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Cooper’s Golf Park
On April 22nd. The Property was sold, and we understand the new owners plan to build office complexes on the site.
We wish to thank all our patrons a special thanks for all the years, over 25 years, you have utilized our facility.
The owners of Cooper’s Golf Park are looking for property in the area to build a new Golf Range similar to Cooper’s golf Park but even better.
Bob Marlow – PGA Golf Professional will continue being available for lessons, club fitting/repair, and has quite a bit of Callaway woods, irons, wedges, putters, and golf gloves for sale, at very reasonable prices.
Bob will be teaching at his home, 2209 Egyptian Way, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050. He will be utilizing hi-speed video, launch monitor and (new technology) a pressure mat which can be extremely helpful in improving your weight shift, distance, and consistency.
The lessons will be conducted in his in-door out-door studio and at a close by golf range and he will also be available for on course playing lessons.
You may contact Bob on his cellphone 214-882-3298 or email: email@example.com
Frank Kim will still be coordinating Cooper’s Golf Club, Wednesday Golf Competitions, at various courses in the area. You can contact him at 682-249-3599 to sigh-up for tee times. Ron Cox will be coordinating membership and handicap issues for the Club; you can contact Ron at 817-821-4137. Your Ghin handicaps service will be good through February of 2022.
Again, thank you for your continued support from the owners and staff of Cooper’s Golf Park.
Cooper’s Golf Park Newsletter
6/1/2021 By PGA Golf Professional – Bob Marlow
Golf Could Be Made Simpler
Since the Cooper’s Golf Park driving Range closed, I moved my golf lesson and golf club sales and repair business to North Grand Prairie where I have and in-door/outdoor studio facility in which I am able to use hi-speed video, a launch monitor, and the latest technology, a Bodi-Trak Pressure Mat, which helps students with utilizing the ground forces much more effectively in their golf swing and improve all aspects of their golf game fast.
Tiger Woods has or had before his accident; a wonderful golf swing based on many years of perfecting it. If you Google “Tiger Woods on the Range at the Memorial Tournament”, you can watch him warm up with various clubs and see his routine in the set up and execution of the swing, over and over. What are the take-aways?
Notice the posture, how his Knees are flexed, his hips and glutes are angled back and up away from the target line, upper body bent out over the shot but with the back and neck fairly straight. Your Weight needs to be favoring the balls of your feet to activate your legs and glutes which is what also straightens the back, neck, and head alignment.
Also notice, on a 7 iron down through a wedge his arms hang straight down from his shoulders. Wound you believe, when you set a club down on the ground it should not be level to the ground but resting on the heel of the club where the shaft meets the heel (toe up). As the clubs get longer 5 iron through driver the arms gradually angle out more but still the heel rests on the ground.
Conclusion: By videoing your swing from a down-the-line view and comparing it to Tiger’s or Adam Scott’s swing, you can improve your posture and club shaft angle at address.
One more thing which is critical, In Tiger Woods Book “How I Play Golf”, you can see in detail, pictures and his description of his grip. The 2 most import aspects of the grip are: one, the triggering of the right forefinger, this triggering of the right forefinger allows you to have the necessary flexibility in your right wrist to hinge and cock properly in the backswing and align the control hand, the left hand, so the back of the left palm aligns flat or in-line with the left forearm at the top of the backswing (club more closed). The right hand is the speed hand but only because it allows you to retain the wrist hinge longer until impact, creating lots of compression on the ball. Practice in front of a mirror and start with just a little pitch shot with a sand or lob wedge. The second is the left-hand grip position and pressure. Most golfers have the left-hand grip too weak (rotated to the left too much), and they grip the club either too tight or too soft. Has to do with their improper routine for gripping the club. Butch Harmon and Tiger I am sure would agree, the grip pressure in both hands should be 5 to 7 on a scale of 1 to 10 depending on a person’s strength and flexibility in their hands and wrists. If you watch Tiger waggle the club, it is short, a foot to foot and one half long and the club head comes back to the ball rather fast. That is because he is griping the club firmly 5-7 not 2 to 3.
Now here comes the simple part. Do not open the club in the take-away and do not close it and do not cock or hinge your wrists, just take the club away with the shoulders and do nothing with the hands and arms and it will go where it should. This also applys in most other golf shots, even in putting.
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2209 Egyptian Way
Grand Prairie, TX 75050