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The Four Pre-Swing Fundamentals: Part 1 of 4

Exhibit B. 3 most widely used ways to grip a golf= club. Left to right: 10 Finger, Over Lap, Inter Lock.

Golf Tips Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org The four pre-swing fundamentals of the golf swing are grip, stance, alignment and ball position. The pre-swing fundamentals are the most important elements to becoming a better golfer. There are a million different ways to swing the club and make the golf ball go towards the target, however correct pre-swing fundamentals are universal. Bad fundamentals lead to bad habits in the golf swing. I teach golfers who aim 30 yards right of their target. The student will hit the first shot 30 yards right of their target, turn to me and say, “See, I told ... Read More »

One Plane / Two Plane

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Golf Tips Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org The Plane Truth for Golfers by Jim Hardy is one of the best books written about golf for the casual golfer and the PGA teaching professional. In the book, Hardy explains the one and two plane swing and what swing the golfer should use. Even though I not a method teacher nor am I a Jim Hardy disciple, I use the knowledge from The Plane Truth for Golfers to help students improve. One bit of knowledge I use is changing spine angle tilt at address and shoulder tilt on the backswing to match the arm ... Read More »

Putting Around With Rules Changes

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Golf Tips Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.or As you may have heard the United States Golf Association and The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews — the governing bodies for the rules of golf — have made a controversial rule change. The rule change, 14-b anchoring the club, states that in making a stroke a player must not anchor the club either “directly” or by use of an “anchor point.” Many PGA Tour professionals who make a living playing golf will be affected by this decision. Some tour professionals, like Webb Simpson and Kegan Bradley, have been using anchored putters ... Read More »

Get Fit, Technology is Your Friend

Get the correct golf clubs by getting club fit by your local PGA Professional. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Golf Tips Todd Elliott telliott@hideawaybeachclub.org The progression of technology has changed the world. Technology has helped the world and the people who live in it. New tools have given people more attainable information. As for golf and golf instruction, technology has done the same. Technology, such as the Trackman Launch Monitor with a Doppler Radar System, gives teachers and fitters information on why the ball takes off in a certain direction; why the ball turns after it takes off; how the club should descend into the ball; the rate of which the golf ball descends; etc. More information also comes ... Read More »

Golf Club Reception

The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek kicked-off the season with a Golf Reception featuring delicious food and delightful conversation. Held outside on the Caxambas Terrace at The Club & Spa, the reception was highlighted by heavy appetizers and specially concocted beverages along with live entertainment. The event was an opportunity for Golf Club members to rekindle old friendships and establish new relationships. The event also marked the “official” start of a busy season of exciting tournaments, clinics and special events for members and their guests. The Golf Club provides superior member services and offers everything needed for a wonderful day on ... Read More »

The Golf Club offers non-resident memberships

Situated amidst lush natural surroundings with saw grass marshes and abundant wildlife in Naples, Florida, The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek has consistently been ranked among the top in the nation. Non-residents now have access to The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek.  A limited number of non-resident annual and seasonal memberships are available at The Golf Club. Memberships are tailored to the needs of area golfers with term date flexibility and no up-front fees. By becoming a Member-for-a-day, golfers have the perfect opportunity to experience it first-hand. The Golf Club at Fiddler’s Creek presents golf as nature intended. Designed by acclaimed golf course architect ... Read More »

Michael Tighe Awarded Marriott Hotels & Resorts 2012 EDGE Award

Marco Island Marriott’s Resident Manager Shines As Marriott International’s EDGE Award recipient Michael Tighe, Resident Manager of Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa, was awarded one of Marriott International’s top honors, the 2012 EDGE award. The EDGE (Excellence in Delivering the Guest Experience) award is an annual award presented by CEO Arne Sorenson. It recognizes world-class leadership and outstanding contributions to the success of rooms operations discipline within Marriott International. Tighe was nominated by General Manager Rick Medwedeff. “Mike is a 22-year hospitality veteran and during his past six years at Marco Island Marriott he has led the ... Read More »