Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pitching from the Rough - December AG Magazine

Playing pitch shots around the green can be tricky.  When you're faced with two inch rough the shot becomes even more difficult.  There's a few adjustments that can be made to make the shot easier. 
In the December issue of Avid Golfer Magazine I detail the process for playing pitch shots out of the rough.  Check it out!

Pitching from the rough

Thursday, November 15, 2012

College Golf Signing Day

Yesterday was the first day High School Seniors could sign letters of intent for their respective sport.  For three of my students, Matt Gilchrest, Elisabeth Rau and Kelly Grassel yesterday was a day they've been dreaming of.  Matt signed with Auburn University, Elisabeth with Colorado St. University and Kelly with Michigan St. University. 
Lots of hard work, dedication from the player and their families and sacrifice go into this day.  It's a day I'm also proud of to, as I play a part in helping these golfers achieve one of their first major goals. 
I wish nothing but success to Matt, Elisabeth and Kelly as they continue to work toward being the best golfers they can be.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

My latest instruction article in Avid Golfer centers around what's important with putting.  Consistent distance and direction allow you to become better at putting which translates to lower scores.  Below the entire article details how to improve both aspects.

November Article - Avid Golfer


Monday, October 22, 2012

Matt Gilchrest - AJGA All American

Congratulations to Matt Gilchrest, from Southlake, Texas on being named to the AJGA All American Team.  Matt received Honarable Mention All American status last week after winning three AJGA events in a row this past summer.  Matt has verbally committed to Auburn University where he'll be a Freshman next fall. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

October AG Article - Fairway Bunkers

Sand creates havoc in many golfers minds.  One time you're not making contact with the ball and another time you're not.  It gets confusing.  This month's Avid Golfer article is about fairway bunkers.  Making contact with the ball is paramount for a successful fairway bunker shot.  Some subtle adjustments at address and during the swing can improve your success ratio on this difficult shot.  Below is a link to the article.  Check it out!

October 2012 AG - Fairway Bunkers

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September AG - Fix the Banana Ball

The article linked below is my latest piece in Avid Golfer Magazine.  It's designed to help golfers understand why they slice and how to go about fixing it.  Ultimately, a slice comes from an open clubface at impact or a clubface that's in the processing of opening.  Compensations appear when a golfer has a curvature problem.  When they miss with a slice the compensations tend to be a stronger grip, a swing angled in the opposite direction of the slice as well as their aim in the opposite direction.  Have a read to get the 'rest of the story.'

September AG - Fix the Banana Ball

Thursday, August 9, 2012

On a Roll!

Camille Enright is a determined girl who has made a habit out of whipping up on the competition.  The incoming HS Freshman has owned the TJGT Tour 12-14 yr old division in 2012.  So far she has five 1st place, two 2nd place and a 4th place finish for the year.  Her scoring average is 77 but recently it has been much lower.  This past week she shot 76-73 to win the TJGT event in Spring, Texas.  This victory included girls up to 18 years old.
Today's competition was the 1st round of qualifying for the Plano West Golf Team.  She went out and shot 69 and is leading the qualifying by 11 shots!  The future is very bright for Camille.