ASK MIKE: SWING CONCEPTS

ASK MIKE: SWING CONCEPTS

The basic concepts and or tasks and skills that you take on determine how your body builds the patterns for the swing. It is critical that you have a good understanding of exactly what you are trying to do and what are the ways to develop them. Your body if given a correct task will eliminate anything and most everything not relevant to the task. That is why the base concept and or tasks are correct.

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ASK MIKE: SWING CONCEPTS
  • THE ARC OF THE SWING CHANGES FROM CLUB TO CLUB

    The swing plane and arc does change from club to club slightly. The driver is on the most incline compared with your wedge, which have the smallest arc.

    If you set up a wedge middle iron and a driver together in you hands, you can definitely see that the arc will be different. The putter actuall...

  • INCORPORATE THE HINGE DRILL IN YOUR SWING

    Tim Lawless asks about Joe Nichols and the Hinge Drill. The background Tim supplies is that when he practices the Hinge Drill from the elevated plane, he can make great contact with the ball and hit it fairly well. However, when he goes back to hitting the ball from his normal setup, he's unable ...

  • BOTTOM OF THE SWING

    Where your swing bottoms out is an essential part of hitting the golf ball.

  • FOUR STEP DRILL

    In the Four Step Drill, force is on your left side in step three.

  • HOW TO HIT A DRAW

    There are three ways to hit a draw. You can draw the ball with the face, path, or setup.

  • PROPER SETUP ALIGNMENT

    How you set up to the ball makes levering your wrists and the consistency of your swing as easy as possible.

  • LINE OF COMPRESSION

    Line of compression is the feeling your right hand has on the back of the shaft at the impact position.

  • CHANGING DYNAMIC LOFT

    Dynamic loft is where the club is and how much loft is in the clubface when you hit the ball at impact.

  • SITTING IN A CHAIR DRILL AND HITTING A BALL

    This drill teaches you to soften your arms and shoulders and focus on and feel the Lever System in your swing.

  • THREE CIRCLES MAKE UP A GOLF SWING

    How forces and circles work in a golf swing.

  • VISUAL ANGLES IN SETUP

    Visual concept of shoulder path and clubhead paths in setup.

  • PARALLAX AND THE USE OF A SECONDARY TARGET

    Picking a secondary target can be value for parallax, but there is still a visual context you have to understand, because it doesn't look right even with a secondary target.

  • PARALLAX

    Where the ball needs to start isn’t where it looks like it should start.

  • AVOID LOSING MEANING IN WORDS

    Mike responds to common questions about terminology. Words are confusing to many people. It is important to know what concepts they point to instead of getting lost.

  • ROTOR DRILL TO ACCELERATE

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2018.46 | 02. RE: Why Is The Rotor Drill So Good - 20181117 // Mike answers a question regarding Joe Nichols and the rotor drill.

  • AVOID HITTING DOWN IN BUNKERS

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on SP | BUNKERS | 05. Uneven Lies // The idea of "hitting down" is a misconception. Gravity brings your club down regardless. Adding to the motion changes the swing unnecessarily.

  • AVOIDING EARLY EXTENSION OF YOUR WRISTS

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on SP | TWO TYPES OF SWINGS | 04. Control The Clubface With Your Fingertips // Early Extension is often a combination of your right hip and right hand working inefficiently. If you change your understanding of your hands, your wrists will work effortlessly.

  • DOES THE HEEL OF THE CLUB LEAD THE TOE

    RESPONSE TO GENERAL COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS // Golf is all about feelings, actions, and motions. Learn how these work together to create your swing.

  • HOW BEING VERTICAL CAN HURT YOUR SWING

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on SP | MOMENTUM | 06. Using Drills For Your Practice Swing // It is unlikely for you to ever swing "too" vertical as long as this shows up in your downswing. Learn more.

  • HOW DO I PREVENT MY HEAD FROM LOWERING IN MY DOWNSWING

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.17 | 01. RE: Internal and External Arm Rotation in the Swing - 20210430 // The head should remain elevated in the backswing so that it can push into the lead foot to accelerate. If your head is dropping, here are two easy ways to fix it.

  • HOW DO I SIMPLIFY THE SWING AS A TEACHE

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.03 | 01. RE: How Should My Hips Be Working - 20200122 // The swing is complicated if you don't give a clear understanding of the task at hand. If you break down the movement patterns, teaching is simple.

  • HOW DO I STOP COMING FROM THE INSIDE

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on SP | SWING DRILL | 06. Path And Face Control // In golf, you need to be willing to practice opposites to correct your mistakes. learn how to the get the ball on the right path with opposites.

  • HOW DO YOU USE PHYSICS TO HIT THE BALL

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.03 | 04. RE: How Is The Golf Swing Sequenced - 20210122 // Momentum, Acceleration, Gravity, Inertia and Centripetal Force create the "MAGIC" behind your swing. Here is how to understand their power in your swing.

  • HOW DOES A VERTICAL SHAFT GENERATE POWER

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.14 | 01. RE: How Do You Have Such A Positive Impact - 20210409 // A Vertical Club Shaft will allow you to push into the ground with more potential than a flatter club. See how this creates more power from the top of your swing.