After his win at the Dell Match Play Championships in Austin, Texas, Scottie Scheffler moved to #1 in the Official World Golf Rankings. After getting picked to the Whistling Straits Ryder Cup without a single victory, he has been on a tear. He has won 3 of his last 5 tournaments and is the talk of the golf world heading into the 2022 Masters. Some would argue that his pairing with Bryson DeChambeau was what turned his game around. Honestly, how difficult can a final round be after having to deal with Bryson in Match Play. Scottie’s footwork with his driver is still quite unique. Read below to understand why he does this and how he generates power with the driver.
If you’ve watched PGA Tour golf in August 2020 you have seen Scottie Scheffler jumping all over the place with his driver swing. He dropped a 59 on the scorecard at the second round of the Northern Trust and was in the final pairing in the last round of the PGA Championship. The thing most people notice are his very active feet with his driver swing. Here is what his footwork looks like on his driver or 3 wood swing:
Unless you have been under a rock, you have seen the Tiger Woods golf swing progress video that was posted to Twitter on Sunday, November 21st, 2021. The first thing most people will notice is that Tiger is wearing shorts and has a full length black compression “sleeve” on his right leg. So, what does this do and why does he have it on his leg? More importantly, when will he be back on the PGA Tour?
Time and again amateur golfers walk off the 18th hole or driving range looking at the ball striking of their irons and see it is out on the toe. While they may think, “this is much better than off the heel” because they don’t want to shank it, they often wonder just how much further they would hit it if they struck the sweet spot instead of out near the toe. So, why do you always hit it off the toe?
Over the last several months there have been a number of promotional events and emails related to the Claw Golf Gloves. The CGA sent out an email offering a discount on the “game changing golf gloves”. Most people will find these golf gloves on Amazon for around $23 a glove. With this coming at a premium, are these Claw Golf Gloves worth it?
The best golfers in the world will make their way to Kiawah Island to play the Ocean Course for the 2021 PGA Championship. In 2012, Rory McIlroy ran away with it when he shot -12. Most people don’t know this but David Lynn came in second at -5. Many argue the winds were not a major factor during that week at Kiawah but 2021 could be very different. So, how fast are the winds blowing at Kiawah Island when the golf course plays like a true major?
It is amazing what golfers will do to play golf while injured. Brooks Koepka has struggled with knee problems over the last few years so he is adjusting how he is reading putts. At Augusta National, during the 2021 Masters, Brooks has a very unique want to “bend over” to read putts. This is what it looks like:
Jordan Spieth has been woking with a swing coach expert in 2021. I won’t name the coach but let’s just say he created Tiger Woods’ greatest golf swing while he was holding the Tiger Slam. One thing that this particular golf swing coach teaches is a rotational and core golf swing; not an armsy golf swing. What amateurs do not realize is the only way to not have an armsy swing is to have soft arms. The left elbow actually falls inside towards the belly button throughout the backswing. When really perfecting this swing most people are going to need a soft left elbow at the top of the swing.
Around 2010 the Super Stroke fat putter grip became popular. It really gained in popularity when Jordan Spieth started sinking putts from everywhere in 2015. Now, we are taking it up a notch. Matt Wallace uses the 2 Thumb (brand) putter grip in which the grip is so fat that you can place both thumbs side by side on the grip. He then interlocks the fingers on the backside of the grip. Here is what the 2 thumb putter grip looks like:
After a very wet winter in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia, avid golfers have started to look at winter opportunities elsewhere. While everyone can’t up and fly to Palm Springs, California, Tampa, Florida is a short drive down the Interstate. Most private Tampa, Florida country and golf clubs have their peak golf season November through March and April. Some clubs close down two days during the summer months for maintenance reasons.
It is had to argue that Austin, Texas is one of the “hottest” places to move in the United States in 2021. Literally and figuratively. With Apple, Tesla and a number of other tech companies having headquarters in Austin, there are plenty of high paying jobs. Those that are moving to Austin will likely look for private country club and golf club information. What they will likely find out is the weather isn’t exactly ideal for golf 12 months out of the year.