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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.

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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.

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New Golf Swing

After not having swung a golf club for over two months because of some surgery and complications, I was able to finally hit some balls. Naturally I over did it and was really hurting  after a couple range sessions.

I went on to the golf course and just tried to hit the ball on the club face, but my body hurt bad and my successes were negligible.

It finally dawned on me that my usual swing was not going to work anymore. My golf muscles were weak and untrained and would not fire in the proper sequence. I could not bend my shafts and could not get a full swing going.

So I decided to follow the path of least resistance. A simple move ensued. I moved my weight on to my right side by moving my left knee toward my right knee so that the knees almost touch. At the same time, I start the club back into the back swing and start the shoulder turn. The resulting waggle to get started involves the right knee toward the left and the club shaft set parallel to the ground at the beginning of the shoulder turn in a simultaneous motion.

A freedom of movement started to follow. My shots started to get better and I could bend my shafts again resulting in the required distance for each golf shot. the entire swing sequence made sense to me. Plus, the resulting golf swing is 180 degrees different from anything I have ever done before.

I have not done any video yet, and do not even know if I want to. Once I practice the waggle a few times I then go ahead and swing. It becomes an instinctive move with no thought after the pre-swing routine waggle sequence.