Single-Axis Swing: An Easier Way

Fueled by the legend and memory of Moe Norman, the single-axis swing continues to intrigue with its simplicity

Moe Norman was considered by many to be the best ballstriker of all

time. Even Ben Hogan was once quoted as saying that “Moe was the only

guy that I would walk across the street to watch hit balls.” But anyone

who’s familiar with Moe Norman knows that his golf swing was a bit

unconventional. Compared to today’s popular techniques, Norman’s golf

swing adhered to a single axis, not the two planes normally associated

with the modern dynamic. Taking away and returning the club on a single

plane fueled Norman’s consistency and correctness at impact by

“de-complexing” the swing. Is a single-axis motion the best way to

swing a golf club? The debate has raged for decades. At the very least,

it effectively simplifies and helps improve the most important part of

the swing—impact. A comparison of the single-axis technique and the

modern swing shows how.

How To Play True Links Golf

Control Your Trajectory For Better Scoring

Any golfer worth his salt dreams of trying his hand on a true links golf course. Turnberry, Kingsbarns, Royal Dornoch, even Carnoustie–they all present challenges that inland courses, protected from the elements, simply can’t muster. The soft fairways that prevent errant drives from running into the rough don’t exist. Spongy, well-watered greens that receive approaches of all kinds just aren’t there. It’s a whole different style of play that favors putting over pitching and low, authoritative punch shots over high, spinning floaters. Above all, links golf demands imagination.

The Short And Long Of Great Golf

Shaving Strokes Simply From Putter To Irons

What’s the best way to learn and practice the game of golf? Many teachers would say it’s from the hole back. Tough to argue the point: A three-inch putt counts just as much as a 300-yard drive, so why not get that shot down first, building confidence as the hole moves farther away and the Read more…

Greenside Monster

Finally master that bunker shot with these 6 steps
Greenside Monster

Photo 1 Even to mention this shot brings many a heart faint! Of all the shots around the green, this shot seems to bring more anxiety to the average weekend golfer than almost every other shot. Why is that? My theory from 40 years of teaching experience is that the handicap golfer fears this shot Read more…

Tee Shots 101

Start each hole the right way

Short par-3s generally don’t intimidate most golfers unless there’s some sort of forced carry and/or a small green to contend with.

How To Play Target Golf

Shots that will help you better navigate target-style golf courses

In today’s golf climate, it seems everyone is fixated on distance.

Rake It Up

Bounce your wedge off the rake and improve your sand play

If there’s one shot in golf that golfers unnecessarily struggle with, it has to be the simple bunker shot.

Deck The Driver

Beat the ball off the fairway with your driver

Let’s face it. The driver used to be placed off the deck a lot more often than it is now.

Hybrid Basics

Learn how to hit your utility club

Hybrid clubs are incredibly useful, so long as you know how to swing one.

8 Tricks To Become A Better Player

Quick And Easy Tips To Play Better Golf Right Now

One of the most common mistakes amateurs make is improper alignment. Some think they should align their feet at the target, others try to get their shoulders parallel to it.

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