Having coached in Australia, Singapore, Bangkok and now Pattaya I have many students I no longer see in person but I have continued to teach them with Online lessons.
Even students I have never met in person have benefited greatly from this service.
I have a student in Korea who I still teach to this day and we have never met. His journey began 4 years ago as a 19 handicap and is now playing to a 7 handicap.
My elite students also benefit greatly. They could be in another country playing tournaments and having an issue. A simple video email can get them back on track.
Although it is something I have not promoted in the past, now with the Covid 19 lockdown it is a perfect time to introduce this service to my students.
It really is a great way for continuity and is very cost effective.
The big advantage I see from Online lessons compared to in person lessons is that the student receives a video recording of the lesson that can be replayed over and over to ensure nothing is forgotten or overlooked.
With an in person lesson, there is always information given to the student that will not be remembered. The student goes off to practice and may not implement an important piece of the puzzle, hence the practice sessions are wasted and desired results not achieved.
The online lesson takes care of this issue and helps to ensure effective practice sessions.
I have put together some online packages if you want to get started.
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Since I started coaching back in 2007, I have stored on several hardrives, every student I have ever taught. There are literally thousands of golfers I have footage of.
Over a course of a few days during the Covid 19 lock down, with plenty of time on my hands I started to sort through the files and categorise them.
I was not suprised when I looked at the results and this has led me to conclude that we have an epidemic amongst the golfing population. This common swing fault really seperates a good ball striker from a bad one. From my files, it effects around 80% of amateur golfers. The average golfer that hits the ball too high, hits the ball with a fade or slice, is susceptible to hitting the ground first or hitting the ball thin all have this common fault and are victims of the epidemic.
The good news is that with some changes to the set up angles and the turning direction, you can get yourself cured from this and become a much better ball striker.
So what is the fault that is holding the average golfer back?
In a nutshell, it is the angle of the spine at the top of the backswing. The large majority of average golfers have the spine angle tilted the wrong way at the top of their backswing.
Commonly referred to as a reverse pivot or a tilt, this is the killer move that will 100% ruin any chance of you being able to compress the golf ball at impact. You wont be able to lag the club or hit the ball from an inside path.
Here is an example of the difference from a good ball striker versus a bad one
By only improving this one thing, golfers see massive improvement in contact, distance and accuracy. The tilt is also the #1 reason golfers suffer from lower back pain. In summary, your upper body must be behind your lower body at all times during an effective swing.
Video your swing and see if you are making this common swing fault.
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One of the most frequently overlooked pieces of golf equipment is none other than the golf club grip. The experts agree: playing with worn out grips has a measurable impact on distance and accuracy.
Old grips cause you to tighten your grip on the club, which in turn decreases both swing and clubhead speed. What’s more, old grips can lead to not squaring the clubface at impact and poor ball striking.
According to a recent survey, 46% of avid golfers regrip their clubs every two years, while 35% regrip annually. And when golfers do regrip, 60% have their entire set of clubs done. But the experts agree, this isn’t often enough.
Regripping a set of clubs is often the fastest, cheapest and best way to get a great new feel on the clubs you already love. Golfers will definitely see improvement in their game with a new set of grips. PGA Tour players regrip many times a year – they need to play their best.
Grips should be replaced every 40 rounds, or every 30 rounds if you're spending a considerable amount of time at the practice range.
Regardless of rounds played, a grip should always be replaced at the first sign of noticeable wear, such as cracks, smooth or hard surfaces, shiny patches or wear spots. Heat, dirt, oils and even ozone are constantly at work to breakdown the materials grips are made from.
Grips lose a significant amount of their original feel long before they become hard or glazed over. Because of this, many golfers fail to even notice they’re playing with worn out grips in need of replacing.
Choosing a Grip
Many golfers are pleasantly surprised to learn that grips aren’t one size fits all. In fact, most experts agree that size is the single most important factor when choosing a grip.
The proper size depends on the length of the hand measured from the crease in the wrist to the tip of the longest finger. The majority of golfers fall into the standard and midsize categories.
Here’s an easy way to figure out which you need: if your golf glove is an extra-large, opt for the midsize. If it is a medium or large, go for the standard.
After size, golfers select from grip material, firmness and surface texture. Those who play in warm climates with high humidity and frequent rain showers also need to consider how the grip texture will hold up under those conditions.
With golf courses closed now due to Covid 19, it is the perfect time to get your clubs regripped. At The Golf Hub, we have a large selection of all the top brands. Price start from as little as 2,750 baht for a set of 13 grips. We install for you same day service at no additional charge.