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Swing mechanics

Discussion in 'Hacker's Anonymous' started by TheTrueReview, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. thegolfclubdoc

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    Just watched a show on the golf channel that had the Harmon brothers featured. Butch said that if we tried to drive a car with the same mindset that we use to swing a golf club we would never get out of the driveway. They commented about how overly mechanical amateur golfers have become.

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    Here is an instructional video by the great Sam Snead that might help:

     
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    It's kind of interesting how my golf swing originated. The first time I played golf i was on the course with my buddy. I asked him how to swing the club and he said just swing. I didn't listen to him at first. I just started looking at other golfers around me hoping to pick up something. The only iron I could hit off the tee was an 8 iron. It was a long day although I was able to hit some good shots. While at home, I saw a commercial on the Golf Channel. Vijay Singh was demonstrating the Speed Stick. I watched how he swung the stick and it didn't look like his normal golf swing. In fact, every person on the commercial swing the speed stick the same way, very relaxed just back and forth wrapping the stick around their bodies. I thought to myself, I can do that easy. I wonder if I can hit a golf ball like that. Went to the range after that and swung naturally like I had seen in the commercial. Just free flowing not thinking about anything. Just back and forth letting my lead arm bend naturally. Instantly I was able to hit shots with every club in my bag. I was hitting the ball really far. And because it was my natural way of swinging, my mind wasn't cluttered with any swing thoughts. I can't tell you how many times I have been told that if I want to improve I need to change my swing. But, when I swing consistently with my natural swing I play my best golf. When I tinker or try to employ some swing strategy someone offered to me I struggle mightily.

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