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The importance of "Angle of Attack"

The importance of “Angle of Attack” with your Driver!

The importance of “Angle of Attack” with your Driver!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

Every golfer knows that we need to hit the driver on the upswing. Unfortunately, not every golfer succeeds with this motion.  To get you to feel the proper angle of attack (the way the clubhead approaches the ball), Alex Fortey of The Art of Simple Golf gives you an easy drill to get that feeling.  If you hit the headcover (or even the ball hits the headcover), your attack angle is too steep.  A quick and easy drill to help your golf!

This is a nice drill to help you hit your driver on the upswing which in turn will hopefully give you longer and more consistent shots with the driver.

When you have this feeling it stops you hitting AT the golf ball so much in the hope of longer drives and more distance because it promotes a smooth upswing and tempo.

Source: The Art of Simple Golf

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Lifting your lead heel on the backswing can help add distance!

Lifting your lead heel on the backswing can help add distance!

Lifting your lead heel on the backswing can help add distance!

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Lifting the lead heel was the answer!

I recently practiced my driver using a Flightscope Launch Monitor to see how my swing could increase my distance.  I experimented with various changes, but nothing seemed to increase my clubhead speed.  At one point, I started lifting my left heel (I am a right-handed golfer) and immediately noticed a 4 mph increase in clubhead speed.  This translated to almost 20 yards in increased distance. As I have aged, my flexibility has diminished, along with my shoulder turn on the backswing. Raising the left heel on the backswing helped me add distance.  When I saw this video by Alex Fortey of The Art of Simple Golf, I simply had to share!

This is a very important and simple golf tip that will give you more distance especially with your driver. Increasing your swing speed is not about swinging harder or trying to swing faster let alone buying new drivers…

I know you want more power, and here is a simple golf lesson for more distance.

I am fortunate to still be in good shape for strength and mobility in concerned but fitness for golf and life has been a priority of mine since I was young. Because of this, my swing does not need to allow for many restrictions or compensations but I still want it to flow for a natural golf swing that generates power and is consistent and very importantly is safe for my body to keep playing for many decades to come.

Too much golf instruction is focussed on the young whippersnappers like Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Fowler but these PGA tour players are a far cry and age away from many golfers who spend too much time sitting and do not have the time to practice or train for golf even 5% as much as the top players.

So why teach golfers to try and swing like them?

To see the rest of this article on the golf swing for less flexible golfers, go here!

Source:  The Art of Simple Golf

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Stay connected with your golf swing using the "Paper Drill."

Stay connected with your golf swing using the “Paper Drill.”

Stay connected with your golf swing using the “Paper Drill.”

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

We have all seen or even tried using a towel, glove, or headcover under the armpits to help the body understand how to stay connected in the golf swing. Those drills seem to be very restrictive, says Alex Fortey of The Art of Simple Golf.   Using two pieces of paper seems to do a better job.  Check this drill out and try it the next time you are on the range!

Golf Swing Thought For Connection and Smoothness -Paper Drill.

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Looking for greater Consistency in your golf game?

Looking for greater Consistency in your golf game?

Looking for greater Consistency in your golf game?

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

One of the 4 questions I ask every student at the start of golf school is “What are your goals in golf?”  I get pretty much get the same answer from everyone “I would like to be more consistent.”  But when I ask “How often do you play and how often do you practice?” the answer is usually “Once a week and no practice.”  

Folks, you cannot improve at anything if you do not work at it.  

Alex Fortey of The Art of Simple Golf, gives you a plan on how to get consistency in your golf game today!

If you were to be more consistent on the golf course, meaning less erratic shots, eliminating the really fudged golf swings, reducing the amount of slightly mistimed strikes leading to missed fairways and greens would you be a better golf player?

Of course it would.

The thing you really want to know is… how?

How can you get a consistent golf game and get better at golf?

Looking for greater Consistency in your golf game?

Well I am sure you have been sold on the latest revolutionary piece of golf equipment that will give you dozens of more yards and have you splitting fairways like an arrow as well as irons that pepper the pin like a laser.

Maybe the latest edition of the Golf Channel teaching show provides a few golf tips that will see all of your shots go straight every time. Perhaps you are following one of our simple golf swing methods or one of the golf lessons and training programs we have here at The Art of Simple Golf providing you with the drills, tips and instruction to develop a golf game through practice and / or golf fitness to help you perform your best possible golf swing.

However a consistent golf game will never be achieved and bordering on pointless if consistency and committed application is not the golf course.

You need to be consistent with your practice on the range, short game area and putting green.  As well as avoiding long lay off from playing if you want to yield good scores on the golf course.  But here’s the thing…

To read the rest of this article on getting more consistent, go here!

Source: Alex ForteyThe Art of Simple Golf

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Paul Laurie's Three Most Simple Tips for Better Golf!

Paul Laurie’s Three Most Simple Tips for Better Golf!

Paul Laurie’s Three Most Simple Tips for Better Golf!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

Paul Laurie has won 8 European Tour victories, including the 1999 British Open Championship.  

He has appeared in the Ryder Cup in 1999 and 2012.  So advice from him has always been sought.  Alex Fortey of The Art of Simple Golf cornered Paul at a European Tour event to get his comments on the 3 most simple tips for the amateur golfer?

Paul Lawrie golf star shares his best and most simple golf tips that you can use right away.

Source: The Art of Simple Golf

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