Re: Jimmy Ballard
Jimmy Ballard was the teaching pro "wild man" of the 1970s. His swing theory is called The Connection
, and it involves working the arms and shoulders in "the triangle."
Ballard popularized the idea of tucking a head cover under the left armpit to train proper arm position. He got this idea from former NY Yankee player and PGA pro Sam Byrd, who supposedly learned it from teammate Babe Ruth.The Connection
studies compared the swings of golfers, baseball players and tennis players. Ballard knew many pros from other sports in his universal ball striking
studies. One of Ballard's students, former SF 49ers quarterback John Brodie, is the only NFL player ever to win a Champions Tour event.
Here is Ballard's website/marketing site. For what it's worth...http://www.jimmyballardgolf.com/id57.html