Archive for December, 2016

Tiger Woods – Whats in the Bag 2016

Tiger is back which is great to see as golf really needs him. The tournaments always seem so much more interesting when he is playing and the viewer ratings go way up which shows he still has the draw factor.

Let’s take a look at what was in Tigers golf bag at the recent at the Hero World Challenge.

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Driver – 9.5 degrees Taylormade M2 with the Mitsubishi Rayon Shaft

 

 

 

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3 Wood – 15 degrees Taylormade M1 with the Mitsubishi Rayon Shaft
5 Wood – 19 degrees Taylormade M1 with the Mitsubishi Rayon Shaft

 

 

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Irons – Nike V Pro 3 iron through to PW and Wedges – 56 degree and 60 degree Nike VR forged

 

 

 

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Putter – Scotty Cameron Newport GSS

 

 

 

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Golf Ball – Bridgestone B33os

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome back Tiger!!

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Mark Wood

PGA Advanced Professional
UK’s No1 Golf Coach

The Best Golf Lessons in Chichester West Sussex

How To Out Drive You’re Playing Partners

Three simple steps on how to hit longer tee shots and out drive you’re playing partners

GO WIDER WITH YOUR WITH YOUR STANCE

Normally you would have your feet shoulder width apart for your normal long game set up. I have a great tip for you here for when you want to out drive you’re playing partners. I would like you to take a slightly wider stance than normal, keeping the ball in line with the inside of your left heel just widen your right foot out a few more inches. This will encourage you to tilt your spine away from the target a little more and will drop your head farther behind the ball. This will increase the amount of weight you are feeling on your right foot; this is perfect. This powerful setup position pre-loads your weight shift onto your right side.

 DON’T SWING BACK TO QUICK

The amount of golfers who swing the golf club back to fast when they are going for more distance is staggering. What happens when you do this is that your hands out-race your body; they’ll get to the top of your backswing well before you complete your body turn. If this happens, which it does, you will lose so much power and therefore distance. To hit longer tee shots you must make a more deliberate backswing. The feeling that you want is a nice smooth takeaway that allows you to finish your body turn before you start your forward swing.

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ACCELERATE ALL THE WAY TO THE FINISH

The start of the forward swing is triggered by a good weight shift into your left side. I am always encouraging my clients to feel that their weight is moving in the same direction as their swing: When you make your backswing your weight and pressure is increasing in your right foot. When you make your forward swing your weight and pressure increases in your left foot. As you shift your weight into your left foot, the club should naturally drop to the inside, this will make it easy for you to attack the ball on the right path creating a powerful drawing ball flight. A good feeling to have is that you’re accelerating the clubhead all the way to the finish. Follow these simple steps for greater distance and you will be out driving you’re playing partners every time.

If you want more easy to understand and informative tips especially on hitting the ball further then “How to crush the ball 20 yards further” is available NOW in the kindle store to download.

You can read the book on kindle by clicking >>>>HERE<<<<

You can also check out my Youtube Channel and subscribe for FREE by clicking>>>>HERE<<<<

From Your Friends at Mark Wood Golf Academy

PS. Come down and tee it up to make some magic moments of your own. Check our website at 

www.markwoodgolfacademy.co.uk

Mark Wood

PGA Advanced Professional
UK’s No1 Golf Coach

The Best Golf Lessons in Chichester West Sussex

The Grip

How to Grip The Golf Club Correctly
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The Grip is very important in the in the set up and golf swing as it is the only direct contact we have with the club. It gives us clubface control as well as leverage in the golf swing otherwise known as ‘lag’ which will help create more power. When placing the left hand onto the golf club make sure you have the grip sat down across the fingers so the fleshy pad sits on top of the grip. Always hold the club down an inch from the top of the handle as well.

 

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Close your hand onto the grip making sure you keep a “short left thumb” as extending your left thumb down the grip will cause the left wrist to lock and can cause injury to the hand or wrist. It will also reduce the power within your swing and will also force the grip up into the palm of the left hand.

Keep the ‘V’ of the left hand pointing up between your collar bone and right shoulder

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Avoid gripping it up through the Palm and the Long Left Thumb as this will reduce the flexibility of the wrists in the swing losing you power and distance.

Linking the hands becomes a choice for you. You can either Overlap, interlook, intermesh or baseball (this is suited for juniors of a young age and ladies).

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Placing your right hand onto the grip should be performed in the following way. Place the lifeline of your right hand onto the side of your left thumb and then close the right hand over onto the grip.

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The inner part of the right forearm should be parallel to the target line and the ‘V’ of the right hand also pointing up in the same direction as the left hand ‘V’.

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Keep the grip pressure light as a too tight a grip will rob you of clubhead speed and power.

If you want more easy to understand and informative tips especially on hitting the ball further then “How to crush the ball 20 yards further” is available NOW in the kindle store to download.

You can read the book on kindle by clicking >>>>HERE<<<<

You can also check out my Youtube Channel and subscribe for FREE by clicking>>>>HERE<<<<

From Your Friends at Mark Wood Golf Academy

PS. Come down and tee it up to make some magic moments of your own. Check our website at 

www.markwoodgolfacademy.co.uk

Mark Wood

PGA Advanced Professional
UK’s No1 Golf Coach

The Best Golf Lessons in Chichester West Sussex