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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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Asia Pacific Golf Summit 2012 Keynote Address by Brian Mogg

Posted by | Brian Commentary, In the News | 43 Comments

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.

Brian Mogg Putting Tips – Opens Academy In Hawaii

Posted by | In the News, Putting | 4,401 Comments

Stick with this video. The first part of it is the news announcing Brian’s opening of an Academy he teaches at in Hawaii at the Hawaii Prince golf club in Honolulu.

The second part, Brian goes over some key fundamentals to putting like Tiger Woods.

These keys are the same lessons you would get if you were to work with Brian in person. Do not overlook their power just because he teaches them so fast.

Easy, Efficient, Effective – like everything he teaches.

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.

Tips on Putting In The Wind

Posted by | In the News, Putting | 42 Comments

11314542_xxlWHO: Phil Mickelson
WHAT: A missed two-foot par putt
WHERE: 243-yard par 3 11th hole at Royal St. George’s
WHEN: Final round of the British Open

After years of futility on the greens at the British Open, Mickelson finally seemed to have figured out how to putt in the wind and on links courses. At the 11th hole on Sunday, Mickelson was six under-par for his final round, just one shot behind Darren Clarke. Up to that point, Mickelson was draining putts with ease in the gusty conditions.

Then Mickelson’s yips returned. At 11, he had a two-footer for par. Instead of marking the ball, he nonchalantly addressed it and rammed the putt too hard so it hit the right side of the cup and lipped out. An easy par turned into a deflating bogey. The gaffe discombobulated Mickelson, and he made three more bogies in his final seven holes to finish three shots behind Clarke, who seemed to make every putt — long and short — at Royal St. George’s.

I learned how to putt in the wind while watching Andy North win the 1978 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills. It was a windy final round, and Andy, a tall man like Mickelson and Clarke, had to hunker down to remain stable on the greens. Andy had a two-shot lead at 18, a hard par 4, when he chunked his third shot, a pitch, into a front greenside bunker. After a great sand shot to four feet, North bent down over the bogey putt to brace himself against the wind (and the pressure), and he drained it to win.

THE DRILL: Putting in the wind requires you to modify your stance. You need to widen your feet, toe in your toes and hunch over a bit at the waist. Doing those things will lower your center of gravity and brace your body.

Brian-MoggUsing that putting stance, do this drill on the practice green to prepare for putting in wind or pressure situations: Hit long putts holding the putter with only your right hand, because the right hand controls feel on the greens. So hitting putts with just the right hand will teach you how to lag long putts close to the hole. Also, hit short putts holding the putter with only the left hand, because the left hand is most responsible for guiding the putter through the stroke.


2013 U.S. Open Predictions

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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