Injury and Your Golf Game

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Of the approximately 26 million people who play golf in the US, 25% are over 65, an age group with more golf injuries than any other human age group. Damaged wrists, hands, elbows, and shoulders are common, but lower…

The Mental Part Matters

by Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research The most striking finding of a study of how 18 good players handle stress is not that they all used intervention techniques with varying degrees of success but how little attention they devoted to preparation in the form of…

2 to 1 is the Key to Power Coil

by Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Our title sounds like a baseball score, but it’s the critical ratio that produces coil. Here’s how it works. Your muscles are like lazy house guests; they won’t do anything unless you make them. So, skipping the shoulder turn…

“Strict Rules of Golf, Mr. Bond?”

by Dr. T. J. Tomasi Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Remember the arch-villain, Goldfinger, who baited 007 before their epic match – “Strict rules of golf, Mr. Bond?” But of course, he was not about to play by the strict rules, and neither, as it turned out, was James…

Golf Concepts as a Teaching Basic

by Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty Member and Director of Research It is not usual for golf pros to speak in a language populated with their own meanings, so full of golf phrases and idioms (P and I) that sometimes it might as well be a foreign language. This…

Three Ways to Play One Shot

by Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research When your ball stops against the first cut of rough just off the green, you’re denied clean contact with the ball due to the intervening grass. To avoid the vagaries of muffled contact, use one of the three specialty…

Release the Femur as Part of the Sequence

by Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research In my world, the best swing mechanics are “lets” rather than “makes.” The reason is that the swing is so fast golfers don’t have time to make conscious adjustments, so the most efficient swing occurs when you recruit your…

Titrating ‘The Three Bears’ Model of Learning

by Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research In the early stages of learning golf, don’t try for the perfection of the parts of the swing such as grip, weight shift, or release – initial learning is more like hand grenades than horseshoes where all you need…

Mind Power

by Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Is it possible to scare someone to death? Yes, if you are a witch doctor and your enemy believes in voodoo. Is it possible to have a sham operation on your knee and be cured of arthritic knee pain?…

A Lesson for a Lifetime

by Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research The player in the photo below was a very athletic student at Keiser University who aspired to be a scratch golfer. When we met, he was a low handicap, and after evaluating his swing, I honestly told him that…