Stop the dreaded chicken wing

One of the most common flaws in the follow through is where the lead elbow pulls out away from the body into a ‘chicken wing’ condition through impact. It is interesting to note that seemingly correcting what you do just after you have struck the ball is the key to striking the ball well. Try …

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Stay connected to spin your pitch shots

There is a connection between the swinging elements and turning elements. Half swing, half speed slower rhythm, bigger swing, more speed and a faster rhythm but always working together. Try putting a couple gloves under your arms and working through a series of pitch shots gradually building up the length and speed of the …

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Rory’s two key words

Throughout all 18 holes of Rory’s victorious final round of The Open Championship, there were 2 “Trigger words” he used repeatedly to make sure his focus was on the things that were going to enable him to finish the job and become The Open Champion for the first time. “It was ‘process’ and ‘spot.’ That …

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The follow through to finish

Flat left wrist…. Controlling the clubface is done with a flat left wrist. If it bends or arches you change the angle up to 45 degrees open or closed. If we can move through impact with a flat left wrist we can judge the constant rate of face rotation through the ball. This also provided …

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The inside-out path – ‘ANTICIPATED MOMENT OF IMPACT’

At this point in the swing intention is always superior to mechanics and you need to “intend” to hit (compress) that ball.
Deliberate Hit (A to B) – You are not trying to make any conscious effort to turn your hips, shift your weight or any other action. You are just …

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