Tag: golf

Forget Ball Position, It’s Body Position to the Ball

You must understand this first: An Athletic, unwinding downswing, is just like throwing a ball. It is continuous, uninterrupted and nothing happens half way through. It unwinds around a Dynamic Axis, that is just about where your front hip is. This is where the downswing rotation pivots. It is important that you understand what was

A Quick Post with Good Stuff!!

I just sent this (and a video) to an online student for their Swing Analysis and I thought, there are some get concepts here, I’m going to just post it! So hope you find a nugget or two… Ross Here are some key points for you to improve your golf swing: 1. Setup with you

Like a “Spring”

I think this analogy will help define what I mean when I use the term Large Muscles, and how the lower body, resists at the start of the takeaway, while the front shoulder starts the club straight back. If you were to hold a spring between your hands vertically, and your were to rotate both

Easy Technique for Great Putting

Given: Shoulders and Hips are in line with each other and parallel to your target line. Given: Arms and Putter hang directly under your shoulders (don’t reach out). Given: Eyes directly over target line. Given: Putter does not touch the ground EVER! Given: Lower body is Absolutely, Perfectly still during the stroke (pinch hold knees).

Impact is just inside front foot – Don’t Chop… TURN!

What’s a “Chop”? On the downswing, stopping the body mid-way to brace so the hands can “Chop” or hit at the ball. This is how most amateurs swing. It is not powerful or reliable. This is also why amateurs play the ball in the middle of their stance (Wrong!). Most golfers have never felt a

Never “Chip” again, and become much more CONSISTENT

First, I know I have a video on YouTube with almost 300K views on Great Chipping but, I haven’t taught any of my students to chip for at least 5 years. Don’t get me wrong, chipping isn’t bad, it’s just that Pitching, or engaging the hips on the downswing, is MUCH MORE RELIABLE. It is

Trust Your Turn to Hit the Ball

The more you can gain an awareness of your grip pressure during the swing, the better. I remember practicing for hours to be totally aware of my grip pressure and NOT LETTING IT CHANGE during the ENTIRE swing. This is hard to do at first but, with a little practice, will change your golf swing

Effortless, Balanced Complete Finish – Gives you the Answer

… now for the “Question” … “Am I using the “Large Muscles” correctly and completely or do I still need some work?” The answer lies in your Finish. I have watched tens of thousands of swings teaching over the years. I can tell you how someone will finish before they swing (by their setup). But

The Front Hip – Where the Golf Swing Really Rotates

The longest point of the golf swing is a vertical line straight down from the front shoulder, down the arm, down the shaft to the ground. This is the bottom of the swing arc (not in the middle between your feet). This point is where every throwing sport pivots… any throwing movement pivots around the

Let “Perception” Change Your Speed – Putting

When I teach my students about Putting, I tell them to ask themselves this question before each putt, … “Is the putt Uphill, Downhill or Level.” Then once they have that answer, follow these adjustments and use their “Perception” to change the speed of the putt. In other words, Where you look sends a signal