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  • Your Most Important ArmA good setup and grip can vastly improve your striking. Most people set up comfortably to a golf ball and then wonder why they have no control over the ball. When you set up comfortably, it’s almost impossible to be in the right position at impact. If you set up in preparation for the dynamic […]
  • Clean Up your Golf SwingIt can be frustrating knowing you have the potential to be a great golfer, but just missing a few key details. At the Tour Striker Golf Academy, Martin Chuck works with you to become the best golfer you can be. Swinging a club should have a natural ease to it. Every once in a while, […]
  • Bunker ShotsWhile most golfers dread bunker shots, knowing how to navigate them is a contributing factor to hitting lower scores. Don't fall into the trap of trying to chase the ball down target line. Remember, a golf swing is a circular motion where the club travels around your body.
  • Positive DistractionIt can’t be denied that Golf is just as taxing mentally as it is physically. Putting especially can be intimidating and can fill even the best players’ head with doubt. To help combat the nerves and give yourself something to focus on other than the outcome, use a tactic called positive distraction. In other words, […]
  • How to Waggle How to WaggleOne of the most common questions to a Tour Pro after a major win is, “Were you nervous when…” It’s hard not to think about all the swing thoughts, all the circumstances, and the what if’s. How you relax and get ready to go can have a major impact on your results. The waggle is […]
  • Improve Your Lag for Better Ball StrikingLag is an often misunderstood concept in golf, often played up to be a mythical magic sauce for great ball striking. Lag in the swing delivers a stronger clubface to the ball. However, lag is simply the result of your body and the clubhead changing direction at different speeds. Lag is what happens when the […]
  • Scoring Shots Scoring ShotsSo many people try to stay down too long in the scoring shots around the green. Their body stalls. Their elbows separate. They’re unreliable. That’s what’s so great about the Tour Striker Smart Ball. It keeps your arms working together, forcing you to rely on your pivot and sequence to collect the ball; rotating your […]
  • Smart Ball Trail Arm Manage Your Trail Arm to Strike it SolidWhen you come to a golf school, you get lots of one-on-one time with the coaches, including Martin Chuck. This video shows Martin working with a student to better understand and control the relationship between the trail hand and lead hand coming into impact, his swing path, and consistently making contact with the ground in […]
  • Circular and Rotational A Golf Swing is both Circular and RotationalA golf swing has both circular and rotational elements to it.  I often encourage students to swing a club up off the ground because it’s easier to understand.  The problems arise when you try to tilt that circular and rotational move over to hit a golf ball. This is one of the reasons I created […]
  • Sweet Spots The #1 Requirement for Distance and ConsistencyThe #1 Requirement for Distance and Consistency Everyone wants more distance and consistency… Speed, compression, endless swing thoughts… but while you’re out there searching for that “swing secret,” you’re forgetting about the #1 Requirement for Distance and Consistency. The KEY that makes your speed and adjustments meaningful. The Secret Key? … Centered Contact What does […]