V1 Golf App and a great instructor make a difference

Finally, I don’t feel like a self-absorbed, anal-retentive geek on the range taking video of myself. I’ve been a big believer in taking video of my swing to see what I’m doing, but I’ve always felt self-conscious setting up my digital camera on the range. It was also fussy and I often wouldn’t bother with video. But about a month ago I downloaded the V1 Golf App on my iPhone. It makes it easy to capture video and review it on the range or … [Read more...]

How I learned not to care what I look like

  One of the hardest parts of converting to the Single Plane Swing was getting past the self-conscious notion that I’d look different. I’ve been exhibiting my new Single Plane Swing address at my course for about a month now and no one has walked up to me and gone, ‘Holy crap Tim, what the hell you doing there?’ Well, no one would say that. That was my big fat ego blustering away. As if anyone really cares what I look like playing … [Read more...]

A writing update–the Moe Norman golf book

    The Moe Norman instruction book is getting close to completion, so it's pretty exciting. I wrote the book with golf professional Todd Graves who has built a successful business teaching the Single Plane Swing. Todd became friends with Moe and became so adept at Moe's swing that he was dubbed Little Moe. Todd really knows Moe's swing. Hell, enough to write a book about it obviously. Todd and I worked on the text through … [Read more...]

The secret of golf revealed–become an ideal student

Before Todd Graves reveals the secret to playing great golf, he always tells his audience: “I know you won’t do this.” So, here it is. The Holy Grail of Golf. The tip of tips. The Secret. Hear it, live it, and pursue it with the doggedness of hobbits trekking to Mordor. Maestro… music please: “Don’t play golf for six months.” Oh wow. There it is. Finally. “Are you kidding? That’s freaking it!” I can hear you say, or variations of … [Read more...]

The Ideal Student doesn’t play golf

So much snow has fallen on lovely Rockwood that I don’t know where to put it all, but it has been a great winter for golf.  In mid-January, I began working on learning the Single-Plane Swing based on the move of the late legend Moe Norman, and—in my earnest way—I’ve pledged to be the Ideal Student. With four feet of snow outside, I’ve been diligently working daily on drills in my basement to learn Moe’s swing. According to Todd Graves, who … [Read more...]