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How to Make Pitches Bite

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The Problem If you buy a wedge that’s designed to rust, give it time to do just that, so you can realize its spin-producing benefits. Your pitch shots fly straight, but they land on the green without any spin and run past the hole. The Solution Hit pitches that land on your target then grab the green harder than a miner’s handshake. The Key Hinge your wrists quickly on your backswing and then bring your club back down to the ball as fast as you can with your hands and make an abrupt finish. The faster you accelerate then stop, the more the ball will run up your clubface and grab in the grooves. That groove-grab produces spin.  

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Tour Secrets 3: Golf Pros Start With A Correct Shoulder Turn

Posted by | Full Swing | 10 Comments

Now, not everybody has the flexibility to get a complete shoulder turn like Brian explains in the video.  When I was with him, I asked him specifically about this.  He, of course, knows about this because he sees it every day in his swing academies….average golfers whose body just won’t let them make a complete turn. As usual, and with his typical efficient manner, he said “It’s simple…every golfer just goes as far on the shoulder turn as THEY CAN.  But he said he will not teach INCORRECT or work-around methods to any golfer that end up causing more problems down the line of a sequenced swing than they solve. These lessons are the basics that even the average golfer can take and use to improve his/her swing. There is no perfection or penalty for not reaching perfection. There’s just these fundamentals and when you apply them as best as…

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Tour Secrets #6: Grooving the correct downswing sequence

Posted by | Full Swing | 11 Comments

There is so much in the golf world written about the “swing plane” and how to develop a correct one that affords you the best odds at grooving a consistent swing. I have taught for years how to enhance this process using just your mind at GolfShortcutSecrets.com The video below gives you the basic concept and Brian introduces his favorite tool for helping golfers correct the two most common faults: 1. Coming over the top 2.  Getting stuck There will be future videos posted on the blog that go into more depth about these problems but for now, you can start becoming aware of where you are and begin to correct it.  As usual, Brian teaches in his very easy and simple way to understand it.  Let’s hear your comments below. greens and fairways, Craig Sigl P.S. The device is called:  The Synchronizer

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Tour Secret #4: Proper Golf Swing Takeaway

Posted by | Full Swing | 8 Comments

One of the typical swing errors amateurs make is in “crunching up” during the takeaway. It seems there is a tendency to bring the elbows in. I used to play baseball and that is the move you make when swinging a bat that I had to undo in order to get any significant distance on my long game. This simple fix in the video below, like everything Brian teaches, may be all you need to correct this. Even if you don’t have this problem, it’s a good reminder to keep your swing arc nice and wide. You can pretend there’s a golf ball and get the benefits just the same. Greens and fairways, Craig

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Tour Secrets 2: The Proper Golf Grip

Posted by | Full Swing | 2 Comments

Over the years, I’ve seen countless videos and instructional books on “The Proper Grip” and what I find interesting is that most golfers just don’t think this is very important.  That’s not surprising when you notice that many instructors contradict each other on what is “correct” and so the golfer just kind of blows it off and moves on to what he/she thinks is the “important” stuff. Well, I’ve got news for you if you’ve ever thought that (like I did).  The Proper Grip IS the important stuff. Watch the video below and when you’re done, go watch a video about how Brian started working with Y.E. Yang. Where did he start with coaching Yang to being the first golfer to come from behind and beat Woods when he held a lead going into Sunday?   Yep, that’s right, The Grip. If this simple lesson is good enough for a top…

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Tour Secrets 1: Athletic Posture and Setup

Posted by | Full Swing | 8 Comments

Welcome to the video training series on how to Sequence Your Golf Swing like a touring pro. We are going to start with the basics. Brian works with some of the best golfers on the planet…(Yep, that golfer too) and this is where they begin work together. Do not overlook the simplicity of this lesson below and do not skip it. Yes, it’s easy and only a minute and a half but you want to do things the right way from the beginning to build your foundation. Refine your swing from the ground up. When you build a house, you start with the foundation, not the roof. Ok, go for it. Check your setup with the points Brian mentions in the video:  

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