4 Steps to Better Iron Shots

Let’s talk about the full golf swing and 4 things you need to keep in mind to improve your scores.

We want to give you the fundamentals that we find to be the most helpful for players when they are looking to better their game, so let’s dive right in!

1.) Come Into The Ball From Inside The Target Line

Number one is the swing path. Most players with higher handicaps are swinging from outside the target line, which is going to give them a big slice and not very much distance.

Instead, we want the club coming into the ball from inside the target line.

If you have the clubface square and you’re coming from inside the target line you’re going to get a bit of a drop, giving you more distance as well as help you keep the face of your club lined up.

2.) Slight Descending Blow

The second thing that we want is the club coming down and to bottom the club out around two to four inches beyond the golf ball so that we’re hitting the ball with a slightly descending blow.

When you hit a shot, you want to brush the ground for about three or four inches after impact.

What a lot of players are doing is they’re trying to get the club under the ball and lift it and they’re hitting way behind the ball and instead we want to hit the ball with a downward blow to make good contact.

Tour players call this forward shaft lean where the shaft is leaning towards the target at impact which helps you keep your shot on target and is caused as a result of hitting that ball with a descending blow.

3.) Square Clubface

Next thing is we want is to get the clubface squared up when we make contact with the ball so that it goes straight in the direction we want it to go.

The clubface won’t be square to the target during your entire swing, however, as you bring it around it needs to become square at the point of impact, similar to the way a tennis swing works.

If you have an open face the ball will curve the direction of your dominant hand and if it’s closed it will go the opposite direction which is what we don’t want. We want that clubface square so that the ball will go the direction that you want it.

4.) Completely Balanced Finish

Lastly, the fourth thing is getting to a completely balanced finish. Too many times we see golfers finishing with the weight on the back foot. What you want to do is have all of your weight on your front foot when you have completed your swing.

A good way to test this is to try and lift up your back leg after you sing and you should be able to balance on your front foot without having to shift your weight.

If we put all of that together, swinging on the correct path, hitting the ball with a downward blow, getting the clubface squared up, and a complete balanced finish we can hit some good shots!

NEW PING G Le2 Women’s Clubs Review

PING recently released the new G Le2 women’s clubs and they are incredible! With a brand new color theme, an aerodynamic design modeled after the G410 driver and a whole new set of shaft options, these clubs are definitely the new leader in the world of woman’s clubs.

The first thing that you will notice about these clubs is that they have a brand new magenta color scheme with a matte finish that looks awesome.

Additionally, the G Le2 has the same features as the men’s G410 has as far as the technology.

It has the raised turbulator, a series of bumps on the top of the club that disrupt the airflow as you swing making it more aerodynamic. What this does is actually increase your swing speed and, as a result, the distance you hit the ball.

Another feature about this club is that it has the same low back weighting that all the PING drivers have, which is part of what has made them so successful.

This low back weighting creates a very low and deep center of gravity.

In other words, we are pushing as much weight as low and back in the club as possible which allows us to keep the club stable if you hit the ball more on the heel or toe. With more mass positioned low and back in the club that acts as an anchor and it will keep the club stable so when you miss-hit the club is going to twist less allowing it to put energy back to the ball more efficiently.

This ultimately creates fewer miss-hits and more consistent shots.

Another nice thing is we have the same adjustability as far as the loft. The standard loft for this club is 11.5 degrees however you can actually adjust the hosel and add or subtract up to a degree and a half a loft.

That’s a tremendous amount of flexibility in just one club and is something that wasn’t even possible 10 years ago.

This level of flexibility and personalization to your equipment is definitely a new development.

There are also a number of shaft options for these clubs.

We have the standard flex, light flex, the ultra-light, and more, so depending on your clubhead speed and skill level you can find the perfect shaft for you.

If you would like to learn more about or buy the PING G Le2 Driver for yourself, you can find it here.

In addition to the driver, the new G Le2 series actually has iron, hybrids and woods as well, all with similar design elements and all created to have a huge impact on your golf game.

The neat thing about these clubs is that you can actually design your own combination of clubs. So, let’s say that you prefer a 4 hybrid over a 4 iron and then get the rest in iron or almost any other combination.

AND, what makes this even better is that the hybrids and the irons are the same prices, so you can mix and match as you need without the overall cost increasing.

Some of the notable features of these clubs include that with the irons you’ll notice that there is a screw out on the toe and that’s actually a tungsten weight. What they do is we actually balance the club out when they’re building it so that it has equal weight on the heel and toe. This helps to keep the clubface square to the target and reduce twisting on mishits.

Additionally, there have been improvements in the face and cavity of the irons that make them even more forgiving, helping you to hit straight and more consistently.

However, one of the most important things to know about these clubs is that because of all the different customization options, it is essential that you get fitted.

In addition to everything previously mentioned there is also the concept of what lie angle is best for you, what shaft length, what your bag make up should be and more.

If you are interested in these clubs we would highly recommend that you schedule a fitting to find out what the perfect set would look like for you.

If you would like to find out more about or purchase the new G Le2 women’s clubs you can find them here.

How to Order Your Morton Golf Gift Card.

In this blog we are outlining the fastest and easiest way to order your next golf gift card without a hitch!

First of all, you have to start out on our website, Mortongolfsales.com, and then you search “Morton golf gift card” in the search bar to get to the right listing (you can also find it here).

From there this is the process to be able to order you new gift card:

  1. Add the gift card to your cart and navigate to your cart.
  2. In the amount section add the amount that you would like on the gift card.
  3. Click the recalculate button.
  4. If you would like to add more than one you can either update the quantity in the relevant box or go through the previous steps to add another separate gift card.
  5. Then proceed to check out and you are done!

That’s it, once you have finished that process you just enter your payment information, finalize your order and it will be on it’s the way to your door!

How to Prevent Soreness After Golf

Its a terrible feeling waking up the day after a round of golf with aches and pains. Muscle soreness and stiffness can be incredibly uncomfortable and painful. While we are not doctors, we have compiled a list of ways to hopefully mitigate your muscle pain.

Drink Water

This tip is first and foremost. Firstly, preparation for this one begins a couple of days before you play. It’s good to drink lots of water all of the time. However, it is especially important to be well hydrated the days leading up to a golf round. It is not enough to drink water the morning of. This is especially true if its hot out. Staying well hydrated will assist in muscle recovery and stiffness.

Stretch Your Body Beforehand

Before you even touch a golf club it can beneficial to do some dynamic and static stretches. Stretching can prevent injury while playing golf, but also helps reduce the recovery time after you play. Arrive before your tee time a little earlier. Head to the driving range and get some basic stretches. Make sure to stretch your legs, arms, and chest.

Warm Up With Some Practice Shots

Like stretching, warming up limits your risk of injury and your recovery time. After stretching, head to the range and hit some balls. This is also a good time to dial in your swing for the day. This way, you’re not teeing off the first tee box with cold muscles.

Take a Cold Bath or Shower Once You Get Home

A cold bath or shower is an excellent method to stave off those aches. There’s a reason it is so popular with professional athletes. Be sure to give a try after your next golf round

Massage Those Troublesome Areas

Think of it like stretching, but after you play. Often it can be good to massage muscles before they become stiff. You can use your own hands, a professional, or one of the many massaging tools that exist today.

Apply Something Hot

Heat also can be extremely beneficial for preventing muscle soreness. Heat pads can be used to hinder muscle tightening. You can utilize this method before or after you start to feel tight.

Do a Recovery Workout

Recovery workouts are not as hard as they sound. There are plenty of resources available online to make this easy. Doing some light exercises afterward or some yoga can greatly reduce muscle pain and soreness.

These are just some quick recommendations to aid in your post-game recovery. If you have any ideas of your own be sure to comment down below. Let us know what you’ve tried and what works for you.

How to Creatively Use a Tee to Hit the Ball Straighter!

One of the most common issues that golfers have is creating a hook or slice as a result of an open or closed clubface, so in this video, we teach you a simple drill that you can do with a tee to train yourself to keep that clubface square.

For this drill, all you need is a golf club, a glove, and a tee.

What you do is put your golf glove on, stick the tee right in the little spot where the velcro meets at the top, and it should hold the tee in place face straight out away from your hand.

Now when you set up with the clubface nice and square this tee should be pointed right at your target.

The biggest misses happen when you are swinging and this club comes through and it’s open or closed, however, having the tee like this will actually show you if you are closing or opening the face by facing away from your target.

If the tee goes toward you (right if you are left-handed, left if you are right-handed) then you are closing the clubface and if it goes the opposite direction then you are opening the clubface.

To make this drill even more effective, try laying down some alignment sticks like railroad tracks, nice and square to the target line, that way you have a visual of lining up your clubface as well.

Now, when I make a swing I can really visually see that tee has a direct connection to my clubface so if you can get the tee back to the target at impact you will have a square clubface.

That is the tee in the glove drill that will help keep that clubface square at impact. All you need is your glove, a tee, and then just start swinging that golf club and really trying to get that tee back to square at impact.

We hope this helps from you keeping it open! If you would like to schedule a lesson with Calvin, just call the golf concierge at 916-808-2531!

Add a Custom Sound Slot to Your PING Putter With This Special Program!

Through a program called PING WRX, Morton Golf is able to offer incredible customization options for customers that are buying PING Putters, one of which is creating a sound slot on your new putter.

This is a slot that they cut through the sole of the putter that goes all the way from heel to toe and is often associated with a more crisp sound and better feel.

In golf, many people associate feel with sound and in this case, a sound slot creates a louder click on the club and makes it feel like that of a harder face or heavier metal.

Doing this takes about 10 grams of weight out of the face of the putter and you can do it on any blade style putter.

All you have to do to add this to your order is:

  1. Have your putter of choice in your cart.
  2. Search “PING Wrx” in the search bar.
  3. Select the sound slot option.
  4. Enter any required information.
  5. Add it to your card and you are on your way!

Some companies call this feature a floating face or beaching, but PING uses sound slot as their terminology so make sure you look for that.

If you want to see what PING putters we have available you can here and if you want to add the custom sound slot option to your order you can here.

How to Customize the Siteline of Your PING Putter!

Morton Golf is one of the few retailers in the country that uses a program that PING makes available called PING WRX where you gain the ability to add a number of customizations to your new PING putter.

One of these customization options is to create a custom siteline on the top of your putter.

The options that you have available based on the type of putter are to add or subtract the siteline, add the siteline to the leading edge, take it off, add one that goes all the way back and almost anything else you could want, depending on which club you are looking to get.

To order this just go to mortongolfsales.com then…

  1. Add the putter you want to your cart.
  2. Search “PING WRX” in the search bar.
  3. Click on the custom siteline option.
  4. Enter the relevant information in the required fields.
  5. Add it to your cart.
  6. Then you are ready to check out and once you do, this will be applied to your order.

If you want to see what PING putters we have available you can see them here and if you want to add this customization to your card you can find it here.

PING Sigma 2 Anser Putter Review

Recently PING recently their new Sigma G2 series and, most notably, the newest iteration of the Anser putter. The Anser was one of Karsten Solheim’s original designs and is one of the best selling putter styles of all time.

However, this new Anser putter has a couple awesome new features that make it even better!

1.) Scrolled face

The face of this club has a new look with a scrolling design that has been engineered for a very specific purpose. What they have actually done is taken material out of the middle of the club and added more on the sides. Doing this makes the putter more forgiving and helps you hit more consistently straight putts, as well as hit the same distance no matter where you make contact with the ball one face of the club.

2.) Face materials

This new putter has a 3 layer face, primarily made of resin materials which create a soft feel on impact and add to that forgiveness of the putter. This makeup has lead to many players talking about a slightly different feel and sound that is more solid and feel like that are consistently making better impact with the ball.

3.) Extendable Grip

This new putter also features the new PP60 adjustable grip which allows you to do something really cool! This grip finally makes it possible for you to be able to change your shaft length between 32 inches and 37 inches.

This makes it possible for you to change the shaft length to adjust to your everchanging golf game or if you have someone that needs to share with you it makes it possible to do so without having to halt the game!

Overall, we recommend this putter as a great addition to your bag! If you want to check out the new PING Sigma 2 Anser Putter you can here.

How to Add a Custom Site Dot to Your PING Putter.

As one of the few online retailers offering customized PING Putters through a program called PING WRX, Morton Golf Sales has the unique ability to offer many customization options for new PING putters being purchased by Morton Golf Sales customers.

One of the options that our customers have available to them is to create a custom site dot on their putter.

This site dot can be added to the top rail of your putter closest to the face to allow you to hit even more accurately and sink more of your puts.

You can add this customization to your order in just a few easy steps.

  1. Add the putter of your choice to your cart.
  2. Search “PING WRX” in the search bar at the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Click on the “site dot” listing.
  4. Select your option from the drop-down menu.
  5. Add this item to your cart and you’re on your way!

That’s it, that’s how you add a custom site dot to your new putter. If you would like to learn more about how to do this, just watch the video above and if you would like to add this to your order you can find it here.

5 Exciting Golf Statistics

It’s no secret that golf took a major hit following the 2008 housing crash. However, since then things have changed significantly for the better. Today with the help of a National Golf Foundation report, we will take a look at 5 exciting golf trends.

1: Between 2011 and 2015, the number of non-golfers interested in golf rose from 26.5 million to 37.4 million.

This fact is excellent for the golfing community. While interest in golf may have peaked with “Tiger Mania” in the mid to early 2000s, It is an excellent sign that interest is gaining again. This may be a direct result of the new alternate golf activities that are popping up. These include companies like Top Golf. These companies are most likely raising interest in golf among the non-golfing community.

2: The number of junior golfers increased from 2.4 million in 2011 to 3.0 million in 2015

Again this is an excellent trend for the golfing community. Ultimately, more youth golfers translate to more adult golfers. Expanding youth participation is an excellent sign for the future and longevity of the sport. Hopefully, this also sets the scene for even more competitive professionals in the coming years.

3: Likewise, the number of beginner golfers rose as well from 1.5 million in 2011 to 2.2 million in 2015.

Beginner golfers lead to proficient golfers. This figure coupled with the rise in youth golfers indicate that there is definitely golfers interested in assuming the mantle of golf. This is an exciting trend, as following 2008, the number of beginner golfers were rapidly decreasing.

4: Female golfers again rose from 5 million in 2011 to 5.8 million in 2015.

This is another exciting statistic for golf as a whole. The sport is becoming increasingly gender diversified. This trend follows the LPGA’s trend of increased TV rankings. Overall, while golf may not be accelerating in the male demographic it is definitely growing in others.

5: Golf is estimated to reach approximately ⅓ of the U.S. Population over the age of 6

Despite the drop in golfers over a decade ago, golf is still reaching an enormous number of people in the United States. No need to fear golf going anywhere anytime soon. Alternate golf activities are doing an excellent job of introducing people to the sport. While these may be frowned upon by many avid golfers, they remove much of the barrier of entry into the sport. We can only hope that golf continues and grows.