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Masters Golf First Major of the Year Ready to Go


 1-2-3 here we go as we ramp up to golf’s 1st major of the year: The Masters.

Weather looks great so we should see some good scoring and going low at Augusta Nat’l.

Defending champion Phil Mickelson for the first time is the odds on favorite over Tiger Woods.  After his win at the Houston Open “Lefty” is confident and ready.

Six players have a chance at not only win but can become No. 1 in the world!

Large international field tees it up on Thurs after the traditional Par Three event on Wednes.

Many folks wondering if Tiger Woods  can break-out and win after being win-less in 2010.

Bob Cisco comments:  The great thing about the Masters is not only the course and its great tradition and players, but the golf fans who are so respectful of the game and players, they provide an atmosphere and backdrop for the players to perform  well.

These are the greatest fans all in golf and they love being in the same place that Bobby Jones made so famous.

The weather should be just right for the “right of Spring” for the tournament and its wonderful scenery and aesthetics.

Can’t wait to watch from here on TV and live feed!  The Masters is my favorite major.

Look for an exciting  play-off and come from behind victory this year!

Instructional Note:  Watch for the rhythm in the player’s swings and how he controls his pace this way.

This is one of the secrets to hitting the ball in the fairway. Along with using the right club and laying-up where you need to do this.

Also the touch and feel with the putter on the greens which are some of the fastest on Tour.

In the fairway,  Bob Cisco,

the Golf Performance Doctor.

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Donald Rolls Thru World Golf Championship and New #1 Kaymer

Hi Guys:

Luke Donald plays spectacular golf to beat new No 1 in the world, Martin Kaymer in World Mach Play finals.

I first saw Donald up close at the Tiger Woods Chevron World Inviational five years ago and remarked on a radio show interview he was destined to be a rising super star in the world of golf. He went on to win that event then. And he’s about to rise higher in the world of golf here in 2011.

He and Kaymer are good friends and player together in the Ryder Cup and helped to defeat the US team in Sept 2010.

What I love about Luke Donald is his total or perfect balance in his golf swing and shots. You can see it in all aspects of his swing.  His long and short game to the putter. He’s got the rhythm and exquisite timing. Never forcing the shot.  Being in control throughout the swing.

Martin Kayner is another great example of precision, great balance and timing in the golf swing and has all the shots. Look for his talent to shine thru here in the majors this year.

Looks like a new era has emerged in golf  as some fine talent and personalities come forward to rise to the top.

Hopefully we can see their firepower at Augusta for the first major of the year along with a fallen star that’s risng, Tiger Woods, whose won here multiple times.

Sounds pretty exciting as we head towards The Masters here!

Down the middle,

Bob Cisco. the Golf Performance Doctor,

P.S. Work on your balance and timing this week and you’ll find you’ll hit better more consisntent golf shots this week.

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Golf: The Return of Aaron Baddeley

Baddleley wins LA Open!

Aaron Baddleley breaks out of a long slump and plays great golf to best the field this week.

Isn’t it interesting when a player who hasn’t won or played great golf for sometime remarks in the media interviews that he’s gone back to his “old” swing and reunites with his high school golf coach or instructor. And then goes onto win the tournament that week with a stellar performance like what Aaron Baddeley did at Riviera CC here in the LA Open here.

I see this phenomena a lot with pros who achieve either quick success on the PGA tour like “Bads”did early on or have a later super success. It reminds me of Curtis Strange winning two back to back US Opens in the late eigthies and chooses to change his swing afterwards. What were the results?  Never got back to where he was.  Some players can do it like Nick Faldo did and perhaps Tiger Woods has done like-wise but why is Tiger still reworking his swing after being the best in the world for 1o years and yes he has had knee surgery and he does swing too hard still.

I also recall “the comeback” of Mark Brooks who went on to win the PGA Championship some years ago.  I would  imagime  Kevin Na, who finished third,  most likely doesn’t know of Brooks, but  much like Aaron here, he too  went back to his swing of old and his high school golf teacher and got back on track too. And they both WON! I am sure there are a number of other stories like this out there.

I don’t recall Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan working on making swing changes with different techniques. At a certain point the player gains his own mastery of technique and it’s a game of mental focus and visualization in hitting shots from there.

You see winning has its own formula to success and it has a lot to do with doing what you do best and not deviating from that. And that carries into the caution of not changing your golf swing to the newest swing methods and gurus suggesting it’s the best thing since ‘slice-bread’.  It can be a temptation and a curse when you change away from what you do best. Players have different abilities and styles that is for sure. 

I have always worked on making the player’s strengths better and in doing so the weaknesses seem less. And in Baddeley’s case changing away from a natural swing and style that flows wasn’t the right thing to do trying to adopt to the’ Stack and Tilt’ method.

It’s a bit tricky but you have to be able to recognize what to work on and not to head off chasing the wrong “rainbow”.  Sticking to what works is best with your swing when you focus on fundamentals but when you start changing some basics around you’re heading for trouble. You want to improve your scoring game and recovery shots for sure not changing your swing to something that feels unnatural. A player has his own unique style or signature. Then its all about learning to score, and of course  the mental game of being able to intend the shot to the target.

I specialize in getting players back on track and the ability to score so if you need help in this or are friends with an advanced player or pro, I have the ability to help him get it back working again with a little bit of magic thrown in as well and winning again at their game like ‘Bads’ here. Welcome back.

You can contact me about how I do this. Each person gets a specialized program I write personally to get this result. I even guarentee results.

 My number is 818-448-9694.

Bob Cisco – The Golf Performance Doctor

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Three Keys to Scoring in Golf…

Hi Guys:
The key to real scoring lies in being able to hit three shots
well and being able to score from 100-130 yards and in.
These three shots or skills are a must and I am going to
discuss with you how to improve your mastery of  theses
shots and skills.
You need to be able to get a wedge shot close from 100 yards
and in. On the average, your wedge shot needs to get you on the
green and putting for par or birdie from at least 15-20 feet or
closer every time. You’ll stick one close too but on the average,
you need to be putting with a chance of making your putt or at
least a two putt.
To hit this shot you need to take enough club, swing smooth
around an 80% pace for control and move your arms and
body thru the shot towards  the hole. That’s one of the secrets
to hitting this shot.
This is more of an arm swing and is not rushed. You hit down
and thru and stay with the shot turning your body thru the shot
and hole. Make crisp contact and swing out towards the target.
You do not need to try to hit this shot hard but want to focus on
control and technique and completing your swing. Play the
ball a  bit more towards the middle of your stance.
Secondly, you got to be able to chip or pitch the ball close.
Move in closer to the ball, play it back, hands forward,  and hit
the chip or pitch much like you’re “putting with loft”.  Knowing
how to hit this shot correctly, you should  be able to get the
ball rolling towards the hole and no more than 3-5 feet away.
Most of  these putts you can make from here.
Try keeping the ball under the hole in your approach shots
with the wedge and long pitch shots as well.
Thirdly, you need to be able to roll your long putts close
within 2-3 feet of  the cup and you need to be able to not move
over the putt just stroking  the ball, not moving your head and
knees and peeking or looking up.
Watch all great putters and you will see that they do not move
their head or lower body especially on the short putts.
When you practice more of your 100 yard game and can get the
ball within 15-20 feet of the hole easily on the average, and you
can get a good chip or pitch and run to the hole.  And you can
make an accelerating  stroke from long distance and are steady
with the short putts, you are looking at a swing of 4-8 strokes
off your game each time you play a round of golf.
So it is worth it to you work on this SCORING area of your game
just as  much or more than your long game.
You’ll find its worth the effort to learn these skills as lower scores
are what’s waiting for you.
Knock it in the hole!
Let me know how this works for you. Leave a comment as well.
Bob Cisco — the golf performance doctor