Posted on 22 June 2010.
MANY people will be aware of Ben Hogan’s classic “pane of glass” golf swing plane image. On the printed page it is not always easy to see exactly what he is saying and misunderstandings can arise. The following four and a half minute video uses more modern means to simply explain and demonstrate how to [...]
Posted on 07 May 2010.
A COMMON swing flaw with senior golfers is that they tend to set up crouching too close to the ball, according to Bruce Green; Head Golf Professional at Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Green says many older golfers, including some of the senior tour pros, unconsciously start dropping their chins closer to the ball and this [...]
Posted on 27 April 2010.
WITH Fred Couples ripping up the Champions Tour and proving how good the form was by leading the US Masters after the first round it is a good time to have a look at some analysis of his swing. The Couples swing is often described as “like butter”, “silky smooth” and the like– all the [...]
Posted on 29 October 2009.
Jeffrey Mann over at the Perfect Golf Swing Review website has published a new “review paper” that he believes may be of particular interest to inflexible senior golfers. As we have reported before, Jeff is a retired doctor who for the past several years has devoted himself to analysing and detailing all aspects of the [...]
Posted on 24 April 2009.
IN the final part of our golf swing fundamental series, Bobby Eldridge of PurePoint Golf explains the moment of truth – when the head of the bat hits the ball. Eldridge says 95 percent of the final part of the swing is getting the club in the right position at the top of the backswing. From there it is just one fluid motion to release and golfing glory, or at least your best chance of hitting a solid golf shot.
Posted on 15 April 2009.
BRINGING the clubhead to the back of the ball is the critical moment in golf. In Part 6 of our Full Golf Swing Fundamentals series, Bobby Eldridge, Head Teaching Professional at PurePoint Golf, says it is the point of no return.
As the right arm begins to unfold and the left hip moves one or two inches towards the target before it begins to turn out of the way, the downswing is in full swing mode. In other words, he says, the game is on. There’s no holding back, no stopping and no bailing out.
There are some very important moves that have to take place here for a solid shot with maximum clubhead speed.
Posted on 27 March 2009.
In Part 5 of our Full Golf Swing Fundamendals series Bobby Eldridge, Head Teaching Professional at PurePoint Golf, says the secret to the golf swing is the first move down from the top of the backswing. Eldridge says the important factor in generating clubhead spead is not in how fast you can pull the grip end of the golf club down, but in generating width with the right arm on its journey back to the golf ball.
Posted on 19 March 2009.
Part Four of our series on Full Golf Swing Fundamentals focuses on the all important move to the top of the backswing.
As the golf club leaves the 9:00 position, it has to continue on the arc until you reach the top of the backswing. There are a number of moving parts that must be in place during this journey. First and foremost the right shoulder must continue to turn.
Posted on 10 March 2009.
When you pick up a golf club your hands are the only part of your body that touch the club. For many years the hands (grip) have often been referred to as the steering wheel of the golf swing. Bobby Eldridge, Head Teaching Professional at PurePoint Golf, believes this could not be more true. Gripping the golf club correctly, he says, makes playing this game a much better experience. Part of the ongoing Golf Swing Fundamentals Series.
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