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New Year’s Resolutions for Staten Island from Superstorm Sandy

January 02 2013 Blog

With the New Year we always talk about resolutions or decisions that always seem to involve some kind of change. Change…making or becoming different…variance from the routine…to exchange or replace..this is how we define “change”.  Some changes are planned and intentional while others are surprises and forced upon us.  We can have the external influence […]

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Transfer Performance from Range to Course

October 16 2012 Golfing Tips

Try a new approach to golf as you head out to practice on the range and then play on the course.  All the time that you invest practicing and playing is based upon your own acceptable results to enjoy the game.  As instructors we can “lead” you to knowledge but you must be able to […]

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Putting Drills to Lower Your Score

October 02 2012 Golfing Tips

There are 2 important factors when it comes to putting…distance and direction.  Of the two, distance is most important as speed will also control direction or break.  So let’s address speed control first as this is the reason most players will 3 putt or worse. 1. Distance Control: Control the distance or speed of your […]

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Maintain “Triangle” Using Your Core

September 18 2012 Golfing Tips

Ray Rapcavage @GolfSwingShirt stopped by the club last week and introduced a great new training aid called The Golf Swing Shirt for us to try. I often discuss and teach a “one piece takeaway” with my students or ask them to try and maintain their “triangle” that is formed with their shoulders, arms and hands for […]

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Distance Away From Ball

September 07 2012 Golfing Tips

How far away should I stand from the ball? This is a common question I get on the lesson tee.  The club I have in my hand will determine the distance I stand away from the ball.  My prime concern is that regardless of the length of the club being used (shortest wedge or longest […]

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Cast Away Troubles

September 01 2012 Golfing Tips

Releasing the club early in the downswing is similar to “casting” as you would with a fishing rod where the wrist angles are not maintained long enough to store energy.  As a result we see a loss of power and consistency with a high lofted or fat shot. If you want to create more lag […]

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What is Swing Plane?

September 01 2012 Golfing Tips

The swing plane of the golf swing basically describes the angle at which the club swings around the body.  Your swing plane plays a huge part in controlling the direction of a golf ball.  Simply put, you can either swing around (behind) or up (above) your body depending upon your body height, shape or range of […]

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Match Play Strategy

September 01 2012 Golfing Tips

One on One Match play adds nerves and gamesmanship to the golf.  The game is much more personal when the player you must defeat is right there next to you.   Match play is usually played more aggressively than stroke play and it starts from the first tee as you would like to put pressure on […]

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Unlock Your Power

September 01 2012 Golfing Tips

A common swing flaw for many golfers is to come out of posture or lose their spine angle during the golf swing. This robs the golfer of control, power and solid contact.  As a TPI Certified Golf Instructor and from a biomechanical standpoint it is critical to be able to properly load the gluteus (butt) […]

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Broken Tees

July 30 2012 Golfing Tips

If your find that your pockets aren’t deep enough for the supply of tees you need to complete a round of golf then this tip is for you.

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