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Weekly Golf Tip
Arick A. Zeigel
UCCS PGA Professional Golf Management
Student Society Player Development Chair The first article is called "The Effect of Golf Ball Temperature on Golf Ball Performance," by David W. Berner from Demand Media. Mr. Berner explains in the article how temperature affects a ball's resiliency, spin and density of the air through which the ball travels, and how understanding this can help you lower your scores when playing in colder conditions. Mr. Berner describes in the article that, "For every 10 degrees chillier, calculate about 2 yards of lost distance. So, if you hit a ball with an 8 iron about 130-yards when it's 90 degrees, you're going to hit it about 122 yards when it's 50 degrees." Knowing and understanding how temperature affects your golf ball will not only help you as a player but also as a coach or teacher.


The second tip is a video from Hank Haney. While I was on internship at the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy, Hank was starting a campaign now called "100 Swings A Day." Hank believed that if you make 100 practice swings a day, at your house or at the course and don't hit a single golf ball, you will progress quicker than you would beating balls on the range. He was a firm believe in the idea that if you can't do it right in a practice swing, how do you expect to do it right with a ball in front of you. This is a great way to stay active in the winter and prevent "loosing" your golf swing in the off season. Making 100 practice swings a day helps build power, flexibility and most importantly consistency.

Have a great week everyone and as the weather gets colder I encourage you all to read a golf book or watch a YouTube video on a teaching philosophy that you are unfamiliar with. Whether it's the stack and tilt or the one plane swing, and whether you agree with it or not, the more you know about teaching philosophies, the better instructor you will become.