Originally Posted by 14ledo81 @mvmac
, what did you think about the whole piece?
I just finished reading it, and it seems (to me) to highlight my own issues. Not getting the arms down fast enough, "turning hard and then trying to get the arms through".
Not 100% sure what to take from it. Just thought it fit me. I know I had always read to swing hard with the body. Probably why my swing looks like it does right now.
Overall MUCH better than most
Things I like:
- Feeling the right hip turn behind you and towards the target
- Hands need depth
- Steady head
- "never seen a player that didn't move the hips on the downswing"
- "feel heavy in your feet" - on downswing
- Speed comes from the arms
- Drills are good
Things I didn't like
- Too much talk or emphasis about the spine tilting right on the backswing, don't know why he felt that was important to point out. I can just see guys overdoing it, turning too flat and thinking their head is centered. The example is of Zach is awesome though.
- "Your hips will move forward a little, but only a twitch", to me they move more than a twitch but he or the editor could have just been playing it safe.
Things to be careful of
- The swinging your arms down faster is typically a good feel, IMO it tends to come after the pivot pieces are in decent order. The article tends to advocate "swing the arms faster and the hips stuff takes care of itself", to me it depends on the player and the other pieces at play. Most golfers don't really "get" how far forward the weight needs to be or at least how far forward it will feel.