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Chip Beck & National Golf Month

Join the us for National Golf Month

Join the us for National Golf Month

Win a Live Chat with Chip Beck for National Golf Month! August marks National Golf Month in the U.S, and to give back, Champions Tour and PGA Tour Professional Chip Beck is offering a live chat Skype session with a lucky raffle winner. To enter into the raffle, participants must purchase a Grip Guide through the Grip, Guide & Grow program with The First Tee. For each Grip Guide purchase, not only is one Grip Guide donated to The First Tee, but also, each purchaser receives one ticket to enter into the raffle. Chip Beck, with wife Karen, launched their fundraising campaign, Grip, Guide & Grow featuring their product Grip Guides earlier this year. For every Grip Guide that is purchased, Grip Guides will donate one to The First Tee. “Chip and I are pleased to continue to give back to golf. With our promotion of Grip/Guide/Grow everyone wins, the purchaser Grips their club perfectly with our training aid, Guides a Life with The First Tee’s Nine Core Values and Grows the game of golf.” Karen Beck, co-founder of Grip Guides. The winner of the raffle will win a live chat Skype session with Chip Beck. To enter and give back to the golf community for National Golf Month, follow this link to purchase Grip Guides for the Grip, Guide & Grow campaign: http://www.gripguides.com/buy-one-give-one

Junior Golfers Clinics – Juniors Just Want to Have Fun

I’ve had the most wonderful time participating with all the great junior teachers in South Florida.  Rick Heard with the Don Law Schools has been a true inspiration to me due to his diligence and hard work. Teaching people is his passion.  Also Valerie Moore I was fortunate enough to spend the morning with in Lake Worth, Florida with her juniors.  What I loved about Valerie was her dying passing for loving her kids. You could see it in their eyes how much fun they were having. One thing for sure is that children learn from adults that are making golf a fun endeavor.  Valerie started out her clinics with a little warm up for the children where they run through a few simple but fun tasks like tossing a ring over a stick, running and ducking under a stick, all activities are designed for fun, If your failed at the task you kept moving forward and everyone laughed with you if you failed to hoop the ring.  You can tell when kids are having a good time, and Valerie’s kids adore her and will do anything for her.  All the top teachers earn their wings, because it’s a labor of love in which your passion comes through. There is no faking it, you either have the passion or you don’t.  I love being involved with the top teachers because it takes me back into my past where I had great teachers and mentors that helped me become the person that I am today.  These experiences make me so thankful for all the wonderful people that I’ve had the joy of meeting and becoming a part of their lives.  Hopefully, I have enriched their lives as much as they have mine.

Teaching juniors has to be fun.

Teaching juniors has to be fun.

I’m looking forward to going to Savannah, Georgia in early March to work with Nicole Weller, who has received the PGA and LPGA’s National Junior Golf leader award, by the way, she is the first teacher to have achieved this honor from both organizations in the same year. This gives you some idea how special Nicole is. She has a passion for her teaching that goes beyond the ordinary, and I look forward to watching her in action, as well as, working along side her with a few of her clinics. Nicole is another person that drives that great passion for the game through her love of people and being involved with them. I personally have so much respect for all the great teachers that grow the game through their selfless dedication and devotion to their students.  I can’t wait to be in Savannah on March 5 and 6th.  I’m sure I’ll get more out of being with Nicole and her family at the Landings than they will ever receive from me. Thanks to everyone that makes the game so much fun to learn and enjoy.  I hope everyone will get involved with an enthusiastic teacher that wants you to enjoy playing your best.  One thing for sure is that if you do, you’ll receive an abundance of love, which will help you, be better in your life.  This is the main reason golfers should seek instruction, the relationships are truly life giving.  So until next time enjoy your time on the course.

Pressure Points – Grip Guides Training Aid Show You

Grip Guides Training Aid & Pressure Points

 

You might have heard “pressure points” when you grip the club.  What and where are these?  With Grip Guides training aid we have taken the mystery out of the equation and incorporated them for you.  Read below then go to www.gripguides.com/shop and purchase one today.

For Right Handed Player

 

(1)    Left Hand Pressure Points: these are the most important placements of the hands.

–       The middle of the left thumb is placed on the 1:00 o’clock line.

–       The  heel pad of left hand is on top of shaft at butt club at 12:00 to 1:00 o’clock.

 

These two placements insure that you are in the color zone ready for fewer compensations in your swing.

 

(2)    Right hand pressure points:

–       The inside of right thumb just above the knuckle should touch at the 12:00 o’clock line.  Notice the dotted line, the outside of the right thumb, this represents the area where the thumb is not touching the shaft.  The index finger just above the first knuckle touches at the 1:00 o’clock line.

–       This forms a bridge between the right thumb and index finger melding them together for proper placement!

–       The lifeline in right hand is the slot for left thumb.  This insures that hands are properly placed together at the proper angles.

–       The middle and ring fingers have to be on shaft for final pressure points.

 

Left Handed Player

 

(1) Right Hand Pressure Points:  these are the most important placements of the hands.

–     The middle of right thumb is placed on the 11:00 o’clock line.

–       The heel pad of the right hand is on top of the shaft at butt of clock at 12:00 to 11:00 o’clock.

These two placements insure that you are in the color zone ready for fewer compensations in your swing.

 

(2) Left hand pressure points

–       The inside of the left thumb just above the knuckle should touch the 12:00 o’clock line.  Notice the dotted line, the outside of the left thumb, this represents the area where the thumb is not touching the shaft. The index finger just above first knuckle touches at the 11:00 o’clock line.

–       This forms a bridge between the left thumb and index finger melding them together for proper placement!

–       The lifeline in left hand is the slot for right thumb.  This insures that hands are properly placed together at the proper angles.

–       The middle and ring fingers have to be on shaft for final pressure points Have to see the dotted line, dotted line is off      IMG_9759

Chip Beck Launches Promotion at Tinley Park Expo

GRIP GUIDES® GOLF TRAINING AID ENDORSED BY CHIP BECK LAUNCHES GRIP, GUIDE & GROW FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN AT TINLEY PARK GOLF EXPO

TINLEY PARK, IL — Champions Tour and PGA Tour professional, Chip Beck, with wife Karen, launch their fundraising campaign, Grip, Guide & Grow featuring their product Grip Guides®, at the Tinley Park Golf Expo taking place February 7-9, 2014. For every Grip Guide that is purchased, Grip Guides® will donate one to The First Tee Greater Chicago Chapter.

The third annual Tinley Park Golf Expo, presented by Global Golf Post, takes place at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, IL. Grip Guides® will be stationed at Booth #1308, across from The First Tee. The Grip Guide wrap will be available for purchase.

“Chip and I are pleased to continue to give back to golf. With our promotion of Grip/Guide/Grow everyone wins, the purchaser Grips their club perfectly with our training aid, Guides a Life with The First Tee’s Nine Core Values and Grows the game of golf.” Karen Beck, co-founder of Grip Guides®.

Endorsed by Champions Tour and PGA Tour professional Chip Beck, Grip Guides® is an interactive, heat-activated training aid for men, women and junior right-handed and left-handed golfers. Modeled after the Classic Vardon or Neutral Grip, Grip Guides® is a wrap that adhesively attaches to any golf club. Featuring three lines, in the 11, 12 and 1-o’clock positions, it shows the visual learner and kinesthetic learner how to properly grip the golf club for the perfect swing.

Grip Guides is distributed by B10 LLC and patent pending.

 

Left Thumb Placement on Right Side of Shaft

 

Left Thumb on Right Side of Shaft

Left Thumb Placement on Right Side of Shaft

Today in history is the first time that golfers know definitively what makes the grip the most important determinant to how you swing the golf club.  The computer sciences slowing down the movement and all the imperical research that has been done have given us the reasons why. What is so amazing is that thumb placement is the most important aspect to what makes golfers square the club at impact. Hogan showed with pictures, in his’ Five Fundamentals book, the placement of the hands. What he leaves out is the importance of placing the left thumb on the right side of the shaft. Also, he emphasizes the importance of holding the club in the right hand fingers, however, leaves out the importance of having the club under the knuckle of the right index finger. Today we know so much more that what was know in the 50’s. So thank goodness we are finally understanding the major factors in the grip.  Check your grip and see if it lines up like a Pro’s.  Good luck, stay positive and have fun!  Chip Beck

 

Left Thumb Placement on Right Side of Shaft