Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Videos Help Golf Pros Teach.(Final)

Byline: Mark Smith Of the Journal

Study golf magazines, examine the pros on the tube every weekend -- analyzing their swings in slow motion -- and observe your swing daily in the mirror.

Will it help? Sure.

Will it let you truly picture your swing? Probably not.

"There are so many things in the swing that the naked eye can't see," says Isleta Eagle pro Mike Ciolek. "No matter how many lessons you take, you need to see your swing to understand it."

The best way to visualize your swing, Ciolek says, is actually to see it on video.

When Ciolek looks for pointers, he goes to fellow pro Bill Harvey at Arroyo del Oso. Harvey, voted the state's top teacher by Golf Digest two years ago, is considered one of the area's authorities on video instruction. …

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