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ZeroSumJ1 says:

3 things: Long game, mid game, short game? haha
good vid Rick! thanks!

Alan Bonner says:

Rick, what is the simplest way to find the bottom of your swing arc?

Dave Redderz says:

looks like I’m gonna have to save some £££ for lessons.. only for the
driver do I struggle swing path, whilst I know what does what, I’m yet to
learn my body how to perform the movement. *sigh*

Matthew McIlroy says:

No.4 Good putting. It’s very hard to get a good final score if you can’t
control your short game.

Being good at putting will not only just lower your score! It will also
boost your confidence during the days you aren’t swinging as well. Knowing
that your short game will be there to help you, if you hit a poor shot.

Fantastic video as usual Rick !:) I wish I had a coach as good as you. I
have no coach so it’s hard to improve at times when you aren’t exactly sure
what you’re doing wrong 🙁 I usually coach myself using a camera and use
basic golf knowledge (checking my posture, spine angle, swing path in the
downswing, weight transfer, shaft lean, grip, aim). And looking at my
divots to figure out my path and angles. I can’t afford to buy a launch
monitor and none of the coaches nearby currently use one. It’s not always
easy when you’re on your own and want to play golf tournaments for a

Thanks for helping me become a better golfer with your fantastically
informative videos Rick ! Maybe if I’m lucky some day, I could have a coach
as good as you.

Daniel Estrada says:

My path is my problem. With my irons I play beautiful baby draw about 5
yards right to left but with my driver I tend to slice it . starts off
great but then just dramatically slices to the right. Liked this style of
video by the way. Keep up the good work. 

Dan Channer says:

Great vid. Point 1 being the most difficult to master.

Big d Coc says:

Rick your videos really made an impact on me as a golfer the have helped me
drop my score thanks i really appreciate it

Alan Tai says:

great video Rick, I think I’m stuck at #2 :(

CraigGolf says:

Makes a lot of sense! Great video again Rick!

Robert Holleyman says:

Nice video Rick
Tip for better strike and control and power would be great,
Thanks Ricky

Aidan Mcauley says:

I don’t have anywhere near me with a launch monitor so how would I find
these things out 

Rick Shiels PGA says:


campbell warnock says:

Where and how can i book a lesson with you Rick

Fernando Chin says:

you’re my motivation to become a great golfer

Cole Henderson says:

Hey Rick I was also wondering if I could keep my baseball grip and still
get great strike,control, and power.
I am 15 years old a 10 handy cap I’ve only been playing for 2 years and I
just want to get better,please help.

deckertone says:

Great video. The strike is my weak area! Followed by point 2 and 3…and
then putting!!;)

Vici Martynov says:

Mission Impossible – become a great golfer ha ha ha – at my age there is
only one way my game is going over the next few years – I now pretty much
hit the ball at the bottom centre of the arc but i now tend to do it
reliably, I really only hit down on it in heavy rough – it works for me – i
hit it dead straight though, lately I have been trying to learn to shape
the ball, I suspect that is the cause of my golfer’s elbow – power I don’t
need – interesting video :-)

Justin M says:

Rick, I’ve played golf for 2 summers now and this last one I was able to
get my score down from 100+ to low 90s and even in the 80s on my home
course. I was able to start playing 3-4 times a week with the sun and my
work schedule. I’m thinking of looking to get some lessons but don’t know
the first thing to look for in a PGA Professional. I live in Southern
California so there is a golf course every 5 miles it seems like and each
having their own pro at the course so I feel like I have a lot of options.
Any tips for finding a coach that really wants to help me improve the game
I have rather than just giving the usually go around the mill. As always,
thanks for posting this videos they’re super informational and very much

Thunder says:

Reminds me a bit of Bobby Clampett’s book “The Impact Zone”. That book
started to change my mind about technique and I’ve gotten into low single
digits (w /blades :). One trick to try – take a lofted wedge and learn to
pitch it 50 yards and low. You’ll have to get your hands ahead of the ball
and make clean strikes. That same basic feeling works on less lofted clubs
but it won’t be as exaggerated.

Currently I work on sweet spot, trajectory and distance control. What I
don’t work on is perfect backswing positions (anymore).

Cole Henderson says:

Hey rick I am trying to change my grip and I was wondering if there is
A way to change my grip without it feeling so weird. 

hejulien says:

Hi Rick, about this video : I often get good contact and ball flight but i
don t take any divot. I just brush the grass. What do you think ? What am I
missing ?

Tyler Good says:

Mizuno MP-15 review

SirBigSpur06 says:

Fantastic vid as usual. There are some days I can do all 3 and then others
where my entire swing falls apart and it just feels like I’ve never picked
up a club before. I realize this is golf, but I’m talking complete
meltdowns. Like I pick the club up and everything feels off or wrong. Any
experience with this or a tip on how to fix it mid round?

Cheers from Washington, D.C.!

sledge1960 says:

Excellent video Rick, well explained and something you don’t get too often.
I used to go to a pro who was all about power, he said ‘ If you get the
power the rest will follow’ it didn’t impress me at the time but this video
has just killed that theory. Thanks Rick.

Jan-Pierre Vidizzon says:

Rick, I love your videos, but you should really give a thanks or nod to the
originators of the true fundamentals of the swing and playing good golf –
Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer. AFAIK, they were the ones who first
categorized the points you make in your video. Also, in order of priority,
the three points are: Low point control, Power, that order.
Keep up the great work! Thanks.

Mange Mongland says:

Unsurprisingly I really struggle with the 3 of them! I hit the ground
first, I slice the ball with my long clubs (big time), and when it comes to
power, well, driver goes 170 yards…
Not a single coach with launch monitor in my area. Should I just quit Rick?


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