Wednesday, January 22, 2014

TaylorMade introduces Tour Preferred irons for 2014

TaylorMade has come out with 3 gems for irons this year.  The tour preferred iron is designed for the better player in mind.  The CB iron is a cavity back iron designed with a little more bounce and offset.  These irons will hit the ball high with great feel.  The speed pocket is in the 3-7 irons for extra ball speed on low hits on the club face.  The MC iron is a muscle cavity iron designed for good players wanting that great response from a forged club.  The cavity is quite a bit smaller than the CB.  The MC has slightly less bounce and offset than the CB as well.  The MB is a forged muscle back that is designed for the best players looking for the great feel of a forged iron and the classic look of a blade.  The MB irons don't have the speed pocket like the other 2 models.  The MB is designed with a small top line and thinner sole for ultimate workability and feel for the best strikers of the ball.  These irons are beautiful.  If they perform any where near to how good they look, flag stick beware!  Check out these irons at  For more information on these irons or to be fitted contact Potential Golf.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Winter rust

January is here and depending on where you live, you may not have had a chance to play much golf.  Taking an extended time away from the game can really hurt your game.  Even if you are doing something indoors, it's better than nothing.  Exercise, stretching, and swinging indoors is a great way to stay sharp.  The more limber you are, the better your golf will be.  I even do yoga once a week in addition to lifting weights about 3 times a week.  My goal this year is to strengthen my legs and work on the flexibility in my hips.  Every golfer is built differently.  You have to create a program that works well with what you are trying to do with your body or swing.  Consult a professional if you need someone to develop a training plan for you.  You can also do putting indoors if your housemates don't care.  Putt on a linoleum floor or carpet.  Training aids like the putting arc work great too.  When the weather breaks, you will be ready to conquer the course.  Stay thirsty my friends. 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

2014 is the year of the short game for amatuers

When a student calls me for a lesson, invariably they want to work on their full swing about 98% of the time.  For golfers who are shooting 90+, I would agree that their full swing mechanics need work.  However, they neglect nearly half of their game by not worrying about their short game.  It is going to be my job in 2014 to sell them on the fact that we need to spend some time working on the short game as well.  Most golfers when I ask them how their short game is, they say it's pretty good.  I don't think they have any idea what pretty good is.  They assume that since putting is such a simple task that they already know everything about how to put the ball in the hole.  They could not be further from the truth.  Not to mention, their buddies give them putts throughout a round.  Imagine they had to putt them out!  They would be even worse.  My goals as a teacher this year include trying to convince my students to allot some time to wedges and putting.  I will spend extra time with them if I have to, or give them extra time after the lesson to prove my point.  Together, we will get that handicap going in the right direction in 2014.