Posts Tagged ‘Piers Ward’

Hitting the Fairway Woods Solid!

Piers Ward and Andy Proudman of Meandmygolf are at it again, this time on a pretty chilly morning by the looks of their gear!  The topic today is one that amateur golfers seem to struggle with fairly often and that is hitting the fairway woods solid.  The big key is controlling the bottom of the arc, because this is right where the impact takes place!  Enjoy!
In todays Impact Show we discuss what is required to pure those fairway metals. The fairway metal is an important weapon in the arsenal of the amateur golfer and is often misunderstood on how to get the best out of it. In the show we use Trackman to get the all important delivery numbers and then give you an easy practical drill in how to hit that pure strike.
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Understanding the role of the upper and lower body in the transition of the golf swing!

This great segment by Piers Ward and Andy Proudman of Meandmygolf explains the key role that the upper body and the lower body play in the transition between the backswing and the downswing.  Understanding that there is a disassociation between the two will help you hit longer and straighter drives.  Check it out!
In today’s Impact Show we discuss how to separate your hips from your upper body in the downswing and what can happen if you can’t disassociate your lower body from your upper body. We also show how other sports use disassociation so well. All this with the brand new TaylorMade M1 driver.
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Learn the Secrets of the Long Ball with Dustin Johnson!

Dustin Johnson is the longest, straight hitter on the PGA Tour.  He accomplishes this with a combination of these things : an amazingly strong and flexible body, a wider stance that tilts the spine angle slightly back and a slightly open stance to help cut across the ball slightly, giving him a very powerful baby fade!  Today, Piers Ward and Andy Proudman of Meandmygolf talk to Dustin and find out the secrets of the long ball!
In this week’s Impact Show PGA Professionals Andy Proudman and Piers Ward Interview world number 3 Dustin Johnson about how he smashes his driver. During the video Dustin gives some useful advice to anyone looking to get that extra distance off the tee and how he hits the ball over 300 yards.
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What is the correct motion to set the wrists on the backswing?

There is no specific way to set the wrists on the backswing.  Johnny Miller and Hubert Green set their wrists very early on the backswing.  Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have almost no wrist cock until their backswing passes hip height.  Piers ward and Andy Proudman of Meandmygolf give a very good explanation on the various options available to you.
In today’s Impact Show, we talk about when and how to set your wrists in the backswing. We also share our preferences and ideas on how to set the wrists, although there is no one way to do it.
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As Moe Norman used to say, “Bacon slices, not Pork Chops!”

Moe Norman was a Canadian professional golfer who was regarded by all who saw him as the greatest ball striker EVER!  One of Moe’s famous sayings was “Bacon slices, not Pork Chops!” Of course, he was referring to the divots he hit.  A great ball striker comes into the ball with a fairly shallow angle of attack and hits nice shallow divots.  If you come into the ball too steeply, you produce a very deep divot that results in the ball traveling to the left of the target (for right-handed golfers).  Andy Proudman and Piers Ward of Meandmygolf use a wall as a visual aid to help that downswing!
In this weeks Fixed in 60 Me and My Golf PGA Professional Piers Ward demonstrates a golf drill using the WALL to help shallow the downswing and stopping those deep divots.
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A Great (and easy) drill to hit a High Draw!

Piers Ward and an injured Andy Proudman are going to help you utilize a drill to hit a high draw.  This drill, (which Piers says he uses in his own game) uses two headcovers to set up a gateway, making sure the clubhead path is correct.  This great visual will help you understand exactly how the clubhead path should feel.  The 3 keys are the angle of attack, clubhead path, and clubface angle! Be careful next time you jump out of a golf cart Andy! Source : Meandmygolf

Getting back to Basics with the Big Gun!

“The Big Gun” of course is the driver, and in this instructional video, Piers Ward and Andy Proudman of Meandmygolf  talk about getting back to basics.  Sometimes we get a little distracted with all the information that is out there and getting back to basics will help you get your game back on track!
In todays Impact Show we discuss the basics to hitting the driver straighter and longer, the basics are so important to get correct when starting the game but are often overlooked by experienced golfers. So whether you are just starting the game or feel that you need to go back to basics this video is worth a watch.

The correct knee action in your golf swing can add more yards!

Correct knee action in the golf swing can make all the difference in your game.  Piers Ward and Andy Proudman of Meandmygolf explain how the real key is the movement of the left knee on both the backswing and the downswing.  Learn to stabilize the right shin on the backswing and then drive the left knee towards the target on the downswing to get you that extra power you have been looking for.

In today’s Impact Show, we discuss the lower body in the golf swing and show you how three great ball strikers (Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus and Bubba Watson) use their lead leg throughout the swing. We look at some of the key ingredients to an effective leg work in the swing as we answer one of our follower’s questions. 

And WRXers, don’t forget to get post your questions on what you would like to see us cover in our next Impact Show. 

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Learn how to Stabilize the Rear Shin Post for crisp iron Shots!

Piers Ward and Andy Proudman of Meandmygolf do a great job here with the use of BodiTrak, a pressure mat, to show how swaying and allowing the weight to roll to the outside of the rear foot will hurt your ball striking.  They give a simple use of a coin to help resolve and stabilize the rear shin post to cure this problem.
PGA Professionals Piers Ward and Andy Proudman of Meandmygolf discuss whether swaying in your back swing is ok or not in this weeks Impact Show. They use Boditrak to show the weight shift in the golf swing and use a 50 pence piece to achieve better footwork and help improve your ball striking.
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The downswing starts from the ground up – no question!

Piers Ward from Meandmygolf mentions that he saw a video on youtube where a top PGA Tour player stated that he started his downswing by pulling down with his arms.  Folks, remember what I have always said: “There is perception and reality!”  The real data gained from devices like BodiTrak and FlightScope prove without a shadow of a doubt that the downswing starts using the ground as a force to move the body in a forward direction to get the weight from the back foot to the front foot! Enjoy this informative video on how to start the downswing in the correct sequence!
PGA Golf Professionals Piers Ward and Andy Proudman demonstrate how to start the downswing by separating the lower body from the upper body.
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