5 Questions with SwingPal.com Instructor Karen P. Jansen

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Five Questions: Karen Palacios-Jansen By Swingpal.com staff For nearly two decades now, Karen Palacios-Jansen has been teaching the game of golf and there are few instructors out there who can boast comparable resumes. Palacios-Jansen’s bio is filled with accomplishments and accolades, she’s a recognizeable name in her profession nationally and has been for more than a decade and she’s an accomplished … Read More

Help to Stay Down and Through

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If you top shots, most likely you are standing up as you strike the ball.  Ideally, you want to keep the same angle your torso and legs formed at address position the same throughout your swing.  Many high-handicappers stand up (straighten their legs or lift their torsos) as the they strike the ball resulting in an array of bad shots … Read More

Are You Using the Right Ball?

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I was recently at the Nike Oven (Research and Development Center), where I was fitted for not only clubs, but a ball as well.  Most people don’t put much thought in the ball they use, but using the right ball could make a difference. You want to use a ball that matches your swing speed to maximize your distance. Nike … Read More

Stay Down and Through-Help to Stop Topping Your Shots

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If you top shots, most likely you are standing up as you strike the ball.  Ideally, you want to keep the same angle your torso and legs formed at address position the same throughout your swing.  Many high-handicappers stand up (straighten their legs or lift their torsos) as the they strike the ball resulting in an array of bad shots … Read More

Mid-Season Short Game Boot Camp

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If your scores haven’t been improving this season, then maybe it is time to step up the practice around the greens.  Here is a mini pitching boot camp to whip your short game into shape. The short game does not typically require power associated with tee shots, but rather skill to control the distance the ball rolls on the greens.  … Read More

Energize Your Game

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  Golf Fitness Confidential by KPJ Remedy for the Reverse Pivot The reverse pivot (when the golfer’s back leg straightens and the upper body tilts towards the target) is one of the hardest faults to change in a golf swing.  If you reverse pivot, you may lack power, but don’t despair, there are things you can do to get rid … Read More

Revitalize Your Game

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To create a good turn on your backswing, you need to be strong and flexible.  If your shoulders are weak or tight, you may end up just lifting or swinging your arms.  You won’t be able to create power on your downswing with just and arm swing. Here are two exercises to help you loosen up your shoulders to create … Read More