Of all golf pleadings, the one that rings most often, and loudest, is increasing clubhead speed. “Just ten more yards. That’s all I ask, dear God, just ten more yards…Oh, and by the way…in the fairway.” After all, what golfer doesn’t want to hit it farther, and, hopefully, straighter. YouTube is saturated with advice on […]
Dropped in to an incubator Symetra Tour event the other day and got an education. First, these ladies can play. Long, accurate drives, most 250 or more. Powerful, classic, one-piece swings that, as a group, remind me of Justin Rose: methodical, workmanlike, efficient. Like any tour, some of these women have more game than others. […]
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 […]
Good posture at address, bending from the waist, knees flexed, and keeping the back as straight as your body will allow. In starting the club back, I recommend extending the arc by directing the clubhead a bit outside the plane keeping the shaft relatively vertical with the arms in front of the body, before the club flattens out […]
It’s often overlooked in the instructional manuals and magazines, but posture lies at the heart of power in the golf swing.
Henrik Stenson is one of golf’s greatest ball strikers. Here’s some elements from his swing that amateurs may want to learn from.