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Brian Mogg at Dodger Stadium (Golf Magazine shoot)

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Brian is a media veteran and has been featured in Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and numerous other magazines, newspapers, TV and radio shows.  Here’s a fun video of his behind-the scenes photo shoot at the Los Angeles Dodger stadium where he compares baseball and golf.  He is an avid sports fan enjoying taking his family to professional events.  His favorite teams are from Seattle where he grew up.  I hope you get the idea from this video that Brian is a regular guy, very personable and approachable and our team at Sequence Golf is very proud to represent him.

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Y.E. Yang Credits Tempo and Rhythm Advice By Brian Mogg

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Far too often, golfers look for “fixes” when there is nothing broken.

Before you go out to your next round, especially if it’s a competitive one, dedicate your round to a consistent tempo. It worked for Y.E. Yang in his 2010 win over Tiger Woods at the PGA and is so simple and easy to implement.

Much of golf is very difficult as you know. The advice Brian offers you here in this video follows our motto here at SequenceGolf.com

EASY – EFFECTIVE – EFFICIENT

Watch the video and comment below

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Mogg helps Y.E. Yang Win With Fundamentals

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Whether Brian is working with a world-class pro or a total beginner, he always starts with the fundamentals. He is a firm believer that you build a swing from the ground up and not try to find “work-arounds” to poor swings which ends up compounding one bad move with another.

Y.E. Yang learned the Mogg secrets, beat Tiger down the stretch at the PGA Championship in 2010 and later, Tiger started calling on Mogg.

 

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Three Keys to Sticking Your Par 3 Approach Shot

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As a regular Golf Channel contributor over the years, Brian has been called on to analyze the pros decision-making and performance in top golf tournaments.
In this video, he gives you 3 keys to being able to stick your approach shots on par 3’s when competing under pressure.
Brian has played with the best in the world and now teaches the best in the world.

Pick up the 3 keys by watching this video to help you on your next round.

 

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Brian Mogg’s tips on fitness for golf

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Image16When I began my PGA Tour career in 1986, only a few guys looked at weights and running as an integral part of their daily routine. The main focus was on stretching to prevent injury, a defensive approach to preventing injury. Golf courses at that time placed a higher emphasis on accuracy—the ability to hit fairways and greens—so practice was more focused on getting the ball safely in play and avoiding mistakes. Shooting close to par or slightly lower was the main objective.

Times have changed.

The emergence of Tiger Woods in the mid-1990s transformed the game in many ways, but especially in terms of the game’s athleticism. Tiger’s daily devotion to exercise and getting his body into the shape of a true athlete have altered what most professional golfers now do. (He also single-handedly ended the debate on whether pro golfers are athletes.)

Today, working out to get stronger and more flexible and create greater clubhead speed should be the goal of any elite golfer who hopes to compete with Tiger. Golf courses have completely changed as well. The length of all Tour courses has increased on average about 400 yards, or 25 yards per hole, over the last 20 years. It’s more important than ever to be able to hit the driver a long way. With today’s technology, it’s not unusual for Tour players to need just a driver and a wedge to reach a 450-yard par 4.

This blend of better fitness and more advanced equipment has led to a world where the average PGA Tour drive is close to 300 yards, and that has completely altered the game’s strategy. Accuracy, while still important, is not enough. The only realistic option for serious players is to include fitness in their daily routines. It’s the only way to stay competitive.

Even my teaching is no longer just about the golf swing. All the Tour players I work with have daily workout routines, and most have personal trainers at home and on Tour. What started out as stretching has blossomed into isolated muscle training and biomechanical feedback as golfers look for that extra edge.

What can the average golfer learn about fitness from Tour players? First, you need to make a commitment to get more fit and flexible overall. Second, you need an evaluation from a top golf or fitness instructor. One leader in the field is the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) in Oceanside, Calif., which Top 100 Teacher Dave Phillips and Greg Rose started in partnership with Titleist about eight years ago. They personalize their evaluations and work with teachers around the country to provide feedback for students. They identify specific muscles and areas of the body that are restricting a student’s movements and inhibiting the swing.

The popularity of TPI has spawned many high-quality facilities that are helping all teachers raise the level of their students’ play. I have been fortunate to have worked with great teachers like Mike Malaska in Arizona, David Wright in San Diego, Kendal Yonemoto in Vancouver, Jennifer Lochhead in Toronto, and several others in Orlando who have really enabled students to break free from restrictions and blockages in their bodies.

After you receive a professional evaluation, then you need to develop a game plan for your workouts. Focus on frequency and duration and repetitions—how much do you need to do to be successful? Work toward a goal, following a fitness strategy created to achieve your own optimum swing.

 

I had a conversation with Tiger Woods about six years ago on his plan and what he was working toward. He said his ideal weight was “184, not 185 or 183, that is what I play best at.” We should all work to find our optimal weight, at which we will play (and live) our best.

After you have a plan, you need to muster the commitment. We all have busy lives, but we have to fight through being tired or disinterested and stick with the plan. When you’re looking for motivation, think about the long-term benefit for your health and your golf game.

As I have watched this fitness revolution in the game, I’ve seen three areas with the most potential to help average golfers: 1. Athletic Posture; 2. Stability 3. Strength and Power.

1. Athletic Posture
We all know this is vital in sports, but many amateurs still have a weak starting point for their swings. To find your optimal posture, assume the pose of a baseball shortstop, hockey goalie or basketball player on defense. Trainers will call this “neuromuscular isolation to integration,” which is a fancy term for training your brain to get you into the your optimal posture.

2. Dynamic Stability
To play golf successfully, you need to have athletic movement with stableness. While your body fully rotates, there must be stableness in other areas to create torque while you coil. Developing core strength is key here and should be an important element of your workout routine.

3. Strength and Power
A focus on strength and power must complete each workout session. You need to develop strength before you can generate and control greater power. So, don’t be shy with the medicine balls and weights.

Brian-MoggWinter is the worst time of year for golfers, but you can make the most of the season by setting some goals and getting in shape. You’ll feel better, and you’ll player better, too. Getting off to a healthier, stronger start this year can have a profound effect on your life and your scores.

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10 Golf Tips to Get the New Year Started

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Everyone is looking to improve this year, here are 10 tips to get your golf game right in 2014.

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1. Get your clubs regripped with new product that is tacky enough to stay in your hands and properly fitted. Correct size should see the 3rd and 4th fingers on glove hand lightly touch the palm if grips are sized correctly for your hand

2. Always grip your club low in the fingers of your gloved hand, this will encourage a free wrist set and more feel for the club head, always creating and allowing for speed through impact with the club

3. Use alignment sticks for perfect alignment when you practice. If its good enough for the Tour Pros then it should be good for all of us. Put two sticks down at or just parallel to your target then get feet, legs and torso along with your eyes perfectly square to your target line. Develop this habit all year long

4. Resolve to use the tee box for better use this year, using the side of it to help create better angles on doglegs and with the wind. A good rule is to always tee off on the side of trouble so you are aiming away from it to start the tee shot

5. When playing in the wind, purpose to always stay over your front foot during the swing and choke down halfway on the grip. This will flight the ball lower and by not swinging hard, will keep spin off it and get the ball under the wind

6. “Back to the target on the backswing and chest to the target on the follow through”. This is a great goal for all golfers to get a full, rotary turn in with their swing as consistency is directly related to this

7. Improve front hip rotation thru impact, strive to get extra aggressive with rotating this hip for greater power and control as this is the biggest “secret” for finding more distance with your game

8. Pitch shots and wedge play should have more descending angle to control the loft of the club, getting set up with your nose just ahead of the ball is perfect for finding this descending angle thru impact

9. A great drill for chipping is to practice chipping into a basket from 5-10 yards away. It will make you use and feel the bounce and loft of the club through impact and promotes the sense of the club doing the work

10. A great putting resolve for 2014 is to keep your head still longer after impact this year. Golfers routinely miss putts because they are anxious and look up to see if they made the putt, resolve you will be more disciplined and like a Tour player to keep your head and eyes quieter during the putt this year