Thursday, September 23, 2010

American Golf Census

The National Golf Foundation has come up with a great new contest, and a really cool way to help the game of golf.

About the census.

The American Golf Census is counting as many of the country’s 27 million golfers as possible. Being counted shows your support of the game and lets policymakers better understand how golf enhances the lives of millions of Americans from all walks of life.

You Might Win Big.

All registrants are automatically entered into golf's most spectacular sweepstakes totaling more than $100,000 in prizes!

The prize package includes the latest golf equipment from TaylorMade, Callaway and Nike - Dream travel for two to Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, Southwest Ireland and Pinehurst - Not to mention, a once-in-a-lifetime April weekend in Augusta, GA, and golf instruction at the ANNIKA Academy.

Give it a shot.
It won't take long.

Participating in the American Golf Census only takes a few seconds, and it won't cost you a thing. You can even increase your odds of winning by referring your golfing friends. But you need to be counted to win, so please take part in the census by clicking here.

It's an easy way to give back to the game that means so much, to so many.

American Golf Census

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Weekly Swing Reminder - Alignment

Have you ever felt your were aimed to far to the right? Ooh, that could be a hot political question, huh? But, let's not get on that subject.

Your alignment in golf is one of the most overlooked aspects of your game. Do you hit alot of shots to the right? Most right handed golfers line up aiming too far to the right. As do most left handed golfers line up aiming too far to the left. This could be the reason and it's so simple to fix. Here's a training drill to help you get your alignment headed in the right direction.

This should be done on the driving range. Take one of your longer irons and lay it down on the ground pointing the butt end at your target. Now take your normal stance and put your toes right against the shaft. Now, take a few swings using the alignment club to see not only your target line, but your swing path. Does this give you a better feel of being aligned? It should. Now, hit a few shots using this alignment club. Did you hit them right or on a straighter line than normal.

Practice this drill with every club in your bag. You should be aligned the same way each time you take a swing.

I hope this helps you play better golf. Have a great golf day.

Eyeline practice t alignment rod system

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Weekly Swing Reminder - Pre-Shot Routine

Do you have a pre-shot routine? Do you just walk up and whack the ball? Having a pre-shot routine that is the same every time you step up to a shot is a huge deal, it will help you to not think, just react, and it promotes muscle memory. Have you ever seen a good golfer without one? Look at every professional golfer, they all have a routine. It helps them and it will help you focus and play better golf. Have a great golf day.