Sunday, January 31, 2010


BOCA RATON, Florida - Watching TV can be entertaining. What's more, sometimes the content that's supposed to be dead serious turns out to be the most entertaining of all. And funniest!

Last night I watched part of a golf instruction infomercial. What caught my eye was the guy who was swinging a tennis racquet and golf club together. Would that be legal in a golf tournament?

The thought process was an attempt to illustrate how a golfer should be feeling like he or she is hitting a two-handed forehand tennis smash when swinging the golf club. They didn't say whether this would work with a tennis ball sitting down in thick bermuda grass.

The whole absurd program got me to thinking, though. What about creating all sorts of analogies between the golf swing and God-knows-what? My first silly thought was that the golf swing should feel like I'm beating eggs for an omelet. Flip that wrist....flip that wrist.....How about a hula hoop as an aid to making a full hip turn? Want to hit your putts the right distance? Practice making your bowling ball stop just short of the one-pin. Yikes! Cure a slice by closing your eyes? Why not?

Is the tennis/golf guy a scammer? In my opinion he's not. No more than the golf pro who keeps trying to teach complicated things to students who can't possibly learn them. In their minds, the lessons they impart should work for everyone because it works for them.

You can't bring your Louisville slugger to the golf course. Whatever swing pattern you developed in your garage using a racquet, a bat, a rake or a hoe will vanish once you have a golf club in your hands. My suggestion for those who want to feel like they are swinging a tennis racquet is to play tennis, not golf. If you want to play golf-really good golf-figure out the best way to swing an actual golf club.

Uncomplicated, inexpensive and definitely not tennis.
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Revised 09-03-2012

Friday, January 29, 2010


CLEVELAND, Ohio - One of the methods for becoming well known on the internet is to write an article that is both factual and informative about a subject of interest to you. There are many sites that specialize in publishing such articles. The advantage to having your article appear in one of these sites is that they have a head-start in the SEO department. That is, your piece about golf lessons will be found by Google and the other search engines right away vs. your having to develop your web site or blog enough to get the same exposure.

Whenever I submit a golf article to a site like Factoidz, Articlesnatch or Suite 101 I'm guaranteed new vistors to both my blog and web site, . So it makes sense to use these publishing sites from time to time.

Yesterday I got an alert in my inbox informing me that one of my golf instruction articles was published. Of course, I clicked on it. Don't know why it never occurred to me before but now I notice something that bothers me about the whole arrangement.

You see, these article-publishing sites exist through advertising revenue. You get your article published and they sell advertising space around it. But sometimes this has unanticipated ramifications.

My articles are about golf. One of the subjects I wrote about, for instance, was junior golf. In my opinion, appropriate advertisements accompanying the piece should have been golf-related but instead, right next to my article were ads like "Learn how to pick up the hottest girls on campus" and display ads for everything from steroids to pro life counseling. Regardless of my position on various products or causes, do I want my readers being subjected to these pitchmen? An ad for golf shafts or golf vacations would be more appropriate but as an author I have no control over which ads appear on the same page as my article. It's led me to make a difficult choice.

As a businessman in the business of selling golf instructional DVDs, exposure means customers. But as a moral person I cringe at the thought of a kid reading my article and then clicking on the adjacent steroid ad out of curiosity. My intention is to never use an ambiguous title: I clearly and specifically convey the topic and content out of a respect for readers. I hope to create articles that are considered relevant and trustworthy. But I'm being subverted by ads. Most are innocuous but you risk being read next to other ads that are far less so.

Consider this a lesson learned if you are planning to publish articles through third-party sites. Don't want a LADIES IN THE NUDE advertisement next to your adventures in putting article? Then do what I plan to do in the future-investigate the site thoroughly by doing searches and noting whether accompanying ads are related to the article in some way.


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Revised 09-03-2012

Tuesday, January 12, 2010



NEW YORK, New York - The total number of women's golfers remains flat at around 23% of all adult golfers in the U.S. If there are 50 million golfers in the world then about 12 million are female. So what is the best golf swing for women golfers?

A few things are evident. First, percentage wise, there are as many, if not more, bad women golfers as there are bad male hackers. You've likely got problems with distance, accuracy, balance, putting and more. There are few DVD lessons that specialize in golf swings for women. The OVER THE TOP GOLF method works for everyone who wants to learn a great golf swing, women included.  If you're looking for the best golf instruction that builds confidence right from day one, you'll get it here by ordering the OVER THE TOP GOLF instructional eBook.

“What is average women’s golf driving distance?”

arualla2002: I’m thinking between 75 to 125 yards. Depends on how good your swing is.

amarie319: I’ve been golfing for about 4 years, although I’m not that good! I average about 150 yards on a drive. That’s if I hit it right!

Doug: The average ladies drive is 175 yards.

Georgia Peach: I would say between 175 to 200, maybe 215 if  I play, and if I powder one its probably 200, 150 on a bad day…a VERY bad day

plsme: If your handicap is above 20, then you should drive about 180 yards.

The average woman's handicap is 28 yet comparatively few women avail themselves of lessons or other instructional methods. And, as with men, according to golf professionals, 90% of women amateurs have an  an outside-in, known as over the top,  golf swing.

Combine all of this with the perception that women are more driven to succeed than men, I'd have guessed that at least one-third of my customers would be female.

Would you believe one-quarter? A tenth?

Nope, less than 10% of golfers who purchased  the 
OVER THE TOP GOLF DVD have been women.

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Revised 10-06-2012