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ISU Golf 2-Pack
GLVD-04943: with Christie Martens,
Iowa State University Head Women's Golf Coach;
2011 Big 12 Coach of the Year;
2011 NGCA Central Region Coach of the Year;
led the Cyclone program to its first-ever NCAA Championship berth in 2014; has coached 12 All-Big 12 players.

To create championship-caliber golfers, coaches must know how to train essential skills from all distances - tee to green. Christie Martens, 2011 Big 12 Coach of the Year at Iowa State University, reveals 13 drills that she uses to help her golfers maximize their potential and lower their scores.

Whether it's hitting one more fairway, holing out a bunker shot or draining a putt, Coach Martens has a drill to enhance your golfer's abilities. With Coach Martens' drills, you'll be able to keep your golfers focused on improving their game during practice while also challenging them with goal-oriented exercises.

Putting Drills

Coach Martens begins with the Penny Drill, which uses a coin to work on green reading and putting consistency. Once your golfers have learned how to read greens, the Box Drill can help them lock in on green speeds and lag putting. When Coach Martens and her golfers arrive at a tournament, the Box Drill is one of the first drills they set up and complete, because getting the feel for the speed of the putting surface is essential for lower scores.

Four more putting drills are included, including the 3-6-9 Drill, Snail Drill, Makeables drill and Star Drill. These drills are designed to help your golfers make short putts, create in-match scenarios during practice, roll in birdie-distance putts and heighten concentration.

Short Game

While putting is important, many times golfers end up missing the green and must scramble to make par. The Win the Day drill is an exercise completed from the bunker in which Coach Martens requires golfers to hole out two bunker shots in order to end practice. Great for player confidence, this drill promotes keeping a low center of gravity and having the wrists pointed at the hips - two common elements of great bunker play.

Coach Martens is also a big fan of using golf rings while working on chipping. By placing a 3-foot radius ring around the hole and having a golfer put down an 18-inch circle where they want their ball to land, you can teach your athletes how to pick a spot on the green to aim for while hitting a bump-and-run or pitch shot.

Coach Martens also shares a wedge drill that improves touch and helps golfers calculate the distances they hit their wedges. She believes it's a great idea to log wedge distances and keep them on hand during a competitive round.

Distance Shots

Three long-distance drills focus on improving the creativity, accuracy and consistency of your golfers from the rough and from the tee box. The Deep Rough Drill requires players to drop a ball into the rough, adjust their setup, grip down on the club and use a steeper swing to strike the ball solidly in thicker grass. Calculating the influence of the wind and selecting the right club is paramount in the 8-Ball Drill, which can also be used to practice fading and drawing the ball.

Challenging your golfers to meet drill goals in practice will prepare them for success in upcoming tournament rounds. You will see your players become more confident on the course which will lead to more putts dropping in the hole for lower scores on the card!

45 minutes. 2016.



GLVD-04944: with Andrew Tank,
Iowa State University Head Men's Golf Coach;
led the Cyclones to the NCAA Championship in 2013-14;
has coached two All-Americans and five All-Big 12 players at ISU; captain of the University of Minnesota's 2002 NCAA Championship team.

Over the course of his coaching career, Andrew Tank has developed a formula for golf practice that he uses to ensure his players learn the skills of the game and perform well throughout the season. In this video, you'll receive 23 drills, games and variations that focus on refining putting and chipping technique. Coach Tank believes that using a mix of blocked (constant) and varied (random) practice will equip golfers with the knowledge and confidence they need to play their best during competition.

Blocked practice helps give players confirmation that they are executing the chosen fundamentals correctly by completing one repetition after another in a controlled environment. Coach Tank explains that since it's more constant, blocked practice serves as a time of internal focus for a golfer.

Meanwhile, varied practice will allow your athletes to work on their mental process, judgment, and feel for adapting to different lies and conditions. More random in nature, varied practice focuses on external factors, such as changes in trajectory, distance and shot routine.

Putting Drills and Games

Coach Tank runs through five drills and 10 performance games for putting. The drills are made for the blocked portion of practice and look to improve skills like green reading, face angle control of the club, making center contact on the face of the club, and rise angle of the stroke.

Once a golfer has mastered their ability to read greens, they must repeat their stroke until to perfect it. You'll learn to keep the face of the club square, contact the ball in the center of the blade, and generate topspin for a pure roll - all essential elements in developing a great putter.

To add competitiveness to practice, Coach Tank introduces a variety of performance games. These games utilize goals and pressure, and provide scenarios that are similar to what golfers will face during a round. Coach Tank's games work on two-putting, speed control, holing out long putts, dealing with different breaks and finishing under pressure.

A drill that your players are sure to love is "Battleship," a partner game in which each golfer stands next to a hole and hits putts simultaneously until one of them makes it and scores a point.

Short Game Drills for Skills

The final portion of the video covers eight exercises for chip shots around the green. You will learn drills that focus on keeping weight on the lead foot and hitting down on the ball, as well as ways to correct a player who's being too "handsy" or "scooping" the ball on contact. Coach Tank also covers club selection, trajectory and distance control for chipping.

Coach Tank's instruction is clear, concise, and will provide you with some new ideas to use at your practices. All of the drills and games shown in this video can be used in an individual or group environment, making this a great resource for an instructor who gives personal lessons or a coach of a team.

80 minutes. 2016.



DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: putting and short game
Putting and Short Game

with Chris Hill,
Concordia University Texas Head Coach;
2016 ASC Conference Champions - first in program history;
2016 Division III National Coach of the Year finalist;
coach of the 2015 Palmer Cup U.S. team;
2014 Jan Strickland Award recipient at the University of Houston, given to the nation's top assistant coach.

High-level performance on and around the putting green is what separates good and great golfers. Even if your players are not striking the ball well off the tee or hitting irons as accurately as you'd like, a refined short game can help you make up for it and shoot low scores.

In this video, Concordia University Texas head coach Chris Hill gives you 16 of the drills he uses with his team to make sure they're maximizing their putting and chipping. You'll learn Coach Hill's methods for getting players aligned correctly, what drills to use to get used to green speed at every course, and how to help golfers find out which club they should use for various chipping scenarios.

Putting Fundamentals

Coach Hill begins with alignment, swing path, and green reading drills that lay the foundation for successful putting. Items used in these drills include chalk, alignment sticks, tees, and even a laser. In every drill shown, Hill stresses the importance of going through the golfer's normal pre-putt routine to make each rep as similar to a competitive round as possible.

Upon completion of these drills, players will be able to get their feet, shoulders, and putter face in position for a consistent stroke. Additionally, golfers will learn to to straighten their swing path and recognize where the ball should roll on every putt, including the apex of the ball's path and where it will drop into the hole.

Determining Speed

Once athletes are sure they can line up and aim consistently, the next step in the process is striking putts with the right speed. Coach Hill provides three drills with speed as the chief focus, promoting the idea of hitting the ball hard enough to just get past the hole as the ideal scenario. Golfers will work on rolling the ball from different distances as they calibrate their feel for how fast the course's greens are playing.

Beyond the three speed-specific drills, Hill shows you additional putting exercises designed to put everything together, including Seventy-Four, Birdies and Pars, the Ladder Drill, The Tornado, and Blind Gate Drills.

Chipping Drill

The final drill details how Hill helps his golfers pick which club to use for bump and runs, pitches, and flop shots. You'll see how tracking the average distance to the hole from balls hit by each club can ensure the statistics are tilted in your favor on the course.

Whether you're a player or coach, this series of drills from Coach Hill will provide you with great short game improvement options. Begin shooting lower scores today!

44 minutes. 2017.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: injecting competition into golf practice
Injecting Competition Into Golf Practice

with Chris Hill,
Concordia University Texas Head Coach;
2016 ASC Conference Champions - first in program history;
2016 Division III National Coach of the Year finalist;
coach of the 2015 Palmer Cup U.S. team;
2014 Jan Strickland Award recipient at the University of Houston, given to the nation's top assistant coach.

Coach Hill demonstrates 15 of his favorite competitive drills that have helped his team improve its putting and chipping. Many of these drills are game-like in nature and force golfers to hit putts and chips under pressure, which can pay dividends once players hit the course come tournament time. In addition to adding a "weight" to each stroke of the club with stakes on the line, the nature of these drills can foster a fun practice environment and bring your team closer together.

Putting Drills

You'll get 12 putting exercises that provide incentive to perform at a high level, whether it's to continue making putts to avoid starting the drill over, direct competition against teammates, or even tangible rewards for winning like a can of soda or sleeve of golf balls. Coach Hill explains the benefits of each drill, which include converting two-putts, getting the correct speed down, and becoming more comfortable with putts from common distances. Drills include:

  • The Tornado - Match-play putting between two people.
  • Putting Circle - Great short-range drill to begin or end practice with.
  • The Four Corners - Helps players avoid three-putts.
  • Twenty-One - Fun game between partners that uses two holes.
  • The Soda Can - Winner gets to keep the soda.
  • Champion - Coach Hill's team completes this drill after every practice and round.
  • Pool - Make your balls and the "8-ball" before your opponents.

Chipping Drills

Coach Hill presents three chipping drills with goals of sticking the ball close to the hole and getting up-and-down. One advanced wrinkle that he likes to add to chipping practice is to have players move their ball back a club's length after every chip, that way golfers are tasked with more than a tap-in on the ensuing putt. Your players will especially enjoy the Target Golf drill, which is a lot like darts on a golf green.

Practicing putting and chipping shouldn't be 'a drag' for your team to do. With Coach Hill's competitive drills shown in this video, golfers will have fun as they compete against themselves and their peers to become a champion of the short game!

42 minutes. 2017.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: drills for golf 2-pack
Drills for Golf 2-Pack
GLD-05160A:

with Chris Hill,
Concordia University Texas Head Coach;
2016 ASC Conference Champions - first in program history;
2016 Division III National Coach of the Year finalist;
coach of the 2015 Palmer Cup U.S. team;
2014 Jan Strickland Award recipient at the University of Houston, given to the nation's top assistant coach.

Coach Hill demonstrates 15 of his favorite competitive drills that have helped his team improve its putting and chipping. Many of these drills are game-like in nature and force golfers to hit putts and chips under pressure, which can pay dividends once players hit the course come tournament time. In addition to adding a "weight" to each stroke of the club with stakes on the line, the nature of these drills can foster a fun practice environment and bring your team closer together.

Putting Drills

You'll get 12 putting exercises that provide incentive to perform at a high level, whether it's to continue making putts to avoid starting the drill over, direct competition against teammates, or even tangible rewards for winning like a can of soda or sleeve of golf balls. Coach Hill explains the benefits of each drill, which include converting two-putts, getting the correct speed down, and becoming more comfortable with putts from common distances. Drills include:

  • The Tornado - Match-play putting between two people.
  • Putting Circle - Great short-range drill to begin or end practice with.
  • The Four Corners - Helps players avoid three-putts.
  • Twenty-One - Fun game between partners that uses two holes.
  • The Soda Can - Winner gets to keep the soda.
  • Champion - Coach Hill's team completes this drill after every practice and round.
  • Pool - Make your balls and the "8-ball" before your opponents.

Chipping Drills

Coach Hill presents three chipping drills with goals of sticking the ball close to the hole and getting up-and-down. One advanced wrinkle that he likes to add to chipping practice is to have players move their ball back a club's length after every chip, that way golfers are tasked with more than a tap-in on the ensuing putt. Your players will especially enjoy the Target Golf drill, which is a lot like darts on a golf green.

Practicing putting and chipping shouldn't be 'a drag' for your team to do. With Coach Hill's competitive drills shown in this video, golfers will have fun as they compete against themselves and their peers to become a champion of the short game!

42 minutes. 2017.



GLD-05160B:

with Chris Hill,
Concordia University Texas Head Coach;
2016 ASC Conference Champions - first in program history;
2016 Division III National Coach of the Year finalist;
coach of the 2015 Palmer Cup U.S. team;
2014 Jan Strickland Award recipient at the University of Houston, given to the nation's top assistant coach.

High-level performance on and around the putting green is what separates good and great golfers. Even if your players are not striking the ball well off the tee or hitting irons as accurately as you'd like, a refined short game can help you make up for it and shoot low scores.

In this video, Concordia University Texas head coach Chris Hill gives you 16 of the drills he uses with his team to make sure they're maximizing their putting and chipping. You'll learn Coach Hill's methods for getting players aligned correctly, what drills to use to get used to green speed at every course, and how to help golfers find out which club they should use for various chipping scenarios.

Putting Fundamentals

Coach Hill begins with alignment, swing path, and green reading drills that lay the foundation for successful putting. Items used in these drills include chalk, alignment sticks, tees, and even a laser. In every drill shown, Hill stresses the importance of going through the golfer's normal pre-putt routine to make each rep as similar to a competitive round as possible.

Upon completion of these drills, players will be able to get their feet, shoulders, and putter face in position for a consistent stroke. Additionally, golfers will learn to to straighten their swing path and recognize where the ball should roll on every putt, including the apex of the ball's path and where it will drop into the hole.

Determining Speed

Once athletes are sure they can line up and aim consistently, the next step in the process is striking putts with the right speed. Coach Hill provides three drills with speed as the chief focus, promoting the idea of hitting the ball hard enough to just get past the hole as the ideal scenario. Golfers will work on rolling the ball from different distances as they calibrate their feel for how fast the course's greens are playing.

Beyond the three speed-specific drills, Hill shows you additional putting exercises designed to put everything together, including Seventy-Four, Birdies and Pars, the Ladder Drill, The Tornado, and Blind Gate Drills.

Chipping Drill

The final drill details how Hill helps his golfers pick which club to use for bump and runs, pitches, and flop shots. You'll see how tracking the average distance to the hole from balls hit by each club can ensure the statistics are tilted in your favor on the course.

Whether you're a player or coach, this series of drills from Coach Hill will provide you with great short game improvement options. Begin shooting lower scores today!

44 minutes. 2017.



DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: the short game: a coach's guide to team practice
The Short Game: A Coach's Guide to Team Practice
with Andrew Tank,
Iowa State University Head Men's Golf Coach;
led the Cyclones to the NCAA Championship in 2013-14;
has coached two All-Americans and five All-Big 12 players at ISU; captain of the University of Minnesota's 2002 NCAA Championship team.

Over the course of his coaching career, Andrew Tank has developed a formula for golf practice that he uses to ensure his players learn the skills of the game and perform well throughout the season. In this video, you'll receive 23 drills, games and variations that focus on refining putting and chipping technique. Coach Tank believes that using a mix of blocked (constant) and varied (random) practice will equip golfers with the knowledge and confidence they need to play their best during competition.

Blocked practice helps give players confirmation that they are executing the chosen fundamentals correctly by completing one repetition after another in a controlled environment. Coach Tank explains that since it's more constant, blocked practice serves as a time of internal focus for a golfer.

Meanwhile, varied practice will allow your athletes to work on their mental process, judgment, and feel for adapting to different lies and conditions. More random in nature, varied practice focuses on external factors, such as changes in trajectory, distance and shot routine.

Putting Drills and Games

Coach Tank runs through five drills and 10 performance games for putting. The drills are made for the blocked portion of practice and look to improve skills like green reading, face angle control of the club, making center contact on the face of the club, and rise angle of the stroke.

Once a golfer has mastered their ability to read greens, they must repeat their stroke until to perfect it. You'll learn to keep the face of the club square, contact the ball in the center of the blade, and generate topspin for a pure roll - all essential elements in developing a great putter.

To add competitiveness to practice, Coach Tank introduces a variety of performance games. These games utilize goals and pressure, and provide scenarios that are similar to what golfers will face during a round. Coach Tank's games work on two-putting, speed control, holing out long putts, dealing with different breaks and finishing under pressure.

A drill that your players are sure to love is "Battleship," a partner game in which each golfer stands next to a hole and hits putts simultaneously until one of them makes it and scores a point.

Short Game Drills for Skills

The final portion of the video covers eight exercises for chip shots around the green. You will learn drills that focus on keeping weight on the lead foot and hitting down on the ball, as well as ways to correct a player who's being too "handsy" or "scooping" the ball on contact. Coach Tank also covers club selection, trajectory and distance control for chipping.

Coach Tank's instruction is clear, concise, and will provide you with some new ideas to use at your practices. All of the drills and games shown in this video can be used in an individual or group environment, making this a great resource for an instructor who gives personal lessons or a coach of a team.

80 minutes. 2016.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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