Wednesday, July 22, 2009

WHAT IS HIP TO HIP?

Hip to Hip is a new breakthrough method of understanding the golf swing. It is based on the simple principle that the golf swing is only composed of three moving parts - the arms swinging, the shoulders turning and the hips turning. The bottom foundation of the shoulder turn and the whole golf swing is the proper winding and unwinding of the hips. It is simple to learn, and easy to improve through drills. And it will actually square the clubface at impact in a manner that is extremely more consistent than manipulating the clubface with your hands or wrists, which is a disaster that causes the worst kind of inconsistency.

Far too many books and teachers of golf focus too much on the arms and the clubshaft movement and not enough on a strong hip turn. It does take a lot of practice and work to develop a good hip turn, but the move itself is simple and anyone can learn to do it right. Even Charles Barkley, who, if he focused on his hips winding and unwinding correctly, would fix his swing RIGHT NOW. I invite you to take a look at Breakthrough in Golf. It will NOT fill you head with mechanical golf technique and mess up your mind. Instead it will free your mind of clutter, eliminate paralysis with analysis and give you an overall golf swing philosophy and fundamental understanding so that you can judge any golf swing tip or method with your own litmus test. You will learn how to understand the golf swing just like Tiger Woods or Ben Hogan. Wouldn't you like to get to that level of understanding? So give it a try. I guarantee that you will come to understand how to hit a golf ball like you never have before. And if you don't I will be glad to give you your money back for the purchase price of the book.

Curtis Elliott
Author of Breakthrough in Golf and the Hip to Hip Method

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

WHAT'S THE BIG GOLF SWING PROBLEM?

The key to hitting excellent golf shots is based upon squaring the clubface up at impact, right? But when the wrists are rolling over at impact to do so, incredible inconsistency results. Too much timing is in the mix. But Hogan, Tiger, and all the greats discovered that. They used or use another method to square the clubface. It is not based on timing or wrist rolling. Great players square up the clubface at impact by unwinding the hips. In a very precise manner. Exactly so that the hips are leading the downswing to the degree of being OPEN at impact. There is no other reliable way.

It is that simple, yet that hard. Simple, because that idea seems easy enough to say, and seems easy to grasp. But it is so hard, because that move is in reality not easy to adopt johnny on the spot, but is a highly trained, sophisticated move to learn. But with a little patience and practice with a few drills you too can "get it".

Ricky Barnes's swing in the 2009 U.S. Open lacked any hip drive in the downswing, and his off balance finish revealed that his arms got faster and faster and he lost control of his swing and the ball. The right move comes only to the golfers who are "lucky" enough to unwind the hips naturally - without trying (and that's very rare, believe me!) - or to those who really know how to learn and improve that move. You can learn and improve that move too. I promise that if you read "Breakthrough in Golf", you will learn it and fully understand it. And you will learn how to build Hip to Hip into your muscle memory, which is the real secret of golf.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

IS CHARLES BARKLEY ON THE RIGHT PATH?

Question: Is Charles Barkley on the right road to golf swing recovery? Hank Haney claims his problem is not in his head but his swing. I claim his swing problem is not in his arm swing or arm swing plane but in his hips. If he learned to swiftly and strongly rotate his hips properly on the downswing, he will immediately stop dipping his head and hitching his downswing. He is on the wrong path of re-engineering his swing and the sooner his hips start moving the better he will immediately be.

Do you think he is on the right path to swing improvement?

Monday, April 20, 2009

BREAKTHROUGH IN GOLF

How Can I Build a Reliable Golf Swing - Quickly?

More golfers are visiting "Smart Golf" every day. The are disovering "Breakthrough in Golf." The book is helping golfers worldwide vastly improve their golf swings. You can learn how powerful the improvement ideas are in "Breakthrough in Golf". Why so?

Most golf instructional material focuses on quick fixes. That's great if you want a superficial quick fix. But if you are honest with yourself, you know that it won't last! Instead, Breakthrough in Golf is based on proven fundamentals. Most golfers don't understand how the hips work to square the clubface at impact. When it comes to making the hips do their work, pros do it and amateurs don't, it's that simple, but Breakthrough in Golf shows how.

If you want to take your ball striking to an exciting new level, read Breakthrough in Golf. It will guarantee that you build a totally reliable golf swing in about 30 days.

And, if you have already bought Breakthrough in Golf and tried it out, we would very much appreciate your feedback about the book and the lessons you learned. I know you will be amazed at your progress!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Walk On - ESPN Video: Inspiration

This is one of the most inspiring stories in Golf.




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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

SHORT GAME PRACTICE - ARE YOU ON POINT?

When you warm up before a round of golf, do you hit balls for 30-45 minutes and putt about 5? Or do you take an hour before the round and putt for 15 minutes, chip for 15 minutes, hit short wedges for 15 minutes and hit range balls for 15 minutes? Which one will improve your score the best? Is there really any better way to hone your game? If there is, I want you to tell the rest of us how you do it.

Monday, December 8, 2008

TIGER AND THE LOB WEDGE

In the January 2009 Issue of Golf Digest, Tiger Wood's caddie Steve Wiliams indicated that Tiger normally only hit a lob wedge of 60 degrees up to 85 yards. I would have thought it would be a little longer than that. As an amateur who drives the ball about 30-40 yards behind Tiger, I would have to think, based on Tiger's standards, that I would be unwise to try to hit a lob wedge more than 55 or 60 yards. What is the longest you use your 60 degree wedge for? If the best player in the world only hits it 85 yards, he must only be half swinging his wedge shots. There should be a huge lesson in this for us all. So who out there dares to hit a lob wedge with a full or even 3/4 swing? Does anyone think Phil Mickleson hits a 60 degree wedge no more than 85 yards? So is it smart to hit any wedge shot inside of 100 yards with more than a 1/2 swing?

Friday, December 5, 2008

Laser or GPS?

Which in your experience is best for club distance decision making, a laser gun or a GPS device like Sky Caddie?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

PUTTING PRACTICE GAME

I have been trying a new putting practice game that seems to be real confidence booster. Take 5 golf balls and start by stepping off 20 feet from a hole (7 paces is 21 feet more or less) and putting those 5 to the hole. Then step off 5 paces, or 15 feet, and putt those 5 to the hole. Then step off a little over 3 paces plus a little, or 10 feet. Then putt the 5 balls from 2 paces or 6 feet. Then 1 pace or 3 feet. See if you can make more out of 5 as you progress closer to the hole. By putting the same line from 20 feet in you will dial in and it is amazing how many of the 6 foot and 3 foot putts you will make. Even more amazing is how many out of 5 you will make at 10 feet. I found you make a lot of these putts in a quick routine, and your putting confidence goes up quickly and dramatically. Try it and let us know if this routine helps your putting any.

Monday, June 23, 2008

IS SKYCADDIE WORTH IT?

I have been thinking hard about buying a Skycaddie GPS locator for yardage and wanted to find out if any of you think it is worth the money - the devices are not cheap. Tell us your experience with Skycaddie and let us know if I should pull the trigger.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

What is the longest ball on the market today?

Is it the Titleist NXT Extreme or another make or model?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

What is the Best Technique You Have Found to Quickly Develop Putting Speed Control?

One great idea is to read Dave Peltz's book on putting.

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