So what is the one element of the swing that separates amateurs from pros? Actually it’s a series of elements, which adds to its complication…and mystique. I do not have it all figured out–far from it–but I have observed that recreational golfers know little about getting the sequence of movements right. Pros often learn this […]
One of the most common problems with a golf swing is getting stuck at the top, then compensating by coming over the top to start the downswing. This leads to a plethora of possible catastrophic results including a pull, a pull hook, a push, or a slice. Of course the hands can save the shot […]
The head is one of the only parts of the body we only have one of. And it sits atop the torso like the keystone of an arch. Move the keystone, and the entire arch collapses. Such it is with the golf swing: Move the head and the sequences of the swing begin to lose […]
More than anything in golf, I love the sound and feel of solidly contacting a golf ball, and watching it take off like a jet rising into the cold morning air, and seeing it fall at its apex like a butterfly on a blossom. What are golf’s antecedents to achieve this state of near perfection? Jack […]
One of my first drivers was a beautiful specimen. Persimmon head, painted glossy black, around 260 cc, connected to a steel stiff shaft of 42-43 inches in length. Custom fitted and produced by the renown clubmaker George Izett near Philadelphia. In its day, it was a formidable weapon to attack the mature parkland courses of Philly I […]
Henrik Stenson is one of golf’s greatest ball strikers. Here’s some elements from his swing that amateurs may want to learn from.
Until you consistently find that sweet spot on your clubs, you will never know the true enjoyment of golf. Here are some examples.
With age, we often lose flexibility in our bodies, which begins to effect the efficiency of our golf swing. Here are some ways to compensate and keep our skills up to par.
Like guitar instruction, economy of motion is useful in golf as well, producing a simple, efficient way to put the ball where you want. Here’s how.