Missed a Putt? It’s Not Your Fault!

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Why is short putting so hard? It’s a question I hear a lot about putts from eight feet and less. It’s understandable why it’s hard to make a 45-footer, but many people mistakenly think putting should be easy from…

Tight Lies and Fat Pitches

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research In the Hero World Challenge a few years ago, Tiger Woods hit some amateurish-looking pitch shots, and so did a lot of others in the field. Why? It is a simple shot made hard because of course presentation –…

Pre-Round Putting Practice

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research When I watch golfers practice putting before a round, here’s what I often see: They throw down five balls and, from 15 feet, they leave the first putt short, pull the next two, push the fourth and crash the…

Simple Ways to Win

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research There’s no question that most golfers could shoot in the 70s if they had enough time and energy to devote to the game. But most golfers, for any number of reasons, don’t; so, I’ve developed guidelines that will allow…

Stop the Chatter

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research After winning several majors in the 1930s, Ralph Guldahl wrote a book in which he broke down his swing with a detailed analysis — subsequently, his swing fell apart. Some suspect it was because he verbalized his swing so…

Two Motions Add Up to One Swing

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Two types of motion are combined during the downswing, and the timing of the transition from one (lateral) to the other (rotational) is the key to solid ball striking. The downswing’s lateral motion begins at the top of the…

A Good Teacher Will Make Learning Easier

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Tiger Woods switches teachers far more often than any other great player. He’s had at least four that he’d admit to since he turned pro in 1997. Bobby Jones had only one teacher — Stewart Maiden, and he wasn’t…

Natural Release is Naturally Better

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research I used to have a young student who would shout ‘Ball go far!’ every time she hit her driver. She turned out to be a very good player, and her golf ball did go far, primarily because she didn’t…

Stay Within the Lines

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research The key to this piece of instruction is simple: Keep your legs underneath you while you swing. As a reference point, visualize an imaginary line from the outside of each shoulder to the ground at address. When your knees…

Control Your Fear by Not Being Afraid

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research To paraphrase Gordon Gekko in the movie “Wall Street,” let me say that “fear is good.” This is not to say, however, that “being afraid” is good. The two are very different in that fear is the mother of…