Sunday, September 13, 2015

How to Create a Membership Site - Introduction

Have you always wanted to learn how to start your own subscription website?

My golf instruction website has done quite well over the past ten years. It's allowed me to help hundreds of thousands of golfers around the world improve their golf swings and enjoy the game of golf again. But what many people don't realize is that I also did all the technical coding of the website.

I enjoy the technical aspects of building a membership website just as much as I enjoy the technical aspects of the golf swing. I'm a very analytical person by nature and the complexities of both the golf swing and the software programming world are very interesting to me. Growing up, I was the kid who took apart all his toys just to understand how they work!

In 1999, I started my first ever membership site called It was a website for outdoor enthusiasts who liked to go hiking, climbing, biking etc. In 1999, membership websites and the subscription business model didn't really exist online. There was a steep learning curve but I was able to build and sell a profitable business during the dot-com era.

Fast forward to 2005 and I started which later turned into, a golf instruction membership website with over 250,000 members. I built it to this number using the techniques that I developed and perfect over 16 years of building subscription websites.

Now, I'm sharing my trade secrets with the world at my latest membership site, The site walks you through step by step how to build a membership website and grow it into a profitable business. From marketing and startup strategy, to the technical details and research, it covers it all.

So, if you've ever wanted your own recurring revenue stream, go to the site and sign up for my newsletter where I'll share my tips and tricks on how to make your online business dreams come true.

Friday, August 7, 2015

How to Use Legs for Power in Golf Swing

How to Swing from the Ground Up in the Golf Swing

How many times of you heard that you should use your legs in the golf swing? None other than Jack Nicklaus said that he got most of his power in his golf swing from the ground! What on earth does that mean, you might ask yourself! How do you get power in the golf swing from something that isn't moving?

Using the Ground for Leverage

The key is to learn how to use the ground for leverage. Using the ground for leverage means that you are physically pushing against the ground with your legs. This allows you to use the powerful muscles in your trunk for not only stability but for power in the golf downswing. 

The key to this is that as you start your backswing you need to start loading your legs and your hips, in particular your right hip so that as you get to the top of the back swing you are physically pushing down into the ground with your right leg. 

As you then start your downswing you want to shift back to the left and begin pushing against the ground with your left leg. This allows you to drive force into the ground with the lead leg which is the next key for explosiver power at impact. This pushing against the ground is often called ground reaction force and is a technical term for using the ground for leverage. 

Essentially what you're doing in the golf downswing is you are push pushing into the ground with your left leg imagining that you are pushing the ground away from you. This allows you to derive force from the ground through the legs which is which is then transferred up the kinetic chain to your arms and eventually to your clubhead.

A simple way of thinking about this is imagine you're swinging a golf club on an ice skating rink. Imagine how you would slide around as you would have no grip from your feet and hence you would not be able to use your legs. You would tend to swing all from your upper body and this is the weakest way that you could swing a golf club. Your golf swing should feel as if you were driving into the ground and you're very anchored to the ground with your legs. This will give you much more power in the golf swing and let allow you to swing much more efficiently using your big muscles.

In this golf swing video I go over how you need to load your body in the correct sequence in order to have a powerful and effortless golf swing. So, watch this golf instruction video and enjoy your new found power!

To see part two, click here!