what a great site - I'm going to try to employ your turn/ no slide non-weight shift idea tonight. What led you to this ideal vs. the leadbetter double axis post thought....where we get a little lateral to get over the right side....???
B.F. - USA
Answer: Golf Swing Research
Thank you for sending in such a great question. I am glad that you enjoy the website. The simple answer to your question is that I have spent countless hours studying the great players of the game to develop my swing thoughts and concepts. I love studying this game and then trying to present to players from around the world in a way that will benefit their game.
Through my golf swing research I have looked for the similarities and differences from all kinds of players. It is possible to learn from everyone, the 30 handicapper to the top Tour players.
I believe that your body can be split in two (upper and lower)in order to make an effective swing. For instance during the backswing your whole body needs to turn together but only the weight of your upper body should shift to your back foot. When you watch the best players on TV you will see that their right hip turns behind them but their leg essentially does not move. I think people get into trouble when they start trying to shift their lower body weight to their back foot. This will cause the hip to pop out and up and make it harder to get back to the ball on the downswing.
The best example of Tour right now is Luke Donald. He is the best iron player on Tour yet his driving accuracy is way down the list. How can this be possible? Take a look at his right leg during his iron vs his driver swing.
Watch how steady his right leg is during the first video and then in the second you will see how he shifts his hip weight during the backswing. This creates a little extra motion and throws off his timing as you can see by his reaction and how the yellow flag is pointing to the right, indicating a miss to the right.
I understand that he is trying to get a little more yardage out of his tee shot, but I am not sure it is worth such a large sacrifice in accuracy with the driver.
How about long bomber Dustin Johnson? His leg is so solid. Only his upper body moves back.
Do you remember this swing? This was a great ad. Once again...check out his right leg. Amazing. He is so strong and solid on that leg.
I believe the key to an efficient golf swing is to eliminate any unnecessary movement. Extra movement makes it harder to have great timing, and you need great timing to play great golf. If you shift your weight of your lower body onto your back foot you are creating unnecessary motion that can only hurt your game.
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