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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

 

 

New To Golf- A Beginners Guide To The Golf Swing


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Flightscope, Clubpath, And How The Ball Curves


Thanks for watching!!!!

Please visit www.andrewkiger.com or call 919-449-4274 or email drew@marclapointegolf.com to book a lesson.

You can follow me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/andrewkigerpga

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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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One day after Louis Oosthuizen’s amazing double eagle at the 3rd hole at the Masters I had one of the most amazing events in my golfing career. As if inspired by the professional’s amazing 4 iron from 254 I found a way to duplicate his amazing 2 on a par 5. That’s right! A DOUBLE EAGLE! It was an electrifying experience that I will never forget.

It all started when I blocked my Drive about 290 down the right hand side on the 17th hole at the Ballyntyne Resort. The miss almost hit a group of ladies who thought that the cart path was a good place for a morning stroll. (Little did I know they would be my only witnesses!!!)  For those that have not played the course it is exactly where you should be if you miss the fairway because of the ominous water hazard on the left hand side. The ball was sitting down in the rough a bit so I knew it was going to come out hot and with little to no spin. I lazered the distance off to 252 and started to plan a fade in my mind’s eye. When I saw the shot I wanted to hit I got my 3 wood out and made some fade rehearsals with my usual swing thought (3 quarter control swing). Then when I got up to the ball and hit the shot it felt like any other 3 wood and I assumed the worst when it started at the bunker that is placed just in front of the green.

Low and behold the ball finally started to fade just a bit to the right narrowly missing the bunker and hitting the front edge with a forceful bounce towards the back of the green. Once on the green the ball took on a mind of its own as it rolled over the ridge on the right side of the green making the ball break back beautifully right to left with excessive speed. I really expected the ball to chase off the back of the green and into the rough behind when out of nowhere the pin made a vibration that I could feel from 252 yards out. The vibration shot up my feet and before I knew it I was 5 ft up in the air jumping around like I had just won the masters. Luckily I turned around to the ladies behind me and asked “Did you see that?” “We sure did!” When I pulled the ball out of the hole I was happy to see my “Fightin’ Camels” logo on theProV1X.  (Campbell University’s mascot)

Too bad I couldn’t have hit the shot in the Masters like Louis did, but who knows if I can keep making some more double eagles I might give that a try next year!

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Solid State


Hit More Greens In Regulation This Spring By Staying More Centered-

As the golf season quickly approaches the time has come to brush off the dust and rust on those irons and to get back into playing shape.  Think about what will make this year your best on the golf course. Is it more power? More accuracy? If you’re like most golfers you want the ball to fly like a rocket, and for the shot to feel great. With that in mind, a good goal for this year might encompass striking the ball more consistently to hit more greens in regulation.

One of the most important aspects of solid ball striking is to strike the ball first, and then take a divot. This is done by controlling the lowpoint of the golf swing. The lowpoint should be just ahead of the golf ball to ensure solid contact. How can you improve your lowpoint so that you hit the ball solid every time? Start by staying more centered in the backswing.  When looking at the driving range this year at the Wells Fargo Championship I saw every player on the range take a divot after the ball on their iron shots. The winner, Lucas Glover, was the best that week and provides a great example of staying centered in the backswing. Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Jack Nicklaus, and with his recent swing change Tiger Woods, are also prime examples of great players who have stayed centered in the backswing.

Shifting your weight dramatically to your right foot or swaying back away from the target with your upper body will make it almost impossible to control the low point of your swing. By shifting or swaying too much, the player is forced to hunt for the ball, as well as compensate by lunging back into the ball on the downswing. When shifting your weight by moving your upper body back and behind, the ball literally moves in your line of vision. As your upper body shifts back towards the target during your downswing, your eyes have to search to locate the ball. This moment of hunting will kill your hand-eye coordination and your consistency. Instead, focus on a pivot that will make the swing more effortless. The best players throughout time make a minimal move away from the golf ball as they rotate their shoulders in a circle around their center. The center of the shoulders should remain fixed throughout the swing to help the club bottom out in the same place every time. By not shifting your weight, and rotating your shoulders correctly, you will create a more centered backswing. As a result, you do not have to rely on timing, and will find the lowpoint in front of the golf ball more consistently.

Drill #1

To keep your body centered in the backswing, have a friend hold a shaft with the grip end an inch behind your right ear (for a right handed golfer). If you are swaying back in your backswing, you will feel the grip touch your ear. In the backswing allow your left shoulder to turn down more towards the ball, and underneath your chin so that your shoulders are rotating in a circle correctly. Another version of this drill is to find a door frame at home. Without a club, practice your backswing keeping the right side of your head against the door frame. This will not allow your body to sway back behind the ball.

Drill #2

Another great drill is too practice hitting the ground in the right spot. Draw a line in the ground or use your clubs to mark where you want to start your divot. Practice hitting the ground just ahead of where the golf ball would be, taking a divot ahead of the line. This will help you find the right lowpoint and you will start catching the ball on the downswing just like the tour pros you’ll see this year at the Wells Fargo Championship. This will result in more pure shots and more Greens in Regulation.

Enjoy the best golf season ever this year and I look forward to seeing everyone on the lesson tee. To schedule a lesson you can contact me at drew@marclapointegolf.com, visit http://www.andrewkiger.com, or call 919-449-4274.

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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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