Simplifying the Swing

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Simplifying the Swing
Category: Arms
Sub-Category: Practice, Address/Set-Up, Swing Mechanics

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Simplifying the Swing

Now what I would like to do is really simplify the golf swing for you. We can talk about all of the areas, all of the things that happened and so forth, but the club is going 100 miles an hour. I want to tell you the simple way to do this. One of the ways that I have found to get my students to swing without any problems is to make them swing without a lot of thought, just basically one thought. That one thought is that when we set-up we do it with a triangle. If we keep our left elbow down on the backswing then we will have the triangle at waist height going back. If the right side of the triangle, which is the right arm, hinges up naturally and the left elbow folds down, there’s a triangular shape at the top. From there, again keeping the left elbow down, that triangle will reappear at impact. Then keeping the left elbow pointing down, look how I get full extension down the line, I still have the triangular shape. On the follow-through the left side of the triangle, the left elbow, folds and my body is straight and balanced at the target, and I have the perfect triangle. I can bring that triangle back around, set it down, and it’s exactly where I started. The ball cannot curve if you do this; you’re keeping the club square to the ball throughout the swing. Now remember, these are very simple facts, and these are the keys, don’t forget them. You start with a triangle at waist height, at the top of the swing you still have the triangular shape with the right side of the triangle folding. At impact, the triangle is back intact and at waist height through the ball the left elbow is down, the triangle is intact. Then the straight balanced finish with the elbows down and together, that’s the perfect triangle, no angles, and the results are straight golf shots.

About the Instructor
Jimmy  Ballard
Jimmy  Ballard
Jimmy Ballard Swing Connection
24 Dockside Lane, PMB 406
Key Largo, FL 33037
Tel: 800-999-6664

Jimmy Ballard is creator of the "Connection Theory" and instructor to hundreds of Tour Pros. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #24 instructor in the world.


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