September 9 /08
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25% Off Radar & Laser
Inside-to-Outside = 20% More Distance
Golfers Aim Better With Blade Putters
Peak Performance on U-tube -- How to go Low!
Three Mental Keys -- Focus on these 3 keys for a healthy mental game
25% Off Swing Speed Radar & Laser Putter
I'm clearing out my current stock of Swing Speed Radar & Laser Putter units. Act immediately and you could be one of the lucky ones to get 25% off.. There's only a limited number available.
Use the Swing Speed Radar, regularly priced at $99.95 (or the Tempo Timer model, $149.95), to monitor your swing speed while making swing changes. You'll be able to easily determine if swinging more inside-to-outside results in more clubhead speed and thus more distance. Plus, use it to monitor the consistency of your swingspeed when working on your ideal tempo. To learn more about the radar, click on this link, Swing Speed Radar.
But, before you do, copy this code, summersavings, as it's the coupon code to give you 25% off.
Use the Laser Putter to work on your alignment with your putter. Most golfers misalign significantly; that's why they miss most putts. It's regular price is $49.95 but you can now get 25% off as long as you act before they are gone.
To learn more about the laser, click on this link, Laser Putter Alignment. Use the same coupon code as above.
And, you can buy both and save 25% on both. This price reduction is only for newsletter subscribers.
Swinging Inside-to-Outside Yields More Distance
In my July newsletter, I presented the results of a scientific study on how angle of attack determined distance off the tee. Most golfers hit down on the ball whereas to hit it farther, they should be htiting up on the ball (when the ball is on the fairway, a golfer should hit down on the ball, but not when teed).
The main topic of this newsletter is to present the results of a scientific study that determined hitting with a swing path of inside-to-outside yields greater distance.
Utilizing a golf swing robot from Golf Laboratories Inc., Golf Digest was able to mimic downswing paths outside-to-inside, inside-to-outside, as well as straight-on. At a swingspeed of 95 mph, they had the robot hit tee shots while the TrackMan ball-flight radar system did all the measuring.
They found that a 9 degree inside-to-outside path yielded a carry of 230 yards and a total of 245 yards. A straight-on path yielded a 223 yards carry and a 244 yards total. A 9 degree outside-to-inside path yielded a carry of 175 yards and a total of 202 yards.
They found that the outside-to-inside paths produced a low launch angles and thus very little carry (along with the lateral motion due to the sidespin).
Most golfers swing with an outside-to-inside path, and thus, their launch angle is too low and they slice. Every golfer should learn how to hit more from the inside-to-outside so that they can hit the ball farther. As well, with such a swing, they'll hit the ball consistently better, like the pros.
How does one learn to hit the ball inside-to-outside. Well, the August issue of Golf Digest (where you'll find the report of the study above), has a great article writeen by the great golf teacher, Rick Smith. You can view some of the article online at this link, In To Out.
Once you're swinging more in-to-out, I've learned a great drill is to swing the club (you can hit balls while doing this as well), next to an empty box. Place the box close to the ball, parallel to your target line. When you swing, try to hit the box after you hit the ball. To do this, you must swing inside-to-outside.
Golfers Aim Better with Blade Putters
In a study by Jon Karlsen of the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, it was learned that although many golfers prefer mallet putters for aiming, they in fact aim more consistently with blade putters.
Karlsen found that club players aimed blade putters with a 1.33 degree variability while they aimed with 1.41 degree variability with mallet putters. The accuracy of aiming each type of putter was about the same, with both types of putters being aimed 0.8 degrees left.
Mallet putters claim that golfers can more easily align themselves correctly. This study resulted in finding no difference in accuracy while it also found mallet putters are not aligned as consistently.
The results of this study might help you decide, if you're in the market for a new putter, what type to choose.
Peak Performance -- How to Go Low
I subscribe to Dr. Cohn's free Sports Psychology newsletter, Sports Insights. He has a lot of great tips on golf's mental game. He talks a lot about the pre-shot routine and remaining focused. In his latest, he described how many golfers will have a great, if not career, front name, only to falter on the back nine. The reason? They're out of their comfort zone.
I suggest you go to his site and sign up for his free newsletter.
Here's the link: Peak Performance Newsletter
Once you sign up, come back here and view his latest video.
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