Teaching for 25 years, Brad has gained extensive knowledge from some of the best golf instructors in the country. Featured on the Golf Channel as a guest instructor, Brad has appeared on the Golf Channel’s “Golf Academy Live” six times. In addition, he has produced several one and five minute “golf solutions” for the 24-hour golf network.
Brad’s notable students include tennis great, Ivan Lendl and NBA superstar Penny Hardaway. He takes great joy improving the golf game of players with varying skill levels from the high handicapper to the elite player.
Brad is currently the Director of Golf at Hammock Beach Resort, home of the Ocean Course and the Conservatory Golf Course. The Ocean Course boasts more holes on the ocean than any other golf course in Florida and the Conservatory is currently ranked as the longest and hardest course in Florida. For more information on private and group golf instruction in with Brad visit bradhauergolf.com.
PGA Golf Professional Brad Hauer offers a video golf lesson on how to hit a long iron better by maintaining your posture throughout the golf swing. To prevent losing power in your golf swing, golfers must maintain their posture. When golfers lose their posture, there is a tendency to lift up and straighten the knee. Envisioning yourself as a discus thrower will allow the golfer to better maintain their posture and maximize power.
Some of Brad's simple golf thoughts can help you swing a golf club and hit your long irons better. Currently, Brad is the Director of Golf at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida.
I’m often asked how to hit a down hill shot, especially after our members play the Conservatory. As you know, the Conservatory can be very challenging with the down hill, up hill, and side hill lies. For today’s tip, let’s get started with how to hit a down hill shot on the golf course, which I believe gives people the most trouble.
Posture and stance are very key to the success of this shot. Our overall goal is to make your body feel LEVEL to the slope of the ground throughout the whole swing, even beginning in the set up. First, take a little wider stance so that you can keep your balance easier. Next, feel the overall weight of your body positioned more towards the front leg. You will have the sensation that you are slightly open to your target. In regards to club selection, choose a club that is one less, so in other words, if the shot requires a 7 iron, hit an 8 iron. The downward nature of the slope will automatically take off loft of the club you select. The shaft of the club should feel as if it is leaning forward.
Are you struggling with your chip shots? Are you finding yourself hitting way behind the ball or sculling the ball over the green? These miss hits can totally destroy your confidence and cause your frustration levels to rise. There is an easy fix and it can be corrected with just a few of the following key tips.
First, we must identify and understand the problem and the reason why this happens. These miss hits are a result of improper positioning with your weight and improper positions your head and spine. To better clarify, please refer to the following photos and you will be able to see what an incorrect and correct position would be at set up and at the impact position. The incorrect photo shows a set up with my weight favoring the right side of my body with the spine and head tilted back to the right. This position will increase your chances to hit behind the ball or to come up and catch the middle of the ball with the club head resulting in a sculled shot.