Proof of the method. Watch the result swing at the end. Just amazing. https://youtu.be/PPZvPjluy4Q?t=581 KICK A MIDGET RIGHT IN THE BALLS!
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A better illustration of how the shoulder plane bisects the shaft. This simple thought changes everything! This simple thought forces several other good things to happen. It’s simple, powerful, easily repeatable and easy on the back. It removes the compulsion to early extend or snap release.
I think this simple idea is the key to every great golf swing. The clubhead must be delivered to the ball from behind the right shoulder. This thought prevents the clubhead from getting in front of the chest until well after impact.
Watch any great ball striker closely and you’ll see they all make this move. This is what separates the pros from the rest of us. They may kill me for revealing the most important swing thought ever.
I don’t want to write too much about this because it’s so simple I don’t want people to overthink it.
DO NOT WATCH THE CLUBHEAD AS IT APPROACHES THE BALL! The clubhead should be behind you enough that it’s almost outside your peripheral vision. You watch the ball disappear, not the clubhead moving.
The more I think about this more things come to light. What’s really happening here is the club is delivered to the ball from behind the back, just like we do in baseball.
I think about simplifying it more and it becomes “It’s like trying to hit the ball with your tail.” Yep. If you had a golf club for a tail and you tried to hit the ball with it, that’s the motion needed to strike the ball well. Crazy, I know.
Can you imagine Ben Hogan saying, “Hit it with your tail.”
This is completely opposite from what most people think they need to do which is hit it with your *!ck. We know from years and years and millions of failures that hitting it with your *!ck doesn’t work.
Hit it with your tail!
My friend recently asked me, “Why would you change your swing, you’re good enough already?”
My answer, “Because I want it to be as easy and efficient as possible. I don’t want to have to think about it.”
With this swing thought I only think of one thing, “bisect the shaft with the shoulder plane.”
Golf is the most fun when it’s easy.
If you’re thinking about every motion while you’re trying to do it you can’t move smoothly or confidently. Your brain simply can’t think that fast.
I have friends that play horribly in tournaments because they’re trying harder to do whatever it is they think they should be doing instead of just hitting the ball.
“This is a tournament, the time for thinking is done. Just hit the ball toward the target.” Golf has to be played with a casual confidence.
Do you look at a baseball when it hits the bat? No. You judge where it’s going to be then you put the bat there. The golf ball isn’t even moving. It’s not going anywhere why watch it?
Do what feels natural and what works. If you find it uncomfortable to look at the ball you’ll probably find that you have a sore neck if you force yourself to do it.
It’s pretty amazing what a very simple thought can do to your swing. I’m developing this thought further, stay tuned.
Backswing as usual, except, on the downswing be aware of the leading shoulder plane and keep the club head behind it or just bisecting it? All the way down through impact? The club head should not be visible until after you strike the ball?
Wouldn’t this cause excessive forward shaft lean? And the result of excessive forward shaft lean is a wide open club face. Unless I’m totally seeing it wrong. What are we doing before impact? Releasing ? Slinging the club head through ? How far can I keep the club head behind this plane before releasing?
The opposite chipping and picthing technique that JH shares in this video will help all golfer and especially those that have yip type chipping
The V's are supposed to be pointing in exactly the' opposite' direction to each other .. you have to exert an opposite turning of the hands/forearms to each other to cancel out the rotational forces ... this is a specialty grip only for use in chipping/pitching... the V's of both hands should be pointing way outside 'each' shoulder and totally 'opposite' in direction to each other.... so your eyes are not decieving you ...
This may be my missing link in my short game accuracy.Your practice tee is the most outstanding golf lab there is.
This grip is totally for precision chipping and pitching .. MR X only hit some full shots today for fun... the grip has less purchase than a normal grip so it not designed for shots where the club will be swung faster than say a 50 yard pitch or fringe of green chip..its designed to take all the extraneous hand action out of precision short shots.