Been trying it with a SW in my basement for the past couple days, will probably continue for at least a couple more weeks before deciding if I want to go that route but so far it feels really solid even with a small swing. You should be doing a ton of swings with small club, eventually getting to bigger clubs, and larger swings. Yes, the video has no sound and hard to figure things out initially. I had to do a lot of work to find all the proper info, but the internet is vast and it's there, just takes time.
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A Short Story. Let me tell you a short story about a successful junior player I once knew. This kid was not all that talented, but through VERY hard work over many years he developed into a very good little player…straight and accurate and very rarely missed the DEAD center of the face. He then played college golf with Fred Couples.
Fred hit the ball 50 yards passed him with relative ease. In spite of winning almost every tournament in his State and playing well his freshman year in college, this kid decided that he HAD to add some length. He did not realize that Fred Couples was Fred Couples , perhaps the most naturally talented golfer of all time.
He just thought this was Fred from Seattle. Because he had no idea how he swung the club when he was swinging so well he had no idea how to resurrect his swing. You see, his swing had no foundation of knowledge. It was truly the work of observing good ballstrikers and diggin' it outa' tha' ground. No foundation …just hard work beating balls.
As a result, it took him almost ten years to get IT back. Thousands of hours wasted on ingraining changes that were SUPPOSED to be the answer, but were not…lessons from some of the games supposed great teachers…many of whom TRULY were terrible teachers, but, had marketed themselves brilliantly.
A truly frustrating experience. However, since this kid was ME I can assure you that I wouldn't change a thing. The reason I get such a kick out of some of the supposed answers you see spattered about is the simple fact that most of it I have studied in depth and a LOT of it I tried during my lost years. Some of this instruction might work for some people, and surely does, but is it the most fundamentally reliable way to swing a golf club? How to Ingrain A Great Golfswing.
The golf swing is a chain reaction that is based on sound fundamentals and a proper understanding of how the body should operate to ingrain a proper pivot. The Modern big muscle golfswing:. If you fundamentals are sound especially grip and posture ;. If your torso pivots properly IF it does there is NO weight shift ;.
If your arms remain synchronized to the pivot and the left forearm rotates clockwise;. Then the club will be on plane;. The face will be on plane;. The arms will be wide and in synch with the wound trunk and torso;. Then it is simply a matter of letting everything go exactly in the opposite way that it wound up;.
There is lateral movement in the transition between backswing to downswing;. But, the lateral movement is simply a part of getting from your right pivot point right leg to your left pivot point left leg so that you can unwind aggressively to the left while your han ds and arms simply hold onto the club. However, NO student can be expected to get all of this within a short period of time. I tell ALL. I F they will dedicate themselves for that ONE. This is a pearl of wisdom that Chuck Hogan taught me during my playing days in regards to ingraining a change:.
EVERY rep has a specific intention. For 21 days. If you will look at a golf swing like a jigsaw puzzle with less than ten pieces and realize that. An Improvement Plan. There is NO proper number of knuckles or strength of grip; just a parameter of two to four knuckles to work within somewhat of a grey area. The same is true for posture, etc; there are no exacts within these fundamentals. It all depends on the individual and their swing tendencies, body build, flexibility, etc.
Once you have established sound fundamentals, the player has to learn to swing the clubhead from the left arm at to the right arm at , using the body in the correct manner — the arms syn ch ronized to the body and the clubhead and hands reacting to the body turn. This teaches the player what it feels like through the most important area of the golf swing: the impact zone. The to Drill. Consider your arms like hands on a clock. Once you are able to strike the ball solidly in the center of the face you can then take it to ten o'clock, then eleven, then midnight on the backswing.
That is the secret to solid ballstriking. The armswing is so short that the ONLY way to create power is to pivot the torso properly. This is also one of the most valuable shots you will learn. It is great for mastering the wedge game. I even use it as my chip driver on holes where it might call for a big three wood, but a driver might put me through the fairway. It is very easy to hit a dead straight or very slightly fading chip driver. For me, at least, it is an easier shot than a full out three wood, and much more consistent.
The same can be said for chip iron shots. Simply take one club more and chip it in there. It is a wonderful shot in the wind as the ball does not have a lot of backspin to balloon the shot.
The ball simply has a tendency to fly more consistently shot for shot. Three to six months or so later they NOW have a fundamentally sound motion in which the arms, hands, and club are sy nchronized to the body turn.
They should now be able to actually play golf with some. Once they ingrain a fundamentally sound short game they are now in the low to mid 80's. With continued tweaking of the golf swing and improvements in short game and course management they can break 80; then 75; etc.
Any person with average athletic ability can be taught a championship caliber golf swing in 2 years from nothing. However, the average person does not have the patience, passion, and discipline to properly construct a sound golf swing. I have seen athletically talented people especially if they played baseball or tennis build a. However, such a person is fairly rare and they too MUST have the correct mindset and attitude, or they too will fail and become frustrated by their inability to play what looks to be such a simple game.
The result is that they either quit playing or go on the search for the quick fix, lesson, or technique and bounce around fro m teacher to teacher, method to method, book to book, etc.
If you will make SURE that you are fundamentally sound; work on hitting short wedges no more than 50 yards until you can flight the ball consistently with a consistent divot pattern and spin; you will then find that by simply adjusting your set up for the club in hand that your entire ga me improves exponentially.
Basically, the motion required to strike a 50 yard lob wedge properly is the EXACT same motion required to strike a driver properly. The ONLY differences are in the set up: weight distribution, ball position, and spine tilt, which are necessitated to allow the golf ball to be struck at the proper point in the downswing arc and on the correct path and angle of approach.
While it may sound fairly complicated it is not. You simply set up the club in the manner in which it was designed to be struck. Driver: slightly on the upswing. Wedge: on the downswing. The MOST important thing is to firmly establish sound fundamentals and a fundamentally sound motion from hip height to hip height at the very beginning. Then the player is going to be off to a great start in developing a great golf swing.
They go spend thousan ds on a set of clubs, buy a 12 pack, grab the club any ole' way, and swing as hard as they can. This method is by far the most common. The best approach to improvement is to combine your swing practice with your short game work. The vast majority of swing work can be done using a sand wedge. You use the same swing motion with a wedge as all clubs, just with a different set up.
If you cannot flight a sand. Learn to work on things in your golf swing with sand wedge. Become proficient at adjusting the set up to hit a knock down, then hit a floater , then a cut spinner , then a knockdown draw, etc. If you can do it with a sand wedge you can do it with a driver. Use an impact bag, a sawed off broom, etc. Learn some drills that will ingrain the corrections you need to make using these tools. Then do them every day, 60 or so times a day, with total focus.
You would be shocked how much this type of practice pays off. Take the golf ball away from most people, and they can actually accomplish changes more quickly and efficiently. Throw the ball down in front of them and the same old software loads. The Path to Great Ballstriking. First you need to maintain and hold your angles in the transition and into your downswing.
H OW open a player's shoulders are at impact is not critical as long as they are opening and they are open enough so as to have room for the arms and right side to work THROUGH the shot correctly. Square and closed shoulders at impact which leads to slinging are a recipe to be consistently IN consistent.
Hogan is an important model for open shoulders at impact, but it is important to understand that the amount and speed of Mr. Hogan's rotation varied over time that is, it reduced as he got older and varied according to the shot he was playing. There is footage of shots where he is 45 degees open or more at impact. Acco rding to a study of data from , the PGA tour averages were 5 degrees open at address and 26 at impact.
Known, flippers where basically square to where they were at address with the rotators open as much as 50 degrees.
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A different drill. And you really need to swing the hands with the pivot to be successful. Slicefixer Geoff Jones is highly inspired by Ben Hogan and teaches a swing where you swing left. He seems to have the same ball striking idols as the rest of us. I see a lot of similarities with ABS here although I'm not sure if his thinking about how to get there is quite the same or not.