Posts by Mike Sullivan

A New Approach to Golf Lessons

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011 in Blog, Golf Instruction | 0 comments

Watch this video to find out a few of the different ways you’ll lower your golf scores by following a golf improvement plan.  Golf Lessons with Mike Sullivan in Raleigh, NC.  

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A Unique Golf Improvement Program

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Blog, Golf Fitness, Golf Instruction, News | 2 comments

If you’ve had the chance to visit 401 Par Golf lately, you may have noticed something taking place here that you don’t see at many other practice facilities. We have golfers practicing with training aids, participating in short-game classes, taking golf lessons and best of all – they’re playing better golf and having fun! We’ve created an affordable program for golfers to REALLY improve! We offer a unique golf improvement program that incorporates one-on-one private lessons, professional video analysis, short-game testing and improvement, golf fitness evaluation, equipment evaluation and club-fitting, supervised practice sessions, mental training, and a monthly range membership that offers unlimited practice. All golf students enrolled in any golf lesson series receive: Private Golf Lessons Golf Swing Video Analysis Golf Fitness Evaluation Golf Equipment Evaluation 10% Discount on Equipment Purchases Short-Game Skills Testing Short-Game Skills Classes – (Twice per week) Supervised Practice Sessions – (Twice per week) Teaching Philosophy “When I work with my golf students, I don’t teach the same swing to each player, I don’t teach based on one single swing model or method. I teach my students to master the essential skills that will improve their ball flight. I also test, then teach the short-game, course management and the mental side of the game.” Supervised Practice “Typically, in golf instruction, the student is prescribed a practice drill or swing, then left on their own to practice. My students are invited to attend supervised practice sessions for no additional charge twice per week. During these sessions, I’ll be able to assist my students in their practice between lessons.” Short-Game Classes “All students enrolled in any lesson series are invited to participate in my short-game skills classes twice per week. There is no additional charge to attend the classes, the classes are designed to help your scoring immediately.” Free Test Drive “I’m offering free introductory golf lessons to a limited number of prospective golf students.  The introductory lessons are 30 minutes in length and include video analysis.  Contact me to set up your free golf...

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Sumner & Dennison Excel in Short Game Challenge

Posted by on Feb 25, 2011 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Ken Sumner and Glenn Dennison both showed off their short-game expertise on Thursday during our “PDP Practice with the Pro” session.  Ken and Glenn both rose to the challenge of holing out a pitch shot from off the green. “Practice with the Pro” sessions are held each Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 4 PM.  All PDP Members and golf students are encouraged to participate.  Sessions are led by Mike...

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Use an Impact Bag for Pure Ball Striking

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in Blog, Golf Instruction, Practice Drills | 5 comments

Have you noticed anyone beating those heavy bags on the range?  Take a look to see the benefits of a proper impact position.

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Three Keys to Consistency

Posted by on Jan 22, 2011 in Blog, Golf Instruction | 0 comments

Often times I get to talking to the golfers here at 401 Par Golf, and most of them come out to hit range balls with the intention of playing better golf.  Based on what people tell me, the vast majority of golfers are in search of the same thing… Consistency!  They want to hit more good shots and less bad shots.  Here are a few tips that can improve any player’s level of consistency: Posture – Good posture helps a player maintain better balance, allows for better shoulder rotation and can even assist a slicer’s swing path. Steady Head – The less your head slides back and forth or up and down, the easier it will be to make solid contact.  Please DO NOT try to keep your head down! Alignment – Make sure you’re aiming at your target.  Place one club on the ground a foot or two in front of the ball directly on your target line, then another club parallel to your target line between your feet and the ball. As always, if you have any questions about improving your consistency, be sure to contact me. –...

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