Setting the tone of a good solid swing happens right at the start of the backswing with what is called a forward press. I make mine fairly distinct as it reminds me to keep my forward arm as straight as possible going back and continuing straight to the completion of the backswing. The question arises, […]
And Now that the Hips are Awake…
As I mentioned in my last post, we have a tendency to get lazy with our hips. Thomas Jefferson once said that many physical problems started with human beings with the advent of using the horse for transportation for it was then that we started riding much more than walking, and consequently started getting out […]
Waking Up the Hips
The older we get, the lazier our hips get.That’s been true for me and I think many others as well. Perhaps if I’d been less shy as a teen, I would have learned the Twist–that dance craze of the 60s–better and perhaps retained that rotational expertise into my older age. But, alas, I could do […]
The Snap at Impact
Yes, the golf swing is a bottom’s up affair. The feet to the legs to the hips to the core to the shoulders to the core to the hips to the legs and…what’s missing? What’s missing is… Many of my posts appear for free at golf360.substack.com. Some, like this one, can be seen for a […]
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A most amazing golf shot heard, and seen, round the world
I don’t know about you but the last time I was in a fairway bunker with 160 yards to the green (at Pacific Dunes), I was thinking more about just getting out than reaching the green. But when England’s Matt Fitzpatrick found himself in this situation on the last hole of the 2022 U.S. Open […]
My Left Hip and my take on LIV
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The One Critical Swing Thought for Success
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Why Long Pants?
You don’t necessarily need to be intellectually smart to play good golf, which is true of most sports. You just need to get the fundamentals of the swing down, learn how to chip and pitch, and figure out how to read and execute putts. Any moron can do that. You don’t need a college degree […]