Wristy Business

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Theme: The release is misunderstood because it has three parts that must be coordinated – they are: (1) wrist action (2) body action and (3) forearm action, all of which, when done correctly, combine to square the clubface to…

Parallel Perfect

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research In the early part of your backswing, the club is moving so slowly that it’s easy to misdirect it. After they start their swing, many players make a mistake in the first foot or two and then spend the…

The Correct Path

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research In a good golf swing, the club shaft approaches the ball parallel to the target line when the hands are waist-high. Mistakes occur when the shaft approaches too severely from inside the target line, or too much from the…

Develop a Trouble-Free Mental Map

By Dr. T. J. Tomasi, Keiser University College of Golf Senior Faculty and Director of Research Golfers gather plenty of information about where the ball is, but not many collect enough information about where the target is. It’s ironic that in a game where hitting the target is all that matters, many golfers hardly glance…

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…