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…

How to Become a Golf Instructor

When many people think of a golf pro, they picture famous golfers like Tiger Woods. However, most golf pros do not play on the PGA Tour. They are the managers of golf facilities and provide lessons to amateurs, conduct local tournaments, and focus on growing the business of golf. If you are interested in becoming…

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…

Strategies on Playing a New Course

By Bradley Turner Keiser University College of Golf Director of Online Golf Instruction, MBA, PGA A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to play a very nice private golf course for the first time. The Country Club of Sapphire Valley is a beautiful mountain golf course in the western North Carolina mountains. The Head…

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…

Lower Your Handicap with Short Distance Shots

By Bradley Turner Keiser University College of Golf Director of Online Golf Instruction – MBA, PGA Tiger Woods is involved in a new golf venture called “Popstroke,” which is a blend of mini-golf and TopGolf. Instead of asking customers to make full swings and hit golf balls out to targets, “Popstroke” is presenting realistic putting…

The Open Championship

By Bradley Turner Keiser University College of Golf Director of Online Golf Instruction – MBA, PGA The 149th Open Championship was a bit different than so many other Open Championships when the wind and the rain have played havoc with the players. This year, the Open was blessed with perfect weather, resulting in Collin Morikawa…

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…