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Left Knee Like Nicklaus

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Lately I have been working on creating a full hip turn and full shoulder turn.   I have noticed that as I have been working on turning the hips, I have been bending my left knee more than more.    It's starting to look more like Nicklaus than I am seeing from Pros today.  

One thing I have definitely noticed, though, is it makes it easier and almost more natural to turn my hips back into my right leg.  Additionally, it is generating more power.  

I have to assume that there is good reason as to why people are no longer swinging this way, and once the full hip turn becomes more natural, I'll want to work to quiet that left leg a bit.   but, as of now, I'm not really seeing much negative to this move.   As a matter of fact, I golfed yesterday and probably had my most consistent driving day of the year.  

 

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Shades of Tommy Armour.  He advocated beginning the back swing by pointing the forward knee behind the ball and initiating the down swing by pointing the back knee in front of the ball.  As his instruction book was, at one time, the best-selling book of its kind; it stands to reason that he influenced a fair number of golfers and instructors.  Perhaps Jack Groat was one of them.

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