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Tiger Woods Needs to Clean Up His Act

July 22, 2009

by Rick Reilly Tiger Woods has outgrown those Urkel glasses he had as a kid. Outgrown the crazy hair. Outgrown a body that was mostly neck. When will he outgrow his temper? The man is 33 years old, married, the father of two. He is paid nearly $100 million a year to be the representative […]


Getting to Tweak my Golf Equipment

May 29, 2009

by Jaacob Bowden I don’t know how many times I’ve been in a custom club fitters shop and watched him customize and fit clubs, but I’ve never actually got to do any of it myself until last week. I have a set of 1irons that I’ve really enjoyed, but I shelfed them in January sin


My Favorite Golf Driver

May 15, 2009

by Jaacob Bowden A lot of people ask me what’s my favorite golf driver…and although I really like the Wishon 919 THI for it’s high COR on off-center hits and it’s very minimal roll (the vertical curvature on the face of the driver) which makes for a very consistent launch ang


Vijay Singh Hole in One Skipping Over Water

April 23, 2009

By Swing Man Golf Staff If you didn’t see Vijay Singh’s Hole in One at the Masters you need to check it out! If you liked the article about Vijay Singh’s Hole in One and you think it would help another golfer, please   To learn more about Swing Man Golf products, click here.


Golf Clubs Urged to Relax On Golf Dress Codes

April 21, 2009

By Mike Aitken and Craig Brown Once considered taboo in golfing circles, jeans are winning acceptance as the recession hits membership levels and forces clubs to rethink their rules…read more here   If you liked the article about golf dress codes and you think it would help another golfer


Highest Paid Golf Caddies

March 24, 2009

by Swing Man Golf Staff Forbes Magazine has released a listing of the Top 10 highest paid caddies in golf.  Here they are: $1,270,000, Steve Williams (Tiger Woods) $510,236, Chad Reynolds (Vijay Singh) $445,821, Jim McKay (Phil Mickelson) $446,548, Tony Navarro (Adam Scott) $370,716, Damon Green (Z


Swing Man Golf Newsletter – March 2009

March 14, 2009

By Swing Man Golf Staff The Swing Man Golf Newsletter is out for March. Check it out here If you liked the article about the Sing Man Golf Newsletter and you think it would help another golfer, please   To learn more about Swing Man Golf products, click here.


Phil Naylor – Long Drive

March 13, 2009

by Jaacob Bowden Today I was taking a break from email and entertaining myself by going through my “Favorite” videos on YouTube – and I came across a video that Joel put together last Fall. For those that don’t know, Joel is my wife’s brother. He came over to Switzerlan


Choosing a Golf Instructor

February 15, 2009

by Jaacob Bowden One day I was at a golf course driving range in California and there was a “certified” golf instructor giving power tips…to a student who could out-drive the instructor.  What a great irony!  Now, that’s not to say that the golf instructor did not have anyt


Hitting to Different Targets

February 10, 2009

by Jaacob Bowden If you are out hitting balls at the driving range, one thing you can do to help you prepare for links courses or for hitting trouble shots is to hit various clubs in your bag to the different flags (or targets) around your range. For example, at my driving range, there are […


Adjusting Your Lie Angles

February 6, 2009

by Jaacob Bowden Just because you’ve been custom fit for clubs, you may not be entirely done with the fitting process. For example, one time I went to get fitted for a new set of irons.  The fitter had me hit a few balls using a  6-iron with a piece of tape attached to the […]


How to Score Low

January 27, 2009

by Jaacob Bowden I talk a lot about distance because that’s certainly what interests a lot of people.  But in this blog, I’d like to go over what it takes to score low. After compiling some key stats from over 30 PGA Tour winners, hitting the ball far or even that accurate is NOT a [&he


Hitting a Bunker Shot

November 25, 2008

By Swing Man Golf Staff Hitting a bunker shot is one of the easiest shots to make in golf. You have a big margin of error when in a bunker. But for some reason a bunker shot is one of the most feared shots in golf. In this video, Golf Instructor Jaacob Bowden will give […]


Golf Backswing Rear Leg Position

November 21, 2008

By Swing Man Golf Staff Some people bend their rear leg in the backswing and some keep it straight. This video will show you which one you might use based on your flexibility. Check out our Swing Man Golf YouTube Channel. You can subscribe for FREE to our channel here!!! If you liked the article [&h


Getting Fit for Golf Distance – Part 2

September 30, 2008

By Swing Man Golf Staff Here is the second video of the series “Getting Fit for Distance”. Jaacob Bowden talks more about finding a good driver length for you. Most driver lengths sold at golf stores are 45″ to 46″ inches but that is not always the most appropriate length for


Have you Heard of the New Grooves Golf Rule?

September 29, 2008

By Swing Man Golf Staff Why grooves, and why now?The revisions, which involve the cross sectional area of grooves on all clubs, with the exception of drivers and putters, and limit groove edge sharpness on clubs with lofts equal to or greater than 25 degrees (generally a standard 5-iron and above),


Getting Fit for Golf Distance – Part 1

September 28, 2008

By Swing Man Golf Staff A lot of you want to hit the golf ball further.  It has become one of the most talked about subjects in golf of late and will continue to be in conversation with courses becoming increasingly longer.  But a lot of you don’t have the right equipment to maximize or [&he


Choosing the RIGHT Golf Ball

August 29, 2008

By Joel CoePicking the right golf ball is very important to how your shots will translate on the course.  A lot of people think that picking the most expensive clubs and most expensive balls will help there game out.  But in reality, everyone’s swing and game is different from the next perso


Pushing/Fading the Golf Ball

August 28, 2008

Q&A with Jaacob Bowden Question: Besides not having very good swing speed, I also push and fade the ball.  My problem isn’t just swing speed, it’s squaring and releasing the clubface.  Are there any items that would help that come with your program? Jaacob’s Answer: The Swing


What Kind of Driver Loft Do I Need?

June 30, 2008

Q&A with Jaacob Bowden Question:How do I find out what degree I need on a driver ( I hit the ball high)?Jaacob’s Answer:I would recommend visiting a club fitter that is PCS (Professional Clubmakers Society) certified.  They’re fitting skills are proven and tested.  They will like


Recommendations for a swing speed radar?

June 26, 2008

Q&A with Jaacob Bowden Question:What do you recommend for a swing speed radar?Jaacob’s Answer:The one that I’m currently using is Sports Sensors Swing Speed Radar.  They make  blue one that only measures swing speed (baseball and golf) and they also make a red one that measures tem


When you start training to increase your swing speed…

June 23, 2008

by Jaacob Bowden Today I started up my swing speed training for the 2008 long drive season. Even though I haven’t trained since the season ended last October and I also lost about 10 lbs from being sick in March, my speeds are actually pretty similar to the starting point from last season. Her


The first time I shot par

April 30, 2008

by Jaacob Bowden Recently, someone asked me about the first time I shot par.  What were my thoughts?  Keep the ball in play?  Putt well?  Relax? I don’t recall that first “par” round, however, I do remember my first tournament round in the 60s.  It was actually one of the R


Average PGA Tour driving distances by tournament

April 28, 2008

by Jaacob Bowden When it comes to hitting the ball off the tee, remember to take driving distances with a grain of salt.  You might be only averaging 210 yards (190 m) per drive at one course…and you hear of a friend that tells you he’s averaging 250 yards (227 m) per drive at his [&hel


From 95 mph to 139 mph Swing Speed!!!

April 25, 2008

by Swing Man Golf Staff Today we wanted to share a success story from one of the Swing Man subscribers. Last December, Steve C signed up to the Swing Man Golf website with typical driver swing speeds in the 95-100 mph range.  After doing the swing speed training, Steve has now reached a top speed [


Wider golf swing stance for more power?

March 29, 2008

Q&A with Jaacob Bowden Question: Does widening the stance really help distance or is there more to it than that? Jaacob’s Answer: I’ve seen people hit powerfully from both narrow and wide golf swing stances. I think it’s a matter of personal preference and what you find works f


How to perfect Dan Shauger’s twirl?

March 24, 2008

Q&A with Jaacob Bowden Question:I have a problem twirl club as described by Dan Shauger.  How can I make a “perfect” twirl?Jaacob’s Answer:You might be over-complicating the motion – hehe, that’s what I used to do.As long as you are getting to a good spot at the to


2 of My Golf Swings Posted on YouTube

March 19, 2008

by Jaacob Bowden Recently, a couple videos popped up on YouTube of my swing during a District Finals competition for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships in Arizona in September 2007. A few comments… In this particular competition, I was experimenting with using a 48″ 4 degree drive


In Search of the Greatest Golf Swing

January 29, 2008

By Swing Man Golf Staff Be sure to check out The Golf Channel’s article called  Going DEEP! regarding Guinness World Record Long Driver Mike Austin and Phil Reed’s book about Mike called “In Search of the Greatest Golf Swing”. If you liked the article about the greatest gol


Different Golf Technique 1W vs 3W?

December 28, 2007

Q&A with Jaacob Bowden Question: I am a new golfer with 28 HC and have started hitting 3 wood nice. I am hesitant to use one wood driver as it goes away. Is there a different technique to use 1 wood?Jaacob’s Answer:That’s wonderful that you have begun hitting the 3-wood nicely.  Hav


Why are my friends outdriving me?

December 20, 2007

Q&A with Jaacob Bowden Question: My swing speed is 110 with ball speed around 180. 305 is a regular drive. I still feel like i have more in me to hit further.  I’m in great shape, and play with guys my size, about 6 feet tall, who are flying me. What is it? Jaacob’s Answer: [&hellip


Weighted Golf Club

November 30, 2007

Q&A with Jaacob Bowden Comment:  I bought a weight iron at Wal-Mart and ended up pulling a muscle in my rib cage area so I stop using it.Jaacob’s Reply:Yes, that’s the danger of weighted clubs – injury.  Personally, I think they are fine for warming up, but for speed trainin


Full Swing Video

November 29, 2007

By Swing Man Golf Staff For those that were asking for more video of Jaacob Bowden swinging…here’s a clip from one of Dan Shauger’s videos that is posted on YouTube. If you liked the article about a full swing video and you think it would help another golfer, please   To lear