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|One should always swing the clubhead up and down through the golf ball along the target line to the pin. (Brandon Tucker/TravelGolf)|
It's a good question and there is a difference in these two golf moves.
However, one should always swing the clubhead up and down through the golf ball along the target line to the pin.
In reality, I think all good ball strikers are swinging hitters.
For right-handers, comfortably using a golf club, the sensation should be swinging the clubhead from the left target shoulder (the pivot point) which will contribute to traveling down the line. So the longish left arm swings the club while, approaching the bottom of the swing arc, the right hand put on the hit.
Each hands job is different. The target left hand controls the clubface. The brace-side right hand takes the lag out of the club shaft or clubhead. It makes the bottom hit.
We hear about body parts in golf. Which does what and when? What leads and what follows? What rests and what works? I think golf is a cooperative balance of everything from the toe-nails to the finger-nails. It is a progressive muscular action from the brace foot or ground up through the body and club shaft to the ball resulting in holing it!
September 22, 2003
Karl Fischer has spent some 35-plus plus years teaching golf nationally and internationally earning the title of "IGAD-Doctorate," "CIMTP-Certified International Master Teaching Professional," "CMCB-Certified Master Club-Builder" and "CGC-Certified Golf Clinician." He has written six golf books, thousands of editorials, tips, "Bullet-Proof Drills" and much more. He can be reached at KF@555golf.com or by phone at (817) 673-8888.
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