JC and MoetionsAugust 10 2009 at 8:43 AM
mcirishman57 (Login mcirishman57)
SAGF Members 2001
Response to Mac - good post , you and Peter know the
Moetion's post is dead on...as far as it goes. The thing is most people DON'T begin the downswing from the ground up, AND there are at least two here (Including yours truly )who have found that there is still a need to train to lag even though they get to the front side properly. Beginning the downswing from the ground up is a good start, but it is no guarantee you will lag and retain the angle.
Regarding trying to move your shoulders or trying anything for that matter by conscious direction - That is for the training ground only. When training and practicing, we try and think about the moves we want to get into our swing. On the course we must play thought free of any mechanics at all.
A proper set up does indeed create torque that with a properly sequenced swing will unleash lots of effortless power.
As far as accuracy goes, there are two answers. The first is for most players, power and accuracy are inversely related. You sacrifice some power for more accuracy and some accuracy for more distance. The best "tip" I can think of is quiet and simple if you want accuracy. Think of a putt. Did you see the wedge Tiger hit on 17 yesterday? They showed stills through the impact zone and both of his feet were flat on the ground....quiet. You don't see both his feet on the ground when he is trying to drive a 320 yard hole...not as quiet.
The second answer is one for another thread ( and probably another forum ). Some people just aren't that accurate. They are wasting their time if they spend it trying to be more accurate. Think Seve Ballesteros. But Seve was one of the most creative players in the game's history. Others are great ball strikers, and always have been. Think Mike Reid ( radar was his nickmname ) now on the senior tour. If a person goes about life in a seemingly scattered manner, then most likely his shots will be that way too. If a person is precise and meticulous in life, pretty good chance that will be what his game is like. The rub is that often we try to play the game like someone we are not. When this happens, it puts us out of balance and our system has a hard time managing the resources required to play pour best golf. The best players know their game, and play to their strengths, and manage their weaknesses. The beauty of the game is you can score no matter what kind of game you have....but you gotta play your game.