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Spring Into Great Golf This Year!


 

cropped-sds_andrewkigergolf_pria_whitebg1.jpgSpring is here and it’s time to jump right into great golf this year! After teaching golf for 13 years I’m dedicating this year to taking my teaching and your game to the next level. This winter I revamped my teaching practice with the best teaching methods and technologies available in the golf industry. Come see for yourself why people are raving about Andrew Kiger Golf.

Located at the Marc Lapointe Golf Academy in Fort Mill, SC we have the latest high tech hitting bays, high speed video, 3D analysis, and Flightscope X3 Dopplar Radar. I promise you will see a difference in both your lesson experience and the improvement in your game.

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Please let me know if your ready to have your lowest score on the course this year by booking on
 http://marclapointegolf.uschedule.com/OnlineAppointments.aspx
or contacting me via my personal cell 919-449-4274 or email me drew@marclapointegolf.com.

As always I want to hear about your game and how you and your family are doing. If you are already a student let me know what I can do this year to make golf more fun for you and help you on your journey with your game.

Fairways and Greens,
Andrew Kiger, PGA

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New Home For Andrew Kiger Golf


 

When I started teaching golf eleven years ago, I had a dream to become a top 100 golf instructor. It has been an incredible journey so far and I appreciate everyone who has supported Andrew Kiger Golf along the way. It brings me great pleasure to announce the next step in my career. I have been hired to be the Lead Instructor at Marc Lapointe Golf. It will be my job to run and operate top notch PGA Teaching programs at Fort Mill Golf Club, Springfield Golf Club, Chester Golf Club, and Lancaster Golf Club.

I am incredibly excited about this opportunity and I know I can deliver on all your golf instruction needs. The Marc Lapointe Golf facility at Fort Mill Golf Club houses state of the art teaching technology such as FlightScope X2 Elite, high speed video equipment, Tomi 3D Putting analysis, and three huge high def TVs to display club data and video analysis. The facility also has two indoor bays so that instruction is always a possibility, no matter the weather.

I have also embarked on a mission to help juniors become great golfers through the Operation 36 platform. It will help every junior golfer to one day shoot par, or better, and have a lot of fun doing so. You’re going to love it!

Be on the lookout for things to come. This year, we are going to get better at this game, your scores are going to lower, and we are going to have a lot more fun!

Phone-919-449-4274

Email- drew@marclapointegolf.com

 

 

Ball Position


This fundamental is key when switching between clubs. Make sure you practice your ball position along with alignment to improve your ballstriking.

Thanks for watching and I hope to see everyone on the lesson tee soon

Andrew Kiger, PGA MBA GSEB

919-449-4274

drew@marclapointegolf.com

www.andrewkiger.com

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Posture- An Important Fundamental


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Getting Out Of The Sand


If you are struggling with your bunker game or just want to get better this video will help you get better and you will start having more confidence in the sand.

Here are the key points that I address:

1. The main technique that allows you to get out of the sand. For example; Wrist hinge, weight forward, thumping through the sand to the follow through, hitting the same spot every time)

2. Not Everyone needs to open their clubface. (An explanation of which technique is right for you and how to use that technique)

3. What is Bounce? How is it used? When should I use it? How much should I have on my wedge?

 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone enjoys the new year!

Please email drew@marclapointegolf.com if you have questions or call 919-449-4274 to schedule a lesson.

Check out our website www.andrewkiger.com and feel free to message me on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/andrewkigerpga

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How To Fix Your Slice


If you enjoyed this video and would like to work personally with me call 919-449-4274 to book a lesson or email me at drew@marclapiontegolf.com

I have also been taking video request from my students on what type of content should be on the website. If you would like to see a certain topic on this website please leave a comment below.

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Grip- The #1 Fundamental in Golf


Take a look at the following video to see how to properly grip the golf club. Gripping the golf club properly will not only lower your scores but it will also feel incredible when you start striking the ball more squarely and in the sweet spot.

If you enjoyed this video and would like to work personally with me call 919-449-4274 to book a lesson or email me at drew@marclapointegolf.com

I have also been taking video request from my students on what type of content should be on the website. If you would like to see a certain topic on this website please leave a comment below.

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Climbing the Ladder to a Better Short Game.


One of the best ways to get better in your short game is to become more creative around the greens. There is never one “perfect shot” that you can play in every situation. For instance; When you want to hit a 20 yard shot to a back pin where you have plenty of green to work with it is best to play a low bump and run shot back in your stance. This provides less room for error with a shorter more repeatable backswing. However if the pin is in the front of the green with sand or rough to carry you must be able to hit the high pitch/lob shot to loft the ball into the air and land it softly next to the pin. Being able to hit multiple shots around the green with multiple trajectories will help you play the shot that best fits the situation.

A great way to practice imagery and creativity is to imagine hitting shots through different rungs of a ladder. In the picture of the ladder above there are 10 levels and 10 trajectories that you can possibly hit. Imagine the ladder about 10 ft. in front of you and attempt the following drill. The drill below has you hitting 10 different shots with 10 different ball positions. Using this drill will help you develop the skills necessary to hit the ball close to any pin in any situation.

Phone: 919-449-4274

Email: drew@marclapointegolf.com

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Do You Need a Swing Overhaul or Just an Oil Change?


Has anyone ever been through the following scenerio?

Your first tee ball hooks hard into the trees just like this one. (yikes, this could be a bad day)

On the next tee box you slice your ball 40 yards right of the fairway into someone’s house.

At this point you are wondering if you want to quit this game of golf?

No way. You don’t want to quit. So what do you do?

You want to change your golf game for the better so you embark on a quest to overhaul your golf swing and change everything about it.

In fact there are several teachers out there who would be happy to help you on this long journey. But ask yourself this question before you take off on the trip. “Do I really want to spend this much money and this much time creating brand new parts to my swing when I may already have some of the parts I need?”

Now if you are trying to build a Mercedes Benz and you have a bunch of parts meant for a Pinto then by all means you might need an upgrade. But if you’re that person with some decent parts looking to have a decent game you may only need to get an oil change.

There have been several times in which a student has come to me expecting that their swing is in total disarray and it needs to be overhauled into an entirely different package. They also have it in their mind that everything is wrong with their swing. In reality it is often the case that only a few things are missing and key components are not matching up. Here are a couple of keys to making sure your swing components match up.

1. Make sure your clubface matches your path-

When there is a difference between the clubface and the path the club is traveling there will be a curve to your golf ball. The more significant the difference between the two the more your ball will curve. Here are some minor changes that can help straighten out your ball flight. If your swing is too outside to in it is often the case that you need a stronger grip and a closed clubface at impact to match. Vice versa if your swing path is too inside to out you need to make sure your grip is weaker and your clubface is more open at impact to match. To fix your path here are some simple reccomendations. If you notice your divots are headed left of your target imagine swinging to first base and that your target is second base on the baseball field. If your divots are going too far to the right swing more towards third base to straighten out your path.

2. Make sure your ball position matches relative to the lowpoint of your swing-

Many players think there is a stock ball position that all players should be playing to but this is not always the case. Players who hit down sharply with a great deal of weight shift  into the front foot (lowest point of the swing in front of left shoulder) usually benefit from a farther forward ball position than normal.  Vice versa if you tend to hang back on your back foot and sweep the ball you should put your ball farther back in your stance than normal.

3. Match your swing type to your body type-

 

 

 

Different body types require different methods to hit the golf ball and you need to make sure your method is something you can repeat without difficulty.  More flexible players will be able to use a longer swing while stronger less flexible players should shorten their swings.  Taller players tend to utilize steeper more upright swings better while shorter players tend to swing better with flatter swings. If you are going to pick out a model to copy make sure that you are not trying to copy a swing like McIlroy’s if your body type is like Craig Stadler’s. Pick a swing that looks similar to your build and stick to it.

There are many more simple fixes that can be done to a golf swing to alleviate a great deal of swing errors. I still believe in swing overhauls from time to time but more often than not there are minor details that can be fixed to allow for better ball flight and more enjoyment. I also greatly recommend that you check in with your professional routinely for a check up to make sure your swing is running on all cylinders. After all you should take care of your game like it is a car you greatly care for.  If you are not hitting the ball well check with an experienced PGA professional near you who can help you to hit the ball better simply by changing a few parts instead of making you buy a new car.

If you enjoyed this post please visit our website at http://www.andrewkiger.com or give us a call to book a lesson at 919-449-4274

See you on the lesson tee,

Drew

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