JohnHayesGolf.com Newsletter Golf Tip – February 2018
For your golf game: “Sir, did you purchase your clubs?” Manuel de la Torre, World Golf Teachers and PGA of America Hall of Famer, asked this question of one student. He had a purpose for this unusual question that was asked during a golf lesson. The man responded, “Yes I bought my clubs!”
Manuel went on saying, “When you bought them did you pay for the entire club? I ask this because you keep using just the club HEAD; I thought that maybe you hadn’t paid for the shaft and the grip.”
Manuel wanted to get a smile from this man and make him really become aware that the WHOLE CLUB is to be swung forward, as this student had been using his hands to cast the club HEAD at the ball. When you cast the club HEAD at the ball during the forward swing – what happens to the speed of the grip-end of the club? It slows down. When you use your hands to cast the club HEAD at the ball – what happens to the speed of your arms? The arm speed also slows down.
You must swing the whole club forward AS A UNIT, as Manuel would often say. Please remember that swinging the whole club forward does NOT mean that you should put tension in your arms or wrists. This is still a free and flexible swinging motion but, because you paid for it all, swing the whole club forward to the other side.
Upcoming clinics and events: My next LADIES-ONLY GOLF CLINIC will be held on 3 consecutive Wednesday mornings – MARCH 7, 14 and 21 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Cost is only $40 total for 4 and a half hours of instruction! It is good for beginners or newly dedicated golfers.
I will conduct a GET GOLF READY LADIES BOOT CAMP from Thur., APRIL 12th through Sunday, APRIL 15th. 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 specialty clinic will be a SHORT GAME BOOT CAMP for 2 hours held on Saturday, March 24th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 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.
Please call/text (727) 692-4679 or email, email@example.com, to sign up as space is limited for all clinics. Go to www.johnhayesgolf.com for more details.
** I will be conducting the Adult Golf Clinics every week on Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and on Saturday afternoons at 12:30 p.m. There is no sign up, just show up and cost is only $20 which includes a large bucket of range balls.
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 & Sports Complex in beautiful Clearwater in the Tampa, FL area.