This concept gives the feeling of a “continuous” movement through impact! This is what we want. Nothing happens at the ball. The ball just gets picked up as the body turns. This is where the hands want to take over and do something. Impact is quiet. Impact is Continuous. Impact is not a spot you hit at, it has length. The arms and club are being drug along by the body rotation. This is the moment we focus on, we practice on, we must have “Passive Hands & Passive Arms”. The whole body is working equally and together through impact. The shaft is up the arm, the shaft is leading the club face, the body is committed, turning and accelerating, pulling the arms and club in front of the body with the whole body mass. The ball just gets in the way and is brought along.
This concept is dynamic and athletic. You don’t do it, it happens (like throwing a ball) smoothly and naturally. If you let the Large Muscles take control and practice letting them take control, you will experience this awesome feeling and hit the ball straight and long. Letting go of doing something at the ball takes practice. Those that put in the time, reap the benefits. You can’t think your way past practice and repetitions for lasting change… Ross
Using the hands to hit at the golf ball causes many problems. Learning to allow the Large Muscles to take control of your golf swing, fixes many of these problems. So how can we stop flipping and using our hands?
I have learned through my own swing and teaching, that the more you can keep the hands passive during the swing, the more these Large Muscles can do their job. Just telling yourself to “Keep your hands passive” does not get the job done for everyone. Here is a “What to Do” thought that focuses on other muscles, and the side effect, is the hands stay passive.
Pull The Handle With Your Body Turn * gives a visualization that focuses away from the hands flipping the club head. It is more a sense of DRAGGING THE HANDLE with your body rotation all the way to the finish. This downswing thought keeps the shaft in line with the front arm through impact and helps keep your hands passive for a solid, trapped golf shot.
Start with short 50 yd. shots to learn this, then lengthen. If you start flipping, back off to a shorter shot to get the feeling back… Ross
* Be careful not to spin out with your body turn and leave the “Handle” trapped behind your turn. Let your body turn, pull the Handle back down in front of you as you turn.