Posts Tagged ‘swing techniques’

Golf Swing – Planes of Motion

November 30th, 2010

Golf Swing - Planes of MotionGolf swings can be broken down many ways. I saw this video on another site and thought it was so good I wanted to share it with each of you.  Basically, it is a video talking about how to use frames of reference and planes of motion to help someone where to have their body and how to move it.  It is so simple and yet so effective.

I hope you enjoy it.

Thank you to David Orr for making it and Meindert Jan Boekel for exposing it to me.  Please check out their websites as they have some wonderful information there.

Golf Swing – A Great Analogy by Andy Gordon

October 28th, 2010

Andy Gordon GolfDuring the off season, I spend lots of time communicating with Golf Professionals from all over the world. We share ideas, drills and other information on how to improve ourselves and our students.  One of those Golf Professionals is Andy Gordon. He currently is located in Valencia, Spain and he wrote a short little blog post that I wanted to share with everyone.

I consistently look for nice analogies to compare the golf swing to similar every day events.  His analogy is a new favorite of mine.

I hope you enjoy it.

ENLIGHTENING

Flipping – Update

September 4th, 2010

Apparently, the topic of flipping is a big one.  I recently offered The Bucket Drill as a good drill to help with the issue.  I also did another post called Golf Lesson – Flipping where I showed some progress from one of my students.

I thought it might be a good idea to show you where he is now. Here’s a video from the previous post I used as a before.

Here’s his current video:

Also here’s a picture of him at impact from before:

Hands Even or Behind ball

Hands Even or Behind ball

Here’s a picture of him at impact now:

Flipping After

Hands More Forward

For most of you that have trouble with this issue, you’ll find that it takes considerable work to learn and create the proper pivot that will deliver the proper hand shape at impact.  Just for information sake, this young man averaged 74.4 in tournaments this summer with a low of 66.

Keep me posted on your progress with the drills and please feel free to leave additional drills for everyone.

John

Start the Downswing with a……..?

June 4th, 2010

I recently posted a question on twitter:

Downswing Question

Downswing Question

I asked this question because of a conversation I had with another TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor about this subject.  It seemed to me that it was expressed at the seminar that a hip rotation leading the downswing would help prevent over the top.  Me and the other Pro had a difference of opinion.  He tweeted me this:

TPI Question Request

TPI Question Request

Here are all of the replies:

BSmithgolf Reply

BSmithgolf Reply

davidcolly reply

davidcolly reply

IanPeekGolf reply

IanPeekGolf reply

Jstruebs reply

Jstruebs reply

kingsforest reply

kingsforest reply

ParkythePro reply

ParkythePro reply

I must say, I wish I had a few more replies so I tweeted mytpi but haven’t heard a response back yet.  I may have misunderstood their comment and if so, will post it here.

This debate has been going on for many years and I’m sure it will continue.  It’s good because it’s for the betterment of all golfers.

Please share your comments and opinions about how initiating the downswing with a hip turn will affect over the top.

Golf Lesson – Drills to Stop Flipping

March 13th, 2010

In my last post Golf Lesson – Flipping I defined what flipping is and used some vids and pics to describe it.  This post will start the process to recovery.  I’ve included a very simple drill  in the below video.  This drill is about doing small chipping strokes with only your bottom hand on the club.  While making those small chipping strokes, you are trying to keep your bottom hand wrist bent back.

In the first shot, I tried to make it primarily an arm shot.  In the second shot, I tried to make it primarily a rotary body shot and in the last I tried to do a blend of the two.  I don’t think one is better than another but I thought it might help to see if they looked as different as they felt.  Not too much in my opinion but a difference for sure.