Improving your setup, perfecting your swing
The importance of weight distribution is often overlooked (Some coaches do talk about 60-40 weight distribution (60 on the right , 40 on the left) for an ideal driver setup). However, this is a fundamental without which it is impossible … Continue reading
If you setup incorrectly, none of the golf fundamentals will make any sense. For example, the one piece takeaway – or ‘maintaining the Y’ as you start your backswing – is key to attaining the right swing plane. However, this … Continue reading
One of the foremost mistakes made by golfers is the psychological effect that they allow the golf ball to have on them. When you approach the ball during your setup routine, the presence of the ball tends to throw you … Continue reading
Golf has more than enough counter-intuitive things to worry about – but here I want to discuss one of the most basic items on that list. Ben Hogan once remarked that when you first pick up a golf club, almost … Continue reading
J. Douglas Edgar points out the essentially different setups in a ‘throwing’ motion versus a ‘lifting’ motion.
As I experimented more with the ‘throwing’ motion, I realized that the formation of the ‘angles’ on the backswing was only possible in … Continue reading
Day ‘Of’ Tournament
Go for a 4 mile run/jog. Important to loosen up upper body muscles – and eliminate any chest stiffness. This is best done via a jog. Stretches etc. do not accomplish the loosening in the manner … Continue reading
Johnny Miller, in his golf classic, Pure Golf, emphasized the fact that the swing is essentially the ‘release of the right arm angles’. There are several things that go into ensuring that the perfect angle is formed on the backswing. … Continue reading
The left chest should be turned left of target. This provides clearance for right chest to throw itself through the downswing.
The left side ( upper left arm JOINED with left chest) should allow itself to be thrown by the … Continue reading