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
  • 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.

  • HOW JACK NICKLAUS SETS UP AS A LEFT EYE DOMINANT PLAYER

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on PL | ASHLEY HUIZING -202104 | 04. How The Clubface Works The Hands // As a left eye dominant player, Jack set up to the inside to be able to see the line better. Here's how you can apply it to your putts.

  • OFFSET MOMENTUM TO FLOW

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on SP | TIPPING THE CLUB | 03. Directing Momentum In Your Back-Swing // Momentum flows throughout the swing. Here's how to offset it to stay balanced

  • PREVENTING TAKING THE CLUB TOO MUCH FROM THE INSIDE

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on PL | Nocy Karkour - 202104 | 01. Working The Club Vertically With Nocy // Extending the club is a concept that is easy to misinterpret. Here's how proper knowledge can assist you.

  • SET UP USING YOUR DYNAMIC PLANE

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.24 | 01. RE: The Three Take-Aways - 20210618 // There are basically two swing planes: your static plane and your dynamic plane. Only one of them helps you mimic how the club reacts under pressure.

  • SHOULD I BE COMING FROM THE INSIDE

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.02 | 03. RE: How Do I Stop Coming From The Inside - 20210115 // Coming from the inside can cause you to mis-hit the ball. learn how to get the club face working correctly.

  • SQUARE YOUR FACE IN HARD SAND

    RESPONSE TO GENERAL COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS // People often wonder how to deal with hard, compact sand. The easiest way to deal with it is to avoid a club with bounce, and one other thing.

  • SWING USING FOUR CORNERS

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.26 | 02. RE: The Benefits of the Corner Drill - 20210702 // Joe Nichols had great ideas for how to imagine the golf swing to get the club to work the way you want. The Four Corners Drill is one of them.

  • THE BALL GOES WHERE SAND GOES

    RESPONSE TO GENERAL COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS // One thing to realize about bunker shots is that the ball goes where you throw the sand. Here is how to shallow your approach in your downswing.

  • THE THREE TAKE-AWAYS

    RESPONSE TO GENERAL COMMENTS FROM MEMBERS // There are essentially three types of take-aways you can do in your swing. Pros have made each one work. Learn these and find what works in your game.

  • WHAT IS THE PICTURE IN YOUR TASK

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on AM | 2021.14 | 02. RE: How Do I Simplify The Golf Swing As A Teacher - 20210409 // Bob Toski said that the eyes perceive, the brain receives, and the body reacts. Here is how to use this to optimize your practice.

  • WHERE DOES MY ARC BOTTOM OUT WITH MY DRIVER

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on SP | PRE-TOURNAMENT ROUTINE | 08. Getting A Feel For Your Driver // You swing in a circle. Where you want the circle to bottom out depends on the kind of shot you want to hit. Here is what you want in a driver.

  • WHERE YOUR CLUB BOTTOMS OUT IN BUNKERS

    RESPONSE TO COMMENTS on SP | BUNKERS | 05. Uneven Lies // To understand your bunker shot, draw a line in the sand and hit in front of it. Now place your ball on the line.

  • WHY DOES THE CLUB GET BEHIND ME

    Twisting anything in your swing can get you in trouble. Learn how your hand works through the ball.