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Thanks @mvmac,   I did this move last evening with the backrests of two chairs resting against my left and right hips respectively. It's my understanding that if I simply rotated in position (stationary axis) a gap would open between both hips and their respective backrests.   What actually happened is that a gap opened between my right hip (I am a righty) and it's chair, while my left hip actually pushed the chair away slightly. Feels as if my (straightening) right...
Hi all,   I notice that some players allow their left knee to "break" somewhat towards the ball (while straightening their back leg a little), while others seem to let the knee "break" more toward their front foot.   I find that if I do the latter (towards the front foot, while allowing my back leg to straighten a little), it really helps me shift forward through the stroke. This does, however, feel as if I am shifting the axis of rotation towards the target, rather...
Sorry i should have added that the "how to get there" part seemed to fit in with this question.
Has anyone watched the David Leadbetter A swing presentation on youtube? It seems to concentrate on a position at the top of the backswing more appropriate to the skill level of weekenders (as opposed to pros) and how to get there.
"Relaxed but in control" sounds good.   I feel as if my wrists tighten up and then all sorts of bad things happen in my ball striking. But I am aware of the "feel isn't real" syndrome, so I wanted to know whether my wrists should be a completely flexible link between my hands and the shaft, the club simply following down the swing path established by the movement of my hands.
Hi all,   There is quite a lot of info on grip pressure, but not so much on wrist action. I would just like to know, on a scale of say, 1 to 5, how stiff, or rigid should your wrists be, particularly in the downswing?   I am thinking now in terms of swinging a weight on the end of a string. Obviously the "connection" at the point where the string comes out of your hands is completely flexible. Is this the effect you are looking for when swinging the club (as opposed to...
You may want to try setting up to the ball as described in this link;     I find that this makes it easy to make a slightly descending stroke into the back of the ball. If you feel a bit rigid or mechanical, you can try letting the weight of the club hinge your wrists just a little in the backswing.   The ball may very well roll a little past the hole, requiring two putts to get down, but after a little practice it’s a very safe shot.   And WAY better than blading...
Just some feedback for anyone else struggling with hitting at (rather than through) the ball....   It was definitely a distance-from-the-ball issue. When I checked where my practice swing brushes the grass, it is clearly further from me than the ball would be in an actual swing.   Spent an hour at the range on Saturday, and played 9 holes yesterday, paying particular attention to having the ball a little further away at address. Immediately my swing felt much more...
Hi all,   I was hoping for some tips for establishing the correct distance from the ball to stand. Do you step into the ball while holding the club in one hand? Or do you ground it behind the ball with both hands on the club?   How do you establish your distance from the ball?
Thanks for the comments,   Last evening I made some practice swings in the garden, and it struck me that perhaps I am looking at this from the wrong perspective: I should focus more on why the practice swing feels so relaxed, rather than on why the actual swing at a ball feels so awkward.   I then made a couple of nice practice swings and realized that I am letting the club find the ground naturally, without any attempt to steer it. In my actual swing the tension...
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