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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


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Asia Pacific Golf Summit 2012 Keynote Address by Brian Mogg

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Ever since Brian worked with Y.E. Yang, he has been passionate about helping build golf in Asian countries.
In this video, you get to know him personally. You can see what he cares about and who he really is. This video is his personal history as a golf coach and you can decide for yourself after watching it if he is the instructor for you.

The team at is very proud to be associated with such a quality person of extremely high integrity who has been recognized in the golf world…and I mean WORLD…not only for his successes but also for his efforts to advance the game wherever he is called.

He is a man of faith, a family man with 4 kids and a beautiful wife. He makes friends with everyone and never has a mean thing to say about anyone.

We posted this video because we want you to know the man when he’s not instructing and also to get a feel for what’s happening in the golf world that Brian is totally connected to.

Three Keys to Sticking Your Par 3 Approach Shot

Posted by | Brian Commentary, Full Swing, Misc Tips | 51 Comments

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.


The Tour Could Help Fix Slow Play

Posted by | Brian Commentary, In the News | 68 Comments

Morgan PresselMorgan Pressel’s slow-play penalty in the Sybase Match-Play semifinals last month  was crushing; it cost her not only the hole, but the penalty spoiled her attitude and she lost the match. I knew how she felt better than most because when I was on the PGA Tour, I got fined for slow play.

Pressel’s situation was especially interesting because it was a subjective ruling. Also, by all accounts, it was Ashara Munoz, Pressell’s opponent, who had caused their match to be so slow and out of position.

I didn’t get penalized a stroke, but I was fined, and I felt my ruling was also subjective. It happened at the tournament in Greensboro during the final round.  My group was notified on the 14th tee that we were out of position, despite having tried to speed up, and then I was singled out by the rules official as we came off the 18th green. The official informed me that I was being fined for slow play because I had twice exceeded the allowable time limit (45 seconds) on shots.

On those shots, I had been closer to the hole than my playing partners so I was supposed to wait for them to hit. Still, knowing we were on the clock, I had offered to go ahead and hit.  I didn’t realize that their time to get ready and my time were counting against me. Even though I was only a couple of seconds over my allowed time on those two shots, I still got the slow-play fine.

The fine didn’t sit well with me, and I appealed it.  My appeal was denied and I was told not to pursue further action. The officials wouldn’t ask the two other players in my group to verify my claim that they caused me to be so slow. Many years later, I am still stumped as to why I was singled out and given a subjective penalty.

Slow play is a problem on the PGA Tour, the LPGA and at all levels of private and public golf.  I watched D.A. Points during the Memorial Tournament a couple of weeks ago.  He teed off on the 10th hole in his first round, and he had to wait on the tee at the par-3 12th hole for one full group to play before his group could play. Points also had a long delay at the par 5-15th hole while waiting to play his second
shot at the green.  After waiting in the fairway at 15 for at least six minutes, Points jokingly told his playing partner, Rory Sabbatini, “Good luck, have a great round.”
Points meant that the round was so slow that it felt like they were starting over in the 15th fairway.

Tour players set the standard for what the rest of the golf world does, whether it involves equipment, apparel or style of play. The PGA Tour could address slow play in a manner that would be fair to all players by taking an idea from the American Junior Golf Association, which allows the player who putts out first to go to the next hole and tee off. The AJGA’s average round is four hours and 15 minutes, which would be a healthy goal for all golfers.

I would also advocate tracking round times for all Tour players and publishing those statistics. At a minimum, those statistics would reveal who needs to speed up, and the public data might create some potential for embarrassment and thus change.

Brian-MoggGolf is at a critical juncture. The game’s participation rates are stagnant, at best, and one huge negative is slow play. Many people are turned away from golf by how long it takes to play a round. Let’s face it: how many people want to take up a game that is not only a big physical challenge, but also can take so darn long to play. And for what reason? None.

Slow play has no place in the game. Speeding up golf will make the game more fun and bring more people into the sport and keep those who already play more involved.

How to Ball Strike Like Justin Rose

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Justin Rose’s recent win at the US Open was a great reflection on his ball striking and hitting fairways and greens.  His drive on 18 and then the long iron he hit that just missed the flag were reminiscent of Ben Hogan’s shot in 1951.  It was Justin’s tempo that was so remarkable as he played the final 9 holes. The smoothness of the final hole long iron is what all golfers strive to feel in their tempo.  How can you find this same tempo?  A great drill is to make 3 consecutive practice swings without stopping, the 3rd swing will end up being your ideal speed and tempo.  Match this swing and tempo when you hit your shot and this can be your imitation of Justin and being smooth

Success playing under pressure starts with grip pressure

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I’ve only played in one US Open (beating Tiger Woods) but I still remember my opening tee shot at Shinnecock Hills, more nervous than I’d ever been and actually thinking “what if I whiff in the Open”. Fortunately I did hit a good drive and training kicked in that let my swing just happen. For those that nervous at Merion this week, remember to breathe and always select a very focused target so that this has your full attention

There is grip pressure in a regular event and then there is grip pressure in an Open. Facing the slickest conditions and greens, its truly amazing how much faster the greens are at an Open versus a regular Tour event. Thus, your grip pressure with the putter has to be extremely light and soft, you need to feel the head weight during your stroke to get the necessary touch to navigate those greens

Growing up in Seattle made for playing in the rain on a regular basis. As the guys deal with the wet conditions this week, its mandatory to keep your grips dry at all times. This should always be the biggest concern in the rain with the grips and ball staying dry

Playing “within yourself” will be something that the winner will talk about Sunday night. Creating good tempo, not overswinging, avoiding shots that aren’t natural strength, taking a bogey from time to time while avoiding a higher score are all areas that the winner will end up doing well on. The patience that this requires is what Open Championships are all about and what we willl hear about on Sunday eveningBrian-Mogg

2013 U.S. Open Predictions

Posted by | Brian Commentary, In the News | 1,304 Comments

Will it be a superstar or a young up n coming player to win this week? Rain and soft conditions will help the longer hitters keep balls in play and stay on the greens. Tiger looks in good form and has to be the favorite. Two young players that should play well are Kyle Stanley and Charl Schwartzel

Long deep rough at the Open requires strong hands and a steep angle of attack. The rough may help guys like Carl Petterson or Dustin Johnson with their upright swings. The Open will come down to putting and hitting fairways, this should favor a player like Graeme McDowell or Luke Donald that blend these areas into strengths

The USGA is testing Merion to see if a “short” course can be used in a modern US Open. By Sunday night, the golf world will realize what a special place this and the connection to history will continue. Scores will be lower than normal with the soft conditions but the course will hold up as worthy of its stature