Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Everyone struggles with putting. Every pro has days when nothing goes in and it seems the maintenance crew has removed the holes. Having developed the MONGOOSE GOLF SWING over several years and having sold DVD tutorials all over the world since 2007 (the age of this blog) I've written a few posts about putting and those were received well. I thought I'd try another pass at writing a post about this business of putting well consistently.

If you're right-handed and you get the basic sense of the MONGOOSE SWING TECHNIQUE which is about separating the hands then your right-hand is used to tap down on the back of the ball (I'll explain what to do with your left-hand in a moment). The late Billy Casper was what they called a tap-putter as opposed to a stroke putter. Tap putting is potentially far more consistent but it requires a certain amount of feel - which tends to make it more difficult to learn. But Casper could roll a 30-foot putt effortlessly with a subtle tap of his right-hand.

So what do you do with the left-hand? The left-hand stays almost in the same spot regardless of how hard you tap down on the back the ball. It's what I call the "stable left-hand" (right-hand if you're left-handed). In other words there's very little if any takeaway of the putter head which Casper said increased the odds for a miss. He just lifted the putter up a bit and tapped as hard as he felt necessary to get the ball to the hole. A little practice and you realize it takes almost nothing to tap a ball 10-12 feet. Again the left-hand just turns a bit to the right as you lift the putter with your right-hand. It doesn't move laterally to the right it just turns a bit and then the right-hand takes over to tap the ball. Again a bit of practice and you'll begin seeing the benefits of this kind of putting. Consistency improves dramatically.

The MONGOOSE GOLF SWING tutorial DVD is truly a golf swing for all ages. By separating your hands to make a grip you hold the club with all five digits on both hands. Those who struggle to wield the driver or fairway clubs will suddenly be able to wield every club in their bag. To ORDER the DVD just click on the BUY NOW button in the right column. The cost is $19.95 with free shipping anywhere in the world. Have a great summer.

Monday, June 16, 2014


The MONGOOSE GOLF SWING is a top down swing. Why? The first thing to go our the legs. The great Willie Mays said at age 45 that his upper body strength was great "it's my wheels" that gave out and ended his career. I named the new golf swing the MONGOOSE GOLF SWING for a specific reason: the mongoose is faster than the cobra. Why? 
The cobra starts to strike from the bottom. The mongoose strikes from the top. The mongoose wins? The cobra rises about a third of the way down its body length and when it instinctively strikes it must coil upward before it can strike outward. When the mongoose decides to strike it simply links its upper back shoulder and neck muscles and the whole upper body moves outward.

That the upper body strength hangs on longer than the lower body we can see why so many golfers in their 30s have lower back problems. They all tend to overswing and thus over torque their spine and the muscles fastened to it. Swinging hard is also hard on the hip joints which explains the hip replacement surgeries. The sockets are literally worn out. With the MONGOOSE GOLF SWING the legs simply go along for the ride as you can see in the video. You can learn how to apply a great deal of force to the ball without over torquing your spine your hips and knees by simply avoiding the takeaway - which has been the historical nemesis of the golf swing since its early origins. My tutorial shows you how to do a couple of simple things and you're in the exact right place to strike the golf ball as hard as you need to without over stressing your body.

It's summer and so the right time to break in a new swing technique. $19.95 with FREE shipping anywhere in the world. Watch the sample video then order the 'GOOSE' and get started!

Thursday, June 5, 2014


The PGA posted a list of players with back problems - most of them still young men such as Woods. Watching them has become painful to me. They keep making the course longer and the players are looking more like gym rats weight pushers treadmill junkies than people just playing a game. But I see this in basketball and baseball where most of the players were lean and mean until about 10 years ago. 

Now we read of steroid Steve crashing another home run and having it removed from the books once they find the corked bat. I can't keep up with the number of suspensions for drug abuse - mostly steroids or other "enhancers."

Everybody is trying to get longer and the equipment manufacturers are making clubs with extra long shafts and heads big enough to drive pilings into the ground. I have always favored a small head on my woods and the same for my irons. Small is beautiful as far as I'm concerned. With smaller heads your swing gets refined via hand-eye coordination. But when you overswing on nearly every shot - at least all the tee shots and the long fairway shots into the green - you're eventually going to pay the price regardless of how many hours you spend in the gym. 

Suddenly the older guys you know the 45-year-olds are having hips replaced and spine surgery. This is serious stuff and in my view completely stupid and unnecessary at least for the recreational golfer. Golf should be fun. We should be like little puppies out there with our tails going back and forth a mile a minute. You don't have to swing hard to apply significant force to the golf ball. I mean it! But you do have to swing differently. The MONGOOSE GOLF SWING is a top down swing (by feel) but is actually more like a tree faller's swing of his axe. You go down at the ball (or cut line) but of course your body is rotating around at the same time (you can only feel one thing occurring at a time) so it's more of a cutting or chopping action and one's hands are far more involved through a levering action. The idea is to deliberately compress the ball (ever-so-slightly) into the ground by hitting down on it - but at the same time the ball is rolling up the face of the club as you rotate your body.

Learning the 'GOOSE' isn't hard as long as you start with the shorter clubs first until you get a feel for it - and then you'll begin to add your own subtleties to make it your own. I produce the DVD tutorials myself because I didn't like the results from two venders I used earlier. I refined the technique I teach over about 7 or 8 years and that's part of the current video.

Again - you don't have to overawing to apply all the force you need to execute any shot on any course. I'm 80 and I can still apply a lot of force to the ball because it's a top down swing and we tend to retain our upper body strength far longer than the lower body (think hips knees legs in general). Summer is here. It's really a great time to learn a new swing that just might allow you to keep playing until you're 80.