SKILL PATHWAYS: WHAT'S NEW

SKILL PATHWAYS: WHAT'S NEW

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SKILL PATHWAYS: WHAT'S NEW
  • TOP 10 MISUNDERSTOOD SKILLS IN GOLF-OVERVIEW

    Many ideas or concepts about the swing have really caused a lot of confusion. Many times what you see or what you think you need to do. Is not what is actually the cause. If you understand these concepts and what is actually happening the game or the swing becomes much less complicated.

  • TOP 10 MISUNDERSTOOD SKILLS IN GOLF-NEUTRAL GRIP

    When it comes to grip there are many ways to put your hands on the club. The way that is most taught is what is called a neutral palms opposing grip. That is a way to play but it takes a lot of compensations to make it work. Your lead hand should go on the club the way your arm hangs in front of ...

  • TOP 10 MISUNDERSTOOD SKILLS IN GOLF-BALANCE & THE BALLS OF YOUR FEET

    Balance in your body for sports is when your feet are both touching the ground but your toes are not engaged they are quiet. If you get to much to the balls of your feet where your toes grab. You are off balance and all your structural muscles engage anticipating a fall. So when you set up. Stand...

  • TOP 10 MISUNDERSTOOD SKILLS IN GOLF-RESTRICT YOUR HIPS & COIL

    On the back swing you do not want to create tension in your hip socket. You want your trail hip to move away from the target line and for your trail leg to straighten out just a little. You do not want it to hyper extend but do not try to stabilize and not mover your trail hip or knee. So ideally...

  • TOP 10 MISUNDERSTOOD SKILLS IN GOLF-SHIFT YOUR WEIGHT

    In the golf swing you are not moving weight, you are transferring force. If you try to shift weight you will tend to sway. So it is not a weight shift, it is a force transfer. On my backswing I move force into the trail heel. Then as I change directions, force goes into my lead foot, towards the ...

  • TOP 10 MISUNDERSTOOD SKILLS IN GOLF - LEFT ARM STRAIGHT - ONE PIECE TAKEAWAY

    In the golf swing your lead arm stays fairly straight. Not because you keep it straight. It stays straight because of what your trail arm does. As you start the club back. Your wrists begin to hinge. As they hinge your trail arm is always trying to push your lead hand away from you. So the pushin...

  • TOP 10 MISUNDERSTOOD SKILLS IN GOLF-HEAD STILL

    When you swing a golf club your head appears to stay fairly still. But it is not because your are trying to hold it still. It stays fairly centered because you body is constantly pushing away from the motion of the club. So as the club moves back my body is starting to move forward. As the club s...

  • TOP 10 MISUNDERSTOOD SKILLS IN GOLF-RELEASE THE CLUB

    When we talk about release. We are not taking about letting go off the club. We are talking about how your hands direct the momentum of the club to the ball. And how they react to that momentum as the club goes through the ball and into the finish. So the question is how do your hands work or dir...

  • TOP 10 MISUNDERSTOOD SKILLS IN GOLF-TOP OF THE SWING

    As you swing a golf club there is a point in time where the club was moving in one direction and then it changes directions. That spot or transition point has been called the top. The problem is that there is no point in time when the club and your body reach a top position and then go. That ruin...

  • TOP 10 MISUNDERSTOOD SKILLS IN GOLF-HOLD THE ANGLE

    Holding the angle in your wrists is an effect not a cause. The momentum in the weight of the club head as you swing sets your wrists. It is also that same momentum that unhinges your wrists at the appropriate time in the down swing. If you try to hold off an angle or a motion. Likely it won't wor...

  • TOP 10 MISUNDERSTOOD SKILLS IN GOLF-SWING DOWN THE TARGET LINE

    The golf swing is a circle. The idea is to hit the ball at the apex of the circle or arch. The club then continues around in the circle. Only for a very short distance. A few inches is the club moving down the target line. But that is so small. If you try to swing down the line you get in the way...

  • TWO SWING TYPES-THE TWO TYPES OF SWINGS

    There are two types of swings in golf. The first swing requires timing the club through impact. The second swing is more reliable. Use your instinct to decide what to use.

  • TWO SWING TYPES-EXAMINING GRIP TO TURN THE CLUBFACE OVER

    This method used to be the standard in the industry. To time the clubface to maximize rotation through the ball requires immense coordination. Here's how to pull it off.

  • TWO SWING TYPES-THE POWER OF ALIGNMENT

    Your body will align itself to create maximum impact as long as you know what concepts to practice.

  • TWO SWING TYPES-CONTROL THE CLUBFACE WITH YOUR FINGERTIPS

    Advanced players grip the clup mostly in their fingertips. Beginners use their palms. Find out why this works for professional players.