Monday, August 24, 2009

video Golf Swing Lessons, Tips & Instruction - How To Improve Ball Striking

Golf Swing Lessons, Tips & Instruction - How To Improve Ball Striking

Learn how to make better contact of the golf ball and also how to improve your ball striking. Improving ball striking is key to hitting the golf ball longer and straighter. Also when you improve your ball striking it is much easier to judge distances on approach shots. In this video Golf Instructor, Jaacob Bowden will show you a couple of things to make better contact and in return hit more consistent longer golf shots.

Golf Tips, Lessons, Instruction & Drills - Chipping

BPS golf instructor Steve Bishop discusses setting up for a chip shot and the proper execution of a chip shot. Included with this lesson is also a drill which will help with your chipping technique.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

How to Grip a Golf Club Correctly

Transcript: How to Grip a Golf Club Correctly

Hello! My name is Michael Lamanna, Director of Instruction with Troon Golf at the world famous Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale Arizona. Today we are going to discuss one of the most overlooked fundamentals in golf, the grip.

Why is Golf Grip Important?

The correct grip gives golfers three significant advantages. First, to a large degree the grip controls the face position of the club at impact. With the correct grip you have a better chance to hit straight, solid shots.

The second, if you place your hands correctly on the club, you can be a powerful golfer. The only physical connection to the club is through your grip and correct hand placement will help you hinge your wrists correctly during the swing and wrist hinge is an important power source.

Finally, during the course of the swing, the club travels some 35+ feet and the entire time you must keep your eyes focused on the ball. If you place your hands on the club correctly you will be able to feel where the club is in space to optimize both power and control.

Perfecting Your Grip

To assume the correct grip, right hand golfers should follow this procedure:

1. Hold the club about 3 feet in the air and in front of your body. Make sure the face of the club is

square, not open or closed.

2. Place the club at an angle through the fingers of the left hand. The club should touch the base of the little finger and just above the first joint of the index finger (on the dots).

3. Place your left thumb toward the back side of the shaft-a 1:00 position for the right-handed golfer.

4. With the left hand grip completed:

a.the left thumb should rest at 1:00 should be able to see the knuckles of the index and middle finger in the address position
c.the thumb and forefinger V should point between your right shoulder and right ear.

Adding the Right Hand to the Grip

Now it is time to place your right hand on the club. Place the club in the fingers of your right hand at angle. Position the club handle so it touches the dots. This locates the club handle between Section 1 & 2 of the right ring finger, directly on Section 2 of the middle finger, and

between Section 2 & 3 of the index finger.

Cover the left hand thumb with the lifeline of the right palm and make sure that the V formed by the right thumb and forefinger is parallel to the V on the left hand.
Putting the Grip Together: Common Golf Grips

The hands must work together as a single unit when striking a ball so it is best to link the hands together in one of three ways:

1. The Vardon Overlap is the most common grip among professionals.
2. The next most common grip is called the Interlock.
3. The least common but an effective connection is the Ten Finger Grip.

Golf Club Grip and Pressure

Finally, to hit the ball farther use a light grip pressure. On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is light and 10 is tight, I recommend a pressure of 3 or 4.
Remember: Ben Hogan said “good golf begins with a good grip”. It may feel uncomfortable at first, but once you get used to it, you will hit the ball straighter and farther.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

28th Malaysian Senior Amateur Open Golf Championships 2008

The 28th Malaysian Senior Amateur Open Golf Championship 2008 will be held at Kelab Golf Sarawak and Damai Golf & Country Club on 4th,5th & 6th November 2008



1.1. The Championship shall be managed by a Tournament Committee whose decisions in all matters relating to the Championships shall be final.


2.1. The Championships shall be decided by stroke play over 2 rounds of 18 holes each to be played on Wednesday, 5 November and 6 November 2008 at Kelab Golf Sarawak and Damai Golf & Country Club, respectively.


3.1. The championships shall be open to all male golfers who are 55 years of age and over on 5 November 2008.

3.2. The number of participants will be limited to a maximum of 240 entries.

3.3. There will be two separate categories of participants as follows:

3.1.1. Category 1. Participants with valid USGA Handicap Index of 16.4 and below may compete in the Open Championships. They are entitled to vie for the prizes offered under the Open Championships.

3.1.2. Category 2. Participants with valid USGA Handicap Index of 16.5 and above but not over USGA Handicap Index of 21.7. However, those with USGA Handicap Index of above 21.7 may participate but will play at USGA Handicap Index of 21.7. Participants under this category are entitled to vie for the prizes offered under that category.


4.1. Closing date, Monday 6 October 2008.

4.2. The entry fee is RM 400.00 for Malaysians and USD 200.00 for non-Malaysians.

4.3. Duly completed entry forms together with the entrance fees in the form of cheques or Bankers drafts made payable to “The Senior Golfers Society of Malaysia” must reach the Tournament Secretary on or before the closing date. Participants may also deposit the fee under the Society at account number 5145 4310 025 with MAYBANK, Desa Pandan Branch, Kuala Lumpur

4.4. The entrance fee is not refundable if cancellation is made after the closing date


5.1. Play shall be in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Limited and the Local Rules of Kelab Golf Sarawak and Damai Golf Club.


6.1. September 2008 USGA Handicap Index will be applicable.

6.2. Competitors shall report any change in their Handicap Index to the Tournament Committee prior to the commencement of the first round.


7.1. Stroke play over two rounds of 18 holes.

7.2. Category 1.

7.2.1. The competitor returning the lowest aggregate gross score over 36 holes will be declared the Winner and Champion of the Tournament.

7.2.2. In the event of a tie for the winner and champion, it shall be decided by a Sudden-Death event play off.

7.2.3. There will be prizes offered for the best aggregate nett scores over 36 holes.

7.3. Category 2.

7.3.1. The winner shall be the competitor who returns the lowest aggregate nett score over 36 holes.


8.1. In the event of a tie for the winner or any other placing other than as prescribed at para 7.2.2. above, it shall be decided on a count back on the 18 holes played at KGS, last 9, 6,3,and last hole and by lot.
9.1. The number of prizes will be based on the final number of participants. Each player may win only one prize.

9.2. The Organising Committee will award prizes based on the following:

9.2.1. Category 1. (Open Championships)

a. Overall 36 Holes on Gross ( Tun H S Lee Trophy)

i. Winner and Champion + challenge trophy, replica and prize.
ii. Runner-up + memento and prize.
iii. Third + memento and prize.
iv. Fourth prize.
v. Fifth prize and up to tenth prize.

b. Overall 36 Holes on Nett (Nik Daud Trophy)

i. Winner + challenge trophy, replica and prize.
ii. Runner-up + memento and prize.
iii. Third + memento and prize.
iv. Fourth prize.
v. Fifth prize and up to tenth prize.

9.2.2. Category 2.

a. Overall 36 Holes on Nett (Challenge Trophy)

i. Winner + challenge trophy, replica and prize.
ii. Runner-up +memento and prize.
iii. Third + memento and prize.
iv. Fourth prize.
v. Fifth prize and up to tenth prize.

9.2.3. Hole-in-one. A car of the “Toyota Camry” or equivalent will be made available.


10.1. The competition shall be run on shot gun starting at 7.30 am. The Tournament Committee will make the draws for the two days and such information will be posted at the clubhouse or made known later.
10.2. Competitors are reminded of Rule 33-7 for not starting on time and may face a penalty of two strokes at the starting hole. Penalty for lateness beyond 5 minutes is disqualification.


11.1. The attention of all competitors is drawn to Rule 6-7 regarding undue delay.


12.1. The following are considered as serious breaches of etiquette for the Championships:
12.1.1. Hand phone rings / use of hand phones during play.
12.1.2. Verbal abuse of fellow competitor / official / staff.
12.1.3. Intentionally distracting or offending fellow competitor.
12.1.4. Any others not listed and which will be dealt with on case to case basis.
12.1.5. The penalty imposed for serious breach of etiquette is disqualification under Rule 33-7.

13. WATER HAZARDS (Including Lateral Water Hazards) RULE 26

13.1. Water hazards are defined by yellow stakes or lines while lateral water hazards are defined by red stakes or lines.

13.2. Dropping Zones. Where there are dropping zones for water hazards, a ball may be played under Rule 26 or a ball may be dropped in the dropping zones under the penalty of one stroke.

14.1. In the event that inclement weather should preclude the completion of the tournament, the Tournament Committee will meet immediately and the participants will be informed of its decision.


15.1. Players are required to return their score cards duly signed by himself and the marker to the officials nominated by the committee immediately and not later than 5 minutes after completing the round at the assigned score cards collection centers.


16.1. The decision of the Rules Committee on any dispute shall be final.

16.2. The Committee reserves the right to change any of the above rules of competition in the interest of the tournament.


17.1. Tuesday 4 November 2008

7.30 am Practice round at either clubs at individual choice.
(First tee off)
1.00 pm Practice round. (Last tee off).

17.2. Wednesday 5 November 2008

6.30 am Registration / Breakfast at the respective golf clubs.
7.45 am Tee off – shot-gun start. 1.45 pm Running Lunch at the respective golf clubs.

17.3. Thursday 6 November 2008

6.30 am Registration / Breakfast. At the respective golf clubs.
7.450 am Tee off – shot gun start.
1.45 pm Running Lunch at the respective golf clubs
8.00 pm Dinner and prize presentation ceremony.

28th Malaysian Senior
Amateur Open Golf Championships 2008


Venue : Kelab Golf Sarawak (KGS) and Damai Golf & Country
Club (DGCC), Kuching, SARAWAK.

Date : 5 - 6 November 2008.

Practice : 4 November 2008
Round First tee-off at 7-30 am
Last tee-off 1.00 pm

Entry Fee : Malaysian : RM400.00.
Non-Malaysian : USD200.00.
Fee is inclusive of green fees, buggy (twin sharing) breakfasts and lunches for three days and transfers
from official hotel to golf clubs.

Prizes : The number of prizes will be based on the number of
Participants and will be determined by the Organising
• Best 10 Gross Scores.
• Best 10 Nett Scores.
• Best 15 Nett Scores (non-championship).
• Hole-in-one (Toyota Camry or equivalent).

Registration : Tuesday, 4 November 2008 at KGS and DGCC
respectively from 7.00 am to 1.00 pm.

Food & : Breakfasts and lunches will be served at the respective golf
clubs during the three days of competition.

Beverages : There will be a Welcome Dinner for all participants on
4 November 2008. The Prize Presentation Dinner will be on 6 November 2008. All participants and their spouses are invited to both the dinners.

Accommodation : Arrangements are being made for accommodation to be
centrally organized at the rate of around RM220.00 per
room per night. Participants are required to indicate their
accommodation requirements in the entry forms.

We wish you an enjoyable and memorable golfing and a pleasant stay in Kuching, Sarawak.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Royal Selangor Golf Club malaysia

Royal Selangor Golf Club

(RSGC) was established in 1893 and is a located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur. RSGC has 2 18-holes courses and a landscaped by beautiful flora and fauna with some hundred year old matured trees.

If you are game for a round of golf, pop over to this club to get away from the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur city and enjoy your game in this lush greenery with picturesque settings.

Club Name


Royal Selangor Golf Club

Course Designer


Old Course - George Hemmant & Committee
New Course - Frank Hemmant, Jeffrey Gibb & J.B. Twiss



Old Course - 18 holes Par 72 6,224 meters
New Course - 18 holes Par 72 5,964 meters
Suleiman Course - 9 holes Par 30 1,597 meters



Jalan Kelab Golf,
Off Jalan Tun Razak,
55000 Kuala Lumpur



Tel: +603-92063333
Fax: +603-92853939 This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it



Other Facilities


Driving Range, Golf Academy,
Swimming Pool, Tennis Court,
Squash Court, Billiard Room & Gymnasium

Additional Info


Caddies required.
Buggy for golfers above 70 years of age.

Monday, May 19, 2008

How to Handle Pressure on the Golf Course Bagaimana kita hendak mengawal tekanan ketika berada di Golf Course

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You must have heard about golfers choking in pressure situations? What exactly is choking?

di Malaysia,sukan golf bukan lagi asing lagi kepada masyarakat kita kerana semua golongan mesyarakat tahu mengenai sukan golf.tetapi di Malaysia masih ada lagi masyarakat yang tak pernah bermain golf kerana kos nya mahal,untuk pengetahuan semua golf bukan satui sukan untuk orang kaya sahaja tetapi sesiapa sahaja boleh bermain golf kerana kini telah banyak pusat golf yang terdapat di malaysia

It is hitting a bad shot after you allow anger, anxiety, doubt or fear to enter your mind. Whatever you are thinking of or whatever you say to yourself just before hitting a shot becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Your brain will guide your muscles and your golf club to strange-looking swings, if you allow it. If you are distracted by negative thoughts, you won’t swing the club the way you normally could because your muscles will become tense and almost non-functional.

However, you must understand that being a little nervous in the stomach area is normal for all great players. Being nervous, having shaky hands or a pounding heart is a good sign, because it means you are eager to compete.

But, you must separate your brain from your body. Your body can be nervous, but your mind must remain calm. This is possible if you follow these guidelines:

1. Focus on the target, not on what bad things can happen. Imagine that you are on the course with your friends and you have a bet as to who can hit the fairway or green.

2. Take a few deep breaths. Relax your neck, arms, shoulders, and hands so that you are not tense in any way. Pay attention to your jaw and teeth. Do not clench or grind your teeth because this will lead to tension everywhere else in your body.

3. Do not worry about the results of the shot before you hit it. Just concentrate on making a smooth swing, just as you would on the driving range with nobody else around.

4. As a final point, if you miss a putt or another shot even though your thoughts were filled with good intentions, just accept it as part of the game and do not dwell on it. Do not beat yourself up. Enjoy the game and try and forget about the shots you missed.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Goydos takes his first 54-hole lead in

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Former schoolteacher putts TPC Sawgrass into submission

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — In an era when every swing looks more and more the same, your 54-hole leader at the Players Championship sports a home-cooked move that looks all wrong until you see the results. And that's just with the putter.

Paul Goydos, a 43-year-old journeyman without a hat deal, racked up 11 one-putts while shooting a two-under-par 70 on Saturday. He's a shot ahead of 47-year-old Kenny Perry, who carded a quiet 72, and three clear of the youngster, 28-year-old Sergio Garcia, who played with the leader and slipped to a 73.

"It's a function of not hitting a lot of greens," said Goydos, who is averaging 26 putts per round this week. "I think I only hit nine yesterday and 10 today, so [the one-putt binge] is partly a function of missing the ball in the right place to where you have a reasonable chance to chip it close. And I have made my share of 10-to-15-footers."

Perry said: "Well, who would have predicted us to be in the last group? I mean seriously, you've got all the kids playing so well and all the superstars playing well."

While Perry still plays the Tour's conventional power game, Goydos does not. He hits it about 265 yards off the tee, which NBC's Johnny Miller pointed out is about average — for the LPGA.

Goydos has 31 one-putts in 54 holes, all the more impressive given his unconventional stroke — an aim-right, hit-left move. Miller couldn't decide if it was more evocative of Billy Casper or Gary Player.

Garcia, conversely, had his usual trouble on the greens. He three-putted the 17th green from 10 feet and bogeyed 18 as well after losing his tee shot right. Garcia took 34 putts Saturday, a day after taking 33.

"With everything that happened, I'm still there," Garcia said. "I still have a good chance, and I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

Much was made of the unconventional second-to-last pairing Saturday. While Garcia is a ball-striking machine (he hit 14 greens in regulation and is averaging 15 for the week), Goydos is a ham-and-egg guy whose game isn't always pretty. He was quick to make light of that fact, as well as the cold truth that he has two victories in 16 years on Tour, is 169th in the world ranking and has never held a 54-hole lead until now.

"I guess I was due," he said, bringing laughs from the assembled media. And, wait for it: "Sergio played well. He just didn't — nothing happened. I'm sure he was looking at me and just kind of wanting to throw up."

All kidding aside, Goydos almost lost his Tour card before finishing tied for second in the last tournament of 2006. He won the Sony Open to start 2007, then hit another dry spell, with his best finish since January 2007 a tie for 25th at last week's Wachovia Championship. How does he explain this week?

"I think it's a function of being patient," Goydos said. "I think that's the ultimate thing you have to do in this job."

Phil Mickelson's one-under 71 could have been better but for a drive into the pond that led to a double bogey on the par-4 14th hole. Although the world's second-ranked player is five strokes off the lead, only two players, Perry and Garcia, stand between him and the leader. Mickelson is tied at two under with 50-year-old Bernhard Langer, who shot 75 Saturday, and Jeff Quinney, who shot 70.

"I hope I can get off to a good start tomorrow with a couple of birdies," Mickelson said. "I'm not in a position where they're going to be thinking about me yet. You know, I've got to play well for the first 12, 13 holes probably before I can make enough birdies to have them take notice. But at least I'm somewhere in there."

Ernie Els, who like Mickelson began the day at one under, also could not avoid the big mistake, making two bogeys and a double on his first four holes. He rebounded with three birdies on the back nine to shoot a 73 and get back to even par, but he is still seven back.

The forecast for Sunday's final round is the most ominous of the week, with a chance of thunderstorms in the morning and showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Softer greens could make it easier for a player to come out of the pack with a low round; Sergio Garcia's 66 on Thursday remains the low round of the week.