06-18-15

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

What is a Square Club Face? 


Rich Greenwood, Director of Instruction at Tour Golf in Agoura Hills California.

 

I want to talk to you about the importance of having a square club face going back and through.  Many people play with an open club face but it requires a bit of timing.  An open club face is when the club head is pointing toe up on the takeaway. I feel that the club head needs to be at a 45 degree angle which would put the club head perpendicular to the path on the takeaway.  Most people would believe that this is a closed club face but actually it is dead square.  This club face rotates slower on the down swing thus requiring less timing into impact.

In my video I describe the causes and effects of having an open versus square club face. By having an open club face the body will have to stop or slow down into impact in order to square the club head up. If the club head is at a 45 degree angle going back and perpendicular to the path the golfer has a better chance at using their body to square the club up at impact thus promoting straighter longer shots. Down below Adam Scott is a great example of what a square club head should look like.



Watch Video on Club Face

 

 

 


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Rich Greenwood

PGA, Director of Instruction

Tour Golf

818-597-8756

www.RichGreenwoodGolf.com

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From the Putting Green with "AimPoint"

 

 

Another great turnout for the AimPoint Clinic last Saturday at Tierra Rejada with Rich Greenwood and Jeff Shaw. All the participants got a real eye opening experience in how to make more putts.  Our next Aimpoint Clinic is going to be the weekend of July 18th and 19th.



Time to Get Club Fit!!

 

 

 


Have you ever said?

I hit that great how is that short?

How do the Pros hit it so far?

Have you ever heard?

You can’t buy a game!!!!!

It’s all the Indian not the Arrows!!!!!


The equipment in Golf is super important and any good player, even tour pro, will tell you it means everything.  New technologies have made the game that much easier for the Pros, which in turn means it’s easier for the average player as well.

What dictates the best result for all handicaps is your distance and your direction.  As you know, if you have been in to see Alton, having the ability to get an unbiased look at all clubs will undoubtedly work wonders for your game. Remember, you the Golfer are entirely at the mercy of the balance and feel of the Club.  Thus the shaft specifications and the club-head specifications must be working together with you to create ultimate feel and controllability. 

New technologies in Irons from TaylorMade, Cobra, Callaway and Ping have bumped distances up almost 10% on average.  Direction has been dramatically advanced due to the forgiveness in design.  As for the Driver, lots of great changes have occurred.  Distance has been increased tremendously due to the CG and weight adjustments. TaylorMade’s new R15, Titleist’s 915, the Callaway ALPHA all are magnificent.   

New clubs from Cobra, Tilteist, Taylor Made, Callaway, Ping, Adams and Mizuno are as good as technology has allowed.  EVER!!!!!  If you are not up to date with the new golf gear, your golfing buddies will be out driving you and out scoring you.

Come in, see Alton our Certified Master club-fitter and get fit so you are not left behind.

 


05-23-15

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Read Greens, Make More Putts and Lower Your Scores.

AimPoint Green Reading Clinic

June 13th 9am-11am Tierra Rejada GC

($250 per person)

Limited to the First 12 people


...Click Here to Register ...


Sure having the proper putting technique is important but as equally as important is being able to read the green and start the ball on line.  Having the ability to know how the putt will break into the hole will definitely give you confidence in your putting stroke.  I'm excited to tell you there is proven system that many of the PGA Tour Pros are using called AimPoint. I have teamed up with Senior AimPoint Instructor Jeff Shaw to put on an AimPoint Clinic to help you Read Greens, Make More Putts and Lower Your Scores.

Take a look at the AimPoint video below.

 

 

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PGA, Director of Instruction

Tour Golf

818-597-8756

www.RichGreenwoodGolf.com

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Register Here for Aimpoint Clinic
 

  
   
   
   
   

02-12-15

 

 

 


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Quick Fix for the Dreaded Shanks


Rich Greenwood, Director of Instruction at Tour Golf in Agoura Hills California.

 

I want to talk to you about the "Laterals" or "The Right's" otherwise known as that ugly unspoken word "Shanks".  The Shanks can completely debilitate someones game and even the best in the world can experience them.  Some players have experienced this cronic problem and are in fear of when the Shank will rear its ugly head.  The Shanks always will appear at a crucial time in a match or at a point in the game where it might consume the player to the point of not being able to get rid of them.  I have known players that have wanted to quit the game because they were unable to get rid of the Shanks.  This doesn't need to be a death sentence and there is a quick fix while you are playing to get rid of them.  First you need to know if you are standing too close to the ball, coming from inside out or outside in on the downswing or just have a ball position too far back in your stance.  In my video I describe the different types of Shanks.  Most of the time the Shanks occur when the hands get off plane and get too close to the ball on the downswing.  So if you are in a bind, a quick fix is to put an object to the inside of the ball such as a tee or leaf and try to hit the ball and tee together. This will keep your hands in on their path and allow you to hit the ball more towards the middle or toe on the club face and away from the inside of the club otherwise known as the "Hosel".

Click Here to Watch Video



 

 

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PGA, Director of Instruction

Tour Golf

818-597-8756

www.RichGreenwoodGolf.com

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AimPoint Clinic
 

Great day at Tierra Rejada GC with Senior AimPoint instructor Jeff Shaw. It was our first Green Reading AimPoint class together and we had a full class with a waiting list. By the end of the clinic students were making putts all over the green. Great System!! We are going to be offering another AimPoint Clinic in March.  If you are interested in enrolling into the March clinic contact Rich Greenwood at Tour Golf.

  

Checkout the New Taylormade R15 Products

 

New Cobra Fly-Z....Now In Stock

   

 


 

 

 


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AimPoint Green Reading


Rich Greenwood, Director of Instruction at Tour Golf in Agoura Hills California.

 

I want to talk to you about the importance of "Green Reading". Sure having the proper putting technique is important but as equally as important is being able to read the green and start the ball on line.  Having the ability to know how the putt will break into the hole will definitely give you confidence in your putting stroke.  I'm excited to tell you there is proven system that many of the PGA Tour Pros are using called AimPoint. I have teamed up with Senior AimPoint Instructor Jeff Shaw to put on an AimPoint Clinic to help you Read Greens, Make More Putts and Lower Your Scores.

Take a look at the AimPoint video below.

 

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Rich Greenwood

PGA, Director of Instruction

Tour Golf

818-597-8756

www.RichGreenwoodGolf.com

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AimPoint Green Reading Clinic (Limited Space Available)
 

  
   
   
   
   

12/22/14

 

 

 


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NEW R15 DRIVER, FAIRWAY AND HYBRID ARE IN!

 

SPECIAL HOLIDAY GIFT FROM TITLEIST

 

 


12/16/14

 

 

 


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SPECIAL HOLIDAY GIFT FROM TITLEIST

 

Taylormade RSi Irons Introducing the Speed Pocket

 

 

 

 


12/09/14

 

 

 


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Use the Body to Dominate the Downswing for More Power


Rich Greenwood, Director of Instruction at Tour Golf in Agoura Hills California.

 

I want to talk to you about the importance of leg and hip action to dominate the down swing. I get asked all the time, how the pros hit it so far, it doesn't look like they’re really swinging that hard at it.  A lot has to do with the way they allow their body to dominate the down swing and that there legs and hips are the engine of the golf swing. Many amateurs wonder why they don’t hit the ball very far. That has to do with their arms and body are not in sync with their swing. Some of the swings I see that come into Tour Golf are too flat footed, they slide into impact and finally the dreaded back foot spin out. Which are all a major, major power losses.  With most PGA Tour Pro's you will see that the downswing starts from the ground up and they drive their back knee towards the golf ball and into their front leg, the hips start to clear out of the way, the left leg straightens up and their body rotation squares up the club into impact. This allows for a balanced finish. If you are looking for more power, more distance, you have to have the proper sequencing in your swing which starts with the Legs-Hips-Torso-Shoulders-Arms-Hands and then Club into impact.




Watch Rory McIlroy's Leg and Hip Action Video

 

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PGA, Director of Instruction

Tour Golf

818-597-8756

www.RichGreenwoodGolf.com

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SMASH IT WITH THE NEW TITLEIST 915 DRIVER
 

  

FREE PERSONALIZATION WITH ALL TITLEIST BALLS

 

SPECIAL HOLIDAY GIFT FROM TITLEIST

 

 

 

 


09/16/14

 

 

 


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How to Hit the Ball Straight and More Solid by Being On Plane


Rich Greenwood, Director of Instruction at Tour Golf in Agoura Hills California.

 

I want to talk to you about the importance of being On Plane at the top of your backswing in order to consistently hit the ball straight and more solid.  In order to be On Plane at the top of your backswing the left arm, hands and club need to be all on one plane.  This position will give you the best chance on the downswing to come down with a neutral path producing a straighter shot with minimal curvature on the ball.  Obviously, clubface will play a big factor in terms of where the ball starts off after impact but given the clubface is square you can’t help but hit the ball straight and more solid by being On Plane.  Also, an On Plane Swing will require less manipulation of your hands and arms to square the clubface up at impact. This will allow your arms and body to work more in sync producing longer, straighter more solid shots.  Take a look below at Jason Dufner and see what an On Plane Position looks like.




Watch Jason Dufner On Plane Video

 

 

 


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PGA, Director of Instruction

Tour Golf

818-597-8756

www.RichGreenwoodGolf.com

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FedEx Cup Winner Plays Titleist
 

  

Lag Putting Drills by Angel Fierro, PGA

 

Lag Drills

 

  • Right hand only:   Start at 20 feet and increase 10 feet after 10 putts from each location.
  • Cluster Putting:   Putting from a distance of 50 feet, try to get all the balls in the same area, within a couple of feet.
  • Lag Drill: with 5 balls, start off putting from 40 feet, from this distance lay a golf towel on the green. The object is to roll 5 balls in a row on to the towel, if you miss you must start over from the beginning. Repeat this drill until you get all 5 balls on the towel.

 

You should spend about 30 minutes with each one of these drills.

 

Callaway V Series Driver

 

 

 

 


07/28/14

 

 

 


                  

 

 

 

What is a Square Club Face? 


Rich Greenwood, Director of Instruction at Tour Golf in Agoura Hills California.

 

I want to talk to you about the importance of having a square club face going back and through.  Many people play with an open club face but it requires a bit of timing.  An open club face is when the club head is pointing toe up on the takeaway. I feel that the club head needs to be at a 45 degree angle which would put the club head perpendicular to the path on the takeaway.  Most people would believe that this is a closed club face but actually it is dead square.  This club face rotates slower on the down swing thus requiring less timing into impact.

In my video I describe the causes and effects of having an open versus square club face. By having an open club face the body will have to stop or slow down into impact in order to square the club head up. If the club head is at a 45 degree angle going back and perpendicular to the path the golfer has a better chance at using their body to square the club up at impact thus promoting straighter longer shots. Down below Adam Scott is a great example of what a square club head should look like.



Watch Video on Club Face

 

 

 


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Rich Greenwood

PGA, Director of Instruction

Tour Golf

818-597-8756

www.RichGreenwoodGolf.com

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel

Facebook Page

 
Tour Golf Equipment Updates
 


Have you ever said?

I hit that great how is that short?

How do the Pros hit it so far?

Have you ever heard?

You can’t buy a game!!!!!

It’s all the Indian not the Arrows!!!!!


The equipment in Golf is super important and any good player, even tour pro, will tell you it means everything.  New technologies have made the game that much easier for the Pros, which in turn means it’s easier for the average player as well.

What dictates the best result for all handicaps is your distance and your direction.  As you know, if you have been in to see Alton, having the ability to get an unbiased look at all clubs will undoubtedly work wonders for your game. Remember, you the Golfer are entirely at the mercy of the balance and feel of the Club.  Thus the shaft specifications and the club-head specifications must be working together with you to create ultimate feel and controllability. 

New technologies in Irons from TaylorMade, Cobra, Callaway and Ping have bumped distances up almost 10% on average.  Direction has been dramatically advanced due to the forgiveness in design.  As for the Driver, lots of great changes have occurred.  Distance has been increased tremendously due to the CG and weight adjustments. TaylorMade’s new SLDR, Titleist’s new 915 (coming soon), the New Callaway ALPHA all are magnificent.   

New clubs from Cobra, Tilteist, Taylor Made, Callaway, Ping, Adams and Mizuno are as good as technology has allowed.  EVER!!!!!  If you are not up to date with the new golf gear, your golfing buddies will be out driving you and out scoring you.

Come in, see Alton our Certified Master club-fitter and get fit so you are not left behind.

 

Featured Student of the Month

 

 

Congratulations to 6 yr old Cooper Greenwood for qualifying for the first leg of the Drive, Chip and Putt competition in the 7-9yr old division.  Cooper also played his first US Kids Tour Tournament at Rustic Canyon and finished 3rd in the 6 and under division with a 4 over par 40 at Rustic Canyon.


G30 Pre Order

 

 

 

 


4/14/14

 

 

 


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Maximize Distance and Direction with the Proper Ball Position 

 

Rich Greenwood, Director of Instruction at Tour Golf in Agoura Hills California.

 

I want to talk about the Proper Ball Position and the effects it can have on your golf swing.
I posted a video on both YouTube and www.RichGreenwoodgolf.com to show some of the problems that can occur with a poor ball position. Many of my students come in and have the ball position too far back in their stance causing the player to effectively aim too far to the right if they are right handed.  A back ball position can cause you to "Stand up and Flip at Impact" or have an "Over the Top" motion to try and get the ball to start on line. Both affects are a complete power loss with inconsistent direction. We can look to other sports like Baseball and Tennis for similarities in how to strike the ball at impact. I feel in all sports that require an instrument to strike the ball the point of contact is out in front of the player to have maximized power with consistent direction.



Down below is an old slide on how Ben Hogan used a simple method of getting the proper ball position with each club.  Hogan used to bring in his right foot as the clubs got shorter and as you can see he never moved his left foot.  I believe as Hogan brought in his right foot it moved his upper body more to the left effectively moving the ball position more towards the center of his Body.  Ball position is not so much related to where the ball is in the stance but by where the upper body is located in the stance.

 

Click Here To Watch Video


 

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Rich Greenwood

PGA, Director of Instruction

Tour Golf

818-597-8756

www.RichGreenwoodGolf.com

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Taylormade Guarantee-More Distance or Money Back
 

 

Featured Student of the Month

 

Scott Chase is our "Featured Student" this month.  Scott just finished 2nd in his Match Play event at Mountaingate CC.  He won 4 matches in route to the championship match where he lost on the 17th hole.  Scott has worked with Rich Greenwood for about 8 years.  His scores have gone from the high 90's down into the 70's.


Play Titleist Pro V1 Balls and Get Rewarded

 

 

 


2/27/14

 

 

 


                   

 

 

 

A New, Scientific and Faster Method to a Great Golf Swing 

 

Rich Greenwood, Director of Instruction at Tour Golf in Agoura Hills California.

 

I want to talk to you about a New, Scientific and Faster Method to a Great Golf Swing called Hotlines.  Hotlines Technology was developed by Oswald Drawdy of Accelerized Golf based out of Atlanta, Georgia.  This revolutionary system now gives golfers for the first time feedback on when they do something incorrect or correct in the golf swing.  As Instructor for 18 years, it was always tough to get the student to stop mid swing when they did something incorrect.  I can now put a Hotline anywhere in the golf swing where I don't want the student to go.  If the student hits the line with their club or comes off the line with their body, the sensor triggers the tee and the ball drops into the ground thus making the student swing and completely miss the ball.  As Teachers, this helps us focus our students on the exact location to when the flaw occurs in the swing.  After the student makes a few swings and misses, they will finally over correct the swing fix so they don't miss the ball.

 

The Hotline can be put in about 14 different positions in the golf swing to help the student feel where they are going wrong.  The only way a student will make a permanent fix is to take the ball away when they do something wrong.  The people at Accelerized Golf are coming up with mores ideas where to put the Hotline to help the student.  I have had students with lifelong swing problems and in a brief period of time on the Hotlines System, they have been able to make a permanent change.

 

Tour Golf is currently one of the 2 locations west of the Mississippi that uses the Hotline Technology.  Check out the video below.

 

Click Here To Watch Video


 

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Rich Greenwood

PGA, Director of Instruction

Tour Golf

818-597-8756

www.RichGreenwoodGolf.com

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Featured Student
 

Mike Schmidt is our "Featured Student" this month.  Mike came in to work with Rich Greenwood about 6 years ago to prepare for his yearly trip with the boys and consistently shot 110 for 18 holes.  Today Mike is regularly in the low 80's and occasionally in the 70's.


Get Fit for the New Big Bertha!!

 

 

Shot Tracker

 

Shot Tracker allows players to record their scores shot by shot.  Tracking each shot is a very important component to analyzing and improving your game.  With easy online acess to the Shot Tracker and the over 120 statistics analyzed, Shot Tracker will help you succeed.  Enter your information as you play.  Then, together, we can review and analyze the reports.  Shot Tracker is the best tool available on the market.  It will help you to reach your goals.

Shot Tracker is always available via my website through your computer or smartphone (iPhone, Android, etc.).  With so many reporting capabilities, we'll get a much better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses in your game.

Information to Enter: Tee Shot, Fairway (left, right or on), Directional Approach (left, right, short, far), Chipping, Pitching, Sand Traps, Up and Downs, Number of Putts, Distance of Made Putts, Total Score.

CHECK OUT SHOT TRACKER VIDEO

 

 



2/01/14

   
 

Join us in Supporting SCPGA Foundation and Junior Golf!

 

Support the Southern California PGA Foundation through TICKETS Fore CHARITY for the Northern Trust Open! By buying tickets for the 2014 Northern Trust Open February 13th-16th at beautiful Riviera Country Club, you can help create opportunities for Juniors to play golf and have the opportunity to play at Riviera Country Club following the Tournament.

Each year the SCPGA Foundation is able to help hundreds of Juniors in their quest to play golf through our Foundation Program, however we can't do it alone - we need your help. TICKETS Fore CHARITY can provide tremendous contributions to our Grant Program, and help even more Juniors on their journey through junior golf and into college.

The SCPGA Foundation will keep 80% of the net proceeds from each sale, 20% goes to the City of Hope, a leading research, treatment, and education center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases. 

February 1st 2014 is the deadline for online ticket orders that will be Mailed Out via USPS/Fed Ex.  All orders purchased after February 1, 2014 will be left at TOURNAMENT WILL CALL OFFICE. 

Tickets can be purchased here.  Click on link  www.northerntrustopentfc.com/scpgaf

At Checkout where it says "Club Professional" enter Rich Greenwood

Where it says "Course Name" enter Tour Golf

 

Thanks again for all your support,

Rich Greenwood

Tour Golf

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818-597-8756

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1/15/14

 

 

 


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Golf's Magic Impact Position

 

Rich Greenwood, Director of Instruction at Tour Golf in Agoura Hills California.

 

I want to talk to you about how to hit down on the golf ball for solid contact. Most golfers don't understand in order to get the ball up in the air you need to hit down on the ball. As you swing the club down into the hitting zone the club is still working down as you strike the ball and then the club enters the ground after the ball. I see many of my students try to get under the ball in a scooping motion to get the ball in the air.

There can be many reasons why someone may flip or scoop at impact. Ball position and downswing path are very big factors. If you have the ball too far back in your stance you will contact the ball too early in the down swing leaving the club head open. In order to get the ball to start online from a ball position that is too far back you will need to flip or scoop the club head closed at impact. This would be considered a power loss because your body has to stop in order to get the club head through the hitting zone. In every striking sport like baseball, tennis and golf you need to hit the ball out in front of you with your head behind the ball at impact for maximum distance and direction.

In order, to have the proper hand action or forward shaft lean the hands need to lead the club head into impact with the ball forward of center in your stance. In my video I demonstrate the proper ball position and hand action. By keeping my hands forward of the club this allows me to keep my hands, arms and body moving in
sync into impact striking the ball in descending motion. The result is hitting the ball first and turf second. Once I'm past impact my lead arm stays in sync with the club shaft creating a straight line. By keeping everything moving together through impact this allows the club face to stay squarer longer which is going to produce better contact for straighter, longer, consistent hits. From there my body continues to rotate into the finish.

So how do you keep the hands in front of the club head coming into impact? One of my thoughts is, I push the heel of the right hand up against the thumb of my left hand and I keep on pushing it through impact. The result enables me to maintain the angle between the back of my right arm and the back of my right wrist which allows the body to rotate through the hitting area and keep the arms and body in sync. Another swing thought is to put a tee about 2 inches in front of the ball and try to hit the ball and tee together. These are 2 great thoughts for you to get the proper forward shaft lean at impact.

 

WATCH HAND ACTION VIDEO


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Hands Forward at Impact for Solid Contact

 

 

 

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Rich Greenwood

PGA, Director of Instruction

Tour Golf

818-597-8756

www.RichGreenwoodGolf.com

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Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
 
Tickets FORE Charity
 

Support the Southern California PGA Foundation through TICKETS Fore CHARITY for the Northern Trust Open! By buying tickets for the 2014 Northern Trust Open February 13th-16th at beautiful Riviera Country Club, you can help create opportunities for Juniors to play golf and have the opportunity to play at Riviera Country Club following the Tournament.

Each year the SCPGA Foundation is able to help hundreds of Juniors in their quest to play golf through our Foundation Program, however we can't do it alone - we need your help. TICKETS Fore CHARITY can provide tremendous contributions to our Grant Program, and help even more Juniors on their journey through junior golf and into college.

The SCPGA Foundation will keep 80% of the net proceeds from each sale, 20% goes to the City of Hope, a leading research, treatment, and education center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases. 

Tickets can be purchased at www.northerntrustopentfc.com/scpgaf

At Checkout where it says "Club Professional" enter Rich Greenwood or Angel Fierro

Where it says "Course Name" enter Tour Golf

Join us in Supporting SCPGA Foundation and Junior Golf!


Shot Tracker

 

Shot Tracker allows players to record their scores shot by shot.  Tracking each shot is a very important component to analyzing and improving your game.  With easy online acess to the Shot Tracker and the over 120 statistics analyzed, Shot Tracker will help you succeed.  Enter your information as you play.  Then, together, we can review and analyze the reports.  Shot Tracker is the best tool available on the market.  It will help you to reach your goals.

Shot Tracker is always available via my website through your computer or smartphone (iPhone, Android, etc.).  With so many reporting capabilities, we'll get a much better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses in your game.

Information to Enter: Tee Shot, Fairway (left, right or on), Directional Approach (left, right, short, far), Chipping, Pitching, Sand Traps, Up and Downs, Number of Putts, Distance of Made Putts, Total Score.

CHECK OUT SHOT TRACKER VIDEO

 

Featured Student

 

Congratulations!! To Margaret Miller who shot a round of 80 by carding an even par 36 on her back nine at Sunset Hills CC.  Margaret decided to take her game to another level this past summer and now she is seeing the benefits of her hard work.

 


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Making the Proper Pivot

 

I want to talk to you about the importance of making a proper back swing pivot and the common mistakes people make while making a back swing pivot.

An example of what is not a proper pivot is called a "Reverse Pivot".  A reverse pivot is when the head or upper body goes towards the target and lower body goes away from the target.  This is considered a power loss because it doesn't allow the player to get behind the golf ball or put the club in the proper plane.  The result is your body stops at impact while the hands flip through the hitting area to try and square the club up.

In order to make a proper pivot the body needs to go two directions at the same time. The right hip goes in and towards the target and the upper body goes away from the target allowing the head to move off the ball. That's right!! Most people think that they have to keep their head still in order to swing the club. In actuality, the head moves 2 to 3 inches off the golf ball in order to make a full shoulder turn to put the club on plane. This allows the player to swing the club on plane with power.

A drill we like to use here at Tour Golf is the "Wall Drill". Start off by setting up in your address position with your butt pushed up against the wall. From there you rub the butt up against the wall towards the target and let your upper body and lead arm go away from the target. This is an effective drill to feel what the proper pivot should feel like.

 

 

Watch Video for Wall Drill Click Link Below:

 

http://http//richgreenwoodgolf.com/Students/Videos/VideoPlayer/TabId/9373/VideoId/702/Proper-Pivot-Video.aspx

 

 

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Rich Greenwood

PGA, Director of Instruction

Tour Golf

818-597-8756


For More Information visit me at:

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Rich Greenwood and Angel Fierro coach Junior Team to Championship!!
 

 

Congratulations!! To the Hazard's Abby Hatfield, Ben Larson, Elle Simonds, Jeremy Yang, Colin Bilsland and Cooper Greenwood for winning the USGLL Junior Mini Tour 2013 Fall Series Championship at Sinaloa GC.  The Hazard's were coached by Rich Greenwood and Angel Fierro of Tour Golf. The Hazard's were in 2nd place for most of the season but made a run in the Championship Match beating the Eagles 10-5 with two of the matches ending 4 and 3 and 4 and 2.  Way to go Hazard's!!


Shot Tracker

 

 

 

 

Shot Tracker allows players to record their scores shot by shot. Tracking each shot is a very important component to analyzing and improving your game. With easy online access to the Shot Tracker and the over 120 statistics analyzed, Shot Tracker will help you succeed.  Enter your information as you play. Then, together, we can review and analyze the reports.  Shot Tracker is the best tool available on the market. It will help you to reach your goals.

Shot Tracker is always available via my website through your computer or smartphone (iPhone, Android, etc).  With so many reporting capabilities, we'll get a much better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses in your game.

Information to Enter: Tee Shot, Fairway (left, right or on), Directional Approach (left, right, short, far), Chipping, Pitching, Sand Traps, Up and Downs, Number of Putts, Distance of Made Putts, Total Score

 

Click Link below or Paste in your browser for Shot Tracker

 http://http//richgreenwoodgolf.com/Shop/ProductDetail/tabid/9383/rvdsfpid/shot-tracker-246/Default.aspx


One Week "Tune-Up"

 

We are bringing back for a limited time the "One Week Tune-up".  It is like having your very own one week golf school.  You have 7 consecutive days to take up to Five- 1 hour lessons.  If you are looking to make a minor change in your swing or have a simple tune-up this is the program for you.  The "One Week Tune-up" costs $290. 

Contact us today at 818-597-8756