The Golf Swing

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Friday, June 10, 2005

The Set Up - Keep the Club Off the Ground

When you set up to the ball at the tee box do you let the clubface rest on the ground? Do you pick the club up with the hands on the takeaway rather than with the arms and shoulders? Both are sure fired ways to lessen the distance you could potentially hit the ball. If you keep the club on the ground you run the risk of dragging the club along the grass on the takeaway. If you pick the club up with the hands rather then your arms and shoulders it's almost impossible to generate maximum clubhead speed.

What you need to accomplish is an arms-shoulder take-away from the ball that will create a wide arc and generate maximum clubhead speed. Rather than grounding the club try hovering the club behind the ball at address. Hold the club off the ground behind the ball and line up the sweet spot of the club right next to the ball. You'll immediately feel the difference. By holding the club off the ground you transfer control of the club from the hands to the arms and shoulders which makes it easier to make a one-piece takeaway. You'll be able to create a wider swing arc which translates to more power and greater distance.

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At 9:52 AM, Blogger Denny said...

Avoid grounding the club on the tee is good advice but sometime difficult as many take their grip and alignment with the club grounded behind the ball. Last step of this ritual should be to lift the club into the "hover" position for a long arc and powerful swing.

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At 9:52 AM, Blogger Denny said...

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