2016 Top 100 Most Popular Teachers in the World

February 5, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff Based on the popularity of last year’s rankings, we once again looked at over 600 potential teachers and are pleased to bring you the list of the                                                 […]

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Playing Golf with a Partner

February 1, 2016

By Paul Myers Most forms of golf competition are single events, such as individual stroke play or match play. If you play in tournaments at your club or with your local golf association, these are the kinds of events that you are likely to take part in most of the time. However, you may have [&helli

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Playing with the Lead is No Easy Task

January 29, 2016

By Paul Myers Do you play in any competitions at your local club? Or maybe you play in some local or regional tournaments through your golf association? If you have any experience playing in tournaments, you know just how much pressure you feel when you step to the first tee. Even if there is no [&h

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Getting Your Game Ready for 2016

January 22, 2016

By Paul Myers Now is a good time to take stock of your golf game and think about what you would like to improve in 2016. What did you do well this year? What went wrong? Did your handicap go up or down? Taking time to review the state of your game before starting a […]

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Jordan Spieth Dominates Again

January 14, 2016

By Paul Myers In the world of golf, 2016 is already looking an awful lot like 2015. With the first PGA Tour event of the calendar year in the books, Jordan Spieth has placed his name right back at the forefront of the conversation. Spieth posted an incredible 30 under par score over the Plantation [

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Jaacob Bowden’s guest interview with Bernard Sheridan

January 13, 2016

By Swing Man Golf Staff Have you checked out Jaacob Bowden’s guest interview on the Breaking Par Podcast with Bernard Sheridan yet? If not, Look no further!    

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2016 Pro Golf Preview

January 4, 2016

By Paul Myers With all of the major professional golf events concluded for the year, it is time to turn our attention to the 2016 season – a season that is lining up to be one of the most exciting in recent memory. It has been a long time since golf has been as stocked […]

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Going Low Requires the Right Mindset

December 28, 2015

By Paul Myers Your own personal definition of ‘going low’ will depend on what you shoot for an average 18-hole round of golf. If you usually shoot in the 90’s, going low might be something in the mid-80’s. If you are a professional on the PGA Tour, going low is going to count as shooting [&h

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Franklin Templeton Shootout a Good Time for All

December 22, 2015

By Paul Myers Not all golf tournaments have to be serious business. While the amount of money that is at stake on a weekly basis means that most tournaments are extremely serious for all who participate, the pros do get a chance from time to time to have a little more fun without the pressure [&hell

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Cashing in Your Short Putts

December 14, 2015

By Paul Myers On the first playoff hole of the Frys.com Open, Emiliano Grillo had a short putt to clinch the title – his first on the PGA Tour. While the putt was around four feet in length, it was one that most amateurs would expect to make, and certainly every Tour pro would plan […]

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The Development of Golf Drivers Has Changed the Game Forever

December 10, 2015

By Paul Myers For most golfers, the driver is their favorite club in the bag – and it isn’t particularly close. The feeling of smashing a drive long down the middle of the fairway is something that golfers search for over and over again. Rarely will you find a golfer who would prefer to hit [&he

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Bubba Watson Rolls to Hero World Challenge Title

December 9, 2015

By Paul Myers Although the Hero World Challenge doesn’t come along with any FedEx Cup points, it is still a major event on the golf calendar. It’s prominence is due in large part to its host – Tiger Woods – along with the impressive field that gathers each year. This past wee

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Matt Jones Takes 2015 Australian Open

December 7, 2015

By Paul Myers With the northern hemisphere heading into winter, this is a relatively quiet part of the year on the golf calendar in much of the world. That is not the case in Australia, however, as many of the best players in the world gathered to contest the Australian Open. Despite playing his fin

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How to Perform Your Best Under Pressure

December 4, 2015

By Paul Myers If you watched any of the recently completed Presidents Cup, you saw golf being played under maximum pressure. Professional golfers are used to hitting shots with high stakes, but those stakes are turned up a notch when there is a team competition involved. The players want badly to do

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Kevin Kisner Finally Gets Hit Title

November 27, 2015

By Paul Myers At The RSM Classic last weekend in Sea Island, GA, Kevin Kisner was able to secure his first career PGA Tour win. The win continued a theme that has been seen all throughout the fall schedule on Tour, as all but one of the tournaments has been claimed by a first time […]

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Graeme McDowell Breaks Trends in Mexico

November 18, 2015

By Paul Myers If you are a golf fan, you already know the name Graeme McDowell. As a major champion and Ryder Cup team member, McDowell has been a prominent member of the international golf scene for many years. His track record as a leading player on the world stage is what made his results [&helli

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Big Names Return – But Another First-Time Winner Prevails, WGC-HSBC Champions

November 10, 2015

By Paul Myers The fall portion of the golf season is a time of year when most of the big names in the game stay home, rest up, and prepare for the spring. However, there are a few large events that bring the big names out to play, and the WGC-HSBC Champions is one of […]

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Justin Thomas Joins List of Young Winners

November 9, 2015

By Paul Myers There are now three tournaments in the books for the 2015-’16 PGA Tour season, and each of them has seen a first-time winner take the title. Emiliano Grillo and Smylie Kaufman, both 23 years of age, won the first two tournaments before the Tour headed to Kuala Lumpur for the CIMB Cla

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2015 World Long Drive Championships Swing Speed

October 27, 2015

By Jaacob Bowden It was 2007 since I last seriously competed in long drive. Despite not competing since then, I’m still a follower and a fan of the sport. During the telecast of the 2015 World Long Drive Championships from the Winstar World Resort & Casino in Thackerville, OK, I jotted dow

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Yet Again, Youth Rules on the PGA Tour

By Paul Myers At some point, someone above the age of 25 will win on the PGA Tour. However, it doesn’t seem to be a given that it will happen anytime soon. The ‘Youth Movement’ has officially begun, and it has begun in a big way. There are two tournaments now in the books for […]

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Yet Another Youngster Announces His Presence on the PGA Tour

October 21, 2015

By Paul Myers Believe it or not, a new PGA Tour season is already underway. If it seems like the last season just ended, that’s because it did. Only a few weeks removed from the end of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, the 2015-16 PGA Tour season began this past weekend at the Frys.com Open in […]

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How to Pick the Right Tees for a Great Day on the Course

October 16, 2015

It is one of the first questions that gets asked when arrive at the course for a round with your friends – ‘What tees are we playing?’. Often, this questions evolves into a full-on debate, with each member of the group offering a different opinion on which tees should be selected for the day.

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The Americans Win the Presidents Cup – Again

October 13, 2015

By Paul Myers It is often said that the only rivalries in sports are the ones where there is a healthy competition back and forth, with both sides winning their share of contests. If that is true, then the Presidents Cup is no rivalry. Although the matches in the 2015 edition of the Presidents Cup [

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Three Course Management Mistakes You Must Avoid

October 9, 2015

By Paul Myers Do you think shooting low scores is all about making great swings? If so, you are wrong. It certainly helps to make quality golf swings, but those swings are only part of the equation. To go along with your ball striking, you need to have the course management skills to navigate your [

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A Big Week for the Future of Golf

October 6, 2015

By Paul Myers There was no PGA Tour even this past weekend, as the Tour Championship has concluded and some of the game’s best players get ready for the Presidents Cup this coming week in South Korea. However, that doesn’t mean that it was a quiet week in the world of professional golf. On the [

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A Fitting End to an Incredible Season, Jordan Spieth

October 5, 2015

By Paul Myers In a normal year, winning two majors would be more than enough to lock down Player of the Year honors on the PGA Tour. Of course, Jordan Spieth won both the Masters and the U.S. Open to start the 2015 season, leading most to believe he would coast to the award. After […]

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Improve Your Mental Game to Make More Putts

September 10, 2015

By Paul Myers When you think about improving your putting, your mind likely goes toward thoughts of changing your mechanics or even buying a new putter. But have you ever thought about using an improved mental approach to make more putts? The mental side of the game might be more important on the pu

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Olympic Golf is a Year Away

September 7, 2015

By Paul Myers The Summer Olympics will be held in Rio in 2016, and golf is set to make its appearance as an official event for the first time in the modern era. While there has been plenty of back-and-forth debate over whether or not golf should be played in the Olympics, those debates are […

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The Race to Make the Presidents Cup – International team

September 4, 2015

By Paul Myers If you were to take a look at the history of the Presidents Cup, you might get the impression that the International team was lacking for talent – but that simply isn’t the case. Despite having only one win in the history of the event, the International team regularly fields a squa

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The Race to Make the Presidents Cup – U.S. Team

September 2, 2015

By Paul Myers As the Presidents Cup gets closer and closer, the pressure only increases on players who are trying to qualify for the team. The top ten players on the points list on September 7th, 2015 will automatically qualify for the team, and two other players will be chosen as captain’s picks.

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Presidents Cup Preview

August 31, 2015

By Paul Myers While it doesn’t receive the same fanfare as the Ryder Cup, the Presidents Cup is still a huge event held every other year which pits many of the best golfers in the world against in each other in team competition. In the Presidents Cup, the team from the United States is placed [&he

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Golf on the Edge – Playing with an Aggressive Mentality

August 28, 2015

By Paul Myers When you read golf instruction that is aimed at the mental side of the game, you are usually told to be patient, pick conservative targets, and keep your ball in play at all costs. While those are ideas that can certainly be used to play good golf, there is more than one […]

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Preview of the PGA Championship

August 26, 2015

By Paul Myers The final major of the golf season always has plenty of drama, but the 2015 version of the PGA Championship may be one of the most exciting in recent memory. There will be multiple storylines coming together when the world’s best golfers descend on Whistling Straits – will Jordan S

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Investors

August 25, 2015

SwingMan Golf bootstrapped its way to becoming one of the leading online golf communities in the world. We are proud to serve more and more golfers every day, and are commited to making SwingMan Golf the number 1 when it comes to high quality game improvement content for the dedicated golfer. All th

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Rory McIlroy Set to Return at Whistling Straits

August 24, 2015

By Paul Myers After shockingly missing The Open Championship at St. Andrews due to an ankle injury suffered playing soccer, Rory McIlroy is set to make his return to competitive golf at the PGA Championship. Rory is the defending champion in this event, but the status of his game is up in the air du

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Can Jordan Spieth Take Three Out of Four Majors?

August 21, 2015

By Paul Meyers The accomplishments of young Jordan Spieth are simply hard to believe. At just 22 years old, he is already the owner of two major championships and is the second ranked golfer in the world. While it is never fair to compare a player so young to all-time greats like Jack Nicklaus and [

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Will Tiger Woods Work His Way into the FedEx Cup Playoffs?

August 19, 2015

By Paul Myers Although Tiger Woods has been healthy enough to compete in most of the big events on the PGA Tour this season, including each of the first three major championships, his form has not been what we are used to seeing from one of the greatest players of all time. Woods remains without [&h

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Jaacob Bowden: Swing Man Golf and Training for Speed

August 18, 2015

By Swing Man Golf Staff What does it take to make your workouts and golf game 18STRONG? Join us as Jaacob Bowden from Swing Man Golf shares his expertise of training for clubhead speed and gives us an in inside look at some of the secrets to hitting longer drives. Jacob Bowden is a professional [&he

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Gripping the Golf Club

August 17, 2015

By John Marshall As a golf instructor and former long drive competitor at the national level I have always been a fanatic about the importance of pre-swing fundamentals. By that I mean grip, posture, alignment and ball position.  I never see a good player with a bad set-up or a bad player with a go

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Three Keys to Hitting Your Six Iron

August 14, 2015

By Paul Myers The six iron is the point in the set when you transition from ‘long’ irons to ‘mid’ irons, and it is also the point where you can start to be a little more aggressive. Make no mistake, you still have to make a quality swing to hit a good shot with a […]

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Three Keys to Hitting Your Nine Iron

August 12, 2015

By Paul Myers When you are able to pull your nine iron out of the bag to hit an approach shot, you should be thinking about only one thing – getting the ball as close to the hole as possible. There is plenty of strategy involved in working your way around the golf course, but […]

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Three Keys to Hitting Your Pitching Wedge

August 10, 2015

By Paul Myers Other than your driver and your putter, no club in your bag is likely to see more action than your pitching wedge. You can use this club for full shots from the fairway and rough, for pitch shots from around the green, for bunker shots, and more. Safe to say, if you […]

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Three Keys to Hitting Your Eight Iron

August 7, 2015

By Paul Myers Some golfers would consider the eight iron to be the start of the ‘short’ irons, a group which also includes the nine irons and all of the wedges – while others would lump the eight iron in with the ‘mid’ irons. In the end, it really doesn’t matter what you consider an [&he

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Three Keys to Hitting Your Five Iron

August 5, 2015

By Paul Myers The five iron is one of the most versatile clubs in your bag. While many golfers are moving away from three and four irons in favor of hybrid clubs, most players are still saving a spot in the bag for the traditional five iron. Capable of hitting long approach shots, tee shots [&hellip

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Paul Casey is Not Done Yet

August 3, 2015

By Paul Myers At age 37, Paul Casey has already had an incredible career as a professional golfer both in Europe and the United States, and given his current form, there seems to be plenty of great golf ahead. Paul Casey turned pro back in 2000 and has amassed 16 professional wins in the 15 [&hellip

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Three Keys to Hitting Your Seven Iron

July 31, 2015

By Paul Myers You should get excited when you pull your seven iron out of the bag. Why? Because, when you select as seven iron for the shot at hand, you must be within a reasonable distance from the green. Hitting a seven iron close to the hole is far easier than accomplishing the same […]

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Three Keys to Hitting Your Three Iron

July 29, 2015

By Paul Myers Despite what you might have heard, long irons aren’t dead just yet. Sure, hybrids have replaced long irons in many golfers’ bags, but that doesn’t mean that you have to wave goodbye to yours during the next garage sale. Long irons such as the three iron are useful for a variety o

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The Quietly Impressive Career of Jonathan Byrd

July 27, 2015

By Paul Myers: The name Jonathan Byrd is one that may not be known to casual golf fans, despite the excellent performances that Byrd has authored on the PGA Tour over his 15 year career. With five total PGA Tour wins, the last coming in 2011, along with a PGA Tour Rookie of the Year […]

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Three Keys to Hitting Hybrid Clubs

July 24, 2015

By Paul Myers: Hybrid clubs are relatively new to the game of golf, but they have made quite an impact in a short period of time. Today, you will find at least one hybrid club in the bag of just about every golfer, including some the best players in the world. Hybrid clubs are popular […]

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Three Keys to Hitting the Three Wood

July 22, 2015

By Paul Myers: Most amateur golfers don’t get enough use out of their three wood. The three wood is a club that can be useful both off the tee and from the fairway, yet the average golfer tends to reach for their driver or hybrid clubs far too often. If you can get comfortable hitting […]

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