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post #19 of 31
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

This should help answer your question.

 

1) A lot of the people seem to look like this:

 

 

 

2) Generally not a fan of "one size fits all, everyone-must-swing-this-way" "methods".

Sorry a bit confused on what your saying? Are you saying no one swing works for everyone?

 

Just asking about it becuase the right sided swing is what my new teacher does and teaches. Yesterday it felt very foreign and still does, but it has seemed to stop my head moving and it has kept my spine angle the same throughout the swing. I am thinking of using this backswing (To keep head straight, club on single plane, and spine angle consistant) with a more traditional follow through. So getting weight forward.

Any thoughts on that? 

post #20 of 31
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Originally Posted by mackingchicken View Post
 

Sorry a bit confused on what your saying? Are you saying no one swing works for everyone?

 

Just asking about it becuase the right sided swing is what my new teacher does and teaches. Yesterday it felt very foreign and still does, but it has seemed to stop my head moving and it has kept my spine angle the same throughout the swing. I am thinking of using this backswing (To keep head straight, club on single plane, and spine angle consistant) with a more traditional follow through. So getting weight forward.

Any thoughts on that? 

To the bold:  Why???  If you like the teacher and are continuing to go back to him, then that should mean that you trust him.  So why would you already be thinking that you are going to only implement his swing for part of your swing and then do something different for the rest?  You either trust in his teachings or you don't.

 

For the record, I am with Erik that one-size-fits-all swings don't make any sense, but hey, who knows, maybe this one will fit you.

post #21 of 31

Becuase during the lesson he really only implemented it into my backswing, then the rest of the swing is meant to fall into place, and I told him I prefer following through more and he said its fine.

I just want oppinions on what people think of the right sided swing.

post #22 of 31

This is my teacher 

post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by mackingchicken View Post
 

This is my teacher 

Honestly, I don't like it.  To be fair, I have no sound, so I don't know what he's saying ... but it looks like he's promoting a very minimal shoulder turn.  The swing looks very "armsy" and his left arm bends quite a bit, and it looks like that couldn't be a very powerful swing either.

post #24 of 31
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

Honestly, I don't like it.  To be fair, I have no sound, so I don't know what he's saying ... but it looks like he's promoting a very minimal shoulder turn.  The swing looks very "armsy" and his left arm bends quite a bit, and it looks like that couldn't be a very powerful swing either.

It doesnt look powerfull and it is fairly armsy, but he was smacking it yesterday, far and straight. Hes all about it being a really consistant swing. something you can easily re create over and over again. 

post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by mackingchicken View Post
 

It doesnt look powerfull and it is fairly armsy, but he was smacking it yesterday, far and straight. Hes all about it being a really consistant swing. something you can easily re create over and over again. 

 

I think the worst part of the video is that other than telling you he doesn't want you swaying he doesn't say anything else that adds to anyone's knowledge base..  Basically he says, let me show you and he proceeds to hit a ball.. nice one!

post #26 of 31
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Originally Posted by Abu3baid View Post
 

 

I think the worst part of the video is that other than telling you he doesn't want you swaying he doesn't say anything else that adds to anyone's knowledge base..  Basically he says, let me show you and he proceeds to hit a ball.. nice one!

Haha hes better in person, and not swaying in the backswing is a big part of the right sided swing anyways. Keep everything centred and coiled during backswing making only movement's that are necessary. This keeps head dead still and spine angle still, making solid immpact simple. 

After reading a lot of threads and vids on it, it seems people only dont like it because it is a bit different and not every tour pro is using it. 

post #27 of 31

Maybe a better explanation of it.

Im beginning to like the swing. At first I really didn't, but it seems to be growing on me after some research on it. 

post #28 of 31
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Originally Posted by mackingchicken View Post
 

Maybe a better explanation of it.

Im beginning to like the swing. At first I really didn't, but it seems to be growing on me after some research on it. 

My two cents FWIW. If you like it and if you like your instructor go for it and follow his instructions. Whatever swing you decide to try to learn don't worry about what anybody else thinks of it and certainly don't try to change anyone's mind about the swing they are trying to use.

 

People learning a full turn rotational swing will tell you that you aren't turning enough and that you will have no power that way. If they are correct smile at them and hit the ball in the fairway. If they are wrong smile at them and knock it past them.

 

P.S. It makes me smile to watch instructors demonstrating the mechanics of a swing they are not teaching. Every single time they demonstrate the worst possible mechanics to make the other swings look awful.

post #29 of 31

Some folks I've spoken to out here in the SF Bay Area seem to think Gary's swing already has the golfer preset the secondary axis tilt. What are your thoughts on this? On paper, it does makes some sense to me, but I have yet to experiment with it.

post #30 of 31
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Originally Posted by mackingchicken View Post



Maybe a better explanation of it.
Im beginning to like the swing. At first I really didn't, but it seems to be growing on me after some research on it. 
It looks like an all arm swing. I can see how this swing will really limit MY distance. If you are athletic enough and get the timing down then good for you. I say use what works for you, but just because this will work for you doesn't mean nothing else out there will.
post #31 of 31
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i ve had 2 serious goes at this weird swing over a few years.

it has some appealing ideas but its so compact that it has no flow 

its not a swing, more a hit.

i dont think Hogan swung anything like this.

It buggered my  left hip, which has thankfully recovered.

the other thing is the teachers of this swing have u doing the most silly drills !!

 

And ive noticed from watching a few aussie tournaments on TV that there is  hardly anyone really good using this technique.

i think its not for most people.

btw i ve gone for the complete opposite type of swing trying to emulate Fred Couples, and thats much more fun :)

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