November 22, 2019

Perfect Golf Swing: Use Your Sweater Sleeve To Vary Your Backswing

 golf swing instructionsMost golfers wear some type of sweater during the cooler months when playing golf. If you are among them, you certainly can use your sweater to determine a perfect golf swing.

 During such cooler weather, you can pull up your left arm sweater sleeve if right-handed or, left arm sweater sleeve if left handed, incrementally to vary the degree of your back swing , whether hitting shaped or straight golf shots, in your efforts to execute a perfect golf swing.

For example, you can pull up your respective sweater sleeve until its tip-end is at the middle of your bicep  to hit a one-quarter golf swing.

If you stop your back swing when you see the tip-end of your respective sweater sleeve intersect your ball from your line of vision in such instance, you should know that you are approximately at a one-quarter back swing. This alone is a fantastic golf swing tip.

If you pull the respective sleeve of your sweater until its tip-end is at your elbow and then swing your club until you see the tip-end of your sweater sleeve intersect your ball from your line of vision, you should know that you are approximately at a one-half backswing.

If you were to wear a very light sweater, you could pull up your respective sweater sleeve until its tip-end is at the middle of your tricep.

Then when you could see the tip-end of your sweater sleeve   intersect with your ball from your line of vision, you should know you are approximately at a three-quarters back swing. These are some sensational golf methods to improve your golf game.

You obviously could vary the position of the tip-end of your respective sweater sleeve to indicate even further degrees of your backswing, such as half- way between your bicep and your elbow or, until the tip-end of your sweater sleeve is half way between your elbow and the middle of your tricep.

If you did this with each of your scoring irons you should know precisely the carry of each such club at varying degrees of your back swing.

You not only would be able to determine your distance of each of your scoring clubs at different swing levels by using these techniques, you also should learn how to hit your golf ball straight.

This is precisely how you learn the perfect golf swing.

Copyright © 2011 by Gordon Jackson. All Rights Reserved.   hot to hit your golf ball straighter

Golf Swing Instructions: Clubface Placement Is Why Steve Stricker Is Playing Better Golf

golf swing lesson instructionsGolf swing instructions typically include what is called club face placement during the set up phase of the golf swing.

Indeed, golf swing instructions are lacking if a coach does not teach club face placement procedures.

In a recent face-on photo of Steve Stricker addressing his ball in a  Golf Digest article,  I observed the face of his club was positioned about one-half an inch behind his ball rather than as near as possible to the back of his ball. This is not a bad golf method in terms of club face placement.

Even at his age, Stricker is one of the best ball strikers on tour.

He typically hits straight golf shots. He also hits the ball far.

In the golf Digest article,  Stricker stated the reason why he was playing better golf  in recent years was that he had changed to a neutral grip.

What Steve Stricker and other golfers do not know (unless they have been exposed to the Locked In Golf™ principles) is that irrespective of whether you have a neutral, strong or weak grip, the instant you grip a conventional style of grip on your club your wrists will rotate your clubface to an effective open alignment.

In addition, your elbow line will rotate to the inside of you shoulder line to create an out-to-in swing path of your clubface across your shoulders.

A combination of an effective open alignment and an out-to-in swing path of the clubface creates a slice ball flight alignment.

Unless the slice ball flight is converted to a straight ball flight alignment and then, locked-in to straight ball flight alignment, any body movement after assuming a conventional style of grip will rotate the alignment and swing path of the clubface to a different  ball flight alignment,

Therefore, I do not believe Steve Stricker’s better play is attributable to his neutral grip. Instead, I attribute his better play to how he positions the face of his club in relation to the back of his ball.

I firmly believe the only sure and tested way of  how to hit a golf ball straight is to use one of the more than 100 Locked-In Golf™ Techniques I have designed, developed and perfected.

However, you may be able to produce reasonably straight golf shots if you position the face of your club about one-half inch behind your ball and align your shoulders parallel with your target line prior to assuming a conventional style of grip, irrespective of whether a neutral, strong or weak grip.

When your clubface is positioned about one-half inch behind your ball and your shoulders are aligned parallel with your target line before assuming a conventional style of grip, when you then  assume a conventional style of grip on your club, the face of your club effectively will be positioned to a square alignment to the very back of your ball.

This assumes you do not move your feet or, raise or lower your shoulders (spine angle), after gripping your club in a conventional manner.

You also must keep a steady head and planted feet during your golf swing. This technique should greatly improve your golf swing, especially if you have a habit of mishitting golf shots.

If you hit a fade with the face of your club positioned one-half inch behind your ball, you should move the face of your club further back from your ball in one-sixteenth increments until you hit relatively straight golf shots.

If your are drawing your ball with the face of your club positioned one-half an inch behind your ball you should move the face of your club nearer your ball in one-sixteenth increments until you begin hitting relatively straight golf shots.

However, no techniques produce more consistently straight ball flights than the Locked-In Golf™ Techniques. Nonetheless if you want to produce relatively straight golf shots the conventional way, follow the above golf swing instructions.

Copyright © 2011 by Gordon Jackson   how to hit a golf ball straight

How To hit A Golf Ball Straight: What All Beginning Golfers Should Do

how to hit a golf ball straighterIf you have just recently taken up golf you will receive a lot of suggestions and comments on  how to hit a golf  ball  straightfrom friends and acquaintances who have good intentions but probably have little knowledge about how golf really works,

You may also have taken  a few lessons from professional instructors who likewise may know little, if anything, about how to hit a golf ball straight.

Indeed, if you take lessons from several different instructors you may receive completely contradictory golf swing instructions  from one teacher  to another.

Professional instructors typically know how to teach you to grip a club correctly but many fail to emphasize that if you do not lock your right-hand lifeline squarely and firmly on your left thumb your grip will not remain secure during your golf swing.

This could cause you to mishit rather than to hit, straight golf shots.

They also will teach you about how far to stand from the ball, how the ball should be positioned in your stance, how much to flare your feet, how to assume a correct posture to the ball and so on. However, once again, with contradictory instruction from one teacher to another.

Once they are through teaching you such golf fundamentals they then will  begin to teach how to swing the golf club with as much contradiction from one instructor to another as with teaching the basics.

With such contradictory coaching there is good reason why the average recreational and week-end golfer can not break a score of 100 on a championship course, assuming he or she counted each and every stroke with no “give me’s.” With such contradictions do not expect them to improve your golf swing.

There is good reson why the new golfer as well as those who have played for years have no idea how to hit a straight golf shot.

So why is there so much contradictory instruction from professional instructors if they truly are professionals? The answer is they do not know how golf really works and without knowing how golf really works they simply pass down information they learned from instructors who likewise did not know how it works.

As s result, you may never learn how to successfully play golf from professional instructors but please do not despair because there is a simple solution in learning  to play golf.

The quickest and most reliablegolf method to learn the game is to lock-in a square alignment and an on line swing path of your clubface during your setup routine if you wish to hit your ball on a straight path.

Then it is just a matter of centering the sweet spot of your clubface as near to the back of your ball as possible without moving your ball in doing so, assuming a comfortable posture and stance to your ball, aligning your shoulders with your target line to complete your set up proceedings.

Then  keep your head steady, execute a simple golf swingand watch your ball fly on a straight path to your target.

I discuss 70 techniques to lock-in a square alignment and an online swing path of the clubface at http://lockedingolf.com as well as in books and  other blogs and articles, as well as to address how to hit a golf ball straight.

Copyright © 2011 by Gordon Jackson     best golf swing instructions

Hitting A Golf Ball Straight: An Easy Way To Learn How To Hit A Golf Ball Straight

golf swing instructionsNo matter how good you may be at your approach shots, the short game or putting, if you are not hitting a golf ball straight with your driver you cannot play a quality round of golf.

The driver is the most difficult club in hitting a golf ball straight  due to its slight degree of clubface angle, especially in comparison with the shorter irons. Even robots like the historic Iron Byron produced a significant amount of dispersion when hitting drivers,

Considering all the dispersion associated with the driver and the difficulty of swinging the longest club in the set, what then is the most reliable way of hitting straight golf shots?

You will not find the answer in  golf magazines or instructional books because the typical golf swing instruction to hitting a ball straight is to first stand to the ball in a certain way with a specific posture and the ball placed in a precise manner in your stance.

Then the instruction turns to manipulating the club to the inside or to the outside of the target line in an attempt to square the clubface to the ball at impact.

If  your posture, ball placement or stance is not perfect, the ball will not fly straight. Likewise,  if the club is not manipulated  in the precise manner as  instructed, the clubface will not square itself to  the ball at impact.

This does not sound like a winning formula of how to drive a ball straight.

The answer to hitting your drives straight is very simple.

The solution is to lock-in a  square alignment and an on line swing path of your clubface during your pre-shot proceedings.

If locked-in correctly, your clubface alignment and its swing path will remain locked-in during your setup proceedings irrespective of your stance or posture to the ball. They also will remain locked-in during your golf swing.

Once locked-in, all that is required is to center the sweet spot of your clubface directly behind your ball, assume a comfortable posture and stance to your ball,  and then align your shoulders parallel with your target line .

Then keep your head steady and execute a normal golf swing.

Then watch one drive after another fly on a straight path down the middle of the fairway.

It is the best golf method around in terms of hitting a golf ball straight.

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Straight Golf Shot: Beware of Flaring Your Left Foot

golf swing tipsIf you want to hit a straight golf shot, beware of flaring your left foot after gripping your club. This is not a recipe for a straight golf shot

Many golfers have been taught to flare their left foot toward the target during their setup proceedings.

Assuming an otherwise ideal stance, posture, alignment and ball placement at final address,  flaring the left foot  toward the target rotates the shoulders to the inside of the target line.

Then assuming the clubface is swung back on the target line during the takeaway, it will be laid off at the completion of the back swing on an out-to-in path.

At this point , a non-manipulative downswing will deliver an open clubface to the ball at impact on an out-to-in path across the target line which, in turn, will produce anything but a straight ball flight.

Instead, it will produce a slice golf shot.

Flaring your left foot after assuming your stance is not an effective golf method.

In reality, a flared left foot toward the target will increase a  slice golf shot.

The reason for this is the instant you asssume either an overlapping, interlocking or baseball (ten-fingers) type of golf grip, your clubface will rotate to an effective open alingment –irrespective of  how it may appear to be aligned–and your elbow line will rotate to the inside of your shoulder line to create an out-to-in swing path of the clubface, all of which will create a slice ball flight alignment and produce an even greater slice.

You can experience this phenomenon by performing the following golf swing instructions:

Choose a safe area, such as a practice range, place a ball on the surface and select an imaginary target.

Next, assume a comfortable posture aand stance to your ball.  Align your shoulders parallel with your target line. Keep your feet stable  and then center the sweet spot  of your clubface as near to the back of your ball as posssible .

Maintain your spine angle and  flare your left foot  about 20 degrees  in the direction of your imaginary target.

Lastly, keep your head steady, your left heel planted and  execute a simple golf swing without attempting to swing your cluface to the inside or to the outside of its established swing path.

If you follow these directions precisely you should then obseve your ball slicing to the outside of your body line.

Yes, indeed, a flared left foot in the direction of your target typically is a reecipe for a slice golf shot.  It can be dangerous to your game.

The only exception to this phenomenon is when you lock-in a square alignment and an on line swing path of your clubface  during your setup routine, all of which will lock in a straight ball flight alignment regardless of whether the left foot is flared toward your target or not.

Otherwise be prepared for a  huge slice, not a straight golf shot.

Copyright © 2010  by Gordon Jackson    simple golf swing

Golf Swing Tips:Today’s Golf Instruction Is Unreliable

golf swing tipsOne of the most important golf swing tips is to appreciate  the reality that today’s  method of teaching golf  is unreliable.  

Today’s golf swing tips are to train students how  to manipulate their club in some way during their swing in an attempt to square their club face to their ball at impact.

If  your clubface  is square to the ball at final address there is  no need to manipulate  your club during your golf swing  all of which demonstrates  the clubface is not effectively square to the ball at the completion of the pre-swing proceedings with the conventional instructional golf method.

Today’s type of instruction is completely unreliable  and invalid because no one knows the alignment and swing path of the clubface at the completion of the setup proceedings.

Here Is Why.

The instant you assume a conventional overlap, interlock or baseball style of grip, your wrists will rotate your clubface to an effective open alignment (irrespective of how it may appear) and the swing path of your clubface will rotate to an out-to-in path. This means you have established and created a slice alignment at this point.

However, this slice alignment is not locked in at this point of the setup routine, meaning any body movement after the initial grip is completed will rotate the alignment and swing path of the clubface to a different ball flight such as a hook, push, pull, push-slice or pull-hook alignment.

Since there is no means for the instructor to determine the the alignment and swing path of the clubface  at the completion of the setup routine how does  the instructor know  in which direction and to what degree  the clubface  must be manipulated during the golf swing to square the clubface to the ball at impact?

THEY DON’T

The truth of the matter is there is no reliable way to coach a student  to square the clubface to the ball at impact by manipulating the club in some manner during the golf swing in order to hit the golf ball straight.

However, there is a solution. The answer lies in teaching golf students to lock-in a square clubface alignment and an on line swing path of the clubface during the setup routine,

Then it just becomes a matter of aligning your shoulders parallel with your target line, centering your clubface directly behind your ball, raising and lowering your shoulders slightly to ensure your shoulders are parallel with your elbow line and then executing a simple golf swing.

Then Watch Your Ball Fly Straight-As-An-Arrow Directly To Your Target.

This way to hit straight golf shots obviously is a better golf swing tip.

Copyright 2012 by Gordon Jackson   hit the golf ball straight

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Straight Golf Shots: Execute A Simple Golf Swing

simple golf swingCan you imagine how confusing it must be when you are told there are only two swing planes available and you must be on one or the other in order to hit straight golf shots?  

Don’t get me wrong about some of the “Celebrity Golf Instructors” because I do respect each of them although I disagree with most of their theories and instruction, especially how to hit straight golf shots.

HERE IS ONE REASON WHY

 One rather famous instructor contends there are only two swing planes in golf that will produce a pure golf shot.

As you can observe weekly when watching any professional golf tournament, some swing planes are steep, some are shallow and some vary in degrees  between the two.

The suggestion that there are only two swing planes applicable to golf is nonsense. There are numerous degrees of swing planes between the most shallow and the most steep.

Each varying degree of swing plane is determined and influenced by multiple factors, such as how near or far you are standing from your ball, the degree  of your shoulder tilt, the width of your stance, etc..

Allow me to clear up this apparent insanity and share with you that a simple golf swingthat has nothing to do with the swing plane you design.

Instead, it has to do with the swing “path” of the club face. Here are some golf swing tips to help clear up the confusion.

A simple golf swing is executed when the swing path of the clubface  matches the target line at impact irrespective of whether it is on a shallow or steep  plane or on any of the many degrees of planes between them.

More specifically,  in order to drive a golf ball straight , an ideal swing path should be created  and locked-in during the pre-swing proceedings rather than to rely on some manipulation of the clubface during the golf swing to deliver a perfect on line swing path to the ball at impact.

Once an ideal on line swing path of the clubface is locked-in, so will a square alignment of the clubface be locked in.

These are just a fewgolf swing secrets that few instructors and golfers know anything about.

All that will remain will be  to align your shoulders parallel with your target line, center the face of your club directly behind your ball, raise and lower your shoulders slightly to re-sync your shoulders parallel with your target line, keep a steady head and execute a normal golf swing.

Then watch your ball fly on a straight path to your target irrespective of the plane of the swing.

When you use this technique, you will be able hit  straight golf shots all day long.

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Golf Swing Instructions: Draws Require One Club Less; Fades Require One Club More

golf swing instructions Many golfers seemingly ignore golf swing instructions about the difference between the carry of a fade and draw golf shot with the same club. Yet, they ignore these golf swing instructions at their own peril.

Quite a few golfers , especially the professionals, talk ot the power fade. There is little doubt that some tour players are able to hit their drives a “ton” with the so-called power fade.

However, for the weekend and recreational golfer a fade golf shot is not going to gain the same distance as a draw or straight golf shot. For one thing, a fade is going to have less roll than that of a draw or straight golf shot.

In comparison, a draw typically will go farther than a staight golf shot because of the addtional roll of the ball if nothing more. perhaps by one extra club.

Therefore, the average weekend and recreational golfer should consider the following as a general rule.

Take one less club for a draw than you would normally take for the same desired distance for a straight shot.  For example, if you usually hit a 7 iron 140 yards for a straight shot, you should choose an 8 iron for a draw shot for the same distance.

Take one more club for a fade than you would for the same desired distance for a straight shot. For instance, if you typically hit your pitching wedge 110 yards, you should select a 9 iron for a fade shot for 110 yards.

In doing so, however,  it is critical to know precisely how far you hit each club on relatively flat  terrain with little if any wind. This means when you are trying to determine the distance for each club for straight shots you should practice on level terrain wth little or no wind.

Also, you should consider two other factors aside from wind and elevation differentials in determining your distance for each club in your set for staight shots: temperature and altitude. The warmer the temperature the farther the ball will fly.The higher the altitude  the farther the ball will fly.

Once you know your distance for each club in your set for straight shots , say at sea level in the springtime, you must adjust for the other factors accordingly, along with selecting one less club for draws and one more club for fades in comparison with  what you would use for straight shots.

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Copyright  © 2012 by Gordon Jackson …all rights reserved.

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Golf Swing Secret: Discover The Perfect Golf Swing

best golf swing instructionsThe real golf swing secret to hitting a pure and perfect, straight-as-an-arrow, golf shot directly to your target is to first lock-in a straight ball flight alignment.

This golf swing secret means you must move some body part in some manner between the time you assume a conventional (diagonal) left-hand grip and the time you grip your right-hand grip and then lock your right-hand lifeline on your lef-hand thumb either one or two times depending on the type of body movement.

You also can lock-in a straight ball flight alignment by moving some body part after you have assumed either a conventional overlap, interlock or baseball grip and then lock your right-hand lifeline on your left-hand thumb a specific number of times.

It took me more than ten years  of research and thousands of experiments to determine what body parts to move and precisely how to lock my right-hand lifeline on my left-hand thumb a specific number of times in order to lock-in a straight ball flight alignment.

All together I have been able to design, develop and perfect more than 100 techniques to lock-in a square clubface alignment and an online swing path of the clubface.

Many of my Locked-In Golf™ Techniques are featured in such books as How to Hit a Golf Ball as Straight-as-an-Arrow and How to Lock-In a Perfect Golf  Swing. Others are featured in DVDs and Special Reports that are available at http://lockedingolf.com

However, locking-in a straight ball flight alignment is just the first step to hitting a pure and perfect golf shot.

It then requires a test to determine whether you have followed the instructions correctly and truly have locked-in a straight ball flight alignment.

If so, simple follow theses golf swing instructions:

1. Once you have locked-in a straight ball flight alignment, you must assume a comfortable stance and posture to your ball.

2, You must then center the sweet spot of your clubface as near to the back of your ball as possible without moving your ball in the process. (This is your “locked-in ” bottom-out point. If the sweet spot of your clubface is positioned anywhere else behind your ball it will become the bottom-out point and a straight ball flight to your target will become impossible.)

3. You must then align your shoulders parallel with your target, if not already so aligned, while the sweet spot of your clubface remains centered as near to the back of your ball as possible without moving your ball in the process.

4. You must then keep your head steady (without allowing it to move up or down), your left-heel planted and execute a regular golf swing without attempting to manipulate the club in any way at any point in either the backswing or downswing.

Then Watch Your Ball Fly As Straight-As-An-Arrow Directly To Your Target. In doing so, you will then know the real golf swing secret of hitting straight golf shots.

Copyright © 2012 by Gordon Jackson….all rights reserved  driving straight Golf Shots