Swing coach Bender talks Z. Johnson's grip
Swing coach Mike Bender talks about Zach Johnson's strong grip and shares grip tips for amateur golfers. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Swing coach Bender talks Chella Choi's swing
Swing coach Mike Bender talks about Chella Choi's swing and shares swing drills for amateur golfers. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Lesson Tee Live: Find the right turn action
Mike Bender joins Lesson Tee Live to discuss the fundamentals when it comes to the back swing and turning your body. Watch Lesson Tee Live Wednesdays at 8PM ET.
Lesson Tee Live: Impact station
Sometimes the most effective way to finding the perfect impact position is simply knowing where it is. Top teaching professional Mike Bender explains an easy way on finding the perfect impact position.
Lesson Tee Live: Bender's weight distribution tips
PGA Professional Mike Bender explains proper weight distribution throughout the golf swing. Watch Lesson Tee Live Wednesdays at 8PM ET.question. This from Wayne Johnson on Facebook also. Do props have more weight distribution to the lead side at address, or is it more 50 50? You know, I think, I think at address it's important,
Lesson Tee Live: Wedge it like Z. Johnson
His short game mastery in his 2007 Masters win, Zach Johnson has become one of the greatest wedge players in PGA tour history. His coach, Mike Bender, shows you a drill that will have you sticking your approaches like a champ. Watch Lesson Tee Live Wednesdays at 8PM ET.can see the bag spin to the right. Since the club, the sand wedge is the shortest club in your bag, the tendency for most golfers is to get too steep with it. And when you have too steep an angle of attack. The club releases early, you gouge the club into the ground taking too much duvet and then the ball flies too high with less spin. So it's really important that you come from the inside and practice, even though the ball is back, making that having that release and making that bag rotate to the right. So in essence you're drawing your sand wedge , you're drawing your wedge shots. So now, how you do it on the range is make some practice swings. And when you take practice swings, even though the ball is back and my hands are forward, like this. You want to take very little divots, very shallow divots. So I like just brushing the ground like this. And you're gonna take a little divot, but not, not those real deep ones. Once you can do that, then you go ahead and take the golf ball , play the ball back like I said. You notice I have that open stance. Now I'm gonna hit that same technique coming
School of Golf: How ZJ prepares for Hawaii
School of Golf host Martin Hall shares insider info on what Zach Johnson and swing coach Mike Bender have been working on over the offseason. Watch School of Golf Tuesdays 8PM ET on Golf Channel.defending champion in Hawaii. Yeah, who, who of course is, is, Zach, Zach Johnson . Talked to Zach just before Christmas last year here. Just a few days ago, three days ago had a good conversation with his coach, Mike Bender. Got some really good insight on what they have been doing. They have been out in Palm Springs playing in no wind. Playing a lot of money games with Matt Kuchar. So he's not going out there, sort of lackingSo invigorating to me as a teacher to say, my goodness, a Masters champion is still doing the A, B, Cs. Which is why he's a Master's champion . Right. If you get, I think that's the Michael Jordan thing. How do you get great? Get great at the basics. So let's see you hit one here. People might think this is sort of elementary, baby stuff. Zach Johnson would disagree. So would Mike Bender. And if you can. That's great. And I would say, I don't know what number of shots they were hitting in Palm Springs like that, but it would have certainly run into hundreds of shots with a 6, 7, 8, 9-iron. Just matching it up after impact. You can't control impact, but you can get a feel for this so match it up. Absolutely so I think you can definitely see that in Zach Johnson's swing too You certainly can. Definitely matched up, so we want you guys to match up your swing at home too, and
Lesson Tee Live: Another hip in the wall
Top teaching professional Mike Bender demonstrates a drill you can do just about anywhere. Find a wall or flat surface to create a compact and powerful swing. Watch Lesson Tee Live Wednesdays at 8PM ET.of that ball. And it causes a lot of problems in the golf swing . So, what I like to do is if you, at home if you just take a golf club , set it against the wall like this, to where it's about even with your right hip. And I'm going to take my
Friendly competition: Bender in closest to the pin
Mike Bender plays a round of "Closest to the Pin" with the squad. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.-The wind changed. -You're going out with no glove. -No. I'm not Fred Couples . -This was the night I'd hit a pirate. You remember that. I took the Norman line over the bunker, hit it to
Bender examining Z. Johnson's swing adjustments
Golf Digest's fourth ranked Best Teacher Mike Bender discusses the swing adjustments that he worked on with Zach Johnson. Watch 'Morning Drive' every day at 7AM ET.better idea to strengthen their grip. -You know, you always hear a PGA Tour player's having a go to shot. We gotta believe that Zach Johnson loves to work the ball from right to left. When your students come in and you watched them hit shots, is there any point in time that you go, "Okay. We've got to get down on the golf course , so we got to see a predominant shot [unk]." So, you know, when you get into a stressful situation whether it's New
Winter tips: Bender's swing advice for the winter months
Mike Bender goes over some tips with Gary Williams that he gives to Zach Johnson. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.strong grip, players need to kind of cup their wrist. I think Fred Couples did it pretty well, David Duval when he had a really strong grip. You get that wrist cupped a little bit more and then that makes the face
Wedge master: Bender on Z. Johnson's wedge game
Mike Bender gives amateurs ways on how to improve their wedge game. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.-Charlie Rymer and of course Mike Bender, who is this, is that Zach Johnson's coach? I got to ask you. We hear all the time Zach Johnson's one of the best wedge player in the game. Why is he one of the best wedge players in the game? -Well,
Get Golf Ready: Husband, wife take it to the course
Golf Channel employee Mark Summer and his wife Kristen share their Get Golf Ready experience from the coaches to the improvements in their game. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.and take them through all the lessons and then culminate on the golf course . I mean, he hit a drive that went at least 170 yards with a draw. All right. Wow. Wow. Get on the green there. Yeah. Look at that shot. Terrific. Great shot. I enjoy the process of people getting better. And, it doesn't matter what level they are. So it's, it's a, it's always fun for me. Wow. Nice, just as much as it is to see Zach Johnson to win a PGA tournament event, it's a lot of fun. Let's see cutter grip's everyone, let's review. So thumbs are down,