Mike Southern learned the basics of golf from Carl Rabito, the PGA Professional who coached LPGA major winner Jeong Jang to her 2005 Women's British Open win. He's played in a few local professional tournaments and written numerous instructional articles for Golfsmith.com. He currently writes the long-running "Ruthless Golf" blog, which is aimed at helping weekend players improve their game without overtaxing the rest of their lives.
Why waste hours, days, or even weeks learning a new putting stroke... when you can become a scoring machine with the one you've already got?
Ruthless Putting is the owner's manual that should have come with your putter. In it you'll learn the simple techniques you need in order to take strokes off your game.
Hit it long! This Quick Guide focuses on the downswing — how to load the shaft at the top of your backswing and unload it at impact. It helps you understand both how to make the correct moves and how to avoid the incorrect ones. And it gives you a clear understanding of what your club does during your downswing so you can cooperate with it and develop the most clubhead speed possible.
Everybody wants to hit the ball a little closer to the hole. "Accurate Iron Play" focuses on the techniques that help you better judge distance and direction with your irons and then put the ball where you meant it to go.
Learn the basics of a fundamentally sound swing! Almost every swing problem, including an over-the-top swing, is the result of a poor takeaway and a poor change of direction at the top of the backswing. Using some simple instruction and a few easy drills, "Stop Coming Over-the-Top" can help almost any golfer get his swing back on plane while improving both distance and accuracy.
Sometimes you simply have to HIT IT HARD. In this Quick Guide you'll learn the basics of how to swing hard and still find your golf ball -- how to move your legs properly and maintain your posture, keep your swing on plane, get extra power by creating upper and lower body separation, how to keep tension from making your swing jerky, and more. Anybody can learn to HIT IT HARD!
"The Putt Whisperer" explains exactly why the belly putter appears to help some players while not helping others; teaches you how to build a completely new putting stroke that incorporates all the necessary fundamentals; includes drills to teach you how a good stroke feels; and teaches you what it means to have a "light grip pressure."
Don't struggle to make putts. Become a Putt Whisperer!
Do you think sports psychology means repeating "You can do it!" to yourself as you prepare to make a scary shot? Let Mike Southern, author of the long-running Ruthless Golf blog, teach you how to build a strong self-belief that won't wilt under pressure. You CAN learn to "Think Like a Golfer"!