Avoid The Downswing Hip Slide

Post Up For More Distance

One of the most prevalent issues that I see with my students is sliding the left hip (right-handed golfer) too far toward the target in the downswing. Most of us, when we first started playing the game, were told to hit against a firm left side. When the left hip moves well past the left Read more…

Release Right Side For Straight Golf Shots

Don’t Leave Your Swing Hanging

One of the most common full swing mistakes amateur golfers make is leaving the right side (trail side) of the body “behind” through impact and the follow through, with no release. This is why many players feel the need to strengthen their grips in order to square the clubface and hit straight golf shots, even Read more…

How To Make A Proper Golf Swing Turn

Maintain Spine Angle For Balance And Power

One of the most difficult things for golfers to do is making a proper golf swing turn. Players tend to move either laterally (side to side) or vertically (away or toward the golf ball) as they swing the club. This additional movement in the swing creates imbalance, inconsistency, and slows down your club head speed. Read more…

Good Ball Strikers Do These Two Things

Extend Yourself And ‘Wrap’ The Club

Good ball strikers do two things consistently in the full swing. No. 1, they have good extension. Take a good look at Photo 1, and look at my right arm. It almost looks as though it’s “chasing” after the ball down the target line. Look at how fully extended my arms are. Poor strikers of Read more…

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…