Tag: golf swing

Truth about Arm Movement in your Golf Swing

August 4, 2016
Truth about Arm Movement in your Golf Swing

Watch a full golf swing and it looks like there is a lot of arm movement.  Not only does there appear to be a lot of arm movement, but it also appears your shoulders require a swimmer’s degree of flexibility to make a correct golf swing. It’s all very deceptive because in relation to your body, your […]

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Decelerate … Are you Sure?

June 30, 2016
Decelerate … Are you Sure?

As your club approaches impact, your arms need to slow down; they need to decelerate.  It sounds like the most ridiculous advice you will ever hear … but it’s correct. Think of using a hammer; as you swing the hammer toward the nail your arm will slow so that momentum is transferred to the hammer […]

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How to Turn your Upper Body

May 11, 2016
How to Turn your Upper Body

Most of the thought given to upper body turn relates to the amount it is turned.  The impression being that more is better.  That’s not necessarily true. While ideally you’ll have a good amount of upper body rotation in your backswing – for a full swing – it is important for your swing that your […]

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Swing Principle: Double Pendulum

April 7, 2016 0 Comments
Swing Principle: Double Pendulum

Thinking of a pendulum reminds me of old hypnotists swinging a watch on a chain in front of your eyes to induce a trance.  Putting and chipping technique is often described as being pendulum-like.   Not sure what the connection is: who would think that golf could alter your mental state! The reason for the pendulum […]

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Never lose your swing axis

March 30, 2016 0 Comments
Never lose your swing axis

Have you ever swung a small weight tied to a string around your fingers?  It spins easily until you look to change the spin angle.  It resists the change. Your golf swing is the same; the easiest way to swing on the correct path is to have a steady body movement. Really simplistically the golf […]

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The ONLY Reason you Slice

March 24, 2016 2 Comments
The ONLY Reason you Slice

Slicing is a shot that is the bane of huge numbers of golfers.  Maybe you too. Suggestions for fixing a slice are far more numerous than the number of causes for your slice.  There is, in fact, only one reason you slice; the clubface is open to the path of the club at impact. This […]

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Address v Impact: What’s the Difference?

February 17, 2016 0 Comments
Address v Impact: What’s the Difference?

Many players set up as they expect to be positioned at impact.  They shouldn’t because address position and impact position are very different. Just because address is a static position, that doesn’t make achieving a solid address position easy.  In fact it is the thing that we coaches spend the most time developing. Holding the club […]

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Train your Right Arm

January 18, 2016
Train your Right Arm

The right arm movement in your golf swing is very similar to your right arm movement when you are throwing a ball.  Or at least it should be. If you have played any sports where you need to throw something, you will have an advantage over those who haven’t. One of the clues to throwing well, […]

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Impact Drill #3: Clubface Control

December 20, 2015 0 Comments
Impact Drill #3: Clubface Control

This is the third lesson in the Essential Impact series.  The first two videos showed you how to ensure solid impact and have the club moving on the correct path.  This video shows you how to control the clubface. Shots which start off line are often struck near the heel or toe of the club, […]

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Attack the Ball … Correctly

October 23, 2015
Attack the Ball … Correctly

Reverse golf logic strikes again!  Almost half the students I ask think that – with an iron shot – the ball should be struck either at the bottom of the swing arc or slightly on the upswing. As a previous video shows, a correctly struck iron shot should be hit with a slight descending blow. […]

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