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|For most players, the most important thing to attain is more power and accuracy. (.)|
The two major priorities of most golfers are more power and accuracy.
For optimal learning, these priorities must be addressed both academically and physically. Knowledge should be conveyed to the student through lecture, scientific demonstration, swing-training aids and video analysis. When done properly, players will come to fully understand their swings.
There are four separate sources of power in the golf swing, definable and distinguishable:
1. Proper uncocking of the left wrist.
2. Blasting of the left arm off the chest with the body pivot.
3. Synchronized roll of the left wrist through impact.
4. The driving power of the right forearm.
When the player learns the proper utilization, application and synchronization of these power sources, he or she will solve the mysteries of power!
Two factors that determine the accuracy of all golf shots:
1. Control of the flat left wrist through impact, for clubface alignment.
2. Consistent orbit of the clubhead on the proper plane.
The player must learn to swing the clubhead, shaft and hands up and back then down and out on the same inclined plane time after time. He or she must also learn to control the clubface with the flat left wrist, thereby adding to the precision of all shots.
May 14, 2007
Chuck Evans, G.S.E.D., a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, is one of only 31 golf instructors worldwide designated to hold a doctorate in golf stroke engineering. He is executive director of instruction for the Medicus Golf Institute and has served as director of schools for the PGA Tour Golf Academy, and as director of instruction for the United States Golf Institute. He is also the author of "How To Build Your Golf Swing."
While live lessons from a good golf professional are always better, if you're going to learn to play or improve your game on your own, the "Butch Harmon About Golf presented by Titleist" series is about as good as it gets. The two-DVD set, which costs $79.95, is broken down into six sections and is very well organized, Mike Bailey writes.
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