Jaacob Bowden, Tom Wishon, Adam Young, and Geoff Mangum are contributing editors to our Monthly Handicap Improver (MHI) that comes with Swing Man Golf .

Jaacob Bowden, PGA is a professional golfer and contributor to Swing Man Golf's Monthly Handicap Improver
A Professional Golfer, a Senior Writer at GolfWRX, the original founder of Swing Man Golf, and the creator of Sterling Irons® single length irons, Jaacob is a “Top 100 Most Popular Teacher”, he’s made cuts in various tour events with rounds in the 60s and 70s, he’s finished 5th in the Speedgolf World Championships, he won the Pinnacle Distance Challenge with a televised 381-yard drive and has a competitive best 421-yard drive winning qualifiers for the World Long Drive Championships, and he is considered to be the world’s leading expert in swing speed training with his tour player and amateur clients who typically pick up 12-16 mph in the first 30 days of swing speed training.

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Some of Jaacob’s contributions to the MHI include:
  • Adam Scott Swing Analysis And What To Be Wary Of In The Golf Magazines
  • Benefits Of Chipping On The Putting Green
  • Beware The Word Choice (Best, Proper, Correct)
  • Cameron Champ’s 130.8 mph CHS In The US Open – Speed Matters But Is The Game Really Getting Faster
  • Chipping And Pitching
  • Controlling Spin on Approach Shots
  • Course Management
  • Distance Gapping For The Course And Without A Launch Monitor Distances On The Range
  • Does A Wide Arc And Flexed Trail Knee Lead To Power
  • Equipment Tweaks To Make Based On Shot Dispersion Analysis
  • Expensive/Popular Teachers Vs Good Teachers
  • Getting Off The First Tee Without Warmup
  • Hitting The Low-Launch High-Spinning Pitch Shot
  • Home Golf Gyms – Part 1/2
  • Home Golf Gyms – Part 2/2
  • Horizontal And Vertical Gear Effect
  • How I Make Fast Gains
  • How To Do A Post Round Analysis
  • How To Hit The Straight Ball
  • Ins and Outs Of Doing A Gap Analysis on Your Bag
  • Iron Distance Control On Par 3s
  • Is Jumping Off The Ground A Good Idea?
  • Keeping A Good Round Going
  • Learning From Long Drivers – Part 1 – Equipment
  • Learning From Long Drivers – Part 2 – Technique
  • Learning From Long Drivers – Part 3 – Fitness
  • Lining Up On The Tee Box
  • Magazine Articles Might Be Ads
  • Measuring Iron Shot Dispersions To Identify Potential Equipment Fixes
  • More On The Low Spinning Pitch Shot
  • Play Like You Practice, Practice Like You Play
  • Pros And Cons Of The Taboo Flying Elbow And Flipping
  • Ricky Fowler Switching To A 43.5″ Driver & Improving His Distance/Accuracy/Dispersion
  • Self-Analysis To Understand Your Natural Strengths & Weaknesses and Application To Your Game For Shooting Lower Scores
  • Swing Speed Training Using The Driver
  • Taking Care Of Your Hands In Various Weather Conditions
  • Taking Distance With A Grain Of Salt
  • Tee Height For Consistency & Distance
  • The Ball Flight Laws In The Short Game
  • The Flawed Ideas Of Taking Out One Side Of The Golf Course & Having A One- To Maintain Or Not Maintain Posture
  • The Swing Change Process
  • Way Miss & Eliminating A Two-Way Miss
  • Using Foot Powder Spray To Check Your Strike
  • Width In The Backswing
  • And More!!!
With more than 35 years of experience in the field, Tom Wishon is recognized as an icon in the research of golf club design, performance and clubfitting technology. Tom has designed over 300 original innovative clubhead models (including designing Jaacob’s Sterling Irons® single length irons) representing over 50 technology firsts that have been use to win on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR CHAMPIONG, and in Ryder Cup Competition. He’s also authored 9 books on club design, performance and clubfitting, and written hundreds of equipment related articles.
Some of Tom’s contributions to the MHI include:
  • Are Steel Or Graphite Better For Your Irons
  • Are Sweet Spots On Drivers Really Getting Bigger?
  • Bending Single Length For Single Plane Swing
  • Can You Really Change Loft With Adjustable Drivers
  • Cleaning Irons
  • Counter Weight Could Be Best Thing You Do For Your Putting
  • Equipment To Avoid
  • Equipment To Get To 10 Handicap
  • Important Elements Of Putter Fitting
  • Is Iron Technology Improving Or Are The Golf Club Companies Just Making The Lofts Lower?
  • Is The Shaft The Engine Of The Club?
  • Most Important Fitting Elements In Golf Clubs
  • Polymer In Iron Heads
  • Single Length Irons – What It’s All About
  • Single Length Recommendations For Hybrids And Woods
  • The Facts Of Life About Fitting
  • The Shaft – The Engine Of The Golf Club Or Not
  • What’s Up With Jimmy Walker’s 42-Inch Driver on TOUR?
  • And More!!!
Adam is a golf coach and author of the bestselling book, “The Practice Manual: The Ultimate Guide for Golfers”. He currently teaches at Twin Lakes in Santa Barbara, California. Adam has spent many years researching motor learning theory, technique, psychology and skill acquisition. He aims to combine this knowledge he has acquired in order to improve the way golf is learned and potential is achieved.
Some of Adam’s contributions to the MHI include:
  • 4 Keys To Effective Practice
  • Aggressive Tactics
  • Anti-Inflammatory Foods
  • Change To Be Consistent
  • Chipping
  • Delayed Learning
  • Detriments of Shaft Lean
  • Different Practice Modes
  • Do It Wrong To Get It Right
  • Experiment For Better Golf
  • Feedback
  • Gear Effect
  • Impact
  • Learn Golf 129% Faster
  • Locus Of Attention In Putting
  • Locus Of Attention
  • Maximizing Distance
  • Mental Strategies For Better Golf
  • Most Important Thing in Golf
  • Muscle Building
  • Nutrition Basics For Golf
  • Peaking For Events
  • Performance For Learning
  • Practice What You Don’t Want
  • Process For Improving
  • Putting Flag In Or Flat Out
  • Routines
  • Skill
  • Stages of Learning
  • Supercar Golf Swing
  • Take Control Of Your Game
  • Technique Changes
  • Technique Vs Skill
  • The 80-20 Rule
  • The Best You
  • The Golf of Golf
  • The Importance Of Contact
  • Think Like A Golf Coach
  • Transference
  • Transferring Your Game
  • Weight Loss For Golfers
  • What Is The Best Type Of Shot To Play
  • Why Differential Practice Works
  • Why You Are Wasting Your Time
  • Why You Can’t Change Your Swing
  • And More!!!
Geoff Mangum knows just about everything there is to know about putting. He has dedicated 20+ years of his life to the craft of rolling the ball into the hole as consistently as possible. Geoff has worked with some of the top players in the game, including long-time touring pro Steve Elkington. His book, ‘ Optimal Putting: Brain Science, Instincts, and the Four Skills of Putting’ is a must-read for anyone serious about taking their putting to a new level.
Some of Geoff’s contributions to the MHI include:
  • Arm Hang For Putting
  • Break Math For Approximate Read
  • Getting Rid Of The Pull
  • Grain On The Brain
  • Grip Pressure
  • How To Map Greens For Better Putting
  • How To Read Greens Better
  • How To Think About Putting
  • Math For Reading Putts Over Multiple Slopes
  • New Green Map Rule
  • New Rules On The Green For 2019
  • Practice Exercises
  • Putting Routine
  • Putting Zone Basic Math
  • Putting Zone On Flagstick-In Putting
  • Slope And Break
  • Subjective Awareness For Masterful Putting
  • Ten-And-In Putts Reading And Sinking
  • The Arcing Stroke In Putting Is A Misleading Delusion
  • The Core Putt
  • The Problem Of Training Aids And Technology For Learning Putting Skills
  • The X For Good Lags
  • Thinking About Reads
  • Top Touch Drills
  • True Roll
  • And More!!!

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