Golf Tips with Bobby Lopez

Constant updates on new golf tips to improve your golf game! I post any new methods we used to resolve a specific golf swing fault. I'm always searching for a better way to communicate improvements in our student's golf games. As an added bonus we have golf comedy clips from our radio show on ESPN and tips for doing business while on the golf course. Golf is the game of business...start golf networking!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Here's Vijay Singh Doing A Stick Drill

Drills drills and more drills.  There are tons of different drills out there but the most important thing is...do you do them properly and consistently?  I see folks do a drill one or two times and expect it to spawn results.  Not so.  You have to "nag" your body into submission.  If you do not understand this process please live with my wife for a month!

Doing drills in short intervals "often", even without a ball is the way to go.  It is the process of logging a sufficient number of reps that build the consistency.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Your Body Turns In The Golf Swing --- No Sliding!!!!

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Take a look at the video I just attached of Chuck Howell III.  For those of you that tend to slide and need to clear your hips better this might help.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Masters got what it wanted...and it was exciting!

Make the golf course long,  grow the grass to perfection, (almost too much on the 15th hole) and you get the crew bunched up at the end with a ton of guys tied for an exciting finish.  Not much different than Nascar.

I think that they lost something in not have the surface just before the green on 15 hard and fast like in the past.  It was fun watching balls that barely got over roll back in the water. 

I heard an interview with Doug Ford, past Masters champion in 1957.  He talked about how the condition of the golf is far superior today than when he played.  He claimed, "they made it look like a park".  He talked about how areas that were unplayable are now perfectly manicured. 

Of course the one sad story was McElroy.  What happened?  Nerves.  Inexperience etc.  Once you get a just a little faster than your appropriate tempo, the wheels can come off the wagon.  He would have done better to swing a little slower and just bat it down the middle ad dare everyone else to catch him.  Of the kid that one would have caught him anyway but I'm sure he will learn from this and pick himself back up.

What my old coach used to tell me....get the "L" out of learn!

One other thing that bothered me.  What happened to the American dominance in golf?  There were a lot of foreigners on that leader board.  Maybe we need to take it up a notch? 

Saturday, April 09, 2011

The "Grinding" Caught Up With Tiger.

Hey Lopez....Why are you picking on Tiger?  I'm NOT picking on Tiger.  I wanted to pick on something that might help your golf game.  I think Tiger has lost some of his mental capacity but he also over cooked flattening out his back swing with Haney.

You can see a video about how Tiger changed his swing from his early years to Butch Harmon.  Figure the golf club moving even flatter with Haney.  Much flatter.
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Friday, April 08, 2011

What A Finish For Tiger On Friday!

I'm down in Ft. Lauderdale today and boy, has this place gone down hill. I turned on the radio and heard a show in some Haitian creole patua language.  If you're going to have a show in South Florida, for Pete's sakes SPEAK SPANISH!!!!!

Gang...what Tiger did today...that's as good as it gets when it come to "grinding."  Grinding is what tour golfers call it when you keep fighting in spite of all the less than perfect circumstances and overcoming less than perfect shots.

Out side of the great shot Tiger hit on 16, (one of the only holes he didn't make birdie) he made chicken salad out of you know what and seemed to make birdies in spite of his ball striking performance.  That's why Tiger was and is so good.  Nicklaus was the same way.

Golf is a game of misses.  Question is...how do you make the best out of your misses.  You've got to have the short game.  You have to have a very positive mental attitude and a keep understanding for how the ball will react on the putting surface.

Tiger's recovery shot on 18 was fantastic considering it was in the rough which makes it more difficult to spin the golf ball.  He was smart enough to play the "cut" shot and not risk hitting a branch on the tree in front of him, even though he probably could have hit it under the tree with no problem at all.

Question is...can he keep this up tomorrow or will he find his rhythm and hit the ball pure.  Here's what makes golf such a challenging game.  He might hit it great tomorrow and possibly not score as well!  That's golf.

What a game!