We can’t wait to get our hands on the new uPro Golf GPS from uPlay. We first saw it at the PGA Show in Orlando, and we’re truly blown away. Then our rep brought one by for a demonstration, it is absolutely incredible. The uPro GPS features a video flyover, which is just amazing. An actual video flyover showing the exact hole your are playing in incredible detail. With numerous features and cutting edge technology, the uPro Golf GPS is in a class of its own. You’ll definitely want to take a look at the flash demonstration by clicking here. Unlike other golf gps units, the uPro does not require a subscription, you simply purchase the courses you want to download, starting at $10/course and as low as $4/course when buying several at a time. The uProGolf GPS will be shipping in early May, so prebook your order and be the first to take advantage of this groundbreaking technology.
Improving Your Stance – After a few missed fairway or shots that have traveled off the beaten path, golfers typically make alignment adjustments. With these adjustments or compensations the golfer intends to steer or guide the ball to the target. (The alignment of your feet and body in relation to your target-line). If you play like an insider, someone who understands and practices the fundamentals of a sound golf swing, you too will find yourself hitting those targets.
Becoming an Insider to the Game of Golf
Chances are good that you’ve often felt like an outsider to the game of golf, as if you’re trying to play and comprehend the game from the outside-in—as in aiming your habitually slicing drives at or into a line of trees, or out over the rough, or sometimes even out-of-bounds, in hopes of curving or steering your spinning ball back into the fairway—or in regularly trying to swing or steer your slicing drives away from the direction in which you commonly hit them (away from the right if you play right-handed), by aligning your feet, hips, and shoulders well outside the optimal target-line. If you do these things, you are indeed playing the game from the outside-in—and in an exaggerated manner—because in trying to compensate for the effects of your habitual outside-in swing, you are actually exacerbating them.
By setting yourself up well outside the optimal target-line, you cause the club to be taken back further outside the correct swing-plane than it would otherwise be, and you increase (rather than decrease) the chances that the club will cut across the ball, and slice it. Your instinct is to swing your arms away from the slicing direction in which you normally hit the ball; but the logic of golf is counter-instinctual if, like most golfers, you are already swinging the club from the outside-in.
Your stance should be such that you align your feet and body as the logic and physics of good golf demand, by adjusting your stance as if you are going to hit the ball “straight down the middle,” as Bing Crosby once sang—or even by aligning yourself slightly to the right of your target line, as if you mean to draw the ball from right to left—and then by swinging from the inside-out, by taking the club back inside your target-line as you start your backswing, and by following the same inside-out plane on your downswing.
This type of practice, golfers of all skill sets can benefit from. These simple adjustments will automatically improve your results and it doesn’t hurt to have a trained and watchful eye to ensure you are properly aligned.
By: Bob Burns, PGA Master Professional, 2007 WI Section PGA Teacher of the Year, Top 50 Instructor and inventor of the No Bananas driver. www.bobburnsgolf.com
It is often said that “perfect practice makes perfect”. Well then does practicing like a pro make you a pro? Maybe not, but if you want to get the mental side of your golf game in shape, you need to get the “Practice Like A Pro 5 DVD Set“. Hosted by and featuring legendary sports psychologist, Dr. Bob Rotella, Practice Like A Pro will help you unlock the mental secrets used by Tour Professionals, including Tom Kite, David Toms, Padraig Harrington, and Tripp Isenhour. You’ll definitely want to check out a sample of the Practice Like A Pro Infomercial. As well as a few excerpts from the DVD series. With a little work, your mental game will be sharper than ever.