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Golf Tips Newsletter
Issue 672 - August 11, 2021
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USGTF Class "A" Teaching Professional
WGTF "Top 100" Teacher
IGPA Certified Golf Psychology Coach


 

"It is not the will to win that matters, everyone has that.
It is the will to prepare to win that matters." - Paul "Bear" Bryant


Tom's Featured Tip: 3 Reasons Why You Don't Improve At Golf

Lesson Comments: What Students Have To Say
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Buying a sponsored product through any of my affiliate links helps support this free newsletter, and I only affiliate with excellent products that I use myself.  Thanks, Tom




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If you're interested in an artificial turf outdoor or indoor putting green, bocce court, sport court, tennis court, pet grass, etc., contact me, Tom Tucker, at (716) 474 3005 or email me at TomTuckerGolf@gmail.com for details and pricing. I'm the authorized New York State sales rep for TourGreens and VersaCourt with TourGreensWNY.com. We offer top shelf quality, and even more importantly - the best installers in the Northeast.

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For photos and stories from the 2020 Junior Golf Camp at BCC, click here:
2020 BCC Junior Golf Camp

For details on the 2021 Junior Golf Camp at BCC, click here:
2021 BCC Junior Golf Camp The Junior Golf Camp sold out quickl in 2020, so get your junior golfer registered soon. Call BCC at (585) 343-7600




3 Reasons Why You Don't Improve At Golf

For simplicity, all advice on actual swings or drills is provided from a right handed perspective.





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3 Reasons Why You Don't Improve At Golf

One of the first things I tell my new students on the lesson tee is that my goal is for them to understand "THEIR OWN PERSONAL SWING".

Reason 1: Most Golfers Don't Understand Their Swing

Most golfers practice and play, but you don't really understand the dynamics of what is really happening during the golf swing.

Their are a slew of different swing methods, and I've read many good books on many different swing methods.

That's all well and good if you've done the same thing, and I'm certain that many of you have - but after a time you need to decide how YOU want to swing the club.

That means picking a swing method that fits your body, your personality, and your brain, then learning the heck out of it through books, videos, and lessons. It's critical that you learn this way so that when you think deeply about your swing - which can actually reinforce AND BUILD ON what you've learned physically - that you have a clear picture.

Reason 2: Impatience With The Process

A good swing is like a construction project - you map out a plan, start at the foundation of your project, then work through different levels to completion.

A lot of golfers want to skip most of the middle levels and get to the finish without doing the work.

That doesn't work, you need to put in the time to reap the rewards - that means effective practice.

I've found that a full length mirror used to check your positions against your swing model as you learn is an invaluable training aid. For me it's almost as good as video because of the immediacy of the feedback.

Practice without feedback is like practicing blindfolded - always have feedback in mind when you work your practice drills.

I should add that incorrect practice hinders rather than helps your progress - please review Newsletter Issue 670 for information on how to practice effectively.

Reason 3 Inconsistent Setup - Grip, Posture, Alignment, Ball Position, Target Orientation

Most bad shots start before the swing ever begins. The golf swing is unforgiving. If you are too close to the ball or too far, if itís positioned too far forward or back in your stance, if you are aligned right or left of your intended line - open shoulders is by far the biggest setup mistake I see - your chances for success not promising.

The ball is 1.68 inches in diameter, and the functional striking area on a golf club is about 1.5 inches wide. If you vary in your setup by even 3/4 inch, you have set up a serious obstacle to success. If you do nothing else to improve your golf game, learn how to set up the same way every time, and ACTUALLY PRACTICE IT.

Review these reasons, and make corrections to your own game and improvement is inevitable.

Comments: TomTuckerGolf@gmail.com

Love your practice, own your swing, own your health,

Tom




Golf Lessons

I conduct lessons at The Plum Creek Driving Range & Practice Facility
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Lessons are available for all ages and skill levels, please contact
me - Tom Tucker - at (716) 474 3005 or email me at TomTuckerGolf@gmail.com
for more information.

Outdoor Lessons Details and Rates:
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Sponsors and Affiliates

Buying a sponsored product through any of my affiliate links helps support this free newsletter, and I only affiliate with excellent products that I use myself.  Thanks, Tom






Train with a Rypstick to improve your swing speed and gain more distance off the tee. If the versatility of three different swing weights in one club appeals to you, this is your swing speed training aid of choice.


Click here
Rypstick.com to buy now, and make sure that you enter TOMTUCKERGOLF (case sensitive) in the Discount code box when you check out to receive a 5% discount.




Click here to buy your
Divot Board to drastically improve your ball-striking. Combine your Divot Board practice and putting practice with the included putting lesson drills, and watch your scoring improve!.


Use your club or hand to re-set the board after your strike
Click here to buy now for outstanding Ball-Striking practice feedback

BONUS: when you buy through the newsletter link above, you'll also receive free access to my Putting Lesson Videos ($50 value) which cover: The Elevated Aimline Drill, The Squareness Awareness Drill, The Aimline Accuracy Drill, The Stock Putting Stroke Drill, The Barrier Drill, The Short Putt Channel Drill, and more.




Click here
SuperSpeedGolf.com to buy this swing speed training aid and increase your distance off the tee.


SuperSpeedGolf.com Buy now and get to work on increasing your swing speed now.




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Plum Creek Driving Range and Simulator  Outdoor range and play indoor golf on any of our 40 Simulator Courses. Call 585-993-0930 or email Mark at plumcreek4@rochester.rr.com to reserve time for simulator play or practice!




Batavia Country Club   (585) 343-7600   www.bataviacc.com
Great rates, the best greens in WNY.
Golf Digest Four Star rating for public courses to play in New York State.
Tee times online or by phone in season.
FISH FRYS AT BCC and other delicious dinner specials with soup and salad bar - Fridays, 4pm - 9pm




All the best,

Tom Tucker
Teaching Pro, Plum Creek Driving Range & Practice Facility
WGTF ' "Top 100 Golf Teacher"
USGTF Class "A" Teaching Professional
IGPA Certified Golf Psychology Coach
Cell: (716) 474-3005
Email: TomTuckerGolf@gmail.com
http://www.TomTuckerGolf.com

"There are no substitutes in the quest for perfection!"
~ Ben Hogan