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Showing posts with label Jack Nicklaus. Show all posts

Hit A Draw That Will Give You More Power, Less Spin And Great Feel by Daniel Lee in Orlando Florida

There are few things that feel better than a purely released draw off of the club face. In order to have control over a draw, it is extremely important to have soft hands the are not going "linear". This term is something that happens to every golfer at some point. What it means is that when you are in your down swing that your hands in an effort to try and force the club to stay on line, start pushing up to the target. Some people actually teach that you should attempt to hold the club face open all the way through your shots. Without getting too in depth into the physics, what is simply happening is that it will put tension into your arms and upper body, while making a smooth balanced rotation far more difficult to maintain.

A draw can be a very simple shot, just look at Jack Nicklaus's explanation on ball position to get and idea of how this will effect your shots.

What you can take away from this, is that the farther forwards in your stance you put the ball the more the club is going to have released by the time that it gets to impact having a more closed face and vice versa for a fade.

Simply put if you are looking to hit a draw, you can place the ball slightly forward in your stance and aim to the right to give yourself room to move the ball. Now for a fade you can easily move it back in your stance and aim to the left. This is a very easy way to look at moving the ball. There are a few other nuances that come into play when you are changing the trajectory of your shot, but will save that for another time.

Please leave your questions and comments below as I will respond to as many of you as I can. All the best and remember to take it easy out there. Golf is so much more fun when it is tension free!

Daniel Lee

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Mastering Golf by David Lee - Flying Right Elbow: Friend or Foe?

Unfortunately, for the golf world, when Jack Nicklaus appeared on the golf scene, he did a less than adequate job of explaining “why” he let his right elbow “fly” during his back-swing. Ben Hogan had kept his right elbow tucked during his back-swing, and had successfully convinced the world that he had perfect mechanics. When Jack came along a few years later, with a totally different routing in the right arm, it was perceived by many as a flaw in his technique. No one considered the possibility that Jack was the one swinging the club in total compliance with the physics laws and that Hogan’s technique should have been the one in question. Hogan’s book “The Fundamentals of Modern Golf” had become the “bible” of golf instruction, and wasn’t going to be changed without a good explanation for doing something different.

In a proper golf swing, the right elbow leads in the back-swing, lays into the “slot” during the change of direction, and leads the forearm, hand, and club through impact. The more width that is in the right shoulder joint throughout the back-swing and the change of direction, the easier it is for the body’s core to connect to the arms and sling them through impact. If there is insufficient width in the right shoulder joint through the change of direction, the brain will sense “slack” in that joint and involuntarily cause the shoulders and arms to tighten as they start down, in an effort to cover the slack. When this occurs, core-speed through impact can be diminished and the swing path can easily be disrupted. Women who play with too little arc width will have very limited power.

Learning how to route the right arm (or left if you’re a southpaw) correctly, is one of the most important keys to easy power and control in your golf swing. Study the Gravity Golf one-arm drills. They are critical for the development of a technically perfect swing.  
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