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|At address, it is beneficial to have some swing thoughts or thought to start and influence your motion. (Andrew Rice/WorldGolf.com)|
All great golfers have some swing thoughts or thought that they use to start and influence their motion. We all should. Choose the words carefully, and make them simple and clear.
IRGO Golf Academy uses successfully: "3 o'clock ... sweep ... and ... see it ... pin."
What does this mean?
At address. Standing tall with longish arms hanging comfortably from your armpits, breathing rhythmically and looking at the backside of the ball (where you strike it), say the "trigger words."
Sweep back swinging the clubhead to your top of swing where you say the tiny word.
And then, drop the hands down to under the armpits when you say the "see it," which help with a smooth, powerful impact through the ball.
September 29, 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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