Golf Tips & News

21st June 2014

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"Get Golf Ready" is a Fun, Fast and Affordable way to learn the correct way to play golf.

"Get Golf Ready" is a Fun, Fast and Affordable way to learn the correct way to play golf.

3rd June 2014

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3rd June 2014

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30th May 2014

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Juniors may enjoy playing in the Trumbull County Junior Championship…..  Sign -Up Now….  This tournament will sell out.

Juniors may enjoy playing in the Trumbull County Junior Championship…..  Sign -Up Now….  This tournament will sell out.

28th April 2014

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"Get Golf Ready" is a Fun, Fast and Affordable way to learn the correct way to play golf.

"Get Golf Ready" is a Fun, Fast and Affordable way to learn the correct way to play golf.

17th March 2014

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After a long winter layoff from golfing it may be a good idea to get those shoulders turning before playing that first round of golf this spring.   If you have not been stretching the golf muscles over the winter it may be very difficult to execute your best golf swing this spring.  
 
In a full golf swing it is vital to turn the shoulders to create a wide swing arc and maximize your distance.    The problem I see with many golfers coming out of the winter is that they are tight and instead of making a good full shoulder turn they lift the club with the arms causing a swing arc that is to vertical (too much up and down and not enough around the body).   This lack of proper shoulder turn leads to a steep downswing causing many golfers to dig the club head into the ground or hit behind the ball.  
 
Here is a great exercise / drill to ensure a good full shoulder turn this spring:
 
Place a longer golf club behind your neck with the shaft resting on top of both shoulders.  Position your hands on the shaft about 10” outside each shoulder.  Hold the shaft in your fingers.  Tilt the spine slightly forward as you would in a good set-up position.  Now, keeping your feet flat on the ground turn your left shoulder (for right handed golfer) so the shaft moves toward the ball which would be positioned near the center of your stance (see photo).  You can use your left hand to help push the shaft to reach your maximum shoulder turn.  Hold the full shoulder turn for a few seconds after each turn going back.   
 
After making several full shoulder turns you may now shift your weight left and unwind the shoulders going into your follow through so that your chest faces slightly left of the target transferring all your weight onto the left foot.  The right foot will pivot so that only your big toe is touching the ground.  If you maintain your balance you should have a pretty good looking finish.   

After a long winter layoff from golfing it may be a good idea to get those shoulders turning before playing that first round of golf this spring.   If you have not been stretching the golf muscles over the winter it may be very difficult to execute your best golf swing this spring. 

 

In a full golf swing it is vital to turn the shoulders to create a wide swing arc and maximize your distance.    The problem I see with many golfers coming out of the winter is that they are tight and instead of making a good full shoulder turn they lift the club with the arms causing a swing arc that is to vertical (too much up and down and not enough around the body).   This lack of proper shoulder turn leads to a steep downswing causing many golfers to dig the club head into the ground or hit behind the ball. 

 

Here is a great exercise / drill to ensure a good full shoulder turn this spring:

 

Place a longer golf club behind your neck with the shaft resting on top of both shoulders.  Position your hands on the shaft about 10” outside each shoulder.  Hold the shaft in your fingers.  Tilt the spine slightly forward as you would in a good set-up position.  Now, keeping your feet flat on the ground turn your left shoulder (for right handed golfer) so the shaft moves toward the ball which would be positioned near the center of your stance (see photo).  You can use your left hand to help push the shaft to reach your maximum shoulder turn.  Hold the full shoulder turn for a few seconds after each turn going back.  

 

After making several full shoulder turns you may now shift your weight left and unwind the shoulders going into your follow through so that your chest faces slightly left of the target transferring all your weight onto the left foot.  The right foot will pivot so that only your big toe is touching the ground.  If you maintain your balance you should have a pretty good looking finish.   

8th January 2014

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Ten degrees outside doesn’t matter! It’s like summer everyday in the Thiel College Dome. Join us for a PGA Golf Clinic.

Ten degrees outside doesn’t matter! It’s like summer everyday in the Thiel College Dome. Join us for a PGA Golf Clinic.

28th December 2013

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At the Scoring Short Shots Clinic you will learn how to hit a High Soft Lofted Pitch Shot and practice hitting over a 10 foot net which will be 3 steps in front of you.  For more details or go to:  www.BobCollinsGolf.com

At the Scoring Short Shots Clinic you will learn how to hit a High Soft Lofted Pitch Shot and practice hitting over a 10 foot net which will be 3 steps in front of you.  For more details or go to:  www.BobCollinsGolf.com

28th December 2013

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PGA Professionals Dan McMillen & Bob Collins explain the key positions of the full swing during a Golf Instruction Clinic at the Thiel College Dome. For more information on the winter Golf Instruction Clinics go to: www.BobCollinsGolf.Com
PGA Professionals Dan McMillen & Bob Collins explain the key positions of the full swing during a Golf Instruction Clinic at the Thiel College Dome. For more information on the winter Golf Instruction Clinics go to: www.BobCollinsGolf.Com

6th September 2013

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The First West Middlesex High School Girls Golf Team in the History of the School.

The First West Middlesex High School Girls Golf Team in the History of the School.