Do you have any videos regarding how to check the ball when chipping and pitching?
I discuss this in our Forums… here is the link:
Ross: I wrote the other day and I am working on this with unbelievable GREAT results! A few points to ponder:
1. I have always subscribed in the belief that there are NO straight lines in a golf swing. I always tried to swing in an Arc or Circle. Comments?
2. I am right handed. One of the added benefits of your swing method is the beautiful draw that it produces on the Driver. I always hit a “Soft” draw, but this swing method gives me a more pronounced draw. NOT a hook, but more R to L movement on my shot. I have to align my stance a bit more right of the target line with my Driver because I am getting this additional R to L movement and roll out. (The guys in my foursome are jealous as hell.) Comments?
3. I too am reluctant to put the ball forward (Toward Target) past my front foot, for fear of hooking the ball. In the past, my biggest swing flaw was ….SCOOPING!!!! Comments?
4. So glad to read here that you promote 60% of the weight on the target side foot for the Driver. I had started doing this before discovering your website, to try to get more distance and stop scooping. Using the big muscles makes this all the more important. Comments?
5. I have employed your method on the last two rounds. I have honestly gained about 15 to 20 yards on my Driver and (For some reason) about 10 yards on my irons. I have hit 3 Woods of the Fairway that have been so pretty and long that I have just watched them in awe!! My regular partner for 10 years said during yesterday’s round,…….”OK………Just what is going on here?” (LOL) I LOVE IT!!!
1. I think the shaft in line with the front arm is a straight line (kind of). The body movements are rotary.
2. The method produces different results for different golfers. The potential for a straight drive is there. Most get a slight fade. Kind of depends on how your gripped the club to begin with and how the face is at impact.
3. Well, both scooping and hooking are the same problem (using the hands at the ball). Once you learn to not flip, you will have not problem with the ball forward… IN FACT, putting it forward and learning to cut it from there will teach you how to keep your body rotating as you how the setup shape through impact.
4. This method unwinds like many other sports. That happens around the front hip socket. There is no benefit (only problems) having a “weight shift” in the golf swing. More power comes with the efficiency (Top down – Shoulders wind first, then hips), of the windup and the commitment and speed of the downswing. Just like throwing a ball, you turn faster to throw farther. Once you learn this method, you can turn through very fast and all elements work = more distance.
5. Great to hear. This method is efficient. This method takes time to remove non-productive movements and trust that the Large Muscles can do the job (and they can easily)… Ross
Ross-tried your methods yesterday before seeing the ” arms below shoulders” video-but sort of figured it out. Very effective ball strikes! Will shortly join your site. I appreciate your marketing/business sense very effective.
It seems to me that your method is similar in a few ways to Jack Nicklaus’? But the use of the pivot and right arm low being powered by the front pulling leg also reminds me of Hogan.
Could you tell us who your teacher was how you came to these insights?
No real teacher… mostly self-taught. Had a lesson with a PGA Pro friend of mine Mike Wilson, and did read Hogan, Leadbetter, Hebron, Pelz and Carl Lohren, but really the only elements from these teachers that I incorporate is, Carl Lohren’s “One Move to Better Golf”, where the front shoulder starts the takeaway and “Arms under shoulders” for putting, Dave Pelz. The rest is from teaching and constantly searching for more reliable, athletic moves. This search lead to using the Large Muscles to get the job done. Half the battle was finding the ideal setup that would allow a rotary-trap of the ball with the entire body.
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