Re: Clockwise at first, then ...September 8 2010 at 11:31 AM
|Claude Pesant (no login)|
Response to Clockwise at first, then ...
When learning the reflex swing, I found very difficult to obtain the right positions time after time, this is the reason why I developed the drills to help me not to think too much but rather trying to feel the positions throughout the swing. Mindy wrote a lot about how we should feel when doing the swing and I believe this the way to go about learning the swing. Practicing in front of a mirror my different drills has been very helpful to me.
Once my clubface is aligned properly to my target,my focus during my setup is to get my lead arm against my chest and trying to create a good angle with the shaft and arm by pulling my two middle fingers of my trail hand against the thumb of my lead hand. Once my setup is complete, I barely touch the ground with my clubhead because I do not want to loose this feel of the two hands putting the pressure. Be careful not to apply too much pressure because the wrists will become too stiff, it is only a light pressure, just enough to hold the club off the ground.
My takeway is started by a small press of my right knee and it tenses the thumb and the forefinger of my trail hand. When these two fingers are firmer on the club, I find it easier for my lead hand to turn under and keeping the clubface square. As Jim wrote, the two middle fingers have to slip on the handle and he is right. Doing the preset wrist drill over and over will help you develop the right feel of what the arms should be doing. You will feel that the trail arm is really turning clockwise and getting more across your body, just like figure 13 in the GTTB. The purpose of this drill is too feel the arms well together during the takeway and to get the proper wrists movement in order to keep the clubface square. Remember, once you are on the golf course, you have to rely on feel !
Notice that on my facebook, I added some videos of a 30 yards shots from target, front and back view. More videos will be added next week on bunker, iron and wood shots. I do not know if Jim can add these videos on the forum...could be helpful