Welcome to YOUR Swing Support Center, a blog with tips to help you transition to your new straight leading arm back-swing. This blog allows us to share information which we find in articles by golf professionals or success stories submitted by GOLFSTR users. These tips have helped me and I hope they help you too.

Bill Curry, inventor of GOLFSTR

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Get INTO the Swing for Perfect Hits !

Last week we highlighted Ben Hogan’s swing thought to TURN YOUR HIPS FIRST to start your downswing. Ben may only have thought about starting his downswing with his hips, but he knew that there was a sequence of moves connected to that single swing thought. As a matter of fact, your whole body has to “get INTO the swing” or you will be looking at another fat hit or topped ball.

When we tense up for a difficult shot we tend to forget about starting our swing with our hips. Our lower body JUST LOCKS UP. We tend to rush the swing by turning our shoulders and swinging with our arms and lose our balance backwards. Your hips have to start the sequence of your swing.

Andrew Rice’s Swing Tip:
In a recent Revolution Golf Blog, Andrew Rice gave a swing tip about pushing off with your trailing foot and “walk through your swing”. This reminded me of Ben Hogan starting his downswing by rotating his hip forward (up the target line). Andrew pointed out that Gary Player used this move to help him get his body over the ball. Your center of mass needs to be over your ball (rather than falling backwards) at the point of impact to allow your body to finish in a balanced pose on your leading foot.

HIS SUGGESTION: During your practice try a slow swing and walk through the swing. He pointed out that you can’t get your balance forward (up your target line) unless you push with your trailing leg to create a forward lean.

You can’t get your hips moving without pushing off with the instep of your trailing foot. As you reach the transition from the backswing to the downswing DON’T RUSH. Let the weight of your club do the work. You need ONE THOUGHT:

Hogan and Woods both push with their trailing instep to start their downswing.

Hogan and Woods both push with their trailing instep to start their downswing.  These images show their hip shift as they keep their head behind the ball.

PUSH with the instep of your trailing foot to turn your hips. I now use the simple swing thought of: “Push UP” in order to push off and swing up to a balanced forward finish.

This starts the chain reaction of PULLING your straight leading arm down before you RELEASE your wrists to WHIP your club head from the inside slot and UP your target line to a BALANCED finish.

Don’t forget to HOLD YOUR POSE and admire each amazing shot.

If you can’t slow down your rhythm to the speed of an Ernie Els’ transition then mentally say the words “Sweep in” during your backswing as a reminder to pull in (with your trailing wrist) for lag and the words “PUSH up” during the downswing to a finished pose. Your hips lead your upper torso as your arms pull down for the release of your wrists.

Practice with your GOLFSTR+ to keep your straight leading arm in the backswing and to get the right rhythm to avoid rushing at the top.  Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Ben Hogan Got It Right: You Should too !

Weekend Golf Warriors and Low Handicappers watch the Golf Channel and read Swing Tips & Golf Books hoping to find the Holy Grail of Golf: What’s the crystallized swing thought to control our bodies for the perfect shot every time we swing.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls do I have your attention? The answer has been available ever since Ben Hogan figured it out. Two weeks ago we provided a You Tube video of Ben Hogan’s swing in slow motion in our Swing Tip titled: The Pause That Refreshes. Thanks to a response by one of our followers (Mike Stair, author of an abbreviated version of Ben’s book: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf), we were provided with some key points to consider. His comments are in the quotes below.

1/ ”The downswing happens in as little as 300 milliseconds. That is as fast as the human eye can blink! There is no time for any inner monologue or swing thoughts.”

2/ “Therefore, everything you delivered to the ball at that instant was prepared (or not prepared) by how you held the club, what stance and posture you chose, and if you maintained those positions by preserving contact with your torso.”

3/ “I think you can plainly see that your focus, when drilling the golf swing on the range, needs to be directed towards those things, not the flight of the ball.”

4/ “The downswing, ball impact, and ball flight are merely the evidence — revealing either your success, or what aspect of your hold, stance, posture, or connection you need to improve on.”

5/ And now BEN HOGAN’S RECOMMENDED SWING THOUGHT: “Ben said that in the downswing, he thinks of only two (2) things, turning the hips first and then hitting as hard as he can, first with the upper body.”

Ben Hogan Swing Thought: Head level, shoulder rotation and weight shift to leading foot

Ben Hogan Swing Thought: Turn the HIPS FIRST as you pull your shoulders down with a straight leading arm.

[Turning the my hips first has really helped me power my hits but “hitting as hard as he can” is just not a good thought for my personal swing performance. More power may work for the pros, like Ben Hogan, who golf for a living and practice all the time. Swinging harder is NOT smarter for the run of the mill golfer! Only using 90% of your power will give you more consistent hits. Hitting the fairway is always better than hitting long and deep into the rough.]

 

Stay tuned for more training on swing thoughts next week. Practice by slowing down your transition, pushing with your trailing instep and pulling with your shoulders as you train with your GOLFSTR+.     Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Record Your Big Misses and Cut Your Score

If you really want to improve your golf score you should increase your focus by playing against yourself.  Yes, you heard me: Just use your score card to record your BIG MISSES. That extra focus on avoiding your big misses will lower your score.  It will take a few rounds to sort out your big misses but this will change your attitude and focus on YOUR game.

Michael Breed or Hank Haney said that golf is a game where you have to minimize your misses. Just keep the ball on the fairway, hit the green and get it in the hole. Simple game!

Why You Should Intensify Your Focus?
When you focus on the correct way to swing to create the draw or fad or controlled shot needed to keep your ball in play, you will improve your score. For example:

Sergio Garcia wants to avoid this big miss. Landing in a tree is much worse than hitting a tree.

Sergio Garcia wants to avoid this big miss. Landing in a tree is much worse than hitting a tree.

– Just remembering that swinging too hard can spoil your shot is a great example to keep you in the right frame of mind to swing with less power and more control.
– Choosing a longer iron with a slower swing will give you more control.
– Use a 7 iron or hybrid with a putting stroke instead of a 60 degree wedge off short cut grass in front of a green to improve your odds of getting closer to the hole.
– Focusing on a lag to the hole on a very sloped green for a 2 putt instead of making a poor miss and causing a 3 putt.

 

How to Play a Game Against Yourself to Cut your Scores:

THE GOAL: Identify Your Mishits and then Minimize your Mishits!

RULES OF THE GAME:  On your Score Card use one line to enter your score for each hole and leave room to mark a code for each of the following mishits (High handicap golfers may need to use a second line below their score line):

o  Hitting your drive or approach shot and Missing the fairway (M)

o  Hitting a Fat drive, fairway shot or chip (F)

o  Hitting a Topped ball  (T)

o  Landing in a Sand trap or Water hazard or hitting a Bush or tree (S, W or B)

o  Extra putts over 2 putts (P for 3 putt or PP for 4 putts)

Analyze your score card after each round and focus on solving your big misses in your next round.

Now you can focus on making the right swing or choosing the right club to avoid your big misses and minimize your shots.

Practice with GOLFSTR+ to avoid those mishits. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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“The Pause that Refreshes”

You may be aware that Coca-Cola used that famous marketing line over many years. It’s a great line to remind you to pause and shift your weight up your target line to start your transition. Finally we are seeing a winning professional golfer, Hideki Matsuyama, who almost pauses the motion in his upper body during his transition as he shifts his weight to his leading leg.

Don Trahan calls this the Bump and others call it the Key or the Shift. Ben Hogan made this shift look effortless as he incorporated it in his rhythm during the transition from his back swing to his down swing. Check this out if you want to avoid topping the ball or hitting it fat.

Ben Hogan talks about starting the downswing with the lower body.  Think about the shift of your weight to your leading foot in order to allow your lower body to start your down swing.

That famous Coke line was first used in 1929: “The Pause that Refreshes”. I recently thought about it when reading a response to a GOLFSTR Swing Tip from Raymond Chastel. He is 81, lives on the French Riviera and plays golf most days. He confirmed that our comments were exactly what he is doing:

Raymond said:You CAN improve your golf until the end OF YOUR Life. I’m over 81 and playing better than ever, even if my physical condition is not as good as when I was a young man. (I play to a 7 Handicap) True, my distance off the TEE has shortened but my short game has more than compensated for that. Swinging with a fine tempo is much better than swinging fast: pause at the top before going into the downswing and push hard off YOUR right instep.”

The pause at the top must work for Raymond as he gives himself time during the swing transition allowing the weight of his club to do the work for him during the downswing without distorting his body up or down. I have to assume that this is what is happening.

On the other hand Hank Haney warns that you need a 3 to 1 ratio in the time for your back swing to your forward swing. I can almost recognize the swing of all of the successful golf professionals because NONE OF THEM ARE THE SAME, so I believe that every rule can be broken to create the swing that works best for your body and muscular make-up.

A Winning Performance
That pause at the top really works for Hideki Matsuyama who beat Rickie Fowler in a playoff at the 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open. Check out his slight pause at the top as he shifts his weight forward to his left foot. That shift allows you to use the momentum of your back swing to shift the center line of your body forward to hit the ball before you take a div0t.

Golf Channel comments in 2013 about Hideki’s pause at the top.  He still uses the same delay during his transition today.   They commented: “That’s fascinating, I have never seen anyone do that.”

Hideki has mastered this move. I see that some reviewers don’t even comment on his slight pause in his upper body motion at the top of his transition. My point is that you need to avoid rushing the transition to keep a smooth tempo and to let the weight of your club do the work. You should use “The Pause that Refreshes”.

Practice with GOLFSTR+ to help you make your transition for a perfect swing. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Why would a Fat Putter Grip Help?

Putting accounts for almost half of your strokes in every round of golf. You need to be a great putter if you are ever going to conquer this game with a lower handicap. Buying a $300 Scotty Cameron Putter may help your ego but it won’t solve your putting problems. There are 3 parts to every putt: read it, feel the distance and perfect your swing. Get all 3 right and you will build confidence which is really the 6th sense that you need to be a great putter.

 

How do You Create the Perfect Swing?
Because the putter only impacts the ball for a split second, your back swing and follow through are extremely important to create:
1. Power to move your ball the right distance
2. Impact at the center of the club face to avoid a pull or push
3. Direction by finishing straight up your target line.

Jordan Spieth and Phil Michelson are both working with FAT GRIPS on their putter and you should too.

Jordan Spieth and Phil Michelson are both working with FAT GRIPS on their putter and you should too.

Learning from the Pros
Jordon Spieth and Phil Michelson both add a cock to their wrists to start their putting motion. Brandt Snedeker has a very short back swing where he stabs at the ball with very little follow-through. In Tiger’s best putting era always used a very calm stroke with out any preset on this putter. Use whatever works for you but I believe that Tiger’s swing is the perfect model.  Conventional grip, rock the shoulders and lock the arms and wrists.

 

Fat Putter Grip
One advance in the putter that I truly believe in using is the Fat Putter Grip. Almost 50% of the pros are using one and it is just a matter of time before they all change their grips.  Fat grips give you a few advantages:
1. The larger diameter gives your hands more surface to hold so you can hold with a  softer grip which relaxes your arm muscles and your mind.
2. The flat surface on the front of the grip is wider so your thumbs have a better feel for the line up with your target line.
3. The Fat Putter Grips are longer so that you can grip the putter at a comfortable position for you body height when using the standard putters on the market.

Final Putting Tip: Finish your Putt up your Target Line
Jordon Spieth putts with his leading hand below his trailing hand grip. He does this to control the direction of his putter as he putts through the ball and up his target line. You may want to try this but first you need to know which hand is controlling YOUR putts. Try putting left handed only and then try putting right handed only.  Which hand gives you the best control?

I control my putts with my left hand. To ensure that I finish my putt up the target line; I use a conventional grip (left hand at the top); I release my right hand at the point of impact and finish my stroke with my left hand holding the putter and swinging up the target line. [CRITICAL ISSUE: My left hand is on my leading side of my body so it does not wrap around my body in an arc the way my trailing right arm would.]

Practice putting with GOLFSTR+ on your lead hand to lock your wrist.  After you see the benefit of putting with a locked wrist and putting by rotating your shoulders, you should incorporate this into your game.  Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Change Your Game and Lower Your Scores !

In a recent news letter I saw the quote that “most golfers reach a level of golf after 3 years and stay at that level the rest of their golfing lives.”  How depressing is that?  Is your handicap going up, down or staying the same?

Benjamin Franklin has been quoted as saying “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting it to come out different”.  It doesn’t matter who came up with this truism but it really does make sense. Are you ready to shake up your game? What are the options that you should consider?

This blog on Swing Tips has now been published over 160 times. We hope that the tips that we find and share with you, will somehow shake up your brain and give you a fresh start to improve your game. Of course we hope that you will also purchase a GOLFSTR+ with 6 swing solutions as a brain trainer to:
First: learn how to improve all 6 of the swing conditions.
Second: practice the new and improved motion in order to “swing like a pro”
Third: to focus on testing the results on the golf course to lower your score.

Miguel Angel Jimenez never stops stretching to avoid injury. Pain will slow you down and sometimes it's the best thing for your game. It was for mine.

Miguel Angel Jimenez never stops stretching to avoid injury. Pain will slow you down and sometimes it’s the best thing for your game. It was for mine.

I have to admit that after improving my handicap by 8 strokes using GOLFSTR+, I have hit a plateau. I have been using the excuse that I don’t have time for practice and to play more golf. It took an injury to help me understand that swinging faster and harder was hurting my game.

I suffered a rib injury during a fall while playing tennis. I had to stop playing tennis but found that I could still swing a golf club at a slower speed but still with a reasonable amount of shoulder and hip rotation. By letting the club do the work [without extra force from my arms] I quickly learned that:
1/ Excessive Swing Speed was hurting my consistency in hitting fairways and greens.
2/ Slowing down the tempo at the transition in my backswing was improving the whipping action for more power and distance.
3/ Gripping down on a lower lofted club allowed me to swing with confidence to improve the direction of each hit.

This injury has given me a solution to lower my scores by playing more consistently. Now that I am keeping my ball in the fairway and hitting more greens I need to develop my 6th sense to putt with more consistency. A fatter grip on my putter seems to be a great solution to improve the other half of my game. More on that next week!

Improve the tempo for the lag and whipping action in your golf swing. Practice with GOLFSTR+ to get it right. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Improve Your Odds to Sink More Putts

Ever wonder why there are so many styles of putters?   Even Odyssey, promoted as “The Number 1 Putter in Golf”,  has more head styles than most other manufacturers. They may spend more on advertising and sell more putters but that does NOT mean that you are guaranteed to sink more putts with any of their putters. Try every type and weight of putter and focus on the one that gives you the most success and confidence.

Learn from the Pros to Improve Your Putting
Professional golfers who are winning tournaments are doing it with the fewest putts. If you want to figure out what works best, you should pay attention to what Jordon Speith and Rory McIlroy are doing. They may grip the putter in different ways but both use these principles of putting:

  1. Look directly at the ball as they swing back and through the ball. [For short straight putts Jordon looks directly at the hole as he swings straight to the hole.] Most golfers look up as they hit the ball so they miss watching the STRAIGHT swing of the club through impact with the ball.
  2. Pros impact their putter exactly in the center of the putter face. When you hit toward the toe or heal of the putter face it will throw your ball off the intended line.
  3. They swing directly up their putting line without arcing the putter as they pass the point of impact. Any motion off the target line will spin the ball sideways away from target line. Michael Breed pointed out that Jordon grips with his left hand low so that he can drag the putter with his leading arm directly up the target line. [NOTE: For 4 to 20 foot putts I found that releasing the grip with my trailing hand and finishing my swing by pointing the putter straight up the target line with my leading hand helps me avoids arcing the swing of the putter to avoid any side spin on the ball.]
  4. They swing by rocking their shoulders and eliminate any wrist action.
  5. They always attempt to hit past the hole (10 to 15 inches) to ensure that they:
    a. Reach the hole [as 100% of short putts never go in the hole]
    b. Minimize the impact of flaws in the green as the ball slows near the hole
    c. Minimize the break as the break is greatest as the ball slows down.

 

Rory Putts with his shoulders and keeps his head focused on to ball at rest to help him swing STRAIGHT up his target line.

Rory putts with his shoulders.  He keeps his head focused on the ball at rest to help him swing STRAIGHT through the ball.  He also sways his hips up his target line.

There are Exceptions to Every Rule:
Jack Nicklaus putted to die into the hole. If the speed of the green is very fast and the slope of the green is very sloped you can’t afford to hit well past the hole. You have no choice but to let the slope of the green allow your ball to “die into the hole” or to keep it close for your tap-in.

Green speeds change every day based on timing of the last roller compression, the growth & direction of growth of grass, sand or fertilizer application and moisture content. At the very least you need to understand the speed of the greens on the practice putting green before you start your round.

Practice and experience are the best ways to improve your putting skill. You need to develop a 6th sense to account for the feel of each putt. Rory and Jordon are both young so their skill is coming from their recent knowledge which developed their 6th sense. You can also use GOLFSTR+ to help you learn to putt by rocking your shoulders and by locking your leading wrist. Practice with it to improve your putting and 5 other swing problems! Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Irons Should be Your Game Savers !

You can make or break your game with your irons. Every golfer wants to hit more Greens In Regulation. Unfortunately the added pressure to select the right iron for distance and to make the perfect swing to get close to the hole can distract your mind and destroy the result.  Sand traps and water features just make it worse.  Knowing the right swing thought for your irons can save you a lot of grief.

For the next few months, I’m sitting about 30 yards from a green on a par 5 hole which is nestled between 4 bunkers, OB and a pond. There is no room for a mistake. I love to watch the strategy used by each approaching golfer. They can layup and chip up a narrow approach or try for a long high shot hoping that they hold the green. In all cases they have to use their irons and wedges with a potential for disaster.

A beautiful view for me but disaster awaits the golfers as they tighten-up for a mishit.

A beautiful view as I watch from my window while disaster awaits the panic stricken golfers as they tighten-up for a mishit.

It really is entertaining to watch the frustration as about 70% of the golfers land in a bunker, the pond, over the green as a lost ball or OB. The wise higher handicap golfers, layup short of the green and many still mishit into a trap or water. The real fun starts when sand is flying everywhere and finally the ball is thrown out in disgust or a golfer returns a second or third ball to the pond. Oh Yes: “THE JOY OF GOLF”.

The greater the pressure the better is the chance for a mishit.

Swing Thoughts for the Perfect Iron Shot
You have to recognizing that you are about to make a high pressure shot. That should be your wake-up call to realize that your body is getting tight and your mind needs to take corrective action.

The major mishit for all iron shots (short or long) is a rushed back swing with no follow through. As our minds and bodies freeze up I can see that 75% of the mishits are fat shots. Clubs are bouncing off the ground before connecting with the ball.  Panic stricken golfers are:

Swinging harder with their arms as their bodies are frozen in place
Forgetting to move their bodies through the shot to a balanced finish

Realize that the pressure of the shot is making your body tighten up. Wake-up and make these adjustments:

Loosen your grip and relax
Take a full practice swing (with a follow through) as you visualize hitting to your target.
Your swing thought should be to take a full straight-arm backswing, accelerate from the inside, take a divot after impact and finish balanced on your leading foot.

Positive thoughts and a relaxed body will pay-off. You can use your GOLFSTR+ to practice when you are playing 18 holes to make those pressure shots. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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Enjoy Your Fairway Woods and Hybrids

This week’s Swing Tip is focused on swing thoughts for your Fairway Woods and Hybrids. The facts that you are not teeing your ball up and you are hitting “off the deck”  which may be on an uneven lie will force you to consider many factors.

Club Design
The wide flat surface on the bottom of these clubs are not ideal for taking a divot after you strike the ball so there is less room for error as compared to your driver. Ideally you are trying to take a minimal divot after the ball. The bottom of your swing arc should be at the point of impact but you still need to complete your swing by transferring all of your weight to your leading foot.

These clubs are not forgiving.  There is less room for error so a consistent swing with no change in your shoulder height, is critical for these clubs:
1/ Practice with GOLFSTR+ to ensure that you are keeping a straight leading arm during your backswing and your downswing. The distance from your shoulder to your ball during your setup and at the point of impact must remain the same. A bent leading arm will result in inconsistent hits.
2/ During your swing, rotate your shoulders & hips and avoid any bobbing action with your knees. Keep your shoulders at a fixed height. You may have seen Tiger take a ferocious lung down at the ball but his killer motion is not a good idea for consistent hits. DON’T DO IT.
3/ If you rush during the transition and forget your weight shift to your leading leg, you will bottom out your swing arc before you reach your ball causing a worm burner or topped ball.  Falling back on your trailing leg is the killer for any shot.

Ben Hogan Swing Thought: Head level, shoulder rotation and weight shift to leading foot

Ben Hogan Swing Thoughts: Head level, shoulder rotation and weight shift to the leading foot.

Your swing thought has to be on shoulder rotation and taking the time for a weight shift to your leading foot during the transition. You can still take minimal divot after the ball but you need to finish your swing in balance over your leading foot.

Fix the Lie of Your Ball with Your Setup
If you are hitting with any club off the tee, make sure that you find a flat surface as many tees will start to slope toward the sides of the tee box. I often stand at the back of the tee block to check the side to side slope and watch the impact of a sloped tee while my partners complete their tee-off. The fat face of a driver is more forgiving on a sloped tee block. Unfortunately a one inch drop or rise from your feet to your ball on a tee block can create an unexpected draw or fade.

The same problem happens on the fairway for Fairway Woods or Hybrids. Often you will have an uneven lie so you should be making adjustments to compensate for the height difference from your ball to your feet. A ball above your feet will pull toward your body (to the left for right handed golfers) and a ball below your feet will tend to flare out away from your body. If the ball is above your feet you should consider taking a less lofted club and gripping down to compensate with your club. If the ball is below your feet you need to use a less lofted club and bend your knees or spread your feet further to compensate for the drop.

Minimize you swing thoughts with the proper setup. For consistent hits with your Fairway Woods and Hybrids avoid any change in your shoulder height and concentrate on shoulder rotation and weight transfer to your forward foot.

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Learn from the Long-ball Hitters

Whether you are a beginner and or a low handicap player, you need to approach each shot with a calm state of mind and a swing plan. Your swing plan has to be different for each type of golf club. The design of each club requires a unique plan and swing. They fall into 4 categories: driver, fairway woods/ hybrids, irons and putter. This week’s Swing Tip is focused on swing thoughts for your driver.

I have recently been asking golfers: “What is your swing thought to create a consistent hit?” High handicappers talk about the fear of missing the shot (fear of failure). This is obviously not where your mind needs to be. Low handicappers have a game plan and you should have one too.

I recently saw an interview with 2 of the contestants in a 2015 Longest Drive Contest. The longest hitters are tall and powerful. They also hit well over 300 yards with longer shafted drivers. The point of this article is not to encourage a radical change in your swing so that you can hit 100 yards further. I’m just trying to offer swing thoughts to help you create a more consistent hit with your driver. Without adding any more speed with your arms, you can use the tips from the long ball hitters to get a lot more distance out of your drives [Hint: use your wrists for whipping action].

How to Drive for Consistency and Distance:
1/ Tee your ball higher. Half of your ball should be above the top of your driver head when resting on the ground. Drivers are designed to generate more distance when you impact the ball just above the center of the driver face plate.

2/ Swing up on the ball when using a driver. That’s why you need to place the ball forward in your stance (directly out from the heel of your leading foot). This allows the club to pass the bottom of your swing arc and to be rising as you impact the ball even though the impact will cause a reverse rotation on the ball (opposite to a topped ball which dives to the ground).

Let your trailing elbow fly like Jack Nicklaus and then swing up the inside slot to your target line. [My personal breakthrough]

Let your trailing elbow fly like Jack Nicklaus and then swing up the inside slot to your target line. [My personal breakthrough]

3/ During your take away keep both arms straight to create a wide arc. Then let your trailing elbow fly, like Jack Nicklaus, as you pull your leading wrist with you trailing hand to create a 90 degree lag angle. Loop your club head at the top to swing down from the inside and up the target line. Jim McLean and Hank Haney refer to this as swinging from the slot. [This was my major breakthrough for my swing and consistency improvement. Learning to hold a towel under my trailing armpit during the backswing was killing my game.]

4/ Use a strong grip with your left hand, with the “V” between your thumb and your hand pointing to your right shoulder. [The heavy hitters move it further to the right.]

5/ Hit the inside quadrant of the ball (inside of the imaginary target line along the top of your ball). TIP: Place your ball on the tee so that the brand name is visible as a target on the inside quadrant.

6/ Long-ball hitters use a longer swing arc by going beyond horizontal like John Daly. If you want consistent swings, DON’T even consider this.

Practice with GOLFSTR+ for every swing in your game. Get more distance using your wrist release through impact. Buy one today at www.golfstr.com

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