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Golf Pro School

Choosing A Golf Pro School

Choosing A Golf Pro School

There are many characteristics that a good golf pro school should have: It should use high-quality equipment, employ experienced instructors, and offer student support services such as post-graduation job placement. However, just because a golf pro school has all of these things does not mean it will be the best school for you. There are many other characteristics that don’t necessarily make a school good or bad, but could work for or against your own personal needs.

Obviously, not every golf student’s situation and goals will be the same. As a result, a golf pro school that gave your friend exactly the education she needed might not be as good a choice for you. When choosing a golf pro school, be sure to consider how the school relates to your unique needs, such as:

 

Does the school’s curriculum support your chosen career? The golf industry actually varies rather widely, including everything from the obvious jobs such as professional golf and golf instruction, to less known positions such as golf course management, business management, and more. While what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, the same does not necessarily apply in golf. A pro golfer requires a different education than a golf equipment designer or a resort manager, for example.

 

In short, a pro golf school needs to teach you what you need to know in order to prepare you for your chosen career. When researching schools, look over the classes offered and be sure that they will satisfy your needs. No matter how acclaimed a school is, if it doesn’t teach you what you need to know, it won’t do YOU any good.

 

Choosing A Golf Pro School

 

Do the school’s instructors have experience in your chosen career? Most respectable golf schools require their instructors to have not only an education, but also sufficient experience in the industry. However, this experience may vary quite widely from teacher to teacher. How thoroughly do you think Tiger Woods could school students on golf course management or club design? Likewise, is an instructor whose experience has been focused on landscaping and golf course maintenance really going to be able to teach you how to perfect your swing?

 

You wouldn’t expect a math teacher to teach you how to write a story, or an English teacher to teach you how to use a microscope. The same common sense should apply when considering golf schools. Your best bet is to attend a pro golf school where you can study under teachers who have experience in your chosen career.

Choosing A Golf Pro School

Is the school’s location convenient? Location is a huge consideration when choosing a pro golf school. Although you may know of an excellent golf school on the East Coast, it may not be feasible for you to attend if you live in California.

 

Of course, many people can and do relocate for the sake of their education. However, this is not an option for everyone, as many people have jobs, families, and lives to attend to, preventing them from simply picking up and moving. If you know you cannot relocate to attend a golf pro school, be sure to only look at schools with a reasonable commute.

 

Can you afford to attend the school? Unfortunately, for many of us money is a major factor when pursuing an education. Scholarships and financial aid can help to take the edge off, but even so, most people will not be able to make a decision without considering cost. It may help to decide beforehand how much you can afford to pay out-of-pocket for your education, or how much you are willing to accumulate on student loans. Once you have decided on a figure, be sure to only consider schools that will stay within this range.

 

There are many things to consider when you are thinking about attending a golf pro school. There are obviously many factors to take into consideration that separate the good schools from the mediocre or poor schools: factors such as equipment quality, instructor requirements, and the quality of student support services. However, there are many high-ranking schools, and every one will offer its students a slightly different experience. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind your career goals and other personal needs when you are choosing a golf pro school.

 

Main Question: What education and training

is needed to be a professional golf player?


Best Answer: by knh959

Being a “Golf Professional” isn’t necessarily the same as being a “Professional Golfer”. Golf Pros generally work within the golf industry as instructors, Golf Course Managers/Director’s of Golf etc. Professional Golfers play the game to make a living. To become a Golf Pro you need at the least to have a diploma in golf management from a community college. These courses teach everything from course maintenance to club repairs to running local tournaments to managing a golf course. To be a Professional Golfer you need the skill to play the game at it’s highest level.


 

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For A Killer Drive

An Amazing Tweak For A Killer Drive

 

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As the ol’ song goes…”Just do the Twist”… well not quite…but the right “little twist” will set you on the right track to turbo-charging your drives. We’ve all heard of the famous X-factor and how crucial it is to turbo-charging the range of your drive. We’ll, here’s an amazing tweak that you can apply for immediate results that will help you master your X-technique. You can look forward to more power and greater distance in those long drives and with a whole lot less effort..

 

 

A Little Twist – Isolate your hips from your shoulders for a longer drive. The power in your stroke is directly related to the angular difference between your shoulders and your hips at the outer range of your backswing. The more the merrier. We’re talking about the famous X-factor as first coined by Jim McLean back in 1992. The “X” refers to the cross created by an imaginary line through your hips as it intersects an imaginary line through your shoulders when viewed from above.

 

At the top of your backswing – You should have the biggest differential between your shoulders and your hips, typically about 30 degrees. The differential lessens as you move through the downswing. Your power is directly related to this maximum differential and not to the overall angle that you generate between the club and the target line at the extreme of your backswing. It’s doesn’t mater how far you turn If there’s no twist between your shoulders and your hips you’ll have no power. And that’s no fun.

 

Your X-factor angle decreases through the downswing to about 20 degrees at impact. It’s crucial that your hips continue to lead your shoulders through the full range of motion or your swing. Your hips should end up turned about 30-40 degrees towards the target at impact. About three quarters of your body weight will naturally transfer from your trailing foot to your leading foot as you complete the stroke. If your hips do not have enough twist at impact (say they’re square at impact) your shots will tend to shoot off to the right (if you are right handed golfer) because the path of the club-head is obstructed. So avoid this by being intentional about your twist.

 

GOLF CLUB JUNGLE

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Here’s a Useful Image. Think of your torso as a coil spring. Imagine your shoulders at the upper end with your hips at the lower end. Do you have the picture? Now grasp your spring at the upper (shoulder) end and rotate it around its longitudinal axis without securing the lower end. As you might expect, you’ll encounter no resistance because the bottom end is not attached to anything. Now repeat the twisting action. But this time, secure the bottom end of your spring with your other hand. Notice that the more you twist the more resistance you experience as the twist (or X-factor) increases. This coiling is the mechanism behind a power swing. Now imagine suddenly releasing the shoulder end of your imaginary spring. Can you see the speed and power as your shoulder unwinds like a sling shot whipping towards the ball.

 

Turbo-Boost Your Drives – You can consciously increase your X-differential by turning your hips towards the direction of the target just as your shoulders complete the backswing. If you are right handed, you’ll turn your hips counter clockwise and the reverse if you are a leftie. By accentuating your hip action in the direction of the target you will “turbo-boost” your drives. That extra “little twist” acts to give your more torsion through the unwind phase of your stroke with a noticeable and effortless increase in speed and power at the club head.

 

GOLF BALL IMPACT

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You’ve heard of air-guitar? Well there’s also air-golf. Practice turbo-boosting your drives whenever you have a few idle minutes during your day. Hold your hands together as if grasping an imaginary driver (your air driver). Move your arms to the top of the back swing position. Use your legs, turn your hips in the opposite direction. You’ll experience a nice stretch in your abdomen and what’s more it feels good. It won’t be long before you become a master of isolation and you enjoy those longer drives from the get go! And with longer drives you will hit more greens and score better.

An Amazing Tweak For A Killer Drive

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Speed Kills Your Golf Swing

Golf Swing

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Would you say you have a fast looking swing or a slow swing? (If you don’t have a fast swing show this article to a playing partner who does). You would think that a recreational golfer’s fast swing would hit a golf ball a long way wouldn’t you? After all, it looks fast! Yet the ball doesn’t go as far as a slow swinging pro’s ball. I wonder why…

If you think about your body for a minute, you know that it moves much slower than your arms in real life. So if your body can’t turn all that fast, how do you get a fast looking golf swing? You get a fast looking golf swing when you try to hit the ball as hard as you can with just your arms. This means that your arms are moving independently from your body.


This fast looking swing can be understood by imagining a clock. If you look at a clock, you will see that the little post in the middle tells the minute hand how fast to swing. If the little post moves slowly, the minute hand moves slowly. If the little post moves faster, the arms move faster. The center post and the minute hand are relative to one another. If you compare your golf swing to the movement of a clock you will see your body as the center post on the clock and your arms as the minute hand. Having a fast looking swing would be like the little center post of the clock turning slowly yet the minute hand is moving very fast. This, of course, would never happen because they are connected to one another.

What happens to your shots when your arms outpace your body?

First, won’t make solid contact with the sweet spot on the clubface because swinging with your arms alone will cause you to manipulate the clubface as it swings through impact.

Secondly, the harder you swing, the tighter your wrists and arms will be through impact. Tighter wrists release slower than looser wrists and looser arms extend more than tighter arms (which increase the width of your swing arc).

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To slow down a fast looking golf swing, we first have to think logically about it. Pros have a slow looking swing and they hit the ball a long way and you have a fast swing that hits the ball shorter. So why do you insist on hitting the ball harder than the pros do?Unfortunately, human nature usually takes control of us when we go to hit a golf ball. It says that the harder you swing the further the ball will go. This does not allow us to see the logic behind swinging slower. Swinging slower feels like you have less power so you cannot see how you can actually hit the ball better and farther by not using your arms. You must convince yourself that you must swing slower to hit the ball better. Once you slow down, you will make better contact in the middle of the clubface, widen your arc and release the club faster. All of these things add up to more distance with less effort.

I like my students to try this drill in order to take the arms out of their swing. All you have to do is hold the club at about waist high and feel your body swing the clubhead. Remember the clock. If the post turns faster the arms swing faster. As you swing, listen to the swishing sound the clubhead is making as it swings through impact. Now, try to make the club swing faster by shifting your body weight from the right leg to the left leg allowing your body to turn at the same time. If you let your arms swing freely you will hear the club swish faster as you increase the speed of your body.

As you go to hit the actual golf ball, you must relate the same new feeling of using your body to hit your shot. This means that you cannot think of hitting the ball. If you think about hitting the ball, it will speed up your arms up again. You have to now think about turning and shifting your body weight. This will turn your body and allow your arms to swing down because they are connected to one another. If you feel your swing getting fast again just step back, hold the club off the ground and do some more practice swings feeling your body making the club swing. It takes some practice and concentration but once you slow your swing down you will not only gain a feeling of effortless power but you will start to look like a pro when you swing.

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Speed Kills Your Golf Swing

 

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Take Strokes off your Golf Game

Muscle memory and the mental game

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The game of golf can be broken down into two parts: muscle memory and the mental game. Muscle memory is simple. So long as you have a decent swing you can lower your handicap by increasing your muscle memory and you do that by, of course, putting in range time.

By contrast, the mental game is something that is as complex as the human mind itself and even professional golfers who have muscle memory down could endure occasional breakdowns of their mental games. How, then, is an amateur like you supposed to master the mental game? Well, a number of mental practices you can put in your bag will shave more strokes off your golf game then any gimmicky golf ball.


 

The mental game has multiple layers of depth just like the human mind. First, let’s discuss your rational mind and what it has to do with course management. If you don’t play very often, or even if you do, you have probably noticed a heightened sense of awareness on the golf course at times; not just when you notice the birds chirping or the wind blowing – it’s more than that.

You get in a zone of thinking like a pro. That means you know your exact yardage, which way the wind is blowing, out of bounds is to the right, sand traps are short left, long is bad, you have a flier lie, the air is heavy and last time you hit a seven iron from the same spot you came up short. Making this mental address to the golf ball is every bit as important as hitting the right club. Smart folks say that what determines a decent round is not how good your good shots are, but rather how bad your bad shots are; you must take every measure to increase your chance of success if you don’t hit a perfect shot.

LORETO BAJA GOLF COURSE

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Next, you have to tackle you harsh golf superego and subdue its power. Often your golf game superego can make you suffer from a “Tyranny of Shoulds.” If you are like most of us, you have probably suffered from an inter-dialogue on the golf course in which you berate yourself for not performing the way you should. Not only is this a surefire way to ruin a good time, it will have a tremendous effect on your stoke average. Thinking too far ahead on the golf course can actually put you behind and will most certainly throw you off your game. Perhaps the most bankable skill possessed by great golfers is their ability to quiet the mind. To them, every single shot is a new game of golf. This advice may seem contradictory to tips given the prior paragraph, but it is not. On your rational surface level, you are considering golf course management, but now you are a level deeper in focus, the rational brain has said its piece and you are focused solely on making the shot. Just like all good decisions are born from a peaceful and focused mind so is all good shot making.

However, none of these states of mind are achievable if they are not built on a solid foundation of gratitude. What does that mean? Someone once said, “Golf is a good walk spoiled.” It sure can be if you don’t cultivate a mentality of gratitude. When you get to the first tee box take a minute to appreciate all that is taking place; you are playing ypur golf game with your buddies for a few hours, the air smells fresh, you have 18 holes in front of you to make good shots and a 19th hole if you need to drown a bad outing in a whisky sour. Regardless of anything, you are privileged to spend a few hours of life playing one of the greatest games on earth. If you can truly achieve that feeling inside your body, that my friend, is the fulfillment of your deepest level – the golfer’s soul.

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Putting Game

Putting In The Game Of Golf

 

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Putting greens are not all of the same quality. The finest quality greens are well kept so that a ball will roll smoothly over the closely mowed grass. Excess water can be removed from a putting green using a machine called a water hog. Golfers describe a green as fast if a light stroke on the ball makes it roll a long distance; conversely, on a slow green a stronger stroke is necessary to roll the ball the same distance. The exact speed of a green can be determined with a stimp meter. By collecting sample measurements, golf courses can be compared in terms of average green speed. It is, however, illegal by the Rules of Golf to test the speed of a green while playing by rolling a ball on it, or by feeling or rubbing the green.

Putting represents nearly half of all the strokes you take during a round of golf. So it’s not surprising to find players looking to sharpen their putting skills whenever they can or trying tips things to be successful. The better putter you are, the lower your golf handicap, as I tell golfers who take my golf lesions.


 

Putting, the part of the game that has intimidated most players since the game started. Do you know that at one time they did not mark the ball? If the opposing players ball were in your way, you would have to chip over their ball, give that a try. ha, most courses catch you trying that, even on the practice green, and you will certainly be escorted out of the facility possibly with a repair bill.

The putting game! It almost boggles the mind that golf tournament after golf tournament usually comes down to the putting game. Yet, the amount of importance that the putting game should receive is negligible. Why is that? Why is it that no matter which professional they talk to, usually mentions that they left a few strokes out there because I didn’t make the putts. They had the opportunity to close the tournament out but just could not get any putts to fall or get their putting stroke to feel comfortable.

Many putting tips are very inexpensive and do not need the use of expensive training aids. Try this one the next time to the putting green to improve your alignment. Gather a few range balls together. Find a flat, I mean flat, three foot putt. Take the time to line the stripes on the range balls up to create a direct line to the hole. As you set up to the putt you will have a great visual reference of the target line. In addition, once the ball starts rolling, the line should stay solid and not become wider. If the line becomes wider, the putt was not hit squarely and will have a hard time staying on the target line of a medium to long range putt.

PUTTING GREEN

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Another common mistake in putting is a lack of putting ritual. If watch Tiger Woods, Fred Funk, or Sergio Garcia putt, you’ll notice that they all have a putting ritual. Their rituals are all different. One player walks all around the putt before stepping up to hit it. Another takes his practice strokes behind the ball. But the one thing that’s not different is that they use the same ritual every time they make a putt, regardless of the length or difficulty. Develop your own putting ritual. Base it on sound putting techniques and what makes you feel comfortable. And use it every time you have a putt. You’ll find that a ritual not only relaxes you and helps build confidence in your putting.

Once you hit your approach shot on the green, the mental game of putting begins. As you walk toward the green you assess its slope and look for terraces that will influence your putt. You bend down an mark your ball noting the height of grass and the hardness of the surface. You walk around the ball and the cup taking mental snapshots of the distance and probable break, You replace your ball on the green and crouch down to get closer to a “balls eye” view of the cup and make a final decision on your target line, distance and ball speed. With practice these this mental preparation for putting becomes second nature.

Weekend players worry too much about the outcome of a short putt. What if I miss the putt? This places a lot of pressure on the golfer. Since the pressure of outcomes is tied directly to the hole, try eliminating it when you practice to relieve the pressure. Next time you’re on the practice green, work on drills that improve your putting accuracy without using the hole. For example, place a scorecard over the hole and try to roll the ball over the card, so that the ball ends about two feet past the hole. These drills will improve your accuracy without the added pressure of sinking the putt.

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