Fingers hinge the club?
Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:22 PM
Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:51 PM
Yes but Iím using my fingers to do it vs. someone else pressing on the club. So my lead hand thumb press down to counter act my middle and ring finger pulling up.
Posted 07 December 2018 - 06:32 AM
Posted 07 December 2018 - 07:51 AM
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Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:13 AM
Lots of ways to get it done, but I prefer to "remember" this fella's advice ...
"When I describe a golf shot and gesture with one of my hands, it's always the right hand I gesture with. That's because golf is a right-handed game [for right-handers], not a left-handed game as some people believe. Hogan was emphatic about that. The right hand controls the position of the clubface, generates the speed, applies the touch, everything. All the left hand does is hold on to the club, and hopefully not break down on the downswing."
- Ken Venturi
Posted 07 December 2018 - 11:14 AM
Good caveat at the end there, since everyone's different (or currently has different deficiencies). For me, I need to consciously add hinge to the start of my swing. Otherwise, I'm like the guy in the video above who takes the club back too straight-wristed, leading to either a bouncy float-loading at the top of the swing that I can't control, or not enough hinge ever. And I have to say that adding this into the swing feels really, really strange right now -- but I know it's something that will help my ball striking tremendously.
Posted 08 December 2018 - 08:37 AM
Edited by Tanner25, 08 December 2018 - 08:37 AM.
Posted 08 December 2018 - 08:55 AM
With fairway woods and driver it is a freaking disaster though I get set too soon and lose all my rhythm. With my woods I actually try to have the feeling of absolutely no wrist cocking. I just try to keep my arms as long as possible and I end up at parallel at the top with a full wrist c0ck.
From a feeling perspective it is the biggest difference in my woods and irons... If I try the same move with both I can barely hit the ball.
Posted 08 December 2018 - 11:00 AM
Can you post that in the Jimmy Ballard thread? I just want to see what happens.
Bobby: I play because I love it.
Walter: Well I play for the money. I have to win. That is why every time we face each other I will always beat you.
Posted 08 December 2018 - 03:48 PM
How early should you be applying the pressure with the thumb? Early in the round I was doing it right on the takeaway but then I started waiting until the club head got back a little bit before I started pressing the thumb. Is there a certain point in the takeaway that you should start feeling it?
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