So You Want To Hit The Golf Ball Farther

Posted by Mark Reischer

Jan 22, 2015 12:25:00 PM

POWER! For some it is the ONLY part of golf, but for all it is a necessity. There are 3 primary ways to hit the ball farther and I’ll go over those in just a minute.

Everyone reading this could play better golf and shoot lower scores if they hit the ball farther than they currently do. The research and statistics provided by ShotLink (with TOUR players), as well as amateur golfer data show time and time again that more distance equals lower scores.

Question time! Would you rather be 20 yards farther but in the rough or 20 yards back and in the middle of the fairway? Most people take the fairway option, but statistically, it’s NOT the way to go. Again, research proves that over the long term, someone who has the first option (longer but in the rough) will score better than the shorter but straighter player.
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Topics: Golf Instruction

The Business Card Drill for Solid Contact

Posted by Nick Miller

Jan 15, 2015 11:05:06 AM

Try this indoor, offseason drill to make better contact!

Does your golf game suffer from inconsistent contact? Perhaps you take divots well behind the ball, causing you to hit shots fat or heavy, coming up well short of your target? Then you're left with that dreaded chunky feel in your swing that just drains your confidence for the rest of the round? 

At GolfTEC, we know inconsistent ball striking can be frustrating - it's one of the top 3 reasons why students come to us for lessons. We also know the offseason is a great time to fine-tune certain aspects of your game. There is no better place to start than developing consistency with your ball striking to increase distance and improve accuracy with your approach shots. Doug Strawbridge, Regional Manager and Director of Instruction at GolfTEC Upper Kirby, offers the Business Card Drill to bring us back to the true fundamentals of the game: how to strike the golf ball first to generate proper ball contact and impact position.

Work on this drill during the golf offseason and you'll be striking the ball consistently in time for your best golf season yet!
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Topics: Featured Stories, Golf Instruction

The New Callaway XR Woods & Irons

Posted by Nick Miller

Jan 14, 2015 2:49:26 PM


Well, Callaway is at it again. Today they released the all new XR metal woods, hybrids and irons with the driving force that "Speed is everything," redefining ball speed in each club's category. Each model in the line features a lowered center of gravity (CG) with an increased moment of inertia (MOI) - the Holy Grail in club design. So what does the XR family mean for the X2 Hot Series? It means the X2 Hot is going away ... and here's why:
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Topics: Golf Equipment

PING Rolls Out 2015 Product Line Additions

Posted by Nick Miller

Jan 13, 2015 11:23:00 AM

As 2015 gets underway, PING is wasting no time advancing their club technology as they introduced 4 new additions to their 2015 product line: the G30 LS Tec Driver, Glide Wedges, Cadence TR Putters and the Rhapsody series for women.

G30 LS Tec (Low-Spin Technology) Driver

Ping G30 LS Tec DriverWhile sharing the proven technology of the G30, including Turbulator Technology and a new face material, the G30 LS (Low Spin) Tec driver is a good fit for faster-swing-speed players who desire a lower-spinning head to give them distance with control. Crown Turbulators reduce aerodynamic drag to help increase clubhead speed and ball velocity for gaining distance, and lofts are adjustable +/- 1º to fine-tune trajectory. The T9S face is thin to maximize deflection for increasing ball speeds and distance. The low-spin technology has shown a spin reduction of up to 400 RPM compared to the standard G30.

The driver will be available in 9º and 10.5º options, both with five loft settings (standard, +0.6º, +1º, -0.6º and -1º).

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Topics: Golf Equipment

Own The Offseason!

Posted by Jon Levy

Jan 9, 2015 12:29:00 PM

Like scotch, wine, fine cheese and George Clooney, some things just get better with age. 

As for your golf game, or specifically, taking an extended break from your game ... not so much. It takes hard work, dedication and consistency to maintain or improve, which is why you've already taken the proper steps with your GolfTEC Certified Personal Coach to Attack Your Game in 2015 with Training Camp. But how else can we make good on your ambitious resolution that this is the year your game finally reaches the next level?
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Topics: Featured Stories, Golf Instruction

Make The Most Of Your Adjustable Driver

Posted by Andrew Jeffers

Jan 6, 2015 1:04:00 PM

Guidelines For Driver Adjustments

Well golfers, I have some bad news about your driver - if you purchased a standard adjustable driver off the rack and did not have it fit to you and your swing, there is a strong chance the settings are holding you back from achieving your potential with the club. There are many questions golfers should evaluate as they begin to adjust their driver: do you hit a draw, fade, or relatively straight? Do you hit it high, low, or average height? Do you get at least 15 yards of roll after the ball lands? 

These are all important questions, but the true question you should be asking is are you maximizing your trajectory (launch and spin) for your club head speed?
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Topics: Golf Equipment

Top 10 GolfTEC Articles of 2014

Posted by Nick Miller

Dec 30, 2014 7:25:00 PM

As 2014 comes to a close, we at GolfTEC find ourselves thinking back to all of the great rounds of golf played throughout the year with our students, friends, and family alike. Looking back, we also shared many golf drills, equipment reviews, & entertaining golf reads on the GolfTEC Blog. To get you ready for the 2015 season, here's a recap of our Top 10 posts from 2014 to enjoy and share as you celebrate the New Year, and think about your game in 2015. On behalf of all of us at GolfTEC, have a very Happy New Year!
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Topics: Featured Stories

Top Golf Videos of 2014

Posted by Nick Miller

Dec 29, 2014 5:07:00 PM

2014 was quite a year for golfers across the world, both professionals and amateurs alike. We saw Rory McIlroy add two more Major Championship trophies to his already crowded trophy shelf. We also saw GolfTEC junior golfer Mikayla Hauck claim 1st place in the Milwaukee GolfTEC Junior Championship after a hole-in-one on her last hole for a final round 74. 

As amateurs and professionals, we often go back to why we play golf in the first place - to have fun. Below are a few of the most popular golf videos from 2014 highlighting the talent, fun, challenges, and laughs that come with this great game we love. 

Enjoy!
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Topics: Featured Stories

The Line Up The Clubs Drill For Proper Rotation

Posted by Patrick Nuber

Dec 22, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Use a Centered Turn to Improve Your Contact & Distance

Two common problems amateur golfers complain about regarding their ball flight are poor contact and a lack of distance. Using your body correctly is one of many vital swing traits to improving these two aspects of your ball flight. The purpose of this drill and accompanying article are to help the golfer begin to solve these two problems.
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Topics: Featured Stories, Golf Instruction

Pick Your Head Up!

Posted by Brad Skupaka

Dec 17, 2014 1:19:51 PM

Why keeping your head down too long is NOT good for your swing

Take an afternoon and observe the golfers at your local driving range. No more than five-minutes will pass before one of them hits a poor shot and is then told by his friend to keep his head down. The idea of keeping one’s head down may at first seem like a logical concept, but most golfers take this idea to the extreme and end up staying bent over for too long. This causes the golfer to have a difficult time making consistent contact.

3D motion capture demonstrates that the best players in the world are actually less bent over at impact than they were at address, and that they are certainly not keeping their heads down after impact.
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Topics: Featured Stories, Golf Instruction

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