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#31 golftejas

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

Steve Stricker is a player with very little wrist hinge.  He has very good accuracy on his wedges, with very limited wrist hinge, so it can be an effective technique.  I haven't looked at Steve's driver swing recently, but I'm sure you could probably find it on YouTube - - he's never been considered long with the driver, and isn't considered deadly accurate with the driver either.  So, some positives and some negatives.


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:43 PM

View Postpcourtney, on 04 January 2013 - 09:06 PM, said:

Doug Tewell likens his technique to JB Holmes  ( does anyone know about his "Square to Square" teaching on DVD ) ???

http://tinyurl.com/apzxo5y

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Won't a 3/4 Swing Make Me Lose Distance?
This is one of the biggest questions I get. And I always reference PGA pro J.B. Holmes...
J.B. is a classic example of a 3/4 swing player. His backswing never even comes close to parallel, and his wrist c0ck is virtually nonexistent. But he EXPLODES through the ball and smashes drives that makes everyone's jaws drop in amazement.
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J.B. averages 309.7 yards on tour.
J.B. is consistently near the top of the Driving Distance rankings for the Tour, outpacing other younger, more nimble players with bigger turns. Yet J.B.'s 3/4 length swing STILL outdrives them. Why? Because he knows that a huge shoulder turn is NOT the key to big-time distance. There's more--MUCH more--involved. And in the Square-to-Square program, I'll reveal every little detail on how to not only keep your current distance--but possibly even ADD more yards. How does that grab you?

JB looks like he has a massive shoulder turn in that picture.  Not much wrist c0ck but plenty of turn.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:00 AM

View Postpcourtney, on 04 January 2013 - 09:06 PM, said:

Doug Tewell likens his technique to JB Holmes  ( does anyone know about his "Square to Square" teaching on DVD ) ???

http://tinyurl.com/apzxo5y

And I quote :

Won't a 3/4 Swing Make Me Lose Distance?
This is one of the biggest questions I get. And I always reference PGA pro J.B. Holmes...
J.B. is a classic example of a 3/4 swing player. His backswing never even comes close to parallel, and his wrist c0ck is virtually nonexistent. But he EXPLODES through the ball and smashes drives that makes everyone's jaws drop in amazement.
Posted Image
J.B. averages 309.7 yards on tour.
J.B. is consistently near the top of the Driving Distance rankings for the Tour, outpacing other younger, more nimble players with bigger turns. Yet J.B.'s 3/4 length swing STILL outdrives them. Why? Because he knows that a huge shoulder turn is NOT the key to big-time distance. There's more--MUCH more--involved. And in the Square-to-Square program, I'll reveal every little detail on how to not only keep your current distance--but possibly even ADD more yards. How does that grab you?

View Postpcourtney, on 04 January 2013 - 09:06 PM, said:

Doug Tewell likens his technique to JB Holmes  ( does anyone know about his "Square to Square" teaching on DVD ) ???

http://tinyurl.com/apzxo5y

And I quote :

Won't a 3/4 Swing Make Me Lose Distance?
This is one of the biggest questions I get. And I always reference PGA pro J.B. Holmes...
J.B. is a classic example of a 3/4 swing player. His backswing never even comes close to parallel, and his wrist c0ck is virtually nonexistent. But he EXPLODES through the ball and smashes drives that makes everyone's jaws drop in amazement.
Posted Image
J.B. averages 309.7 yards on tour.
J.B. is consistently near the top of the Driving Distance rankings for the Tour, outpacing other younger, more nimble players with bigger turns. Yet J.B.'s 3/4 length swing STILL outdrives them. Why? Because he knows that a huge shoulder turn is NOT the key to big-time distance. There's more--MUCH more--involved. And in the Square-to-Square program, I'll reveal every little detail on how to not only keep your current distance--but possibly even ADD more yards. How does that grab you?

Looks like Mr. Tewell stole Don Trahan's method.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

could well be



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Posted 30 March 2013 - 12:44 PM

Everyone, even those who aren't trying to do it, cocks the wrists somewhat in the backswing.  The weight of the clubhead as you approach the top of the backswing dictates this.  You can't hit the ball without releasing the wrists in the hitting area.  It is a physical impossibility.  However, light grip pressure makes the release a matter of centrifugal force rather than conscious effort.


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Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:56 AM

I'm fairly new to this site and maybe someone can help me with a question.  Don Strahan mentions that his clubs are shorter than standard.  Does anyone know how tall Don is and how much shorter than standard his clubs are?

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:20 PM

View PostJobu, on 30 November 2012 - 03:03 AM, said:

it takes the club off plane, narrows the swing arc, must be released (causing 99% of swing faults), drains power, etc.
hinging the wrists drains power ?

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Do you think you can sling a tether ball around a pole with a slack rope?

My shafts are steel.  that's your problem.  You are using rope between the grip and the clubhead.

Don Trahan's odd looking swing.  

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Lots of wrist c0ck / hinge.

Edited by SunkTheBirdie, 01 April 2013 - 03:21 PM.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:58 PM

If you're not hinging your wrists when you swing likelihood is you're just putting.

Edited by vman, 01 April 2013 - 03:59 PM.

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:19 PM

View Postvman, on 01 April 2013 - 03:58 PM, said:

If you're not hinging your wrists when you swing likelihood is you're just putting.
or playing hockey.

Edited by SunkTheBirdie, 02 April 2013 - 07:44 AM.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:02 PM

Hinging coulds probably drain powers ands other things if done badly or forced. It coulds definitely make swing arc less than shoulds be. I feel peoples shoulds develop a sequence where it just happens , nots consciously done.

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:40 AM

View PostSunkTheBirdie, on 01 April 2013 - 03:20 PM, said:

View PostJobu, on 30 November 2012 - 03:03 AM, said:

it takes the club off plane, narrows the swing arc, must be released (causing 99% of swing faults), drains power, etc.
hinging the wrists drains power ?

Quote

Do you think you can sling a tether ball around a pole with a slack rope?

My shafts are steel.  that's your problem.  You are using rope between the grip and the clubhead.

Don Trahan's odd looking swing.  

Posted Image

Lots of wrist c0ck / hinge.
That is correct.  Excellent clarification.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:28 AM

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This is what Tewell is referring to. The opposite of "cupping" the left wrist. Tewell and Holmes are a little more upright than Trevino but the technique of putting the wrists in a cast through impact and into the follow-through keeps the clubface on line.




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