Monthly Archive: September 2010

Armchair Golf Pro: FedEx Cup, Furyk, Effective Golf Swings

Armchair Golf Pro: FedEx Cup, Furyk, Effective Golf Swings

Furyk is my favorite golfer to use as an example of being successful without having a perfect golf swing, and of showcasing one of my favorite topics: the value of having an effective golf swing vs. an efficient golf swing.

Confident Golf: Putting You In Control

Confident Golf: Putting You In Control

Golf is a game of confidence. If confidence is so important then the more we know about confidence and the more confident we can be on the course the better we’ll play. My research shows that the three most important aspects of confidence are comfort, commitment, and concentration.

Armchair Golf Pro: Dustin Johnson, Cog Hill, Confident Golf

Armchair Golf Pro: Dustin Johnson, Cog Hill, Confident Golf

You know you are going to have bad holes and bad rounds. How you deal with them is your choice. You can choose to take something positive out of every experience and get better next time, or you can mope and cry. The important thing to remember is that the way you interpret things really is your choice.

Golf on the Line: Practicing Target Golf

Golf on the Line: Practicing Target Golf

A quality practice should combine elements of both mechanics to improve efficiency, and target focus to improve effectiveness. Plus a little fun. Try these range challenge games if you really want to improve your practice time and your scores on the golf course.

Armchair Golf Pro: Deutsche Bank, Hoffman, Long Hair, Bunkers

Armchair Golf Pro: Deutsche Bank, Hoffman, Long Hair, Bunkers

What you can learn about golf from Charlie Hoffman’s win at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Stay left, stay athletic, stay down for bunker shots

News: Blog Tag Line Contest Winner!!!

News: Blog Tag Line Contest Winner!!!

I want you to feel at home when you are on the Target Centered Golf site, and I think the new tag line will really reinforce the idea of finding compelling and practical resources to help with the things you want most. My thanks again to all of you who participated in the tag line contest!

News: Press Release: Aerotech’s Claymore Sends Four to RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship

News: Press Release: Aerotech’s Claymore Sends Four to RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship

Eric Jones, the 2003 RE/MAX World Long Drive Senior Champion, and Tomislav Kralj hit the two longest balls in the Senior Division finals using Claymore shafts and both will now advance to the World Championship. All of the finalists were playing drivers built by professional clubfitter John Greenwood of of Greenwoods Golf in Dublin, Calif.

Armchair Golf Pro: Kuchar, Laird, Barclays, FedEx, Short Game

Armchair Golf Pro: Kuchar, Laird, Barclays, FedEx, Short Game

If you want to score well the key is short game effectiveness. Kuchar was consistent, Laird was gritty. Knowing your favorite wedge distance is a key for making birdies. Having a reliable and predictable chip shot is a key for saving par when you miss the green.

Golf On The Line: Curing the “crunch” slice with Target Focus

Golf On The Line: Curing the “crunch” slice with Target Focus

Over time my student had fallen into the habit of “ball focus” rather than target focus. He was so focused on getting the club to the ball square that his body was orienting to the ball at impact, rather than orienting to the target. That was creating the crunch. It was turning into a habit, and making his slice worse.