In Episode 7 of Golf Tips from Around The Met, Eanna Rushe of the Golf Posture POD and Biosport Technologies, talks about the number one swing fault in golf, Loss of Posture on either the backswing or the downswing. Paul Kenney from Rockrimmon CC joins Eanna.
In Episode 6 of Golf Tips from Around The Met, Jason Gobleck from Westchester Hills in White Plains, NY joins Anthony Renna of Five Iron Fitness in White Plains, NY to show you a great drill to help you develop a better putting stroke.
In Episode 5 of Golf Tips from Around The Met, Debbie Jacobs-Dungee from The Round Hill Club in Greenwich, CT, joins Anthony Renna of Five Iron Fitness in White Plains, NY to show you how to improve your consistency with your chips around the green.
In Episode 3 of Golf Tips from Around The Met, Jason Gobleck from Westchester Hills CC in White Plains, NY, joins Anthony Renna of Five Iron Fitness to talk about how using the Impact Bag to understand how to get into a better impact position.
In Episode 2 of Golf Tips from Around The Met, Jason Caron from Siwanoy CC in Bronxville, NY, joins Anthony Renna of Five Iron Fitness in White Plains, NY to talk about how you should approach your practice sessions. Filmed at BioSport Technologies, in Greenwich, CT
In Episode 1 of "Golf Tips from Around The Met", Paul Kenney from Rockrimmon CC in Stamford, CT, joins Anthony Renna of Five Iron Fitness in White Plains, NY to show a few drills to help understand how you should be at address position. Filmed at BioSport Technolgoies, in Greenwich, CT.
found on Facebook, sorry, don't know who to give credit
All the talk in the golf world right now is about the proposed new rule, Rule 14-1b, which states "that in making a stroke with any club, players cannot intentionally anchor the club or any part of the body or use their gripping hands to rest against the body."
I copied this from http://www.Golf.com:
Personally, I think it's ridiculous. Why now? I like what one of my clients said, "They are 30 years too late." I think it's unfair to take it away from all of these years. Golfers all all sizes have been learning and developing their game, they have been allowed to use it for so long and now it gets taken away from them. Bernhard Langer is pissed. The four time Champions Tour money list winner has been anchoring his putter to his chest for 15 years said, "If there is anything illegal about it, why did they not stop it right away?" I agree.
If it's such a huge advantage, then how come "none of the players ranked in the top 20 on the PGA Tour in strokes gained putting use a long putter?" (NY Times- http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/sports/golf/golf-moves-to-ban-anchored-putting.html)
OK, I get it, 3 of the last 5 Major winners won with long putters, and the number of Tour players using them has increased to 15%, up from 11% last year. But everyone has the opportunity to use them so it's fair in my opinion.
The rule, which would take effect in 2016, is not etched in stone yet as the USGA and the Royal & Ancient would like to get some feedback from the golf community over the next three months. It will certainly be an interesting argument.
There was an interesting article from golf writer Bill Pennington in the NY Times today about beta blockers, especially in light of Charlie Beljan winning two days after being hospitalized with a panic attack. There is a chance he will be treated with medication to prevent future attacks and if he gets "a therapeutic use exemption", he will be able to take the meds during competition.
Beta blockers are banned on the Tour and although "One of the many
pharmacological uses of beta blockers is the steadying of hand tremors,"
said Andy Levinson, the executive director of the PGA's antidoping
program, not everyone believes they will help. Richard Ginsburg, a
sports psychologist at the Harvard Medical School, said anxiety "keeps
you on your game. A beta blocker can take away some edge, mellow you too
much. So there is some debate about how effective they are."
It's definitely an interesting topic and I know a few golfers that would
love to get their hands on some before a match! I wonder if Colorado's
new initiative to legalize marijuana will have any effect on golf there.
Now that the weather has forced many (not all!) of the Five Iron members off the course, they are spending more time on our putting green and hitting bay. Jay Hill from Titleist just sent over a box of Pro V1's so the Five Iron members can hit the best ball in golf! Thanks Jay!