The downswing takes the golfer onto the 4:30 path to impact. Get this part of the swing in order and golf becomes a simpler game
Loading the club in transition without unnecessary force is a trademark of the good player. They understand it is a load and not an excessive pull down in an attempt to create an angle.
When working on swing drills it is important to understand that slow motion drills often need to be exaggerated. The reason? Because force and motion will significantly alter the appearance of what you are trying to establish in the swing.
What starts the downswing? The hips- The left heel- the hands...Is it a fall down- or a pull down...Where does the right elbow go...Lots of questions but one simple answer will help you synch your downswing up for a better approach.
The 430 entry path is drill one for a reason- as it teaches the golfer how to release correctly. Watch this student lesson video where we can see exactly how the 430 release does more than just unwind the club onto impact.
Optical illusions are rampant in the golf swing. How the golfers views things from his vantage point differ from how someone from the outside looking in would view the swing.
One of the tricks of the very best ballstrikers was to enter 430 approach with what seemed like an alarmingly open clubface and then also exit on the through swing with the clubface still open. It's kind of a magic trick that I introduce to students with the drill 1 and drill 3 combination. Watch as I show the cone drill to explain.
Gravity Drop and Free Ride Down are both phrases used by successful golfers in describing the transition move in the golf swing. This video explains that phrase and is a carryover from a previous video where I talked about quick arms to get the arms in front of the body on the downswing.
A full release asks for the entire rear side to drive and move with the release. Using the ground correctly in the downswing can help lead you to this added benefit of power and control.
Arm speed is necessary IF you want to keep the arms and hands and club in front of the body. If you pull your body too soon and your arms get stuck behind your body then this video is for you.