Re: great round Stan...June 11 2012 at 7:12 PM
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Response to great round Stan...
A closed stance makes a lot of sense when you stop and think about it for a person like myself who cannot make much of a turn on the back swing. I have always liked to feel that my swing goes straight back and through and if you are going to swing on a straight line it is a lot easier to do that with a very closed stance.
Years ago before my back surgeries I learned to play golf like Lee Trevino from his book "Groove Your Swing My Way." One of the things Lee taught was to setup in a way that would put you on the brink of disaster meaning that he would setup aimed so far to the left that if he were to swing on the line that he setup on he would hit the ball a mile left of his target. This setup would force him to swing from the inside out and push the ball on the target line. I can't swing this way anymore because it also forces me to use my lower body and that hurts my back. However if I take Lee's brink of disaster theory and reverse it and aim very far to the right of the intended target it forces me to pull the ball back onto the proper target line without doing all that twisting and rotating that is required when swinging from a square or open stance. I don't think that I come over the top with my swing but I really don't care as long as the ball goes where I want it to go without hurting my back.