147: Andrew Rice: “Keep it Simple” with a better understanding of your swing

By on July 8, 2017
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Today I am very excited to announce our guest, Andrew Rice. I was first introduced to Andrew through his content on Revolution Golf, and have really enjoyed his style of teaching and his emphasis on not getting overcomplicated with your golf swing.

As an instructor for over 25 years and an avid user of current teaching technology, Andrew is definitely on the cutting edge of instruction, but I feel he really excels in being able to take all of the data and fancy tools and relate them in an understandable way to the golfer.

In this episode, I had the chance to ask Andrew some basic questions about the game and the golf swing like ball flight, hitting fades and draws, and many others that I hope will answer some questions for you and help us all play better golf.

In December 2009, Andrew released his self-written, self-published book “It’s All About Impact”. It has sold over 10,000 copies.  The book received testimonials from Ian Poulter, Nick Price, Ian Woosnam, Ian Baker-Finch, and Conrad Ray (NCAA Coach of the Year). In 2014 and 2015 Andrew was named one of the Top Five Golf Instructors in the State of South Carolina by Golf Digest.

Andrew Rice’s Background

  • Andrew is originally from South Africa and came to the US to play golf in college.
  • Andrew is the Director of Instruction at The Club at Savannah Harbor, located at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.
  • Andrew is a Revolution Golf Staff Instructor, a TrackMan Master and one of nine TrackMan University Partners in the world,
  • He is also a Swing Catalyst Ambassador

Highlights from this Episode

  • We talk about some of the pros and cons of going to a golf school’/workshop over a couple of days vs going to see your local golf on a regular basis. Both approaches can be beneficial.
  • What Andrew is working on research-wise, and some of the interesting results he has found. Andrew is a consultant to the engineering department at Ping, and so he has great insight into the world of sports equipment.
  • We talk about some average benchmarks for male golfers that Andrew works with. Things like age, handicap, swing speed etc. Measurement of particular aspects is extremely important so that golfers can know where they need to improve and what to work on.
  • Some of the simple changes people can implement to create a quick improvement in their game. We also talk about some of the main mistakes a lot of golfers are making, and how to correct them.
  • How golfers can benefit from having a slight draw or fade in their drive.
  • Andrew’s thoughts on using single or multiple clubs around the green. Andrew’s views on this subject have changed over the last few years, which we get into.

Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore

Caddy Shack

What would be Andrew Rice’s “walk-up song” to the tee?

Rolling Stones – Start Me Up

Who would you like to spend a day on the course with, and where?

Bobby Jones at St Andrews

What has you most excited moving forward?

 Not getting comfortable with what I’m doing, and ramping up our Coach Camp program.

Parting words of advice?

 Nobody becomes an expert overnight. The only way to improve is to get out there and start working on the aspects of your game that matter, time over time.

Where to find Andrew Rice:

Website: http://www.andrewricegolf.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/andrewricegolf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndrewRiceGolf

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrewricegolf

Revolution Golf: https://www.revolutiongolf.com

 

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Jeff Pelizzaro

About Jeff Pelizzaro

Golf Fitness Professional | Physical Therapist | Golf Enthusiast. I love playing golf and training golfers. I get to do this stuff for a living (training that is, not playing). I hope this site encourages you to take some action so your time on the course is much more enjoyable and productive. If you're on Twitter, say hello: @JeffPelizzaro

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