The Body Golf System: How To Groove A Perfect

The Body Golf System:
How To Groove A Perfect
Golf Swing in 8-Days
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Table of Contents
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Day 1: “Empty Your Cup”
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 Day 2: Moving Your Body, An Introduction
The Body Golf Base Movement
The “Magic Move”
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 Day 3: Double Clubbers
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 Day 4: Handcuff Swings
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 Day 5: The Body Setup
The Posture Test
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 Day 6: No Peeks Swings
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 Day 7: Walk-Through Swings
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Day 8: Three-Quarter Power Swings
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Body Golf: How To Groove A Perfect
Golf Swing in 8-Days
If you're ready to hit long straight drives and nail approach shots to greens, you've
found the right place.
Get ready to begin a new way of looking at your golf swing. The goal of this book is
to teach your body how to swing a golf club without all of the intellectual
interference associated with today’s traditional methodology of instruction.
I’ve put together a simple system of instruction that will eliminate the usual
confusion associated with golf instruction today.
In addition, this book is also a written account or description, if you will, as to how I
took over 40 strokes off my own golf game in one season.
So open your mind and read on, and most importantly, enjoy!
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Welcome to Body Golf: How To Groove A Perfect Golf Swing in 8-Days.
Yeah, I know what you're thinking. "How is this non-PGA guy going to tell me how
to swing a golf club the right way in such a little book like this?" I'll tell you.
I'll begin by cutting out the technical B.S. and getting to the meat of the golf swing.
Firstly, if you're reading this book, you have some strokes to cut from your game.
(God bless you) That's kind of a good thing though. It also means that you're
committed and want to learn something new.
Secondly, you're most likely totally frustrated with trying to figure it out on your
own and decided to break down and get some instruction that you'll understand. I'm
glad. Together, we're going to teach your body to swing a club for power,
consistency and accuracy. What's more is, you'll learn to do all of this with less
physical effort and strain.
Get ready for the quickest, easiest golf lesson of your life.
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Day 1
“Empty Your Cup”
Let's begin by forgetting.
Yes, I want you to completely clear your mind and forget what you think you know
about the golf swing. I'd rather have your body learn the swing than your brain.
One of my favorite quotes is, "How can you get any tea at the tea party if your cup is
full?" So, empty your cup. That’s just another way to say, “Open your mind.” I'm
going to show you some easy body movement exercises. These exercises are critical
if you want to build a powerful, efficient, repeatable swing.
The best thing about these exercises is that you'll not get an explanation of the
physics. That stuff will only confuse your mind. Which in turn, will confuse your
coordination. With this program, you'll get the feeling of a good swing. In addition,
you'll not get a lot of body parts to remember to control. The following exercises
move your whole body naturally and will build whole-body coordination. All of the
components of a fundamentally correct swing will come together automatically.
So open and clear your mind, and, trust me.
Good. We'll begin.
Note: if you're a lefty, don't take offense, but I'm going to describe the movements as
a right-hander. So if you're a southpaw, you know what to do. In case you don't, just
mirror the motions. I knew you knew, hehe…
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Day 2
Moving your body, an introduction.
The Body Golf Base Movement
Were going to build your swing from the ground up. One of the things that I’ve
learned is that it’s easier to build a skill with simple, uncomplicated, repetitive
movements. The movement that we’re going to practice here is a critical, necessary
component of the swing. Without this base movement, you’ll never reach your
potential as a golfer. And without this base movement, your swing will not be as
powerful as it can be. This one fundamental is universal in all good golf swings.
You’ll recognize it wherever you see a pro or ace amateur swing. Pay attention to the
details here and you’ll do very well.
With a club behind your neck and while you're in your golf posture, start turning
Keep your head and focus in the center and keep your chin off of your chest.
Use a continuous waltz rhythm.
Back-and-fourth. Don't stop to reset the movement. Make it a dance.
Turn back keeping
right knee bent and
back straight
Yes! Drag your toe
Not flat-footed!
Critical point:
Keep your right knee bent on the back swing! If you don't, I guarantee that you'll
push-fade the ball when its time to go to the range and swing.
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Day 2 (continued…)
The “Magic Move”
This small seemingly insignificant move is interestingly enough, left out of most
lessons that I’ve witnessed while hanging around driving ranges and golf courses.
The funny thing is, for all of these pro’s experience and training, you’d think that it
would be the first thing that they look for.
When I’m with a personal student, it’s the very first thing that I look for when
evaluating a student’s swing for the first time. This reminds me of the story of Dean.
Dean’s story
One day two years ago, I was playing golf with some friends in a small tournament
in honor of my brother-in-law’s bachelor party. I was paired with Dean. Dean had
been playing golf for several years and was a former athlete. His hand-eye
coordination was excellent. He could really make good contact with the ball. His
problem was that his stance was very wide and his feet were parallel. Combine this
with the fact that he’s a pretty big guy. This made him a bit inflexible. The wide
stance made it very difficult for him to turn through the center. As a result of this
wide stance, he hit everything to the right. His worst problem was his driver of
course. Although he had a $400 brand name driver, he couldn’t hit it straight. After
three holes of watching a little guy like me half his size out drive him by over 100
yards with a generic driver, he finally relented and asked me what he was doing
I told him. The very first thing I did with him was to bring his stance in to a little less
than shoulder-width with his toes pointed out. I had him swing from there and he hit
the ball a little better, but was still cutting the ball a little. You see he still wasn’t
dragging his toe. He was also straightening his right leg on the backswing. I did this.
I showed him the toe drag. He wasn’t turning through the ball. His swing was quite
flat-footed. Guess what? This is the number one reason that most amateurs slice the
After I showed Dean the toe drag, I had to cure his habit of locking out his right leg,
so I squatted behind him as he swung and kept the head of a golf club gently pushing
into the back of his knee. This way, he couldn’t lock it out, as he would turn away
from the ball. The very next hole, Dean out-drove me by 50 yards! That’s a 150-yard
jump from where he was! And to top it off, he out-drove me for the rest of the day.
Hold on, that’s not the end of the story. Dean, who averaged scores on the high side
of 120, shot 85 that day with 8 pars. In case you were wondering, he par-ed more
than half the holes he played after only learning the toe-drag and this stance. Does
this sound like something that you can do? I think it is.
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I begin every lesson by observing the stance, the swing and whether a person knows
how to do the toe-drag. The golf swing, because it’s connected to the ground, should
begin with the ground. A correct stance for your body, whether its shoulder width, or
not, is a great beginning and a necessary fundamental. You can play with grips,
alignments, buy special clubs and anything else you can think of. However, if you’re
not setup correctly, you may as well roll the dice every time you swing.
So without further ado, here’s how to do the toe-drag. When you turn to the left,
come up on your right toe. That’s right, all the way up on the toe. This is what I call
this toe-drag. If you don't do it, you'll hit the ball to the right. This is the one, magic
move that 99.99% of high-handicappers don't do. Whenever I see a person slice, it's
generally because they don't come up on their toe at the finish of their swing. They're
either on the ball of their foot or completely flat-footed at the end of the swing.
There is no gadget on the market today that shows you how to do this. And if you've
never done it or had it described to you this way, how would you know? It's no big
deal. Just do the toe-drag and you'll be better off. In fact, if you learn only one thing
with this book, learn the toe-drag like Dean did and start out-driving your friends.
Whole sole is showing!
You can see both of my
back pockets too!
Ball of foot - Not finished
No – flat footed.
Dangerous twisting
of the spine!
Critical Point:
Be sure that the sole of your foot is perpendicular to the ground at the end of the
swing. All of the spikes should be showing. It should feel as if you’re trying to grind
your big toenail down from the top. If you’re on the ball of your foot, you’re not
finished. Another thing to note is that if you drag your toe, your navel will be
pointing directly at the target when you finish your swing. If it’s pointing to the
right, you’ll most likely be hitting the ball to the right. This is what Dean was doing
at first and was the primary reason that he would hit the ball to the right.
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Day 3
Double-Club Pendulum Swings
"Double Clubbers"
Back in 1992, this swing exercise virtually vaporized my banana-ball slice in a
matter of minutes.
It will build on the base movement that you began with in the last section. This
exercise is the most effective, efficient, foolproof swing drill ever invented. This
drill had me feeling the proper mechanics in less than five minutes.
Try it. I think you'll like it.
“Double-clubbers” the King of all golf exercises
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Begin with the set-up posture as described in the last section.
Hold two clubs in a baseball grip.
Start swinging the clubs in a rocking motion with your shoulders. (Remember, the
Base Movement)
Hint: begin with a small swing and build up to a 3/4 swing. (More on the 3/4 swing
Keep your chin off of your chest! Your left shoulder should fit right under the chin.
The secret here is to keep the movement going like a dance. Don't stop to reset it.
You’ll feel the weight of the extra club pull you up fully on to your left side.
Make sure that:
A) You're doing a toe drag at the end of the swing.
B) You're finishing very high with your hands. You’ll feel your left leg “lock out” at
the end of the swing. Don’t worry. This is completely natural.
C) Be sure to keep the right knee bent during your back swing!
Do as many of these as you like. The more repetitions you do, the faster you'll burn
this movement in to muscle memory. It won't take long. Believe me.
After doing this drill, it only took me a minute to know how the swing was supposed
to feel. After that, all I did was put a ball in the way and do this exercise.
It flew straight and true.
Later, we’ll put a ball in the way of this swing and I think you’ll be quite surprised at
the results.
However, if you are focused on hitting the ball instead of swinging, you'll never be
consistent. Your swing will end at the ball whether you are aware of it or not.
Make sure that you swing, not hit.
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If you swing, your body will know instinctively what to do.
With this drill, you've just taught your body how to do swing correctly! After doing
the last exercise enough times, you should never need to think about mechanics
In fact, whenever you get a little off and start slicing or hooking, just do this
exercise. It should put you back on track. It works for me every time.
Critical Point.
You must avoid jerking the clubs in and out of the swing at all costs!
What people usually do with this exercise is rush it.
What you need to remember is this. As you reach the apex or your backswing, ease
into the downswing and ease out of the thru swing.
If you jerk the club in any way during the swing, you’ll be guaranteed to have every
shot different from the last. Jerking the club will throw off your alignment and could
even cause you an injury.
How I learned the hard way…
Jerking the club out of the swing is even worse from an injury risk point-of-view. I
learned this lesson the hard way in 1992. I was hitting about a thousand balls a day at
my part-time job at a driving range. Well, I would get a little inpatient if I didn’t hit
one that was up to my new standards. When that happened, immediately after a
swing, before my body would have a chance to uncoil, I would jerk the club back
and get ready to hit another one. One day I did this one-too-many times and gave
myself a slight tear in my serratus muscles. These are the muscles that run along
your ribcage and into your latissimus dorsi. The “lats” as bodybuilders know them,
are the v-shaped muscles that run from your armpits and insert into your oblique
muscles at your waist. Needless to say, it was very painful and forced me to not hit
balls or practice my swing at all for a couple of weeks until the injury healed.
Remember this when you end a swing. Let your whole body deflate and relax before
you set up to hit another ball. On the golf course, swing and hold the pose for a
count of one, then relax your entire upper body and then you can reset and go put
your club away. By adding quick tension to a muscle as its going in another
direction is very dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.
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Read how this double-club exercise helped my friend Vince.
Vince was your average beginner. He would usually shoot around 130 for 18 holes
and had a terrible slice, which is not at all uncommon for a beginner. Add the fact
that he’s lefty to the mix and it gets a little more confusing. One day at a desk, Vince
was telling me his golf woes so I decided to lay some of my golf wisdom on him. I
put several exercises for him to do on a napkin (that was the only thing available to
write on at the time) and briefly explained them. One of which was DoubleClubbers. I told him how to setup his body and described to him how to do the
movement. This lesson took all of 10 minutes and a napkin.
Well, about a month later, Vince approached me in the parking lot of our workplace.
He yelled across to me, Monty, Monty! The look on his face was of pure joy, to say
the least. I asked him what was up and he grabbed my hand and shook it like I was
the President. “You know that lesson you gave me at the desk last month?” he asked.
“Well yesterday I shot 89! And you know what? I don’t slice anymore either!”
“That’s great,” I told him. “You didn’t think I was so easy to hit it straight did you?”
Do the math. Vince went from a 130’s golfer to breaking 90 in a month in his first
year playing. Again, I can’t stress the importance of the double-clubbers. If a firstyear beginner can erase his slice that quickly, I believe you can too.
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Day 4
Handcuff Swings.
This drill is a good way to drill in the feeling of smoothness through the point-ofimpact. It’ll also teach you how to smoothly roll you hands over without muscular
tension through the point-of-impact for that whipping action that for some people,
increases swing speed exponentially. You have to remember, it's completely
impossible to consistently, consciously control the clubface through impact. Yeah,
once in a while you'll get lucky and hit a good one. But for the most part, you're
better off letting your body do it all by itself. This drill is designed to develop
whipping power and will illustrate to you how it's supposed to feel when you whip
the club through the center. It will also help you learn the feeling of the proper
To do this drill, start by making a normal grip with your left hand.
Place the right hand directly on top of the left.
Do some pendulum swings with this grip.
You'll feel as if you have no control of the club head. You actually have more
control at this point because your brain isn't getting in the way. This smooth motion
is all you need to hit accurate shots with whipping power. If you don't believe me try
Grip the club with normal grip.
Squeeze it as hard as you can. Be sure to have as much tension in your arms and
upper body as possible.
Swing with all of that tension, and listen to the sound of the club.(if there is any)
Now do this... Go back to the handcuff grip. Swing smoothly and listen to the sound.
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It whips faster doesn't it? And, it doesn’t take as much effort. In reality, the swing
should not tire you out. Look at some of your golf hero’s physiques if you think I’m
lying. To swing with power, you need to take away the tension.
For a more advanced drill, you can try hitting some balls with your wedge using this
grip. Whenever I do this for people, they’re amazed that I can hit the ball as far and
as accurately as with a normal grip.
We’ve all seen the skinny little guys that can out-drive the big muscle-heads. What
does that tell you? It tells you that you don't need muscle to whip the club. In fact,
you need no muscle when you come right down to it. Your skeleton, not muscles,
should perform your golf swing. All you have to do is turn your body and let your
arms and club come along for the ride. Your hands should be attached to the club
very softly. A tension free swing will generate far more club head speed and will
automatically align perfectly through the point-of-impact. You're swinging now, not
hitting. So get the word “hit” out of your mind for good. Swing the club, move your
body. Let everybody else hit. You swing, and then take their money. haha.
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Day 5
Putting It All Together
Now that you've taught your body how to swing, let's put it together and hit, I mean,
(sorry) swing while a ball is in the way.
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Day 5 (Continued…)
I'm going to show you the set-up that works for all of my students, myself included.
Its real easy, but you have to trust it. Initially it may feel weird. (Especially if you've
never done it) Whaddaya expect? Take some time to get used to it. I guarantee,
you'll thank me.
At the range, choose a target. Place a club on the ground pointing at it. Now take
another club and put it parallel to the first club so it looks like railroad tracks. This
second club is where you'll put your feet. Now before you remove the first club, put
another club on the ground perpendicular to the first two. Make a letter "H". Take
the first club away to make a letter "T". You should have a 90-degree angle. This is
where we'll start.
Place your feet on the target club and place the clubface on the crossed "T" club.
When you grip, start like this.
Stand up straight and hold the club in front of you so it is pointing straight up. Make
sure that the clubface is square with your shoulders. Not parallel, square. Now lean
over in your golf posture and place the club head on the ground. Here's where you'll
have to pay close attention because this may feel weird, but trust me.
While keeping the clubface perpendicular to your target line, move your hands and
the top of the club so that the grip is in between your pocket and your fly.
Yes, the club shaft will be a little forward.
Your hands will be right over the ball.
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This is the set-up that saved me.
Hands over the ball.
Too far in front of ball.
Not behind ball.
Posture test.
Put a club down your spine while standing up straight.
Lean over as if setting-up. The points of contact on your spine should not change.
This is the proper posture. With this posture, your spine will keep its natural
alignment throughout the swing, and not twist (very dangerous and painful) so as to
cause you pain, discomfort or worse, crooked shots. If you’ve never done it before,
it’ll feel as if you’re sticking your butt out. This is your new Golf Posture. Now
you'll never forget it. Easy huh?
Yes – back straight ……… and butt out
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No Slouching!
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Day 6
No Peeks Swings.
This is the first contact drill that I did to begin hitting my target. This is where your
trust in your body will amaze you.
Start out with a wedge or nine-iron. If you're brave, use a seven-iron like I did.
Choose a target about 75% of the max distance that you usually hit that club. Put a
ball down and swing with your new swing. (I.E. no tension, finish high, toe drag
etc.) I have one catch for you. Don't watch where the ball is going! Let it go where it
may. In one word, fuhgettahboutit! You're getting used to a new way of thought and
movements so don’t sweat the ball. It’s only the range anyway. I only want you to
get used to the swing without sweating the ball-flight. Remember, you've already
taught your body how to swing. It knows. So let it happen. Keep your focus on the
point-of-impact. As you swing and the ball flies away, just set-up and place another
ball, and swing. Do this until you feel comfy and are making good contact while
finishing the swing.
Visual focus is on where the ball
sits through impact
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Critical point:
If your belly button is not pointing down the target line at the end of the swing,
you're not finishing your swing. And guess what? If you don't drag your toe, your
belly button will not point down the target line. Get it? Good. I have a few words of
wisdom for you. And I quote, "preoccupation with ball flight is the root of all swing
Pretty wise huh? Guess who said it? Yup. Yours truly. Don't sweat the ball flight.
Your body knows how to do it already.
All you have to do now is trust it.
Yes – whole sole
is showing
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No - flat-footed.
No – ball of foot…
Not quite finished
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Another critical point:
Do not take your back swing further than "One o'clock." The reason is simple. The
further the club head gets away from the ball, the more time you’ll need to control it.
Put another way, there's a lot more room for error. At this point, you need to forget
about trying to swing like your PGA heroes. They practice for hours each day with a
personal coach. Do you? Trust me, I'm a modest five-foot-eight and weigh a bucksixty-five. I swing with a 3/4 swing and hit a driver 250 yards down the middle.
By trying to bring the club to parallel on the back swing, you'll only create more
problems for yourself. Besides, the extra distance is useless if all it got you was a
slice. But, for the sake of argument, lets' say you get lucky and hit it straight. The
actual distance gained would be barely perceptible. So lets learn to swing within
ourselves shall we? Good.
“2 O’clock” is all
you need
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Day 7
Walk-through swings.
This drill can be used on the golf course as well as the range. Just get used to it first.
This drill is also a guaranteed slice-buster.
Start with a club you're comfortable with. Again, I used a seven-iron the first time I
tried it. Place a ball in the set-up position. (The middle in case you forgot already)
Swing the club.
Yes, in case you were wondering, I have another monkey wrench for you. As you
finish your swing, take a step directly at your target as you finish nice and high. One
step is all you'll need. Gary Player, the Senior PGA Champion and Hall-of-Famer
from South Africa has been swinging like this his whole life. Watch him on TV.
You'll see for yourself. This was the other drill that permanently erased my slice in a
matter of minutes. Do this off the tee with the big-dog and watch your buddies turn
greener than the fairway with envy when they see your distance and accuracy.
Regular swing
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Finish with step
toward the target
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Day 8
Three-quarter power swings.
This one will crack you up…
Set up and choose a target about two-thirds to three quarters of the distance that you
know that you can hit a certain club. For instance, grab a nine-iron and go for about
90 yards. Take a ¾-power swing. Here's the monkey wrench kids. Take all of the
intent out of your swing. What I mean is, take all of the muscle power out of your
swing. Swing without any "oomph" for lack of a better term. I don't mean that you
shouldn't finish the swing. By all means, finish the way you have been training.
(With the toe drag, etc.) However, remove the brute force and swing without tension
in your arms and upper body. Watch out. You may be surprised at how far the ball
goes. I think you'll dig it though. One trick I like to use with students is to tell them
to pretend that they’re exhausted and be as loose as they can possibly be. The feeling
is almost as if you don’t care if you have power or not.
You’ll see that without tension in your swing, you be able to whip the club. With this
technique, you’ll never get tired. Also, without tension, you’ll be automatically
aligned at the point-of-impact. This is the benefit of swinging without tension. It’s
also the technique that ALL of your PGA Tour heroes. How do you think that all of
those skinny little guys hit the ball with so much power? It’s the swing technique
that they use! Not muscle. Guess what? You can do it too. All you need is someone
to show how to so it. So here I am to show you.
Here’s an analogy that I usually use to illustrate whipping power. Imagine tying a
baseball-sized rock to the end of a board. Now swing the board in a circle. Imagine
how it would feel and how fast the rock would travel.
Now imagine tying that same rock to the end of a rope. Imagine swinging that same
rock in a circle. Do you see what I mean here? The golf swing is supposed to be the
rope and the rock. If it weren’t, the shafts on the golf clubs would be a lot heavier.
To get maximum power out if your golf swings, be the rope.
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Bonus Articles
Don't try to change your swing. Just learn a new shot.
The Long Straight Shot
Most of the high handicappers that I encounter, especially the ones who've been
playing many years without any noticeable improvement, tell me, "its too late to
change my swing my swing now." "Fine." I say, "don't change your swing, learn a new
shot." There are many different shots in golf. I.E. the knockdown, punch shot, pitchand-run, etc. all of these shots have their own set of rules. Such as, ball placement and
The main problem is, that most people use a sand-shot swing and set-up for all of their
clubs. What I mean is, that they use the swing that is most effective for hitting out of a
green side bunker for hitting the long clubs. They're swinging the club the same way
that they are supposed to swing a sand wedge. I'll illustrate with a sand-shot. On a
greenside sand shot, you would generally set-up with an open stance, swing very
steeply and be flat-footed at impact. This set-up and swing with a short club doesn't
cause much of a slice because the loft is greater than the amount of sidespin that is put
on the ball at impact. The ball generally goes in the direction in which the clubface
was aimed, no matter what the set-up and mechanics are. The problem is however, is
that most short hitting; high-handicappers use these same mechanics for a shot with
their driver. Here's why the ball slices. The longer club will provide more club head
speed because of centrifugal force. This makes the ball come off the clubface at
greater velocity and lower trajectory. With less loft, the ball's side spin will greater
than the backspin. Now, combine more club head speed, less loft, and a flatfooted,
outside in swing. What you get is, a humiliating, left-to-right slice that travels half the
distance that it should. It's a recipe for disaster. Now, it's no big deal. It’s probably that
no one told them how to move to hit a long club.
In this article I'm going to show you a new shot to learn. The Long Straight Shot. This
shot is useful when you need to hit the ball long and straight off the tee or fairway.
Keep in mind here, I'm not asking you to change your swing. I'm just showing you a
new shot. The only thing that I'll ask of you is that you open your mind and enjoy the
learning experience. You'll be able to go back to your other shots later. For now, I
want you to focus on this particular shot.
A couple of small adjustments you may have to make will be your set-up and body
movement. With the straight shot, you need a square set-up. This is when your feet are
parallel with the target line and your clubface is perpendicular to it. These two lines
should form a perfect letter "T." The body movement part is simple.
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In order to hit a lower-lofted club on target, you have to get your center through the
point-of-impact. In addition, you have to swing without any muscular tension in your
upper body. There must be absolutely no conscious muscular contractions going on
while you swing. Muscular tension, before, during and after the swing holds the
greatest risk of injury and must be avoided. One parallel to my martial arts training
that I'll mention, is footwork. With martial arts students, especially beginners and
intermediates, the difference between superior technique and sloppy technique is
generally footwork. In addition, footwork is the first thing
that is taught to a person the first day that they walk into the dojo. Think about this for
a second. Ask yourself, if it's the first thing they learn, it must be pretty important
right? Right. How can you do a martial arts technique if you can't efficiently get to the
place that you need to do it? This in fact, is what is built upon in your whole time in
training. It never stops. Without the proper footwork, you may as well not train. Today
were going to apply this fundamental to your golf swing.
I'm going to show you what every tour player does off the tee for a powerful accurate
shot. Whenever you see a pro or, an ace amateur for that matter, hit a good, long tee
shot, two things will be consistent. First, at impact, the right heel will be slightly lifted
off the ground. Second, at the finish of the swing, the right foot goes vertical and the
only part of the right foot that is touching the ground is the toe. The heel is pointing
directly 90 degrees up off the ground. A very easy way to drill this feeling into your
body is the golf-angle shoulder turn.
While standing up straight, point your toes out and slightly bend your knees. Place a
club behind your head. Now, lean into your golf angle. Here’s an easy way to test your
posture. Place a club down your spine while standing up straight. Feel where the
points of contact are. Here’s the trick. When you lean into your golf angle, the points
of contact should not change. In fact, it should feel like you’re sticking your butt out.
Now begin moving. Focus your head on the center and begin turning right-to-left as if
you were dancing. Use a waltz tempo. As you make your “back swing” make
absolutely sure that you are keeping the right knee bent. As you turn through to the
left, you should come all the way up on to the right toe.
Here’s another hint. Imagine that your right foot is stuck to fly paper. As you begin to
turn to the left side “peel” the right foot off the sticky paper. Remember, peel, don’t
pivot. Practice that movement for a few minutes. You’d be surprised at how many
repetitions you can get in about two or three minutes. If you do this exercise in a
mirror, you’ll notice that your, hips legs, shoulders and feet are all doing the right
thing at the right time automatically. The only thing that you may have to focus on, is
the toe drag, and that you do not lock the right leg on the back swing. Other than that,
you’ll be making a textbook swing from your shoulders to your feet in about a minute
or less.
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Apply this body movement to your swing with a middle iron. I suggest a seven-iron as
that is the one that I learned on. Remember to set-up square with a shoulder width
stance, no wider. If you’re over thirty, you’ll most likely not have the flexibility to get
your center through the ball with a wide stance.
In one sentence: set up square, swing with a total absence of muscular tension and
finish with a toe drag. You’ll be hitting longer straighter shots than you ever imagined.
That is the “Tao” or, way to hitting longer straighter shots every time. Here’s a little
rhyme for you to remember this lesson by…
To hit long and low,
Wherever you go,
Peel that heel!
And drag that toe.
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So there you have it… golf can be a simple game - if you let it. Focus on the
fundamentals and work within your own body (not somebody else’s body). Play
smart golf and let the clubs do all the work. Your job is to smile at your buddies
after you hammer straight shot after straight shot after straight shot… time and time
and time again.
You’ll be so much happier on a day-to-day basis and your handicap will evaporate as
a result. Not to mention the bragging rights (as your buddies constantly ask you for
shot advice). That’s pretty cool too :)
Keep Your Swing Simple (KYSS),
Jack Rylan
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