How to Hit a Golf Swing Using Baseball Skills

How to Hit a Golf Swing Using Baseball Skills

Let's talk a little baseball because all baseball hitters do a little something that all one-plane golfers would like to do. When they hit they put the left arm across the chest, the right elbow is back and up, and from there they swing the arms across the body in a circle.

Using Baseball Swing to Get More Speed in Golf

If I turn in this direction you can see my right elbow up and back, and as I swing through on this side my left elbow goes around me and around out the other side. Notice the speed I am getting with my hands and arms swinging across my body. I do not need a huge turn, as a matter of fact you see guys hitting guys hitting it out of the ball park from this half back position with the arms.

A Trick to Stop Your Golf Slice

If I hit a baseball for you, drive it out of here, and that is out of here, then do the same thing with my golf club, all I am going to do different, instead of swinging up here at baseball level, which would be a good practice swing for those of you who are slicing, this high off the ground, all I have to do with my golf club is then bend from the hips to get down to my golf ball. Then make the same rounded swing, and that's a homer. You would be surprised what baseball can do for you, I can't make it any simpler than that. Good luck.

Category: Swing Plane
Sub-Category: Arms, Practice
About the Instructor
Mike LaBauve
Mike LaBauve
Kierland Golf Club
15636 N. Clubgate Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Tel: 480-922-9283

Mike LaBauve is one of the world's greatest short game instructors and teacher to LPGA phenom Grace Park. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #31 instructor in the world.


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