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I'm 86 and have had a 16 handicap by just swinging my arms. Now I'm trying to adapt my swing with the proper swing sequence with your lessons by using my body with better rotation. My problem is, I'm having trouble with my balance to have a good follow through. Any suggestions?
You’re a stud! The arm swing center is below the neck. To maintain balance as momentum develops, your pelvis has to be a little closer to the target than your neck to manage that force. If they are onto of one another, easy to get pulled over.
How can one keep the trail arm wide and not have a ‘flying elbow’ at the same time? Suggested drill(s)?Thanks.
The wide trail arm on the backswing will help you develop a nice turn. The chicken wing is usually a post impact description.
??? Stand in the mud ??? What did you mean?
The best players are moving and waggling before they hit. Weight trades from foot to foot and the wrists waggle the weight of the club. Many golfers who struggle, stand to idle pre swing.
Hi Martin. How do I make sure my wrists don't close the club face. I had a swing session with the driver and essentially I'm swinging 2˚ down and the club face is closing 2˚ left. I'm working on the shoulder tilt to fix the downswing, but I'm not sure on the club face. Thanks
Jyuji, assuming your grip is decent, the face closes when the trail arm straightens out. The trail arm should be in the act of straightening at impact, but not straight. It gets straight, after the ball is gone.
MC great to see you back mate - love your tips. I find when I try and get more width in my backswing it can introduce sway. Any tips on how the keep this under control?
Hi Angus, thank you! Totally understand your concern. It’s okay to loose some flex in that trail knee, but don’t move the trail hip over the trail foot. Rotate.. Cheers
Thanks so much. Will give it try. Beginning to hate iron shots. Lol.
Hang in there, my man!! You’ll get it.
Great to see you back, Martin. Been a while since I've seen you on here and I've missed you. Your tips really resonate with me and I appreciate your style and pragmatic tips and drills.
Hi John, it's nice to be back!!! I'm missed all of you, too! Thanks for the kind words.
What are “wrist conditions”?
Hi Andrea! Great question. Your swing includes the motions of how your wrists behave depending how you grip the club. You can keep things simple or make things complex by bending wrists less reliably. It’s really the magic of a great striker.
How do you keep your eye on the ball until you actually hit it? Like hitting a baseball you have to keep your eye on the ball but in golf it is stationary. I consistently take my eye off just before contact and it just ruins all my shots when I do that. Save me 6-8 strokes.
Max, the best female (Annika) who ever played didn’t “keep her eye on the ball.” You blame your miss on your eye relationship to the ball, but it’s coming from a different place. Get w a proper coach and you won’t need to think about “keeping your head down.”
Don’t mean to hog the comments here, but do you have a drill for keeping the trail foot engaged on the turf longer and avoiding getting up on the toe too early in the downswing. My all flight is actually pretty good but the trail foot/leg action on video drives me nuts!!
Put the face of a sand wedge under your right heel and angle the shaft behind you out of harms way. Seek to hit the ball before the club hits the ground.