Monday, April 27, 2009

Weekly Swing Reminder

Swing down the line - Take your hands
down the target line as you swing the golf club.
Think about a set of railroad tracks. Your feet,
knees, hips, shoulders are on one track and the
club should travel down the other track. If you
put a club on the ground and use the shaft as
your guide, you can see this. Using a club on the
ground is an excellent tool.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

One Stop Shopping

Have you ever been online looking for a tee time at Golf Now.Com or EZ Links? Ever wanted to compare rates at a bunch of discount sites? Well, it's now seriously. Thanks to my new buddies at, up in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Their new site is one that has been needed for years in my opinion. In the old days (like last year), you had to join 14 different discount tee time providers sites and then search each one individually to find a good deal on a tee time. Those days are over. All you have to do is cruise over to and start entering your search parameters and whamo, you can get all the tee time info you want. And it's from all the top discount providers.

I think one of the coolest things is that they are Nationwide. I mean if you were headed to Panama City, Florida for a business meeting (like that happens), you could check out all the discount golf available. Plus, you don't have to join anything, just click on and start searching their unlimited database of golf courses and tee times. Hey, they even have their Twitter posts and some pretty cool blog posts. They are truly "One Stop Shopping".

Congrats to Peter, Rich & Shaun on a great website....

Weekly Swing Thought

3/4 Swing - Most golfers over swing, which
means that they take the club past parallel on
their backswing. If you only take the club back
to 3/4 or about 1:00 o’clock, you will have much
better timing, which will equate to more solid
impact and better shots. Try it on the range and
compare, I bet you will hit it longer and straighter
with a ¾ shot than with your full swing. Look
at most Professionals, they seldom swing full.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Contest Winners

The recent Swing Reminders Blog Contest has been won by Vicki Nardone of California and David Gosling of Gloucestershire, England. They each won a Swing Reminders Golf shirt for entering the contest. Congrats to these golfers.

Look for more Swing Reminders contests in the future. Have a great golf weekend.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Eyes Over The Ball

Your weekly Swing Reminder is Eyes Over The Ball -

When you’re putting get your eyes over the ball so you can see the line of the putt. You can check this by taking your putting stance (with your eyes looking down at the green), take a golf ball and hold it right between your eyes. Now, drop the ball on the green and wherever it lands is where your putter should line up. This should give you a pretty good idea where your eyes should be when you putt. It should give you a view of your putting line.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Weekly Swing Reminder

Tempo - Tempo - Tempo

This is probably the single most important
aspect of the golf swing. If you have
a smooth even tempo, you will hit
good solid golf shots.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Golf Grader .Com

My buddy Izzy over at Golf Grader.Com just posted a great review for Swing Reminders. Check it out @

They have a pretty cool site, doing course reviews, equipment reviews and the latest golf videos and info. Take the time to cruise over there and see what's happening.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Today's Swing Reminder

The last shot is over, good or bad, move on.

How do you react after a good shot? How do you react after a bad shot?

Don't you think you would be better off if you reacted the same to either? But how hard is that to do?

Golf is the hardest game in the world, especially when you are trying to control your emotions. The more of an even keel you can keep your emotions on, the better. There is nothing wrong with celebrating a good shot, but when we hit a bad shot, do we go nuts? I've seen people break clubs, throw clubs, throw balls, kick their bags and almost every other destructive act you can imagine. All it does is carry over to your next golf shot. Try to keep it all in perspective. I'm not saying you shouldn't be upset with a bad shot, but don't let your emotions get the best of you. Just learn to control it. If I hit a bad shot, I try to count to ten and give myself some time to think about it before I react.

Whether it's a good shot or a bad shot try to use today's Swing Reminder "the last shot is over, good or bad, move on", every time you play. Heck, take it from the golf course to the rest of your life.

Have a great golf weekend.