Golf Swing Mechanics
Golf swing mechanics, when combined with exercises designed to provide the feel of a good swing, enable a student to craft an effective overall motion. Please visit our Home Page to learn about the research into swing mechanics that underlies the content of the SWAIL DVD and eBOOK.
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Golf swing mechanics and sequences: Along with the
movement of the coil, you should have a fairly strong sense of a jamming
action by your right leg. As your left shoulder coils around and back
and more of your weight shifts to your right foot, you may feel your
hips slide back and your head raise. Use a firm, non-straightening right
leg to keep both of these from happening. If you keep your head level
and back and jam your right hip behind and forward, you’ll feel
substantial stretch develop in your right buttock and you’ll achieve a
Tour-pro-like top-of-coil position.
pros execute their coils, they’re going to be stretching lots of trunk
muscles, both front and back. By addressing the ball with their heads
well back, by leaning back, and then by coiling around to get behind,
many big trunk muscles between their hips and shoulders are being
stretched a bunch. When you coil, the motion should feel just as it
looks in the pictures on the previous pages. The time to get in back of
the ball is when you take your address position.
Golf Swing Sequences
Use golf swing sequences as follows: Once you start moving, immediately move
the right side of your torso straight behind. Don’t slide further
back. Please stand up. Slide your hips a few inches to your right
(‘back’), then slide them to the left (‘forth’). Next, still
standing, whirl your arms around clockwise so that your torso turns too,
then whirl your arms counter-clockwise, again turning your torso. Which
of these torso motions feels more like your golf ‘swing’? If your
answer is that your ‘swing’ feels more like the sliding motion,
you’re not alone. But, predominantly, you want to feel as you do when
whirling around, and this may feel very different to you. Possible
Feeling Of Disconnection, dis-orientation. If you slide back and
forth, your shoulders and hips don't lose too much of their parallel
alignment with the intended line of flight, and you may feel comfortable
that you haven't lot 'connection' with the ball and the direction in
which you're trying to hit it.
You may have a sense of being in a comfort zone, in ‘control’.
But when you don’t slide, and you rotate your shoulders 90+ degrees,
and your hips 55 to 70 degrees, you may feel disoriented, as if you've
lost ‘connection’ with what you're trying to do, as if you’re out
of ‘control’ (good!).
The around-to-get-behind move of the right
side of your torso will lead to better shot-making, and--with
practice--that'll help you get comfortable! As a directional descriptor
for the first move in hitting a golf ball, “back” has to be junked.
In our book we get to why “swing” has to be junked. If you can give
Swail the benefit of the doubt for the time being on “swing”,
“backswing” is looking like a multiple offender.