Category: Drills

New BodiTrak Vector

The new improved BodiTrak Vector is now available for training. The new feature is the ability to measure vertical force; a direct relation to club head speed and distance. Data from the first days use is very interesting, but one point that caught my eye was the relatively constant force on the trail foot in […]


What would a good shot look like?

Back in the last century I was fortunate to practice Tai Chi with Dr. Wen Zee, who was one of the most renowned masters in the world. So while living in Poland a few years back it pleased me to find a golf coach who used Tai Chi while searching the internet; her name is Jayne […]


Quick Quiet Eye Test

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=Nv1kmhYwmJ4  This past week I listened to a very good podcast about Quiet Eye, the subject of diligent research by Dr. Joan Vickers (Perception, Cognition and Decision Training). I first learned of Dr Vickers findings years ago in Holland during the first level of instructor training, Harold Swash Putting School of Excellence. Quiet Eye is […]


BodiTrak Impact Drill for Normal Golfers

After using BodiTrak Center of Pressure technology for the past 16 months I’ve learned a tremendous amount related to where the best players use ground forces and pressure to accomplish their ‘perfect’ golf shots. Thanks to a number of colleagues we have pressure traces available from some of the best golfers in the world. What […]


4% Slope Breaking Putt

A student and I were practicing reading greens last week, and we tried to tackle our 4% slope number 18. I set up the camera to video the ‘big miss,’ but we made the first two. So our aiming point and speed were right on. Here are the photos of the third and first putts.


Boditrak Linear Trace Drill

Boditrak Sports broadcast a presentation by Scott Hamilton, PGA with fantastic information using the Boditrak mat with numerous PGA Tour players. The COP traces were all linear and the guys worked on balance to keep the trace so pure. The large curved trace of some higher handicap golfers I work with came to mind. I […]


Yardstick Drill

The Putting Degree is my way to present putting education that’s based on the fact that a one degree error at ten feet is probably a missed putt. One of the practices I use is rolling the ball along a yardstick; any extra rotation after properly aiming causes the ball to wonder off the stick. […]


Putting Gate Drill

A great drill for staying within one degree of our aim is the gate drill. Remembering that a one degree error at 10 feet easily results in a miss; a short math problem gives us a fantastic training aid. To test your stroke align two tees two inches apart nine inches away from the ball. […]


Putting Practice Questions

Drills: I watch and read about golf instruction daily. And I’ll wager that every day I hear someone say, “If you do this drill you’ll correct your______!” (that’s a lot of drills) So here’s a question for all the teachers and students alike, we have, for instance,  a putting drill, should we perform it daily, […]


Upper Arms, Chest, and Shoulders Together Drill

Sir Nick Faldo’s A Swing for Life: Revised and Updated has a great drill for feeling a one piece putting stroke. After setting up in your putting posture put a club under your arms across your chest, make sure it’s above your elbows. Just hold it there with your arms. Practice your stroke…I really feel […]