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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Three Keys to Hitting the Driver

July 20, 2015

By Paul Myers: When asked to identify their favorite club in the bag, most players would hesitate for only a moment before picking out the driver. Why? It’s obvious – the driver is the club that hits the ball the farthest, and also has the biggest head. Most drivers are far more forgiving than i

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What is a MPH of clubhead speed worth?

July 7, 2015

By Dave Tutelman I mean in distance. How many additional yards will you get for every MPH of clubhead speed? I have seen lots of writings saying something like “distance is clubhead speed times 2.4,” or maybe “distance is clubhead speed times 2.6.” But it’s not. More pr

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Three Keys to Hitting the Lob Wedge

By Paul Myers For many amateur golfers, the lob wedge is an intimidating club. Sure, it is capable of hitting a wide range of useful shots, but it can also lead to some embarrassing mistakes. Anyone who has ever slid their lob wedge right under the ball – and whiffed the shot completely – knows

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Power is the easy part for Jhonattan Vegas

July 5, 2015

By Paul Myers Some players on the PGA Tour struggle to find enough power to keep up on the long and challenging golf courses that the Tour visits each week. That is not the case for Jhonattan Vegas. Known commonly as ‘Johnny Vegas’, this powerful player from Venezuela is among the longest hitter

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Improving on Your Greens in Regulation Statistics

July 3, 2015

By Paul Myers Just like any other sport, there are plenty of statistics to keep track of in golf. Of course, there is only one that really matters at the end of the day – your score. However, keeping track of a few other stats can help you to identify weak areas of your game […]

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Fairways Hit is a highly useful statistic to track

June 29, 2015

By Paul Myers When most amateurs think about playing better golf, they think about hitting it farther off the tee, or making more putts for birdies. Obviously both of those things will help you play better, but hitting more fairways is one of the most powerful ways to lower your score. Often in golf

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Top 100 Most Popular Golf Instructors in the World

June 22, 2015

By Swing Man Golf Staff Many golfers in the golf world are familiar with lists like Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers, Golf Digest ‘s 100 Best Teachers, Golf Digest’s America’s 50 Best Teachers, Golf Digest’s Best Young Teachers in America, etc. As much work was probably

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Single Length Irons help lead Bryson DeChambeau to NCAA Championship Win

June 19, 2015

By Swing Man Golf Staff On Monday, June 1st, Bryson DeChambeau of SMU captured the 2015 NCAA individual golf title at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, FL by shooting a 1-under 71 (8-under 280 total) for a one-stroke victory over Washington’s Pan Cheng-TsungByrson DeChambeau. SMU coach Ja

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A U.S. Open unlike any other

June 17, 2015

By Paul Myers The U.S. Open is a golf tournament with a very specific reputation. Traditionally, it is contested over difficult, tree-lined courses with deep rough and brutally long par fours. The USGA takes pride in challenging the best players in the world, and the result is typically a winning sc

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Drastically Lower Your Scores with More One Putt Greens

June 14, 2015

By Paul Myers If there is just one stat within your golf game that you could improve, one-putt greens just might be the one you would pick. Obviously everybody would love to hit longer drives, or hit more greens in regulation, but increasing how many greens you complete in just one putt probably wou

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Putting from Inside Five Feet is critical to scoring

June 8, 2015

By Paul Myers As golfers, we all know the feeling of missing a short putt. It is everything you can do to avoid throwing your putter into the bushes after missing a short one, and you probably mutter a few choice words to yourself after tapping the next putt into the hole. Missing short putts [&hell

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Authors

June 6, 2015

By Swing Man Golf Staff Jaacob Bowden A Professional Golfer, the Official Swing Speed Trainer of the eGolf Gateway Pro Tour, a Senior Writer at GolfWRX, and the original founder of Swing Man Golf, Jaacob is a “Top 100 Most Popular Teacher”, he’s made cuts in various tour events with rounds

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Track Driving Distance to compare yourself with the Big Boys

June 3, 2015

By Paul Myers Driving distance might not be the most important stat on the PGA Tour in terms of correlation to score, but that doesn’t mean it is any less fun to keep track of or talk about. Everyone loves bombing long drives, and that certainly includes the best players in the world. While it [&h

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Anirban Lahiri’s rapid rise

June 1, 2015

By Paul Myers Professional golf is a game that is contested on a global scale, by players from all-around the world. While the nation of India has not traditionally be represented by a large number of pro golfers, that may be about to change. One golfer from India who has quickly made a name for [&h

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Seung-yul Noh – Talented, accomplished, and still young

May 26, 2015

By Paul Myers Most players on the PGA Tour have to work their way up the ranks over time, usually with plenty of stops in smaller events along the way. That was not the case for Seung-yul Noh. This talented player from South Korea turned pro when he was just 16 years old, and recorded […]

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Krank Golf Review

Swing Man Golf to Endorse Krank Golf Drivers   May 26, 2015 Official Press Release: The #1 website and community for golfers to improve their driving distance by increasing their swing speed, SwingManGolf.com endorses Krank Golf’s drivers as their official driver. “For years, our member

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Ryan Moore was a star from the start

May 24, 2015

By Paul Myers Growing up in the greater Seattle area, there was little doubt what Ryan Moore would do for a career. He was an accomplished amateur golfer from a young age, and went on to have an impressive run at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. It was what he did during the 2004 […]

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Bernd Wiesberger is blazing a trail for his country

May 22, 2015

By Paul Myers Austria is a country with a rich sporting history – but golf is not traditionally one of those sports. There have been a limited number of Austrian golfers to make their way onto the world stage over the years, but Wiesberger is doing just that. Not yet to his 30th birthday, Wiesberg

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James Hahn is more than a dance

May 20, 2015

By Paul Myers The first time most golf fans took notice of James Hahn, it wasn’t for the way he plays golf – it was for his dancing. On the wild 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale, James Hahn pleased the crowd by doing the popular ‘Gangnam Style’ dance to celebrate his birdie. The dance drew [&hell

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Hard work paying off for Mikko Ilonen

May 18, 2015

By Paul Myers Playing professional golf is incredibly difficult – and Mikko Ilonen can attest to that fact first hand. After winning the 2000 Amateur Championship, Ilonen turned professional in 2001. It would take six years before he would record his first professional win, taking the Indonesia Op

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Brooks Koepka has quietly become a rising star

May 15, 2015

By Paul Myers Brooks Koepka has all of the qualities of a star in the making. He is a young, powerful, talented player who already has a PGA Tour title under his belt. At only 25 years old, he is already ranked 20th in the Official World Golf Rankings. Given his early accomplishments, it would [&hel

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