One of the things I enjoy most about teaching this great game is the number of interesting people I get to meet. And, many of them become very good friends. Brandel Chamblee is a Scottsdale resident, one of the best analysts covering golf in any medium, the Golf Ambassador for the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and a genuinely gracious and charming person. His encyclopedic knowledge of the history of golf is incredible. The insights he shares with viewers of The Golf Channel are invaluable for those of us who want to know more about golf than just watching the quick video snips of putting, driving, fist pumps and crowd shots you see during most tournament broadcasts.
I recently spent some time with Brandel at Grayhawk Golf Club. We talked about my teaching philosophy and how I went from touring pro to the instruction side of the game. We then went out for a short lesson. Brandel wrote a blog post about our day together that appeared on Brandel’s Blog on the Bureau’s website. I’m very appreciative of his kind comments.
You can read all of Brandel’s blog posts, and learn about other Scottsdale golf-related news and activities on the Experience Scottsdale Golf website.
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Posted July1st by_
So kind of Dusty and Missy Broderick to post this clip from Colin Cowherd and #CharlesBarkley. #UtleyApproved
Dusty and Missy Broderick
Well said on Colin Cowherd today Charles Barkley, when it comes to golf Stan Utley is indeed “one of the best teachers in the world.”
We’d just add the entire Utley fam are some of the best people in the world as well!
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Posted June9th by_
Always good info from SwingU
If you decide to chip with your sand wedge, then you need to understand the design the engineer intended for the player take advantage of the club. Regardless of the manufacturer of your wedge, they all have a similar design characteristic called the bounce.
The low point of a wedge is not on the lead edge; instead, the low point is back on the bounce. Your job is to land the back of the club into the ground before the front of the club, much like the way a pilot lands an airplane with the back wheels touching down before the front wheels.
If you land the club on the bounce angle, the club skids and pitches the ball in the air nicely. With wedges, your clubface is already aiming up some 50-60°, so it doesn't need your help to get the ball airborne; all it needs you to do is land the back tires in the ground.
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