It’s February 16th and it’s almost 50 degrees! People are out riding their bikes, walking their dogs (without wearing something from the sub-zero category of outerwear) and they are swinging the golf club. I’ve been doing quite a bit of teaching this month and it is due in no small part to the balmy conditions here in the northeast. Many of my clients like to get a jump on the spring, but that usually starts in March. Well, it has already begun! This year looks like it’s already off to a great start. I’ve recently started using a launch monitor in my sessions for feedback on carry distance and ball speed. The feedback is great…people are excited about what they are seeing. They see that improvement in their motion results in longer carry yardage. I can’t wait to get out on the course with this…it will really help people understand what they are capable of doing with each and every club they use. This will translate into better scoring, improved course management and ultimately more confidence when you play. Now if this weather keeps up, we might find ourselves truly heading into the season at the beginning of April! I think the last time that happened was at least 10 years ago. The golf season kicking off in late March early April might just be a possibility for 2012. Fingers crossed and golf clubs cleaned…you never know!