(Login Snakedoc) Blake Moderator Emeritus Posted Dec 6, 2010 10:21 AM
Here are two emails I received from Roger Judd who received instruction directly from Mindy in the 1970s and improved his handicap from four to plus one in three years. Roger has not posted on the forum but I do have his email address if anyone wishes to correspond directly with him. Note his statement that he and Mindy worked to get the left arm "lower than horizontal" at the top with right arm "in an L position," and "this could be 1 to 2 clubs longer." Longer? Hmmm. Not sure what this says about shoulder turn, but it would seem that the backswing would be curtailed if left arm is lower than horizontal at the top. Also intriguing that he emphasizes hips over legs. Jim
my last email on dragging was for my backswing only, not the full swing, the hips start the backswing and provided you stay OVER the hip and no physical effert to HIT the ball a dragging sensation may be felt. As i said before and Mindys words to me were his ulltimate position at the top full back turn left arm parallel to target line and parallel to the ground, right arm at top is therefore in an L position. We both experimented on getting the LEFT arm lower than horizontal at the top, and we found this could be 1 to 2 clubs longer, just some of the reasons why mindys grip is VERY important. Dilute imortant parts and you dilute results. I was lucky, i had tuition from mindy and took full advantage of it, questions questions questions always asking questions,as a result i went from 4 to plus 1 in 3 years. mindy told me himself it must be difficult to conceive a golf swing from a written page.
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how to swing a driver to a putter with your HIPS, not legs, hips are stronger. drop a golf club on the floor pace back about 2 feet transfer weight to heels and swivel round to 45 degrees maximum keep hips knees and ankles still and turn shoulders until shoulders are paralell with golf club shaft take a stance left foot only place both hands to an address position right arm is well accross body left arn off left instep isssshhh breathe out reellaaxxee relaxe and move hips toward target as hips move so hands and arm move back alongthe backswing line you can now see left arm and club shaft yhey should be paralell its like a little dance find the thythm now try a putter tip line up putt put putter head back about 2 or 3 inches perform putt go right through any questions just ask hope this helps roger
Roger here again this question of dragging the arms and hands through the ball can only happen if the swing is STARTED with the hips ,which MUST move forward and finish square to the intended target with shoulders arms hands relaxed, my hips control 250 plus drive to a 2 feet putt arm and hands dont come into it. as soon as you use hands or arms the REFLEX is gone. ask lee trevino all the best roger
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