Blog - Category: Technique

Downswing Arc Pulls in Closer to Your Body

06/12/2012

Don’t Re-trace Your Backswing!

This is a concept taken from the Everyday Golf Coach Power app which covers the dynamics of the swing in great detail. In the ‘Width in Back Swing’ video we emphasize the importance of not trying to re-trace your back swing in the downward movement. It’s clear from these screenshots how the downward arc is pulled to the left and closer to David’s body.

 

Traditional Bunker Method

03/01/2012

Taken from an article I wrote for Today’s Golfer Magazine

Use the Bounce to Slide

Through the Sand

Introduction

If you are looking to break 90 on a regular basis then you will need to be able to control the trajectory and distance of your bunker shots. For this to happen we need to have the club sliding through the sand with minimal resistance and that means using the bounce on the bottom of the club and swinging slightly across the ball.

Bunker Shots Made Easy

02/29/2012

This is taken from an article I wrote for Today’s Golfer magazine

Keep it Simple with a ‘Straight

Forward’ Approach

Introduction

A lot of golfers overcomplicate the bunker shot when a straight forward approach can give fantastic results. If your goal is to break 100 then you need to be able to get the ball out of the bunker every time with a consistent strike. This is without doubt the best way. In this method we are not opening the club face so make sure you are using a sand wedge or even your lob wedge.

A consistent low point of your arc. Part 1/4)

01/11/2012

Achieving a consistent, powerful contact on the ball is very much down to you being able to accurately predict where the arc of your club head will bottom out. Once again, here is Mile Bennett of “Stack and Tilt’ demonstrating this skill perfectly.

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This level of accuracy and control requires a number of principles falling into place.

Having the Correct Intentions for Impact

12/31/2011

Upon learning the game it would seem fairly instinctive to lift the ball from underneath but it is this instinct that leads to an array of swing errors. In actual fact the club should still be moving downwards as we make contact with the ball. It is fairly common advice to ‘hit down’ on the ball but the important thing is not to strike down in the ground but to control where the club arc bottoms out in relation to the ball.

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