Posts Tagged ‘golf_ball’

HOWTO hit a golf ball with a cigarette in your mouth!

Monday, December 17th, 2007

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Here’s a simple howto for hitting the golf ball with a cigarette in your mouth.

What does this do for your swing?

Basically, it allows you to balance your swing. If you are not in balance, you will most likely lose the cigarette during your swing.

Famous golfer, Ben Hogan used to do this in practice AND in competition.

You can swap a golf pencil or anything similar if you don’t smoke cigarettes. But cigarettes work the best since they can be easily broken.

How to catch the golf ball after you hit it by David Toms

Monday, October 8th, 2007

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I believe this is David Toms (from the mannerisms) actually missing a golf ball after hitting it. (on purpose of course)

Nice…

via golfswinginfo

Related:

HOWTO Catch a golf ball after you hit it

eGrain for your balls

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

eGrain for your balls

Here’s a chip that can be mounted inside your golf ball for analyzing the speed, spin, and direction of your golf balls.

Nice… but the world is really turning into this mumbo jumbo tech bs…. We need to really stick with down-to-earth fundamentals…well for 95% of us on earth…

Regardless, this is great technological breakthrough for anyone who can break par.

A “smart” golf ball demonstrated at a consumer electronics fair in Berlin can help improve a golfer’s game by using a computer chip to reveal how fast it flies off the tee.

Developed by Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Micro-integration, the e-Grain chip inside the ball can survive 200 sharp whacks from a pro golfer.

In the first five metres of its flight, it wirelessly sends information about its velocity to a display on the golfer’s bag.

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Magic Golf Trick – HOWTO Catch A Golf Ball After You Hit It

Friday, September 14th, 2007

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Here’s a HOWTO on catching your golf ball AFTER you hit it.

1. Open the clubface so it’s pointing behind you about -10 degrees.

2. Really feel like you are sitting down.

3. Get wristy and loose with your hands.

4. Make a nice swing and catch the ball.

The key here is to hit the ‘bounce’ of the sand wedge. (Oh yes, you can use Lob wedge or Sand wedge for this shot) while making a smooth swing.

If you can do this, send me a video so I can post it on my site.

Today’s swing – The 7-iron 165 yard “Knock-down” Shot

Monday, September 10th, 2007

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It’s a nice little knockdown, my swing looks horrible by the way… but a great little tool for those pressure situations.

A knock-down-shot is basically a slightly shorter backswing and shorter follow-through for distance and arc control.

Arc is the arc of the golf ball. Basically, a knock-down-shot is a knock down because the arc will be much lower than a regular full shot.

But if you can hit this shot well, it’s really easy to hit all the time…

Anyone up for $100 a hole?

Cigarette Swing

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

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This is not an accident that I have an unlit cigarette while hitting a golf ball. It’s actually a training tool. You don’t have use a cigarette, you can also use pens, anything that’s about 3-5 inches.

What I’ve found that the cigarette does for me when I swing with it is that:

1. Keeps me in balance. If I try to swing to hard, I will bite the cigarette with my tooth and I won’t be able to smoke it after my practice.

2. Keeps your shoulders relaxed. If your shoulders are tense, you will hit the cigarette with your shoulders on the backswing.

3. Keeps your head up for balance…. balance …. balance is everything in golf and life…

If you think I am wrong, look in the history of golf and look at Ben Hogan.  If you find a Ben Hogan’s swing without a cigarette, let me know and I will send you five dollars!

(Could be that because Ben Hogan was a chronic smoker, he’s golf swing HAD to be in BALANCE!?!)