Tag: golf swing

Were you told to make a Wide Backswing?

September 16, 2015
Were you told to make a Wide Backswing?

At the real risk of dating myself, when I was learning golf, one of the key swing thoughts was to make a backswing as wide as possible.  The justification was that Jack Nicklaus did that and he was the best player in the world.  Now of course, we understand a sample size of one isn’t […]

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Discover your Ideal Hand Path

August 27, 2015
Discover your Ideal Hand Path

The idea that your hands and arms swing on the same path sounds pretty simple, right?  Problem is, it doesn’t work.  Your hand path and the path of the club should be different. In a previous post I’ve explained an easy way to monitor whether your club path is correct.  The video below explains your […]

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Left Hip Bump & Turn

August 5, 2015
Left Hip Bump & Turn

Struggling with balance, power or shot control?  The answer could lie – in part – with learning how your hips work in the swing.  Improving your lower body turn can make all the difference to the power and control you have with your shots.  It doesn’t matter whether that shot is a chip or a […]

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Create Swing Force

April 21, 2015
Create Swing Force

It seems logical that if you want a golf ball to go straight, long and up in the air, then you should create a force which moves through the ball and toward your target.  After all, haven’t you heard the saying that you should “hit through the ball”? Like so many things about golf and […]

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How do I Control my Clubface?

April 13, 2015
How do I Control my Clubface?

If your shots aren’t starting on target, it is very likely that your clubface isn’t square at impact.  Before you go too far into analysing why your shots are off-line, consider how the clubface influences your shot’s initial direction.   Install this web app on your Android: Tap menu, more options, and then Add Shortcut […]

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Right Arm Action is like Skipping Stones

March 23, 2015
Right Arm Action is like Skipping Stones

Ever skipped a stone across water?  The way you use your right arm in the golf swing is very similar to the way you use it to skip stones.  The movement begins from the ground up. The key points with your arm is that your elbow leads your wrist which leads your fingers, until of […]

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Golf Swing Myth: Straight Left Arm

March 17, 2015
Golf Swing Myth: Straight Left Arm

Some myths about the golf swing are like cockroaches; it doesn’t matter how hard you try to get rid of them, they hang around. The idea that your left arm (for a right handed golfer) needs to stay straight is one of them.  As the video here shows, the normal outward force of the swing […]

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Are Address and Impact Positions the Same?

March 2, 2015
Are Address and Impact Positions the Same?

Asking players to mimic impact position usually draws a confused look or they take their address position and say that it is the same at impact.  A quick check of any good player will show that impact and address positions are quite different. Understanding that address and impact are different is a huge shift conceptually […]

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Hand Path for your Golf Swing

February 16, 2015 2 Comments
Hand Path for your Golf Swing

Your hand path has a big influence on the path your club takes during the golf swing, even though the paths of the two are different.  Of course your body movement is linked to all this, however this video is just to show you how your hands should move and some checkpoints along the way […]

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Simple Left Wrist Action

February 16, 2015
Simple Left Wrist Action

In a previous video I explained how the right wrist works in an effective golf swing.  It is a lot less than you think.  The same is true for the action of the left wrist.  It is fairly simple as this video demonstrates. In the backswing your left wrist hinges only about 45 degrees.  Much […]

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