Sometimes it's easy to get lost in all the details, to focus on the minutae and miss the big picture. Fear not, it happens to everyone! Especially when working on your golf swing. We can often get bogged down worrying about the tinyiest of details when we really need to take a look at the big picture and what we're really trying to accomplish. This golf instruction video does just that, gives a 30,000 foot view of the Rotary Swing.
The BIG PICTURE of understanding your golf swing
Have you ever taken the time to ask yourself, “what is the purpose and method” that truly moves the golf swing? For years, I have studied the golf swing from every aspect in order to develop and simple and fluid golf teaching technique that will actually work for any golfer, playing at any level of golf.
Years ago, I developed a golf training video series called the physics of the golf swing. In video one out of seven, I demonstrated how pulling, not pushing a trailer using a toy truck is the way you can visualize your swing. The fact is, as a golf instructor, I spend more time trying to stop golf students from using their dominant hand than almost any other fault.
To simplify the entire golf swing and your golf practice routine, I want you to consider swinging only with your left hand. Once you understand that adding your right arm is where golfers run into swing problems, achieving a fluid and easy motion becomes easier.
Step 1 in this drill - Take your trailing or dominant hand off the club. Use just your left hand and swing freely back and through. Using your left arm only in your practice golf swings will make it easy to see that your right arm is the component that complicates the dynamics of a proper golf swing.
Step 2 – Once you have created some fluidity with your left- hand-only practice swing, start to add in your weight shift. Shift from the right, when back to the left.
Step 3 – Think of your right hand as the passive element of your golf swing. Try our Frisbee drill, which you can find on the website. This Frisbee drill will reinforce a left hand pull-swing and then, when your feel comfortable, start to add in your right arm when it’s time to generate your power.
Remember: Pull, don’t push your golf swing to a better spot. Use the drills on the RotarySwing.com website and follow our program for a path to lasting golf improvement.
-Dr. Jeffrey Broker, Assoc. Prof. in Biomechanics at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Former Senior Biomechanist for U.S. Olympics Committee
-Hub Orr - Happy PREMIUM MEMBER of RotarySwing.com
-Sam Jarman, PGA Golf Instructor in the UK