Be a Divot Devotee

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Hitting your ball into a divot may be a bad break, but playing out of a divot is not as difficult as most club golfers expect. Based on the position of the ball in the divot, different techniques are…

Practice Bad to Play Good

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research A common mistake students make in learning to play golf is to exaggerate the good until it becomes bad. Here’s an example:  A new student of mine had previously had a lesson with another instructor. To fix an error…

Awkward Lies

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research The first order of business when you arrive at your golf ball is to examine your lie, i.e., the characteristics of how your ball is sitting. Since your lie dictates the kind of shot you can play, part of…

From Harry Potter* to Jordan Spieth

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research A Pensieve is a magical instrument used by Professor Dumbledore* to manipulate memories. Is this merely the product of a childlike imagination that exists only in a Harry Potter* work of fiction? Not anymore!  Research from the University of…

Flip-Flop Your Way to Better Putting

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research In politics, the kiss of death is to be a flip-flopper. Unusual as it is, changing your mind because of new information is considered a character flaw in politicians. But in ‘real’ life, as General Douglas MacArthur said, “The…

Is Your Stick Stuck?

Is Your Stick Stuck? By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research When Tiger Woods hits a bad shot on TV, the commentators often say, ‘He got the club stuck behind him.’ What they are referring to is a serious but common sequence problem. Woods is the…

Low Hands, High Clubhead

Low Hands, High Clubhead By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research You don’t have to reach too high to achieve an ideal position at the top of your swing. But most golfers try to swing their hands as high as possible on the backswing because they…

When Less is More

When Less is More By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Often golfers use too much conscious effort loading up their right side (left for lefties) during the backswing. Thus, they get out of position at the top of the swing, producing timing problems during the…

Wild About the Wedge

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research The challenge depicted in this week’s lesson is that my ball has run past the flag and is frozen against the fringe of the green, making it very difficult to contact the ball solidly with my putter because the…

How Long Do You Have to Wait for Your Swing to Work?

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Science tells us some important things about repetition. “It is a well-known psychological principle that learning is better when training trials are spaced out than when given all together,” says Dr. Wayne Sossin of McGill University in Montreal. Sossin…