What you are about to read… will change your golfing life forever! What are these three “secrets”? If you knew how would a dependable golf stroke effect your game?
These three “secrets” are what the worlds best players do. Every player MUST know these “secrets” if they are to have a powerful, repeating golf stroke.
The problem with the majority of golfers is that they don’t know what to do. Oh their friends, well wishers at best, tell them that they are “bending their left arm”, “raising up through the shot”, “coming over the top” and host of other swing faults.
But these are the same people that shoot the same scores you do! What could they possibly tell you that would improve your game?
Ooooh, you say, this sounds complicated. Well it isn’t, it is simply the laws of force and motion that govern our entire lives and day to day living. Once you understand these simply laws your golf game will forever change…for the better!
Secret #1: A Flat Left Wrist
A flat left wrist means that your clubface is square at the top, which increases the chance of it being square at impact.
Because the golf stroke involves a golf club, a left arm, and a wrist in between, it is called a “lever system”. The left wrist acts as a “hinge pin” much like the old time “flail” used to beat wheat. This “hinge pin” can rotate, cock or uncock but NEVER Bends!
If you study any Tour player you will notice that they maintain a flat wrist through impact and their hands are four inches in front of the ball. On the other hand a high-handicapper wrist will break or collapse through the impact zone and is an inch or so behind the ball.
Golfers however routinely bend the left wrist causing the clubhead to reach the ball before the hands do. This causes a “quitting” motion, adds loft to the clubface, points the face to the left of target, makes the clubhead swing upward disrupting the downward motion that ALL good golf shots MUST have, thus not giving a dependable golf stroke .
Good players DELOFT the clubface at Impact.
Poor players ADD loft to the clubface costing them distance, direction, and trajectory.
A 5 iron, for example, has approximately 8 degrees for “forward lean” when soled properly. At Impact with good players the “lean” is approximately 15 degrees. This turns the 5 iron into a 4 iron. Poor players reach Impact with a “backward” leaning clubshaft thereby ADDING loft and turning the 5 iron into a 6-7 iron!
There are training aides that can help you with your swing, so that you can have a consistent golf swing. Find our recommendations in the Equipment Tips.
Secret #2: A Straight Plane Line
You only have two choices when it comes to the swing plane, you are either on or you’re off. There is no middle ground!
What exactly is the swing plane? The plane is the angle of the clubshaft as it sets at address – period! It is NOT Hogans plane of glass as many would have you to believe. There are only three planes available;
- Horizontal – a wall
- Vertical – the floor
- Inclined somewhere in between
As golfers you and I use the Inclined Plane to swing the club back up and end, down out and forward, up back and in making the Golf Stroke three dimensional.
The clubshaft, actually the sweetspot of the club, may travel to any other plane angle during the swing as long as it DOES NOT cross the base of the plane.
Here is a simple way you can know if you are on plane or not. Whichever end of the club is nearest to the ground MUST also point at the base of the plane from horizon to horizon. If neither end is nearer then the clubshaft MUST be horizontal to the ground and parallel to the base of plane.
Secret #3: A Lagging Clubhead
Lag by definition means “trailing”. When the clubhead passes the hands coming into Impact there is no “lag”. Without “lag” the golf ball cannot be compressed, we cannot hit downward, and we have a tremendous power loss. Clubhead lag promotes a steady and even acceleration giving us a dependable way to control distance.
Look at any picture of your favorite player at Impact. The left arm and clubshaft are in ONE LINE! Never two lines. This means that the player is utilizing “lag”. When a ball is struck with “lag” it explodes off the clubface! Without this “lag” the sound turns into one of mush, a soft Impact instead of a driving Impact.
If you follow this outline, learn these three “Secrets” you will be hitting the ball with more compression than you ever thought possible and you will have a dependable golf stroke .
For example, a Driver striking a golf ball with a 2 degree “backward” leaning clubshaft at 100 mph with 9.5 degrees of loft produces a launch angle of 6.4 degrees and a carry distance of 230 yards.
By changing Impact to a 2 degree forward leaning clubshaft the player produces a launch angle of 10.4 degrees and a carry of 251 yards. A 21 YARD INCREASE WITHOUT buying a new Driver and simply having clubhead lag!
YOU can improve your game dramatically by following the steps outlined above.
Become the best player YOU can be and start winning those 4 way presses! If YOU really want to elevate your game, hit it farther, straighter, and nearer the hole then practice what I’ve shared with you.