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Matsuyama – Again – Prevails in the Arizona Desert

February 13, 2017

By Swing Man Golf Staff Stop us if you’ve heard this before – Hideki Matsuyama has won a golf tournament. That is not exactly breaking news these days, as the Japanese star has now won five out of his last nine starts worldwide. Clearly establishing himself as one of the best players in the worl


Rahm Arrives in a Big Way at Torrey Pines

February 7, 2017

By Paul Myers When he turned professional, big things were expected of Jon Rahm. Once one of the best amateur players in the world, Rahm is represented by Phil Mickelson’s brother, Tim, who left his post as the coach of Arizona State University to serve as Rahm’s agent. Less than a year after Ra


Jim Waldron Long Drive Q&A

February 5, 2017

Age:                   27 Height:            6’3 Weight:           220 Driver Specs: Krank Golf F6 1.5-4.0 degrees with House of Forged 72 gram XX or XXX shafts. Right now my set up is a XXX tipped an inch with a 3.5 degree head.  I’ve hit as low o


Pre-order your Left Hand Set NOW!

February 3, 2017

By Swing Man Golf Staff Been waiting for a left-handed set of Sterling Irons®? Pre-order & reserve a spot in the front of the line! As of right now, we are looking at 20th of May 2017 to start shipping custom fit and built left-handed sets of Sterling Irons®. We are 100% CERTAIN to be [&hellip


Low Scores – As Usual – In the California Desert

February 2, 2017

By Paul Myers Golf, in many ways, is unpredictable. Trying to guess who is going to win a given tournament from week to week is nearly impossible, as there are countless great players in the professional game. However, some things in golf are rather predictable, and one of them is low scores in the


From Dream to Product, Sterling Irons on MYGOLFSPY

January 26, 2017

By: Swing Man Golf Staff Jaacob Bowden was featured this week on MYGOLFSPY! From Dream to Product: The Story Behind Sterling Irons. Read the full article HERE Ready to get your hands on a set? Check them out here: www.sterlingirons.com  


What’s Up with Jimmy Walker’s 42” Driver on Tour?

January 25, 2017

By Tom Wishon The week of January 2-8 brought the beginning of the 2017 calendar year US PGA TOUR and with it, some very startling news as Jimmy Walker, winner of the 2016 US PGA Championship, teed it up in Hawaii with a new driver that was just 42” in length. For those who take […]


Back to Back – Thomas Does It Again

January 24, 2017

By Paul Myers A week after defeating the red-hot Hideki Matsuyama to win the SBS Tournament of Champions, Justin Thomas was right back at work claiming yet another title. Thanks to an incredibly opening round 59 in the Sony Open in Hawaii, this win lacked the drama that was seen last week. This time


Change to be Consistent

January 15, 2017

By Adam Young Every golfer desires more consistency, and the main method that a golfer employs in order to get this is to try and make a repetitive motion by grooving their swing on the range. What if I were to tell you that this might be one of the least effective ways to become […]


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 […]


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 […]


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


2016 PGA TOUR Club Head Speed Rankings

December 31, 2016

2016 PGA TOUR Club Head Speed Rankings Are you curious what the club head speed rankings are on the PGA TOUR for 2016? Who posts the fastest swing speeds? Who has the slowest swing on PGA TOUR? Click HERE to Learn How to Increase YOUR Average Golf Swing Speed Take a look at the rankings […]


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


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


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


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


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 […]


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 […]


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  


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 […]


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 […]


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


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


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


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



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


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


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 […]


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


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


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 […]


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 […]


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


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 [&


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


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


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


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


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


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 […


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


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


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


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 […]


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


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 […]


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


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 […]


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