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The Grip – The Classic Swing Golf School

Posted by : | On : 01-06-2016 | Comments Off on The Grip – The Classic Swing Golf School
The Grip – The Classic Swing Golf School
A quality grip is a grip that places the handle in the fingers and NOT in the palms of your hands.  When the grip is placed in the fingers, there is optimal leverage and control from the hands and wrists. The position of the thumbs on the grip is very important as well. The thumbs should be placed off center with your top thumb in back of center and your bottom thumb forward of center. The focal point to key on when checking your grip is the letter V. The line formed between the thumb and the fore finger forms a V which should be pointed at the trailing shoulder. The slogan we have at The Classic Swing Golf School is “match up the V’s.” It does not matter if you overlap, interlock, or use the eight finger baseball grip. Grip style is your preference. There is no consensus as to which grip type is most “correct” when holding the club. Comfort should guide your preference and style is unique to the individual, but “palms facing one another” is the general rule to follow when placing your hands on the grip. The responsibility of your hands in the golf swing is to control the club face. A strong grip is when both hands are rotated counterclockwise or too far to the right. A weak grip is when both hands are rotated clockwise or too far to the left. Finally, a neutral grip is with both hands centered, and thumbs just off of center. A neutral to strong grip is most widely recommended because these two types allow more desirable control of the clubface. If...

Tension & How it Powers Your Driver Swing

Posted by : | On : 28-01-2016 | Comments Off on Tension & How it Powers Your Driver Swing
Tension & How it Powers Your Driver Swing
Tension is the number one enemy in the game of golf, and when golfers search for distance, the muscles tend to tighten instead of relax. Effort is not the answer! There are three key essentials for power with the driver; relaxed arms, full turn back and through, and the release. Number one is to have relaxed arms. Power comes from relaxed muscles not tight muscles. Number two is the turn. You have to load the power to be able to dump the power. You will need to get a full shoulder turn in the backswing to load up the energy. Lastly, take the energy and release it through impact with forearm rotation. There are two major reasons that prevent golfers from hitting the ball solidly. These reasons included tension in the arms and an incomplete backswing shoulder turn. When you set up at address, make sure your arms, shoulders and chest are nice and relaxed. Take a deep breath and key on lighter grip pressure. Awareness of the body’s state of relaxation is vital for power. In your backswing, you want to focus on a complete shoulder turn. Feel the left shoulder rotate behind the golf ball and to a point approximately over the right knee. The left shoulder is going to move the golf club back! Now it’s time to release the energy through the golf ball with forearm rotation. The release of energy is a combination of the body turning and the arms rotating from impact to the finish of the golf swing. So the key essentials for power with the driver; deep breathing to induce relaxation,...

Stretching Exercises – The Classic Golf Swing Way

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Stretching Exercises – The Classic Golf Swing Way
The following will describe some exercises that will guarantee your golf muscles to be warmed up before you play or practice. I am going to stretch all of the most important parts of the body for the golf swing. Tension in the body is the nemesis to good golf shots. Becoming loose and relaxed is a component to enjoyment! For the first stretch, we are going to isolate the muscles in the shoulders, back, lats, and the rotator cuffs. These muscle groups are vital to the golfer’s ability to turn. Exercise number one, hold the golf club out in front of your chest with the left palm up on one end of the club and the right palm down on the other end. Now rotate the left arm up and over the right arm. From here, place your feet together and do a waste bend, this will stretch the lumbar, gluts, hamstrings and the calves. Ideally we are going to hold each stretch for at least 10 seconds. For our second stretch, we are going to have the right palm up and left palm down. Rotate the right arm up and over the left. While standing erect, rotate the chest to the right by opening up the hips to stretch out the back and then rotate your trunk to the left. For the final exercise, spread your feet and straighten your arms up above your head. Look up to the sky, reach for the sky and lean back. This stretches the belly and the back. Now, bring your eyes forward, point your toes forward, and go into a deep squat. This is going to get all the blood flowing through the quads, hamstrings, and gluts...

Flying Wedges – What you Need to Know

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Flying Wedges – What you Need to Know
Do you ever wonder why your ball is spinning too far left or too far right? Maybe you should check out your clubface! At The Classic Swing Golf School, we have a drill that is helpful anytime of the year but specifically starting out the season. This drill is going to help out your clubface control as well as your pivot. At The Classic Swing Golf School, we call this the 9:00-3:00, toe up to toe up drill. On the video, you will see that I am demonstrating with a 9 iron and 6 iron, but this drill can be completed with any club in your bag. If I am standing inside a clock, address is 6:00. In your backstroke when the club is parallel to the ground, this position will be referred to as 9:00. At this point, you should have the toe of the golf club pointing up to the sky. Then, as you make the motion through with your body, you want to go to 3:00 with the toe pointing up to the sky as well. On your way to 3:00, known as the follow through, make sure your arms are at full extension. You will need forearm rotation to execute this drill properly. The primary goal is to understand that the hands control the clubface. When the toe of the club points up at 9:00 and 3:00 the clubface is square during the swing. Undesirable spin on the golf ball means an improperly aligned clubface. The 9:00- 3:00 toe up to toe up drill ensures a square clubface, therefore, a more neutral spin on the ball. If the golf ball is spinning crazy, try this drill!

Proper Alignment – Let Ted Frick Show You How

Posted by : | On : 21-12-2015 | Comments Off on Proper Alignment – Let Ted Frick Show You How
Proper Alignment – Let Ted Frick Show You How
All good golf starts with proper alignment! Proper alignment begins from behind the ball. You must first put your body in a position, no more than ten feet behind the ball, where the ball is directly between you and your target. This is when you should positively visualize your upcoming shot. Try to imagine a pair of railroad tracks. One side of the track represents your target line. This line passes through the middle of your golf ball and extends to your target and beyond. The other side of the track is your body line. It is aligned parallel left of your target line. Once you have established a visual image of these two lines, pick out a “spot” on the ground no more than two feet in front your ball that lies directly on the target line. Your “spot” might be a dark or light blade of grass, a piece of pine straw, a divot, a broken tee, or anything else that you can easily pick out when you address the ball. It is much easier to achieve proper alignment by moving your target from two hundred yards away to two inches in front of your ball. In the video, I am on a dog leg right and the tee box sets you up to the left. This scenario deceptively works me away from the hole. Where do you aim? I like to use the logo on my ball to reflect my target line. With the line, set it up to a designated target towards the middle of the fairway. After correctly positioning the clubface and establishing your target line, position your feet, knees, hips, and shoulders parallel...

MyrtleBeachGolfPackages.com Partners with The Classic Swing Golf School

Posted by : | On : 01-12-2015 | Comments Off on MyrtleBeachGolfPackages.com Partners with The Classic Swing Golf School
MyrtleBeachGolfPackages.com Partners with The Classic Swing Golf School
MyrtleBeachGolfPackages.com has announced a partnership with The Classic Swing Golf School, a recognized Top 25 Golf School in the country by Golf Magazine. Owner and Director of Instruction Ted Frick,  will be writing teaching tips twice a month. Tips will be everything from posture and grip to stretching and exercise for the golf swing. The Classic Swing Golf School is located at the beautiful Legends Resort & Golf in the heart of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Offering personal attention, high quality instruction and superb practice facilities The Classic Swing offers lessons from beginners to high handicappers and training for aspiring tour professionals. With programs customized to each golfer focusing on individual skill level and golfing goals, the staff uses state of the art technology video analysis, teaching aids and repeatable drills to help get your game and swing where you want. Ted is a Certified Class A PGA Teaching Professional with a Doctorate in The Golfing Machine (G.S.E.D). Also, Ted is a certified trainer with TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) and was recognized in 2005 as the Carolinas Section Teacher of the Year. Expect these golf tips to range from fundamentals to drills as well as stretching and strengthening. Please feel free to contact Ted Frick at tfrick@classicswing.com with questions and you can always visit he and his team at www.classicswing.com for specials and more insightful information.

Why Do Courses in Myrtle Beach Double Tee ?

Posted by : | On : 29-04-2013 | Comments Off on Why Do Courses in Myrtle Beach Double Tee ?
Why Do Courses in Myrtle Beach Double Tee ?
  Most golfers visiting Myrtle Beach love mid morning tee times. What they do not know is that most courses do not offer mid morning tee times for one reason, money! The term “Double Tee” means that golf courses will start groups off the 1st and 10th hole at the same time. If a golf course in Myrtle Beach started every group playing that day on the 1st hole, that would leave the back nine open for about 2 hours and 15 mins, depending on the tee time increments each course operates. Why is this a problem? It would leave about 15 open tee times. At 4-golfers per tee time, that is a lot of golfers and a lot of lost revenue. If a golf course has an average green fee of $50 per golfer, that is an additional $3,000 per day in green and cart fees only that the course is not making.  Not to mention lost revenue in the pro shop and food and beverage. On the higher end, if a golf course has an average green fee of $200 per golfer, that could be $12,000 per day of money lost, again depending on the tee time schedule. When planing your next Myrtle Beach Golf Package keep in mind, the majority of golf courses do not have open tee times after 9:30 am depending on the course. Become a Fan of our Facebook Page  or Follow us on Twitter @mbgolfpro 

The Five Longest Golf Holes In Myrtle Beach

Posted by : | On : 20-02-2013 | Comments Off on The Five Longest Golf Holes In Myrtle Beach
The Five Longest Golf Holes In Myrtle Beach
As the Spring Myrtle Beach Golf Season has arrived, the grand strand will start to see an influx of golfers from all over the world. These golfers come from all types of golfing backgrounds. High handicappers, low handicappers and guys who think they hit the ball 300 yards off the tee every time they put the peg in the ground at each tee box. This had me thinking about how many golfers want to test their game while here in the Worlds #1 golf destination. Below is a list of “The Five Longest Holes in Myrtle Beach.” 1. Farmstead Golf Links – #18 767 yards Par 6 – Yes that is a Par 6. This hole has golfers teeing off in South Carolina and putting out in North Carolina. With the green featuring water on the left side, this will make or break you game or should I say this hole will let get back the skins you lost with the famous 18th hole press!!! 2. True Blue Plantation – #1, 624 yards, Par 5 – The Longest Par Five in Myrtle Beach gets golfers going as the first hole on this famous Mike Stranz design is a dog leg left with a waste bunker down the entire left side. True Blue is constantly ranked in the “Top 100 Golf Courses in America”. 3. Eagle Nest Golf Club – #17, 616 yards, Par 5 – A challenging straight away long Par 5, that features water in front of the green. The Gene Hamm design only lets the Big Hitters dream about going for this hole in two.   4. Pearl West Golf Links – #14, 614 yards, Par 5 –...