In this weeks Croker Golf Weekly we present Swing Analysis of Dustin Johnson, Romain Langasque, Sophia Popov, Curtis Luck, a lesson of the week on the lower body pivot, and more .

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This Week Sophia Popov Won the Women’s British Open  Overcoming Her Long Battle With Lyme Disease. She Was Ranked 304 in the World

The Sophia Popov Cinderella Story

Sophia Popov winning the AIG Women’s Open is a rags to riches “Cinderella Story” that will inspire many young girls (and boys) to follow their golfing dreams.
We are including her more detailed story in the articles that follows.
In this moment, I want to highlight some inspiring truths that surface after following Sophia’s progress from Day One to the final 12-inch putt at Royal Troon Golf Links
This young lady is an inspiration for all who dare to dream of becoming a champion golfer, or for that matter, to become skillful in any area that takes their interest.
Lesson #1: A quitter never wins and a winner never quits! Sophia overcame Lyme Disease that she suffered undetected for over 3 years, plus she lost her right to play on the US LPGA Tour and needed to retreat to the Cactus Tour (a third level Tour for women) Her game, her health, and her spirit were low, but she had the heart to persist and now her world is bright and beautiful.
Lesson #2: None of us make it on our own! It always requires a team effort! Sophia had a great caddy – her long term boyfriend – Maximilian Mehles. There was great harmony between them at every step of the way and she recognized his contribution at the Presentation. She showed the character of a Champion and shared her success with him.
Lesson #3: Sophia Popov applied a consistent and professional routine on every shot that we witnessed on television from our side of the world. She really applied herself to each shot – one shot at a time
In appreciation for her inspiration to all young golfers wanting to follow their golfing dreams, Croker Academy of Golf would like to make all parents and grandparents aware of our continued offer that all Junior Golfer, 18 years and younger, are able to have a 90-Day FREE Membership to The Beginning Program of the Croker Golf System Master Golf Academy. To qualify, all a parent or grandparent needs to do is to send us a video from their Cell Phone of their junior golfer hitting a chip, pitch, or full swing via a private link on YouTube, Vimeo, WhatsApp, WeChat, or Messenger,  plus an email address for us to send back the FREE link to The Beginning Program.
Good Golfing to all golfers, young and old,
Peter Croker



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Golf is a game for a lifetime and there is no better place to start your love affair with the game than as a Junior Golfer. The benefits of golf as a sport are many and I would like to highlight but a few here:


  1. It is an enjoyable walk in the great outdoors where we can get close to nature.
  2. It is a chance for physical and mental exercise in a safe environment.  Golfers walk over six miles on an average 18-hole round. That’s uphill, downhill, through sand, in thick rough and through all sorts of different terrains
  3. Mixing with adults leads to an opportunity to learn good manners and etiquette.
  4. You become more responsible for your actions as golf makes you accountable for your own actions – you cannot blame anyone else for the quality of your shots.
  5. You can play as a team or an individual
  6. Golf definitely shapes the character of a person and what better time to start than as a junior
  7. And much, much, more!

For this reason and to share a most valuable lesson in the subject of “How to Learn” as it applies to golf – I would like to offer all Junior Golfers 18 years and younger a FREE Membership to our BEGINNING PROGRAM for 90 Days (= to 1 School Term +)


To qualify for this special offer, a Junior Golfer (with permission from their parents), needs to send in a video of their current golf swing to



We invite you to join our FREE Beginning Program Q and A.   Beginners and more advanced golfers alike will find information and explanations here to set them on a pain-free golfing journey for a lifetime. This program Q and A series will introduce you to everything that the foundation golfer needs to know.

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Lesson of the Week

Lower Body Pivot

Sophia Popov wins AIG Women’s Open


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PGA Tour Results


Winner: Dustin Johnson -30


Sophia Popov -7


Romain Langasque -8

Sophia Popov -7

Curtis Luck -11

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Swings of the Week

Dustin Johnson wins The Northern Trust at TPC Boston -30 wins by 11 shots from Harris English – 19 Daniel Berger third at -18

Romain Langasque wins the ISPS Hands Wales Open -8 Sami Valimaki -6

Sophia Popover wins the AIG Women’s Open -7 Jasmine Suwannapura -5 Minjee Lee -2

Sophia Popov wins AIG Women’s Open

Curtis Luck wins the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship at the Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio -11

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Unless you have or develop sound golf swing basics that deliver consistency, accuracy and sufficient power you will probably not really enjoy golf beyond being a mere social outing.   Players have become extremely frustrated with the game to the point of wanting to give it up.   Believe me, we have all been there.

And something can be done about it. The video instructions and tutorials of the Croker Golf System Master Coaching Academy will set you on the right path towards a most rewarding golfing journey. All answers are there, providing you with the high-precision knowledge, procedures and techniques.

Golf is very much a game of cause and effect.   It is also very unforgiving.  For example, you cannot expect to hit a straight shot or a shot with a nice draw on the ball if you have what is known as an “over the top swing”.   No matter how many times you try to make the ball go straight it will always slice – it is a simple matter of physics.

The great Albert Einstein is quoted as saying

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

And so it is with golf.   Before you can really do something successfully you must know

  • how to do something
  • why you should do it that way
  • how to avoid doing what you should not do.

Let’s take a look at the golf swing. The 2 most important principles to ensure consistency, accuracy and sufficient power are

  1. An “inside out” downswing path
  2. Being able to compress the ball at impact

Unfortunately, neither of these things occurs naturally when a beginning golfer starts out.   Even among golfers who have been playing for many years probably 80 to 90% don’t get these 2 things right. Without an understanding of what is required and the right coaching to get there, they never will.

It is not as though people do not want desperately to have consistency, accuracy, and power. Go to any driving range and you will see people hitting the ball for hours on end, unfortunately reinforcing bad habits.

A good golf swing starts with structure. Make no mistake, without the proper structure – a good grip and solid balanced stance – everything else will be compensation.   You might eventually get there without solid structure but it might take years of trial and error.

The moment of truth in any golf swing comes at the point of impact. Get this right and you will be in golfing heaven. Get it wrong and the sliced weak shot will let you know in no uncertain terms.

You have to know what to do, how to do it and why you need to do it.

A golf swing, although a smooth uninterrupted motion, is nevertheless comprised of many parts – any one of which can go wrong and muck up the rest of the swing.

A successful impact will only happen if the downswing is on the correct path. And the hands have to be in front of the ball when the clubface makes contact with the ball at impact.     This will only happen with a successful downswing.     Well before this, the take-away must ensure that the club is not pulled to the inside. If it is, without compensation, you will not be on the proper downswing path.

Golf is a wonderful game but it does not just rely on athletic ability.   To get it right it must be learned.   The Croker Golf System Academy is the perfect place to learn.

The Platinum Level entitles the subscriber to a monthly one-on-one online lesson with Peter Croker, Chris Beckett or other high-skilled CGS Professionals.

Both Gold and Platinum Levels encompass ALL programs, (including the BEGINNER PROGRAM), instructions, videos, Q and A sessions, and webinars.

Trial the Master Coaching Academy
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 NB: The Master Coaching Academy also includes the Beginning Program.
The Beginning Program is the right place to start with learning the Croker Golf Swing.

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If you have any questions please ring me directly on +61415292549. Competence leads to Confidence, and our aim is to help you build that Competence. Great Golfing and Enjoy the Hit!

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