Monthly Archives: February 2010

Hank Haney and My New Favorite Training Aid


I went to the Carolinas P.G.A. show this past Monday and Tuesday to attend our annual meeting and to see Hank Haney speak at our section teaching summit. I thought it was great to hear from one of our premier instructors who teaches the best player on the planet (Tiger Woods) and the worst (Charles […]

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GURU TV – 3 WAYS TO CHANGE THE CLUBFACE


This show topic goes with my June column that I just submitted to Golf Illustrated. Title: “The D Plane” and The importance of the club face. Did I mention that I have an article in the February issue of GI? See you on the lesson tee, Guru

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TrackmanTour Numbers and The Importance of an Expert Fitter


Club fitting has always been a high priority for me as a teacher. An expert fitter has the ability to make the teacher look like a genius by giving the student a tool that fits him or her and allowing them to reach their golfing potential. At the Dana Rader Golf School, we have one of […]

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GURU TV – TAKEAWAY BROOM DRILL


Here is a drill that I use with students that tend to roll the club too far inside on the takeaway. I filmed another show today that goes with my upcoming Golf Illustrated Article in June called “The D-Plane and the Importance of the club face”. It will be up in the next few days. […]

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“THE BALL FLIGHT LIES” AND THE “D-PLANE”


One of the most important thing that I do as a teacher is help my students understand why the flies the way it does or accurately read their ball flight. As a young (younger, haha) instructor, I was trained in the nine ball flights (possibilities)and the 5 ball flight laws. It stated that the a. path […]

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Width is Better than Length


In order to regain some of my old form, I hit a few ball this week in the cold Charlotte weather. I have always been a very solid ball striker but over the years I have lost a few yards. In order for me to compete I need to hit it further so this is […]

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GURU TV – “Sliders & Swayers”-Fitness Episode #4


The 4 areas of your golf game that you must work on are: 1)The full swing 2)the short game/putting 3)The mental game and 4)YOUR FITNESS What does your fitness regimen include? Are you working on your weak areas? Do you know where your weak links are? Find a ceritified TPI Instructor and get an assessment […]

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Stricker Wins NTO as Mickelson Struggles


Steve Stricker takes a six shot lead into the Northern Trust Open, shoots 70 and hangs onto a 2 shot victory over Luke Donald. This moves him into the 2nd place in the world rankings and is currently the best player in the world that is actually playing golf. I have heard that Tiger is out of sex rehab […]

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Time To Get Your Groove On


With all the talk this weekend about” Groovegate” and some professional golfers getting called cheaters, I thought I would weigh in on this new groove situation. Do you understand the rule?What is this loophole that Ping is involved in? What does all this mean for the recreational golfer. I will attempt to answer all of these questions as […]

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P.G.A. Show New Product Review


I have had a few days to review and discuss what myself and my colleagues liked at the show. I have been going to the show for about the last 10 years and it has definitely changed in the fact that some of the companies have pulled out but there was still quite a buzz and […]

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