2017 issue of New Zealand Golf Magazine.

Photographs courtesy of Elizabeth Witton.

How would YOU like to be on the cover of my new book?

Hey Golfers!

I’d like your help. You and your golfing buddies have a chance to make it on to the cover or the inside pages of my new book, 50 Reasons to HATE Golf and Why You Should NEVER Stop Playing. Due out in stores and online in April of 2017.

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Go to the coachofgolf Youtube channel and watch the video, 50 Reasons to Hate Golf. The video will give you all of the details on how and what to do.

I’ll be picking up to 6 winners. You and your golfing buddies can be famous!

If you have any more questions about this post them in the comments section. I’ll be glad to answer any questions you have but it should be pretty clear in the video.

I need to make the decision quick so be sure to get you scorecards in by September 15th!

Cheers,

coachofgolf

 

Exciting News !

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Me working on my new book in Auckland, New Zealand.

Hello loyal followers!

Sorry there haven’t been any posts recently. I’ve been busy!

Here is what has been going on:

In March of this year I began talking to a publisher in the U.S. (Punchline Books) and we got talking about an idea for a project and a long story short– I ended up signing a contract to write and illustrate a book about golf!

The book will be a humorous book about golf. I’m not suppose to tell you the title yet but in the near future I will be able to give everyone all the details.

The book will be in stores in April of 2017. You will be able to pre-order copies sometime before the end of the year on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other major book sellers. The book will be hard cover and will also be available as an ebook. It will be a great gift idea for next Fathers Day!

I’m very excited about the project and as of now have completed the writing and am about 50% through the illustrations.

Very excited!

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