JohnHayesGolf.com Newsletter Golf Tip – May 2015
For your golf game: Please be sure that you visualize the ball rolling along the putting green and stopping at the hole right before you go to make the swing when playing a pitch shot or a chip shot (partial swing) around the green. A golfer may be so focused on make the correct swing or getting good impact (etc., etc.) on the pitch / chip shot that they fail to picture the ball going to the hole right before the swing is produced. If you have to toss a ball to someone standing 20 feet away from you, do you ever toss it only 10 feet or toss it way over their head? Never. You just picture the ball going to the person and then you toss it. If you worried about your ball tossing technique and did not remember the location of the person that you were tossing the ball to then you might develop problems with that also!
You may spend some time perfecting the swing on your pitch / chip shots to get the consistent results that you want but quickly get back to playing these shots to a target so you get in the habit of visualizing the ball rolling and stopping at your target. You don’t want to get on the golf course and make a correct pitch shot swing where the ball ends up nowhere near the hole. In that case you had a nice swing but you had no target in mind.
Upcoming clinics and events: I will conduct a GET GOLF READY LADIES BOOT CAMP on Thur., May 7 through Sun., May 10. There will be 4 hours of golf clinics (Thur. & Fri. from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Sat. from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and then we will finish on the golf course on Sun. from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is perfect for beginners who want to feel comfortable on the golf course in a short time. Total cost is only $99 and includes everything!
My next LADIES-ONLY GOLF CLINIC will be held on 2 consecutive Weekends – June 13, 14, 20 and 21 from NOON to 1:00 p.m. on all four days (Sat., Sun., Sat. & Sun.) Cost is only $40 total for all 4 sessions! It is good for beginners or newly dedicated golfers.
My next specialty clinic will be a SHORT GAME BOOT CAMP for 2 hours held on Saturday, June 27th from Noon to 2:00 p.m. I will cover pitching/chipping, bunker play, putting, and fun games to practice effectively! Men or Ladies welcome. This is NOT for new beginners. There is a limit of only 3 students so call or email to sign up. Total cost is only $55.
As always, please contact me with any questions or comments and I hope to see you soon on the lesson tee at the Chi Chi Golf Range & Family Sports Complex in beautiful Clearwater near Tampa, FL.