Making The Case For A Square Clubface

Use This Training Aid To Get Straight

In a golf lesson, nothing is more important to achieving success on the lesson tee than clear, concise communication between a student and his or her coach. And that includes letting a student know when he or she achieves a square clubface. In life we use various media to communicate in a learning environment. We Read more…

Minimize Your Club Shaft Rotation

Keep Club Face Closer To Target Line

The legendary Mike Austin, whose 515-yard drive was the longest in competitive golf history, had a unique but very effective way to describe a square clubface, which he demonstrated to me in his front lawn many years ago. It had to do with shaft rotation. We went to the edge of his driveway which he Read more…

Control Your Elbows For More Golf Swing Power

Getting Them Pointed Properly Guarantees A Good Swing Plane
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Most golfers are aware that swinging the club on the proper plane is important. When the plane is correct, especially on the downswing, the club head approaches the ball from slightly inside the target line, which leads to more golf swing power and potentially more accuracy as well. Here is an effective way to control Read more…

‘Fly’ Into A Good Golf Swing

The Airplane Drill Will Rev Up Your Swing’s True Engine
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Are you an arm swinger? Does your swing sometimes feel as though you are chopping wood with a heavy axe in your hands? Do you ever feel like you are swatting at the ball? Do you want to hit the ball further? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then it sounds Read more…

A Closed Club Face Can Be Good

Fast Swing Speeds Can Handle It

We’re often told that a closed club face is a bad thing, and it is sometimes. Then again, it can be a good thing if other swing conditions fall into place. Let’s take a look at wrist action during the swing and what happens when you change conditions from address to the top, and how Read more…

Finish Your Swing Left of the Target

Proper Set-Up And Alignment Leads To ‘Full Circle’ Swing
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We have all heard it. When getting information about aim and alignment, we often hear to “finish your swing facing your target.” Don’t do it — you will likely hit a shot that will not end up on line. You need to finish your swing facing LEFT of the target. Look at all the Tour Read more…

For Big Golf Power, Rotate And Release

‘Punch It’ And Get Stronger Shots

Powerful tee, fairway metal and iron shots aren’t just the domain of tour pros. Big golf power is within reach of every golfer if you know how to train your swing to create the conditions for long, straights shots time after time. This lesson will bring those conditions into play, and soon, if you’re willing Read more…

Straighten That Right Knee In The Backswing

Changing Its Flex Is What The Great Players Do
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All those years of hearing that it’s good to maintain some right knee flex (for right-handers) during the backswing? Forget about it. Extending the back leg (losing flex) and flexing the left knee forward during the backswing is a necessary motion to make an effective and powerful backswing pivot. It allows the hips to turn Read more…

Bump Your Way To Proper Swing Plane

No less an authority than Jack Nicklaus, as well as my teaching mentors Mike Austin and Dan Shauger, all believed that if the first move in the downswing was to move the weight into the lead foot it is absolutely impossible to release the club too soon. But it’s how we move to the lead Read more…

Transfer Of Energy Means A Powerful Golf Swing

When we want distance, we think of clubhead speed and the need to swing the club faster. True, speed is important — but a powerful golf swing is actually created by the transfer of energy from the golfer’s body to the golfer’s arms, to the golf club, to the clubhead and into the ball . Read more…

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