May 27, 2006

In Search of The Perfect Swing

I am always amazed, and amused, when I hear players talking about their

First, what’s perfect? The definition of perfect is stated as, “Lacking nothing essential to the whole; complete of its nature or kind.”

Let’s examine the first part of the defintion - lacking nothing essential to the whole. In golf their are and there are . Each of these come with three parts/pieces.

Essentials have a , , and . Can you play without these, of course. Lots of players move their head up and down, side to side - that’s called bobbing and swaying.

How about balance? Look at Jack Nicklaus in his prime. After every tee shot he would rock back. And how about rhythm - that IS ONE thing you cannot be without and play !

What are Imperatives? These are things that you absolutely MUST have to play effect golf on ANY level.

Imperatives are a , a , and a clubhead “lag” .

The Flat Left Wrist controls clubface alignment and without it you cannot control the the ball.

Without A Straight Plane Line the club is delivered into the ball in glancing blows thereby losing compression.

And what exactly is a clubhead lag Pressure Point? It is the first joint of the right index and it is used to sense and guide the sweetspot of the clubface into the ball.

If a player misses ANY of the Imperatives then they will NEVER be able to control their ball.

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