With today’s launch monitor technology, understanding the mechanics of what creates a particular ball flight such as a high draw or low fade isn’t an art anymore – it’s a science. No longer should you be puzzled about how your favorite PGA Tour pro hits that high, subtle draw, you can learn exactly how it’s
In addition to relying on his FlightScope Prime for club fittings and as an instruction tool, Chuck Quinton knows he can rely on the FlightScope support team as well.
FlightScope has come a long way in the development of their launch monitor that we use here for our fittings at the Rotary Swing Golf Academy. Now, it has become an invaluable instruction tool that I am currently using to optimize my swing for ideal launch conditions here in Colorado where I spend the summer.
I had the “opportunity” to test out the new tour issue Titleist 909 D3 in August before the retail addition hit the streets. It was shafted up with a Diamana Whiteboard X flex 73 gram shaft. My first impression was that it looked quite sharp, classic Titleist muted colors which I love and a very
Settling in on our tried and true Nakashima Htec head with the Matrix XCon5, Greg McNeill picked up 16 yards of CARRY on average over his higher spinning Wishon/Harrison combo. Greg plays at Lake Nona in Orlando and you don’t get much roll out there unless you bring the ball in on a shallower angle
Since April of 2008, we have had an average increase in driver distance of nearly 20 yards per student, with a couple averaging an increase of over 40 yards off the tee! Since we started adding the Matrix Shaft line to our offering, we started seeing much lower spin rates and much tighter shot dispersion
For those PGA guys out there, you’ll know that P.A.T. stands for Player Ability Test, or Player Assessment Test. It’s part of the final step to passing the grade as a PGA professional and is basically a way for the PGA to measure one’s golfing ability through a round or two of golf. Today, I
(With apologies to Eugene O’Neill) There are messages that arrive from time to time that demand attention. Today came one of them: URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 317 PM EDT THU OCT 12 2006 …FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EDT FRIDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
I unfortunately had to take another few days off from practice this past week to go back to Virginia and meet with a surgeon to fix some health issues. I came back and was very rusty, shooting a 4 over par 9 hole score for my school tournament last wednesday. My lesson with Chuck on
One of the golf instructional videos in the Members Vault is called the “Shaft Plane Drill”. This video teaches you a drill to help get your golf swing starting up on plane rather than just going inside and too shallow early on in the takeaway. This is something that Pat has always struggled with so
Played 18 holes today with Chiuck instead of having a range lesson. I need to get a handicap for future tournaments, so we started on that today. I hadn’t been able to practice in three days at all because I was house searching for a place to live in the next few years. I have
Progress, it’s what we’re all after in the golf swing. All my students want to make progress as quickly as possible and so do I. I don’t care for the “to get better you’re going to have to get a lot worse” mantra. If I do the proper fundamentals in the golf swing correctly, I
While it didn’t break any course records, I am very proud of Pat’s very rapid progress since we hit the road running hard about two weeks ago. In this time, we’ve made significant changes to his golf swing and he’s worked hard at implementing them. During our regular 9 hole playing lesson yesterday, Pat shot
I’ve been making a lot of progress lately that I have been very happy with. Using my core in the golf swing has completely changed how I swing the golf club. My contact has improved and my distance has gone up a few yards with the irons. I have trouble bringing the same swing to
Today I had Pat working on a drill I made up that I call the “9 O’clock Drill”. It is simple, as they all should be, but very productive for the things Pat needs immediate work on. In essence, it involves swinging the left arm to the 9 o’clock position in the backswing and then