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Loose Arms

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The golf club is held in the hands and feel from impact is felt first through the hands and is then sensed throughout the body. Good golfers are often described as having great ‘hands’ or a great ‘hand action’. this is misleading as it implies that the hands have a role in manipulating the club throughout the swing. While this is true in rare instances, most often the wrists are hinges between the arms and club and, as such, should be free and soft.  One thought you can have to keep your arms and wrists soft Continue Reading→


Set Up, Tempo, Timing

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Ball position has enormous influence on how our body reacts in an attempt to find the ball with the club head. If positioned correctly you can swing with more freedom, but if it is in the wrong position you will have to make a compensation to guarantee a suitable ball flight.

Spine tilt at address is also a key aspect in your set up.  Tilting your spine to the right will make the aspects of your downswing easier to accomplish.  The shifting and turning of your hips towards the target will be made more easily is you start with some spine tilt at address and maintain it throughout the backswing.

A balanced set up will help produce better body motion in both directions.  You should also place your weight just slightly toward the balls of your feet.

In your backswing the idea really is to keep your arm movement to a minimum.  Swinging the club head not the grip will ensure power is created and maintained throughout the backswing. The arms are moved by the turning of the body.  Your right leg will act as an axis, rotating your hips, torso, and shoulders away from the ball.  Throughout your backswing your club face should remain slightly closed in relation to the target line.

The transition is a series of events that occur as the backswing evolves into the downswing.  This is your source of power.  It gives the sensation of rhythm, coordination and flow.  The change of direction from the backswing to the downswing is an aspect of the swing that will determine distance, accuracy and consistency.

As the downswing begins an amazing sequence Continue Reading→