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Golf Instruction [Brad Smith, PGA]

Golf instruction refers to teaching the game of golf. Golf instructors require both technical and physical ability to teach golf, and are typically best performed by recognized golf instructors certified by relevant bodies such as the professional golf association in the United States. Golf instructors typically use a combination of physical conditioning, driving range instruction, videotaped swing analysis, and on-course play to teach. Golfers begin to learn by learning the fundamentals of the swing and the different aspects of the various shots required to play golf. GolfSmash's instruction page is one of the first golf websites to provide golfers with real-time lessons from real golf instructors around the world. GolfSmash's certified golf instructors will post their daily tips, comment on questions, analyze golf swings, and communicate directly with golfers who have questions. Golfers can also follow their favorite golf instructors and will be automatically notified when the instructors they are following post new tips. GolfSmash's golf instructors will be ranked throughout the world based on the interaction golfers have with them, number of followers, and the number of posts on GolfSmash.
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Brad Smith, PGA
(Students 3)
Jan 19, 2015 1:47 AM Trouble Shots | All Levels
 
Bunkers aren't that hard. Check this out so you can have fun getting the ball close to the hole.
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Brad Smith, PGA
(Students 3)
Nov 17, 2014 12:23 AM Full Swing | All Levels
 
After many years of giving instruction all over the world, I found if my students made a few adjustments with their drivers they could hit their driver longer and straighter. Check out this video and see if it helps you.
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Brad Smith, PGA
(Students 3)
Nov 15, 2014 2:04 AM Full Swing | All Levels
 
Most amateurs swing with all the power they have but with no balance. Next time you watch professionals on television you will see that golf is all about finesse, timing and balance. Watch how every professional finishes their swing with great balance. They are in control of their swings and have the discipline of not exerting anymore effort than is needed for a great shot. To learn how they do this, first watch and study how they finish in balance each time. Try this in your own yard without a ball. Imagine how it looks and feels. On a few swings, close your eyes so you will heighten the sensation and balance. Once you can finish in balance each time than take it to the course. Always think how you will finish each swing before making your actual swing through the ball.
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Brad Smith, PGA
(Students 3)
Nov 9, 2014 6:44 PM Trouble Shots | All Levels
I love this shot when you're just off the green and in the long rough. You got to try this shot!
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Brad Smith, PGA
(Students 3)
Oct 31, 2014 12:00 AM Quick Tips | Beginner
I've found that you need to be a kid at heart to teach juniors. I find anything to make them remember what we're learning at the time. I've had them hit water ballons, long drive with marshmallows, time contest on how quick they can tee five balls up, straightest drive, tossing balls in a circle on the green, and hitting rubber ducks out of the sand. Make it fun at younger ages until they're ready to make real changes.
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Brad Smith, PGA
(Students 3)
Oct 30, 2014 8:03 PM Miscellaneous | All Levels
 
Somewhere along the line, golf became all about numbers. Golfers are constantly talking about their scores, their handicaps, and the ratings and slopes of courses. However, fundamentally, golf has never had anything to do with numbers. For the first part of golf’s history there were no such things as pars, birdies, and bogeys. Therefore, you could not be above or below par. There was no magical 72 to judge yourself against. The game was all about getting the ball in the hole in the fewest strokes possible. Unfortunately, the magical 72 has become a part of golf psychology today. But there’s a way to remedy this unfortunate event. Golfers should never ever worry about the par of the hole. If you find yourself on an unusually long par 4 (one that you’re unsure you can hit in regulation), play it like a par 5. Let the bogey feel like a par. Do the same things on short par 5s. Play them like par 4s and you’ll get birdie. If there’s a par 3 that requires only a pitch, play it like a par 2 since it’s only a pitch and putt. After you’ve mastered this technique, start working on forgetting about your score during the round. A lot of times, when golfers have great rounds they start thinking, “If I par out I’ll shoot my best round ever.” This thought is very unhealthy because it doesn’t set new goals. The player should be thinking about knocking the ball in the hole as soon as possible, not about just saving par.
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Brad Smith, PGA
(Students 3)
Oct 29, 2014 8:02 PM Miscellaneous | All Levels
It's time for quality instruction anytime and anywhere in the world.
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Brad Smith, PGA
(Students 3)
Oct 29, 2014 6:00 PM Full Swing | Beginner
The rules are there to help you. Learn all the options on the Lateral Hazard Rule
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Brad Smith, PGA
(Students 3)
Oct 29, 2014 5:45 PM Full Swing | All Levels
 
 
 
Two of the most understood sayings in golf are “keep your head down and "don’t look up”. Everyone has said or heard these sayings at least once in their life time. What is meant by the sayings are, keep your spine angle bent over and the same throughout the swing. If the head is kept down and not allowed to turn through the swing, the arms will collapse causing the golfer to top the ball. The chest and arms should always extend through the shot. If the head rotates with the chest through the shot then extension and weight transfer will occur. When the head rotates with the spine, the head should be at an angle through the shot. As a right hander, the right eye will be lower than the left on the follow through (the opposite for you left handers). This rotation of the head will keep the spine down and create more energy through the swing. So don’t keep your head down, let it rotate.
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Brad Smith, PGA
(Students 3)
Oct 29, 2014 5:38 PM Putting | All Levels
 
Everyone can be a better putter. Sometimes it is just as simple as thinking you are the best. Many times golfers don’t improve because of not practicing the correct things. I see golfers all day long go to the putting green after hitting balls on the range for an hour and then spend only 2 to 5 minutes working on the putting green. Here's my philosophy on putting: On any given hole when you reach the green in regulation, to get par, you need to get the ball in the hole with two more stokes (putts). So on a course of par 72, you get 36 putts. This should tell the golfer to practice at least a half of their time on putting. I like to use drills with and without putting aids and by setting measurable goals for future practices. There are two areas of mechanics a golfer need to improve on, stroke and distance. Stroke has four reasons you will miss a putt which cares over to the full swing. The first reason is hitting it solid, second is path. The third is face angle and the last is everything else under the sun. The last reason is the only reason you want to miss the putt,. Yes you will still miss putts even when everything is perfect with path, face angle and hitting it solid. You can always learn from the last reason which is important to make you even better. Golfers need to first understand even with all the first three things correct that sometimes you still miss them – this confirms you are still a great putter.
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