RukkNet Portable Driving Range

RukkNet Portable Driving Range with Tri-Fold Golf Mat and Chipping attachment: The most complete, quick and durable golf practice package system available. Comes with a 5 ply knotless ball returning net that can be replaced if it ever wears out, attaches to the frame using T bars, not Velcro. No thin netting or mesh. Knotless netting allows the power from shot to disperse efficiently and the ball to roll back smoothly. The Rukk Net is the simplest and fastest net to set up and take down. Taken out of the bag the net pops-up instantly and folds down using clear instructions printed directly onto the net featuring our brand new Easy Fold system. 7′ Tall and 9′ feet wide the net is durable, light-weight, and versatile. Use the net for multiple sports. Great indoors or outside, in backyards, basements, garages, patios, practice fields, or league games. The base of the net is double layered to protect floors as well as for long life on rough surfaces such as driveways. Ideal for perfecting your swing before the next trip to the driving range or golf course. The ball returns after each shot eliminating bending down or having to carry a bucket of practice balls. Maintain position and grip to find your groove and work on swing fundamentals, correct repetition is the key to a great golf swing. Also a great tool for warm ups before a round. All Rukket Nets are double stitched and built of the heaviest materials available. Carrying case is thick canvas with double zippers for long life, capable of carrying the tri fold hitting mat, golf balls, chipping attachment and a golf club it also has a thick comfortable shoulder strap. Very portable at 16 lbs. Folds flat into a 32 inch circle. Easy fold system with super tough mat and chipping attachment make this the most versatile practice sports net ever! *Rukket is US owned and operated. If you have any questions call anytime at 18554RUKKETRukket 4pc Golf Bundle | 10x7ft Portable Driving Net | Chipping Target | Tri-Turf Hitting Mat | Carry Bag | Practice Outdoor and Indoor 4.2 out of 5 based on 277 ratings.Golf Training Products Rukket $165.99

Phil Mickelson Flop Shot

Tips To Execute A Phil Mickelson Flop Shot…

Here is an article, from Jack Moorehouse, author of the best-selling book “How To Break 80 and Shoot Like the Pros!”. He explains how to execute to very dangerous flop shop from bare ground.

You can refer to a prior post, Golf Club Bounce, that gives you idea of how bounce can either help or hurt you.

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Phil Mickelson Flop Shot … From Bare Ground

Phil Mickelson hits accurate flop shots from difficult lies—including bare ground. Hitting a flop shot from bare ground is a challenge. It’s also risky. If you mis-hit it, it can cost you strokes big time. That’s why golfers stay away from hitting a flop shot from this type of lie. But when you have to do it, a flop shot from bare ground can help turn three strokes into two.

Below are six keys to hitting a flop shot from bare ground:

  1. Use a lob wedge with minimal bounce
  2. Keep the shaft vertical or leaning away
  3. Swing your arms to the left (right for left-handers)
  4. Swing longer for higher shots
  5. Keep legs quiet throughout the shot
  6. Complete your follow-through

The secret to hitting a flop shot from bare ground is the wedge’s sole. Use a lob wedge with a sole that has minimal bounce—especially in the heel. Bounce is the flange on the club’s sole that extends below the leading edge. To hit a good shot, you must use the bounce effectively.

Also, keep the shaft vertical or slightly leaning away from the target, which means your hands will be even with or slightly behind the ball. Keeping the shaft vertical exposes the club’s bounce and enables its leading edge to slide under the ball. You want the trailing edge to go into the ground.

And keep your legs quiet from start to finish. On the follow-through, swing your arms to the left (right for right-handers). This prevents the club from delofting and bouncing off the ground and into the ball. Remember, the longer your swing the higher the ball goes. But it travels only slightly farther.

This approach to hitting a flop shot works for any lie. Of course, there’s no flop shot approach that’s fail-safe. That’s why you need to be judicious about when you use it. But if you’re going to use it, make sure you commit to the shot before swinging.

It is a very high risk shot to be used when it can save you shots or get you out of a tough situation.

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Jack Moorehouse is the author of the best-selling book “How To Break 80 and Shoot Like the Pros!“. He is NOT a golf pro, rather a working man that has helped thousands of golfers from all seven continents lower their handicaps quickly. His free weekly newsletter goes out to thousands of golfers worldwide and provides the latest golf tips, strategies, techniques and instruction on how to improve your golf game.

Perfect Golf Swing

Most every golfer is in pursuit of the “perfect golf swing”. Well, I have good news and bad news.

The bad news is most of us are unable to physically produce the “perfect golf swing” time after time, even if there is a perfect golf swing. The good news is that there is a method called the “Simple Golf Swing” that will allow “everyone”, whether they are a high or low handicapper, to build a simple golf swing to improve their golf game significantly and immediately!

The best part is that, since this is a system, you will be able to pick up your golf club, and if you follow the advice given, you’ll be hitting crisp, solid shots with great accuracy. You’ll have a completely new swing, and it will be simple and repeatable.

There are only 5 steps to “The Simple Golf Swing”. After you have learned and practiced each one of them, you’ll be hitting great shots… five (5) steps – that’s it. The five (5) fundamentals that will transform your game.

Here are the five (5) fundementals:

(1)The Set Up: The process for “setting up” a simple golf swing puts you in a position to go through the five steps of the golf swing, and come back to the starting position with power and control. The
combination of power and control is what every golfer strives for, and it all starts with a sound and repeatable set-up.

(2)The Mechanics of the Setup: The “Simple Golf Swing” methods to building a repeatable golf swing.

(3)The Grip: It’s important that you realize that your grip will affect the results that you get.

(3)Alignment: Good alignment will come with practice. “The Simple Golf Swing” system will dramatically improve your alignment.

(5)Timing: Most books on golf instruction go into great detail trying to describe the aspect of timing and transition. “Simple Golf Swing” does not do that because they are writing the book to simplify your swing, not complicate it.

There they are… the five (5) fundementals of the “Simple Golf Swing”. I can personally attest that The Simple Golf Swing will help you to build a repeatable golf swing. I am a student of the Simple Golf Swing and have that it has given me a foundation to create a golf swing swing that I can repeat.

I have been a low handicap golfer for a long time… way too long… and this system has given me a plan for completing the entire golf swing from start to finish.

Obviously, having a plan is a good thing and has allowed me… and will do the same for you… to improve my golf game by keeping my swing consistent.

Needless to say, I personally endorse the “Simple Golf Swing”. It may not give you the perfect golf swing but it will give you a fundementally sound… repeatable… golf swing that will make you ecstatic and your playing partners jealous.

OptiShot Infrared Golf Simulator

Dancin Dogg OptiShot Infrared Golf Simulator

From the Manufacturer:

OptiShot Golf Simulator is the world’s #1. The OptiShot Golf Simulator unites award-winning technology with ease of use. It’s compact enough to fit in a briefcase, yet sophisticated enough to produce results.

Designed to work with every club in your bag, it requires no big set-up or big expense. In fact, with an OptiShot Golf Simulator all you need is space enough to swing your clubs and a desire to improve. With that, you’ll lower your scores. Guaranteed.

Improves your swings. Daily.

Highlights:
* Sets up quickly and easily in small spaces

* Play with up to 4 people

* Hit every shot from tee to green

* Instant visual feedback and results

* Ultra high-def graphics

* Practice with state-of-the-art accuracy

* See your shot patterns

* Practice, play, swing from any point on the track

* All on legendary world-famous replicated courses

Dancin Dogg OptiShot Infrared Golf Simulator


DancinDogg OptiShot Infrared Golf Simulator feature:Play replications of some of the world’s most famous golf courses like Torrey Pines and Big Horn Golf16 advanced infrared optical sensors accurately measure your club through the impact zone capturing shot impact conditionsGives you all the information you need, including distance to the pin, elevation details, wind speed and directionIncludes overhead map, shot tracer, putting grid, flag marker, automatic flyby, keyboard shortcuts, multiple camera viewsUpdated 3DD golf software will automatically add itself to your library of available places to playTrue Simulation technology uses highly scientific methods to capture impact dataResults are relayed to the player in real-time in a visual displayPlay with up to four players and use your own clubsHit all shots from the tee to the greenEnjoy the option of putting yourself or choosing auto-puttInfrared sensors measure: club head speed, face angle, swing path, toe/center/heel face contact, and give feedback of each shotSettings accommodate right and left handed golfers

Online Golf Putting Lesson

Online Golf Putting Lesson

Here is real handy and short … under two minutes … online golf putting lesson from Bobby Eldridge, head pro at PurePoint Golf.

In the video, Bobby explains the importance of keeping your shoulders square ,parallel, to your target line in your putting stance. Bobby also explains the affect of having your shoulders open or closed.

Not having your shoulders square can lead to pushes or pulls, as you will see in the video.

After watching the video, you probably will be able to pick some little flaws in your putting set up and, with Bobby`s help, be able to correct them easily.

Bobby always does a good job of explaining why you are doing things in your golf swing, chipping, putting etc and not just dictating that “this is the way that it is done”. He provides real sound logic as to why problems will occur if you don`t get set up properly.

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Online Golf Lesson

Here is a helpful online golf lesson from Dave Nevogt at “The Simple Golf Swing”.This week’s lesson is entitled, “How to Get out of a Bunker with a Buried Lie.”

This lesson could really help you out in a situation where a buried lie could potentially add a few
unneeded strokes to your round.

This is one of the most feared shots in all of golf by the amateur.

Why? Because it looks so intimidating when you can barely see your ball, but it doesn’t need to be that way. You will be hitting great shots and impressing your friends when you follow these steps!

Let’s say that you just don’t have a “fried egg” (where 50% of the ball is buried) but only the very top of the ball is visible. What do you do? Follow these steps and you’ll be able to hit any lie that you have in a bunker.

Here’s what you do:

1. Choke down on the golf club, about in the same position as a normal bunker shot (1-2 inches from the bottom of the grip).

2. Take your normal stance, however open it up a little bit.

3. The majority of your weight should be on your front foot .

4. Close your clubface and press your hands forward just a little (this will ensure you to drive the ball out of the sand).

5. Keep your lower body still! This is so important, especially
in this shot!

6. Just like a normal bunker shot take a steep backswing so that the butt of the club is pointed at the ball. *Remember that your left arm is going to lead this shot and will be completely parallel with the ground. Your right elbow is in the locked position.

7. When you start your downswing do not shift your weight – keep the majority of your weight on your front foot.

8. So once you’ve started your steep downswing hit about 2 inches behind the ball. This is very important because if you try and hit the ball first you’ll just drive it back into the sand. By hitting 2 inches behind the sand will actually lift the ball out your clubface really doesn’t even touch the golf ball. *Remember it’s very important to keep your clubface closed so that is can drive the ball out!

9. Remember to swing through the sand and not stop once you’ve hit the sand.

10. Keep your angle steep throughout the shot.

Drill:

At the practice bunker stomp a few balls almost completely submerged (make sure you can only see a little of the ball.
This will give you so much confidence because this only happens in a small percentage of sand play. Focus on keeping your club face closed throughout your swing….I can’t stress this enough! Putting it all together in the bunker:

Normal bunker shot: square to slightly open clubface, evenly balanced weight or weight on back foot, steep/vertical backswing (lead with your left arm and keep your right elbow “locked” to its side), keep your entire lower body still – no weight shifting until you hit the sand.

Buried lie in bunker: slightly closed clubface, forward press your hand a little, majority of your weight on your front foot, steep/vertical backswing (lead with your left arm and keep your right elbow “locked” to its side), keep your entire lower body still.

There`s the online golf lesson… “How to Get out of a Bunker
with a Buried Lie”
 from Dave Nevogt at “The Simple Golf Swing”.

Indoor Putting Green

Indoor putting green (can also be used for chipping) will help you with your putting. It responds and roll like any green.

The Big Moss Augusta Putting Green is a 4′ x 12′ premium putting and chipping green. Perfect for home and office use, it offers unmatched versatility for teaching and year-round practice. It rolls like a freshly-cut bent grass putting green with a True-Roll downgrain built right in. It is completely portable and sets up in minutes without tools. Break Snakes provide unlimited contours that you can create. Make putting fun and exciting, anywhere you go. Compete with family and friends of all ages and improve your game while enjoying yourself.

Increase Your Driving Distance

Increase your driving distance… training tips to add distance!

Here is a golf training ebook that can be very helpful in the colder parts of the golf world. It’s about that time of year when you put your golf clubs away and shed a few tears.

How did your season turn out this year? Did you lower your handicap? Have some really nice rounds of golf or, did you have another frustrating year, that’s got you contemplating quitting?

No need to worry, as I want to tell you about a new way this off-season to turn your game around, so that next spring your “off and running” from the very first round.

Mike Pedersen has put together the most comprehensive golf training ebook I’ve ever seen. He covers every topic related to the physical side of golf improvement.

His golf training ebook has made it SO EASY for you to incorporate simple golf swing training exercises and stretches into your daily life, he’s literally left you with no reason (excuse) not to do it.

Do you only want to spend 5 minutes a day to improve your power and distance? No problem. Or, are you the type that realizes you “get out of it what you put into it?” If so, Mike’s golf training ebook has complete golf-specific programs you can do right in your home with less than $50 in equipment, and you’ve probably already got some of it.

If you weren’t satisfied with your driving distance, then I strongly recommend you take a look Mike’s golf training ebook. The golfers that have, are seeing “up to 30-40 yards” on their drives in a very short time period.

Click Here to find out more… Golf Training eBook

How To Hit Good Wedge Shots

When you’re within 20 yards of the goal in American football—the Red Zone—you must score. If you don’t, your team’s offense failed. When you’re within 40 yards of the green—8-iron, 9-iron, and wedge distance—the Scoring Zone—you also must “score.”  Put another way, you must drop the shot as close to the hole as possible, leaving you an easy putt. If you don’t, you’ve cost yourself a birdie.

Obviously, the more birdies you make, the better your score and your golf handicap. But before hitting from this distance, you must answer six critical questions. Answering them improves your chances of dropping it close significantly. In this article we’ll discuss these six critical questions and provide golf tips on how to hit them better, improving your chances of collecting more birdies.

1. How Far Do You Hit Each Club?

Dialing in your short irons is mostly about distance control. In other words, you must know exactly how far you carry each club on the course, if you want to hit it close. Distance control is what teachers focus on in golf instruction sessions. If you don’t know how far you hit each short iron, go to the range. Practice making normal and hard swings. Get a feel for just how far you hit each club using each swing.

2. How Do You Hit Each Club?

Direction control is also vital when hitting short irons. So in addition to getting a feel for distance when practicing at the range, track your tendencies with each club. Do you draw or fade the shot? When you swing harder, do you pull or push the ball? Find the answers to these questions on the range first, so you’re not educating yourself on the course. Keep them in mind when playing a shot within the scoring zone.

3. What Kind Of Swing Do I Make?

Some weekend golfers shorten their swings when hitting short irons. Or, they ease up. This leads to bad shots. Take your normal swing and hit through the ball in the scoring zone. Hit them just like they teach in golf lessons. If you need more distance, don’t swing harder. Take an extra club. And don’t try to hit the ball really high. You may lose control of the shot. If you don’t hit these clubs well, take some golf lessons and practice at the range. Also consult golf tips on hitting them.

4. Where Do I Want To Hit This Shot?

Directional accuracy demands that you aim correctly. When you’re practicing with these clubs on the range, work on alignment, too. Begin every shot by standing behind the ball. Then follow your routine. In addition, picture an imaginary line from your long distance target to an immediate one a few feet in front of the ball to the ball. Align your club to the target line and the ball. Then, align your body parallel to the imaginary line.

5. What Are Your Conditions?

The best short iron players monitor their conditions—their sate of mind and their physical condition—on every hole. Your conditions really matter. If you’re angry or pumped up, you’ll hit the ball longer than you normal. If you’re tense or tight, you may hit it shorter.  compensate for your condition. Also, track how you hit the ball under the various conditions.

6. What Are the Playing Conditions?

Like your personal conditions, playing conditions matter as well. What type of lie do you have on the course? How firm is the green? What is the wind doing? Is the green above or below you? The answers to these questions have a major bearing on the shot. Run through them before you hit any shot.

The last thing you must do before hitting a shot in the scoring zone is remind yourself to never short-side yourself. Never miss a shot to a spot that gives you no green to work with coming back. You want to be aggressive in the scoring zone, but be smart about it. Follow this cardinal rule and you’ll be glad you did.

Answer the questions listed above before hitting a short iron and you’ll make more birdies. Make more birdies and you’ll not only trim your scores, you’ll also cut your golf handicap by several strokes. Isn’t that what it’s all about?

Jack Moorehouse is the author of the best-selling book “How To Break 80 And Shoot Like The Pros.” He is NOT a golf pro, rather a working man that has helped thousands of golfers from all seven continents lower their handicap immediately. He has a free weekly newsletter with the latest golf tips, golf lessons and golf instruction.

How To Hit Fairway Woods

How To Hit Fairway Woods… reap the benefits of mastering the three wood

Mastering The Three Wood

By: Jack Moorehouse How To Break 80

The shorter your approach shot to the green, the better your chances of hitting it in regulation (GIR) and making par. The number of greens hit in regulation is a telling statistic – as I’ve explained in my golf tips newsletter. Why…because players who hit a lot of greens in regulation tend to have lower golf handicaps. Those who don’t tend to have higher golf handicaps.

The 3-wood is a great club for aggressive players. It’s also a great club for senior players who may have lost some flexibility and power over the years, but can still play well. The 3-wood is the second longest club in your bag, so it can be hard to hit for some. Hitting a crisp 3-wood from a tight lie is especially challenging, as I tell students attending my golf instruction sessions, no matter how good you are.

Used In A Variety of Situations

You can use the 3-wood in man situations. Since it’s shorter than the driver, it’s easier to control, so you can use it off the tee on tight fairways. Using the 3-wood ton the tee may cost you some distance, but it increases your chances of hitting the fairway. In fact, some players who can’t hit a driver hit a 3-wood off the tee instead. Players also use the 3-wood to chip with when on the fringe, in a fairway bunker if the bunker’s lip is low, and on long par-3s when there’s a head wind.

But the 3-wood is used mostly off the deck on par 5s, when you need a good second shot. Another common use of the 3-wood is on long par 4s, where you need a long second shot to reach the green. Hitting a good 3-wood there can put you on the green in two, something neither a long iron nor a hybrid can do. If you can master the 3-wood off the deck, you can save a lot of strokes.

Sweep The Ball From The Fairway

Unlike irons, which require a downward blow, the 3-wood (and other fairway woods) need a sweeping motion that strikes the ball as the clubhead moves parallel to the ground. Below are five keys to hitting the 3-wood:

1. Keep your weight balanced
2. Position the ball opposite your front heel
3. Keep you head and body behind the ball
4. Pull the club through with your lead hand
5. Extend your arms on the follow-through

To hit the 3-wood off the deck, you must take a wide stance similar to that used for a driver. Position the ball opposite your front heel or in some cases, slightly back from this position, and your weight balanced comfortably on the balls of your feet.

Start your swing on a low path that almost skims the grass to replicate the shallow path you want to take on your downswing. Keep your back shoulder level and pull your right hand (left for left-handers) through with your other hand. Above all, stay behind the ball after impact. Brush through the ball and extend your arms toward the target on the follow-through – something a lot of players I find in my golf lessons must work on.

Not Designed For High Shots

The 3-wood is designed to hit a line drive type of shot. But you don’t need to feel that you have to help it get the ball in the air. The 3-woord has more than enough loft to drive the ball forward for distance. If you need to hit something with more loft, use the 5-wood. It provides less distance but more height than the 3-wood. In the right circumstances, the 5-wood can be just as effective as the 3-wood.

The 3-wood is a great club in the right hands. It’s not as versatile as a hybrid, but it’s more versatile than the driver. Don’t be afraid to hit it. Used wisely, it can set you up for short shots into the green on par 5s or serve as the club of choice off the tee. If you’re serious about improving your game, master the 3-wood. It will shave strokes from your scores and your golf handicap.

Jack Moorehouse is the author of the best-selling book “How To Break 80 And Shoot Like The Pros.” He is NOT a golf pro, rather a working man that has helped thousands of golfers from all seven continents lower their handicap immediately. He has a free weekly newsletter with the latest  golf tips, golf lessons and  golf instruction.