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Golf Fundamentals

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The 🏆 may have gone to Koepka, but at 53 years old, I think the real winner was Stricker 🙌⛳️🏌️ In an age where SPEED and POWER seem to rule all, precision, finesse, and good fundamentals continue to prove key to playing great golf The 🔑 fundamentals you can never work on too much are... 1️⃣POSTURE - How you build your stance enhances or limits the shot you’re trying to hit. Building your stance to match the shot you envision is very important. But if your mobility is limited, and you’re unable to build your stance properly, you’ll likely compensate during your swing 2️⃣GRIP - There’s great debate behind the perfect grip. And while I don’t believe there’s one perfect grip, I do believe it’s one of the most important fundamentals one can master. Your grip is the only connection to the club which is why developing a grip that allows you to swing the club naturally is so important 3️⃣ALIGNMENT - the ball rarely goes perfectly straight. Which means you oftentimes have to aim away from t

Does Footwear Make a Difference?

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Of all the things that can help your game, footwear seems to be one of the most overlooked Power in the golf swing is built from the ground up  How your feet interact with the ground largely influences your swing Good connection? 👉Stability 👉Power 👉Control Poor connection? 👉Compensation 👉Frustration 👉Injury When choosing a golf shoe you want to look for the following... 1️⃣ STABILITY- The lower you are to the ground, and the broader your base, the easier it’s going to be to generate power and remain stable. Bonus points if you get a golf shoe that’s “zero drop” meaning the heel and toe are the same height 2️⃣ LIGHTWEIGHT - Weight is more important for walkers than riders. But even if you ride, a lighter shoe can provide more comfort. Remember that one ounce on your feet is equivalent to six ounces on your back 😉  3️⃣ COMFORT - This seems obvious but comfort means something different to everyone. The important thing is that by the end of the round you’re not screaming at your sho

Believe to Achieve

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[BELIEVE TO ACHIEVE] We must see to believe, right? I don’t think so.. I think we must believe to achieve 🙌 No one was born great Every champion had to work to get to where they are And while many gave up along the way, Champions kept going because they have a vision Champions can see the future They KNOW they’ll do great things They BELIEVE it in their heart So what ends up happening when you believe with all your soul you can do something and you never stop working towards it...? I think you already know 😉  MBPB COACH BLAINE

Is Newer Better?

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Does 5 years of technology make a difference? I wondered the same thing So I built the modern version of my current set of irons and decided to test them out THE TEST 1️⃣First I tested my current 7 iron (2015) to get a baseline 2️⃣Then I hit the 2021 model with the same shaft from my 2015 set 3️⃣Then I tested 16 additional shafts on the new head The results were in 🙌 Lets look at the top 5 TOP 5 Out of the 17 combinations, my top 5 was filled with my current head/shaft combo and 4 new head/shaft combos WHAT MAKES THEM GOOD The success of the top 5 comes down to 3 key components 👉BALL SPEED 👉TRAJECTORY 👉LANDING ANGLE It’s all about getting the ball to fly in the optimal window for the shot you’re trying to hit CONCLUSION It was good to know that my old set still holds up with the new stuff Which is a good reminder that sometimes an older set can be just as good as a newer But It’s also comforting to know I can gain an extra few yards with different shafts The next step is going to s

The Elusive Hole-In-One

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  THE ELUSIVE HOLE-IN-ONE Phoenix Waste Management Open Each year, over 700,000 spectators travel to Scottsdale, Arizona, with the hopes of seeing a hole-in-one at TPC Scottsdale during the Phoenix Waste Management Open Since 1987 there have been 26 aces during the tournament, including 9 on the 16th hole alone.  The most famous ace was by Tiger Woods in 1997 (aka the reason the grandstands are there!) The Loudest Hole in Golf Every year, the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale is surrounded by 16,000+ fans, eagerly waiting to watch the drama unfold The 16th is only 173 yards from the tips, and often plays even shorter, with most pros taking a wedge or 9-iron Because of this, the grandstands that surround the 16th hole are some of the most coveted seats in all of golf So much so that people will camp out all night for a chance to experience the loudest hole in golf and maybe even see an elusive hole-in-one How to make a hole-in-one Making a hole-in-one is part skill and part luck And while you