Feel The Path Of Least Resistance

Weightless Takeaway Least Resistance

A COUPLE THOUGHTS ABOUT THE TAKEAWAY AND BACK SWING

Your first move in your golf swing, after taking your setup, grip and aiming yourself towards where you want the golf ball to go, is your takeaway.

You take the club away from the ball into the back swing to build energy and power that you release into the golf ball at the impact zone, and to get the head and face of the club moving in the right direction when you make contact with the golf ball.

If you feel the weight of the golf club when you start back at the beginning of your back swing, you are probably doing something a little “off kilter” that will figure into your swing equation when you start back toward the golf ball.

Try to feel a “weightless feeling” in terms of the club as you start away from the ball. This is the beginning of the back swing. If you initiate your swing with a light feeling it will most likely carry over into the rest of the swing.

If you are “weightless” during your takeaway and back swing, you are using your large muscles and core muscles from the very beginning, and using the golf club in balance according to the way it is supposed to be used.

Weightless Takeaway Least Resistance!

You will also most likely have the golf club on the correct “swing plane” relative to your own golf swing requirements which is dictated by your own physical characteristics.

The design of the golf club also contributes to giving you the best feeling throughout your swing. If you feel weightless you are using the golf club properly, using gravity as a positive constructive force instead of fighting gravity, which gives a forced feeling of heaviness.

Simply, the more weight or heavier you feel when you swing the golf club, the more problems you are likely to encounter when you attempt to get the golf ball moving into the air and toward your target.

This in turn will lead you to a source of better timing and balance. Your swing will be and will continue to be longer, freer, and more fluid. The longer you play the better you will will play.

Weightless Takeaway Least Resistance
Path Of Least Resistance Finish

Golf Swing Myths

Follow these links to find some great easy to follow swing tips. Just a couple simple things. These are golf swing keys and Hogan’s swing exercise that can really get you on the right track to swinging better and hitting more efficient golf shots.

Just as a prelude to Miller’s take on Hogan’s finish, you do not need a strong grip to hit a draw. More to the point it is how you get your club face into impact via club path the dictates your ball flight.

Tour players have discovered this swing finish position via swing path adjustment. It is an entirely different way of getting into impact. Miller explains it very well. The old ways are ok. The new ways are better and more efficient.

Drive It Farther!

DRIVE IT FARTHER

1. About 20 years ago I was playing in the State Open with Dennis Colligan and noticed Dennis was hitting driver-8 iron farther than I could hit my driver-3 wood-pitching wedge. I began the task of trying to regain some of my lost distance. It was a real awakening to realize that the subtle awareness over the years that I was losing distance had become a reality. I was suddenly “early old.” I needed to be able to swing again without thinking about what I was doing on every shot.

2. Solution Process:
A: Bought a $4000 launch monitor, state of the art back then. Used it measure to club head speed, launch and face angle, etc. Hit countless balls in back yard and on the range. Started to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Got club head speed to over 120 mph once again and the ball went straight. One swing can mean a lot in the learning process.
B. The swing process constantly evolved working around medical problems and knee injuries.
C. Kept working on a “connected golf swing”: keeping the club and my arms in front of me throughout the entire swing. Core and arms swing together. It does not matter how fast or slow I swing, if I stay connected I hit good golf shots.
D. Worked to increase my shoulder turn and still maintain the connection principle.
E. Finally figured out that my left hip was getting in my way, so I moved it out of the way to start with.
F. Feel the sensation that I am moving back solid on to my right leg, then hit into a solid left side, avoiding my dreaded slide of the upper body past the ball, which causes my left side to breakdown, gets me over the top, and adds mucho strokes to my score.
G. Most of all, I try to release the club head on every swing, (instead of trying to hit it harder) leading to a feeling of increased lightness, freedom, and flexibility.
H. Do not be afraid to experiment to find out what works for you. With an understanding of proper fundamentals, you can learn to swing within multiple frameworks.

Connected Swing