Friday, 23 January 2009
We all have our own unique style of swing, a great coach appreciates this and will work solely on providing the player with the ability to shape and continually maintain it through a sound understanding of the fundamental laws that control it.
So tell me what are you working on? (Don't you just love that question?)
Now what's the only answer I should ever be looking for?
CONTROLLING THE FLIGHT OF THE GOLF BALL!
How do you control the flight of the golf ball?
THROUGH A LOGICAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE FUNDAMENTAL LAWS OF IMPACT.
- The alignment of the club face at the point of impact.
- The swinging path of the club head through impact.
- Angle of the club heads attack into impact.
So how do we best control these laws?
SIMPLY THROUGH UNDERSTANDING THE INFLUENCE OF THE BODY POSITIONS IN THE ADDRESS.
But which elements of the address has the greatest influence over these impact laws?
The CLUB FACE must be square at address to have any chance of returning to the same square position at impact.
The HANDS must be perfectly blended as one unit to form a neutral hold for the individual. From here the entire quality of the setup will develop.
And finally, the SHOULDERS must be perfectly square to the target line. As its the shoulders that have the greatest influence over the path of the club through impact.
Through a deep appreciation and great respect for these fundamentals, one can go on to fully explore his or her individual talent for swinging a golf club, striking a golf ball and ultimately getting creative with their ball flight.