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Preparing Your Game for 2017

January 13, 2017

By Paul Myers The start of a new year is always an exciting time for a golfer. As the calendar rolls over from 2016 to 2017, you should consider taking a few moments to review the status of your game. What did you do well in 2016, and what would you like to improve? It […]

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Justin Thomas Continues Impressive Rise

January 11, 2017

By Paul Myers When you think of the top young names in the world of professional golf, there are a few that likely come to mind right off the bat. Jordan Spieth, obviously, as well as Hideki Matsuyama and others. However, you need to quickly make way on that list for Justin Thomas, as the […]

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Mitch McDowell Long Drive Q&A

January 3, 2017

Age:                 32 Height:           6’1″ Weight:          250 lbs Driver Specs: Krank 3.5*/ 47.75″ xx Sponsors: Krank Golf, XPHLEXXX, 2nd Guy Golf Apparel, Chiscan Special Accomplishments: I have made it to the sectionals of US Open qualifyi

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Two Winners at the Hero World Challenge

December 13, 2016

By Paul Myers According to the leaderboard, the winner of the recent Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas was Hideki Matsuyama. That is, of course, accurate – Matsuyama posted an impressive performance, recording a score of -18 over four rounds, despite a final round 73. Matsuyama won by two stroke

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World Cup Goes to the Danes

December 7, 2016

By Paul Myers There is not a lot of team golf that is played at the highest level of the game, with the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup being notable exceptions. Therefore, anytime some of the world’s best players get together to play in a team format, golf fans all around the world are treated [&hel

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Jaacob Bowden’s and Tom Wishon’s Sterling Irons single length irons

December 6, 2016

By Jaacob Bowden As fellow equipment junkies, I’m sure many of you have already heard about mine and Tom Wishon’s Sterling Irons single length irons. We’ve been getting tons of press and great reviews (we’re in Sports Illustrated Golf Magazine this month on page 87) and I’ve brought them u

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How to set up your feet to minimize the risk of injury

December 2, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff Earlier this week, Jaacob Bowden wrote on Golf WRX about setting up your feet to minimize the risk of injury. In modern golf instruction, it’s fairly common to see setups being taught in which the feet are perpendicular to the target line. Geometrically, this sounds fine

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Pat Perez Makes It All the Way Back

November 30, 2016

By Paul Myers Coming back from an injury as serious as a torn labrum is a major challenge for anyone, let alone for a golfer who has recently turned 40. It would have been easy to write off Perez as a player who was passed his prime, and just about ready to hang up the […]

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Your Questions Answered

November 27, 2016

By Jaacob Bowden Member Question: I play the white tees because of my handicap but I consistently hit 300+ yard drives. I have the biggest problem with my 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 shots. On par 4’s I usually hit a bomb in the fairway (or close to) have 60-75 yards left, hit the next one […]

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Tom Wishon and Jaacob Bowden join ‘Fairways of Life’

November 24, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff Tom Wishon and Jaacob Bowden join ‘Fairways of Life’ on the Golf Channel. Listen Here Ready to get your own set of Sterling Irons? Find them here: www.sterlingirons.com  

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Rod Pampling is Crowned Champion in Sin City

November 18, 2016

By Paul Myers In golf, it is not rare for players to remain competitive into their 40’s – and even beyond. Golf is a game that allows players to age far more gracefully than they do in other sports, which is why golf fans often get to enjoy watching their favorite players compete at a […]

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Detriments of Shaft Lean

November 17, 2016

By Adam Young For years, it seems as if leaning the shaft forwards at impact has been the holy grail of golf. But how much can this really help you? What might be the cost? While I am not advocating getting the club to lean back at impact, having an excessive amount of shaft lean […]

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What’s making Sterling Irons® a Huge Success?

November 16, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff Chris Duthie from Colorado’s Avid Golfer talks to Tom Wishon to find out what is making Sterling Irons® a “Huge Success.”   According to Wishon, the secret to “reinventing” single length irons was four-fold, beginning with building them with the s

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Kyle Blakely Long Drive Q&A

November 7, 2016

Age:                                     28 Height:                              6’2″ Weight:                             185lbs Driver Specs: Krank Formula 6 – 4-degree head Fujikura Groove 2X

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Watch Mark Crossfield’s review of Sterling Irons®

November 3, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff Mark Crossfield recently reviewed Sterling Irons® and asked the question, Cobra One Length or Sterling Irons? Watch as Mark Crossfield and Coach Lockey take on the single length iron challenge with the Cobra One Length irons and the Sterling Single Length irons. Who will co

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Your Questions Answered

October 30, 2016

By Jaacob Bowden Member Question: Dear Jaacob, should I do the basic training first before doing the advanced?  I have time to hit the gym and focus on this for the next 30-60 days so I was wondering how much to train with you to build an advanced training program. Thanks, Hendrik H, California, 43

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Feedback

October 27, 2016

By Adam Young Anyone who has successfully made a change in their golf swing understands that what they feel they are doing and what they are actually doing can be worlds apart. This can cause havoc when making a change, because we can often believe that we are doing what we are supposed to. I [&hell

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One Year Later, Steele Gets Revenge at Safeway Open

October 20, 2016

By Paul Myers It is hard to win on the PGA Tour. Okay – so that is probably a bit of an understatement. More accurately, it is incredibly hard to win a tournament on the PGA Tour. Each week the fields are filled with countless high-quality players, as the PGA Tour represents the gold standard [&he

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Why Do My Fairway Woods Go the Same Distance or Even Shorter Than my Driver?

October 17, 2016

By Tom Wishon If this is a question you have asked yourself, first of all, don’t feel bad and do not think something is wrong with your game or your swing. If you find you hit your 3-wood or both the 3 and 5-woods as far or even farther than your driver, YOU ARE NOT […]

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Check out this review of Sterling Irons®

October 12, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff Golf A Lot’s Martin Hopley recently reviewed Sterling Irons®. See what he had to say here:   This is really a review of one product, but in two parts as the Wishon Sterling Single Length is one of the first sets of single length irons to hit the market since [&hel

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Dewald Gouws Long Drive Q&A

October 7, 2016

Age:                                        29 Height:                                  6’2″ Weight:                                 215lbs Driver Specs: 3degree Mutant 2.0 HOF Platinum and

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Ryan Moore Secures a Loss, and a Win

September 27, 2016

By Paul Myers The Tour Championship at East Lake GC marked the completion of the FedEx Cup for 2016, and what an event it was. In the end, Rory McIlroy managed to take the title for the week, and in the process, also was able to secure the FedEx Cup Trophy – and a nice […]

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Resetting Your Game for 2017

September 20, 2016

By Paul Myers As 2016 begins to wind down, and the golf season draws to an end for many people around the world (in the northern hemisphere, at least), it is time to start thinking about what your game will look like in the new year. Do you have any specific goals for your game […]

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The Importance of Ground Contact

September 17, 2016

By Adam Young Very few things can have such a positive impact on a golfer’s game as an improvement in ground contact. While almost every amateur golfer I see is contacting the ground in a poor location (mostly behind the ball), the professionals are consistently striking the ball, followed by the

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Dustin Johnson Wins BMW, Claims Inside Position

September 15, 2016

By Paul Myers With just one event to go in the 2016 version of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Dustin Johnson has clearly established himself as the man to beat. Johnson took home the title at the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick GC, putting himself in the top spot prior to the TOUR Championship at East [&

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Rory McIlroy Finds His Stroke at the Right Time

September 7, 2016

By Paul Myers While Rory McIlroy is just getting started in his professional golf career, he has already amassed an impressive list of accomplishments. Just 27 years of age, McIlroy has already claimed four major championship titles, placing him safely among the best players in the history of the ga

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Mike Dobbyn Long Drive Q&A

September 6, 2016

Age:                                37 Height:                          6’8″ Weight:                         295 lbs Driver Specs: Mutant Brute 2.0 – 2 and 3 degree heads XPHLEXXX shaft by Veylix playin

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Patrick Reed Finds a Win When He Needs It Most

August 30, 2016

By Paul Myers The Barclays marked not only the start of the PGA Tour FedEx Cup Playoffs, but also the last opportunity for players to earn points toward qualification for the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Contested over the difficult Bethpage Black golf course in Farmingdale, NY, The Barclays had plenty of d

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The Mindset to Go Low

August 26, 2016

By Paul Myers Usually, major championships are not a setting for ‘going low’. Rather, winning a major is usually about staying as close to par as possible while fighting nerves and extremely tough course conditions. However, the scene that developed at Royal Troon for the 2016 version of The Ope

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History Made in Rio

August 17, 2016

By Paul Myers For generations, golfers have grown up with one very specific goal – to win a major championship. Without debate, the four major championships – The Masters, the U.S. Open, the Open Championship, and the PGA Championship – are the pinnacle of the game. To win one of these four ti

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Take Control of Your Game

August 16, 2016

By Adam Young When I first started coaching, I thought I was great. I was lucky enough to figure out a few things very early on which gave amazing results instantly. Most of these things I still use today. I could tell a player “Just do X” and it would have an immediate positive effect […

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A Memorable Week at the Travelers Championship

August 11, 2016

By Paul Myers If you thought you could take a bit of a break from following professional golf this past week, you would have made a major mistake. Sure, the Travelers Championship found itself in a spot on the schedule between the PGA Championship and golf’s return to the Olympics, but that doesn

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Today’s Golfer reviews Sterling Irons®

August 10, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff Have you seen Today’s Golfer’s review of Sterling Irons®?   The Concept It sounds really simple… because it is. All the heads and shafts are the same weight, all the lie angles are matched and all the shaft lengths are the same. The idea is that you j

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Sandra Carlborg Long Drive Q&A

August 7, 2016

Age:                                      32 Height:                               5’9”, 175 cm Driver Specs: 6.5-8 lofted Callaway XR Driver, Speeder X-flex shaft Sponsors: Callaway, High Definition Golf, Flightscope, Crosssport

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Par Five Second Shot – The Toughest Choice in Golf

August 5, 2016

By Paul Myers When Jimmy Walker made his way to the 18th tee at Baltusrol in the final round of the PGA Championship, he knew that a par would be good enough to win. The 18th is a reasonably short par five (by professional standards), meaning a par would usually be no problem at all […]

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Four Majors – Four First-Time Major Champions

August 3, 2016

By Paul Myers The major season in men’s professional golf is over for 2016, and each of the four events saw a player claim his first career major championship title. At The Masters, it was Danny Willett who was ready to claim the Green Jacket when Jordan Spieth famously stumbled on the par three 1

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Split Fairways with a Power Fade

July 29, 2016

By Paul Myers On his way to winning the U.S. Open at Oakmont, Dustin Johnson hit one impressive fade after another. Most golfers think they need to turn the ball over from right to left in order to hit it a long way, but Johnson proves that theory to be completely incorrect. Hitting a cut […]

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Previewing the PGA Championship

July 27, 2016

By Paul Myers The final major of the year – “Glory’s Last Shot” as it is often called – will be contested this week at Baltusrol when the PGA Championship gets underway. While there are plenty of important rounds still to come this year once the PGA is complete, such as the Olympics and th

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What are the Most Important Fitting Element in Golf Clubs?

July 26, 2016

By Tom Wishon OK, I admit, it is a bit of a loaded question. But just for fun, let me give you a list of the 12 key clubfitting elements for golf clubs and you take a moment to think about it and cast your vote for which one is the most important for the widest […]

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Mickelson Comes Up Short at The Open – Through No Fault of His Own

July 20, 2016

By Paul Myers Phil Mickelson is no stranger to finishing second in major championships. In the U.S. Open alone, Mickelson has finished second an incredible six times. Most famously, Mickelson lost out on a chance to win the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in 2006 when he made double bogey on the final hole

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Performance Versus Learning

July 17, 2016

By Adam Young In 1997, Pollock and Lee studied the effects of training styles on learning. 48 people (24 seven year olds and 24 university students) practiced a task (ballistic aiming) under two different conditions: Blocked practice (same thing over and over) and Random practice (mixing it up) They

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Jaacob’s Podcast on Game Improvement Golf

July 12, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff Did you get a chance to listen to Game Improvement Golf’s interview with Jaacob Bowden? Here are notes from the show, and a link to listen in! Interview with Jaacob Bowden – Professional Golfer and Co-Developer (with Tom Wishon) of the new Sterling Single Length Irons

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Future World #1? Dustin Johnson is on a Roll

July 7, 2016

By Paul Myers Honestly, this wasn’t very surprising. Just two weeks after finally claiming his first major, Dustin Johnson took home another big title, this one coming at the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational. Johnson has always had incredible talent, and he has certainly had his s

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Kari Hyokki Long Drive Q&A

July 6, 2016

Age:                                          39 Height:                                    6’6”, 199 cm Weight:                                   231 pounds, 105 kg Driver Specs: Hittin

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GolfWRX reviews Single-Length Sterling Irons

July 3, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff Have you seen GolfWRX’s review yet of Single-Length Sterling Irons? Pros: Custom-fitted, single-length irons drastically simplify swing thoughts and reduce setup adjustments throughout the set. Cons: It takes time to get used to the feel and appearance of longer short

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An Emotional Win for Billy Hurley III

June 28, 2016

By Paul Myers Billy Hurley III is not your ‘average’ PGA Tour player, for whatever that means. Often, those on the PGA Tour were standout players from the time they could walk, going through large Division I schools on the way to professional golf success. Rarely does that success involve spendi

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Why Does My 3-Wood or 5-Wood Go as Far as My Driver?

June 27, 2016

By Tom Wishon No matter what, if this is you and your game, do not feel bad. You’ve got a lot of company out there on golf courses all over the world who also experience the same thing as they struggle with the driver. In a nutshell, when golfers hit their 3- or 5-wood as far […]

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No More Monkey – Dustin Johnson Breaks Through at U.S. Open

June 21, 2016

By Paul Myers Before Sunday’s final round, Dustin Johnson’s name always seemed to come with an asterisk when discussed in golf circles. The conversation would be something along the lines of ‘sure, he’s a great player, but he can’t finish the deal in the big events’. And, to be fair, thi

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The Mindset of a Great Putter

June 17, 2016

By Paul Myers: Would you like to be a great putter? Of course you would – that point is not even up for debate. The ability to make putts is the great equalizer on the golf course, as you can make up for plenty of bad swings just by holing putts. While it is important […]

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reGear Effect

June 16, 2016

By Adam Young When a player is on my lesson tee and they hit a poor shot, I will ask them what they think happened. They often report “I twisted the club”. Sometimes, they will even report that this twisting they did happened well before impact. However, this is incorrect. Sweet Spots The sweet

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