In terms of golf swing instructions, there seems to be quite a bit of controversy as to whose swing is best among the PGA players.
Many amateurs like to take golf swing instructions so they can compare their swings to the swings of some of the best players.
Indeed, there now is quite a bit of video software that allows a student to compare his or her swing with the swings of some of the best.
However, unless the instructor and the student understand what causes the club face to strike the ball during impact to produce a specific ball flight, comparing one’s swing to that of a professional will not help the student to swing like the pro or, produce the same ball flight as that of the pro.
The common denominator of all ball flights, whether hitting the golf ball straight or shaping the shot, is what occurs when the club impacts the ball during the downswing.
It all begins with the grip.
What few instructors know, if any, is the instant a club is gripped with either an overlapping, interlocking or baseball type of grip the wrists will rotate the face of the club to a slightly open alignment in relation to the shoulders.
The wrists also will rotate the elbow line–the imaginary line running along the inside creases of the elbows–slightly to the inside of the shoulder line to create an out-to-in swing path of the club face, all of which will establish a slice ball flight alignment.
Unless some body movement occurs to rotate the club face to a different alignment and path from the time the grip is formed initially until the club face strikes the ball, the ball will slice.
Unless a specific alignment and swing path of the club face is locked-in after the club is gripped initially, any body movement, including unlocking the right-hand lifeline from the left thumb and then re-locking the right hand lifeline back on the left thumb, will cause the alignment and swing path of the club face to rotate to a different ball flight alignment.
Since there typically is a series of body movements from the time the grip is assumed initially to the commencement of the golf swing, the alignment and swing path of the club face could rotate to a hook, push, pull, push-slice, pull-hook, a more pronounce slice or a remote possibility to a straight ball flight alignment.
However, without knowing to which ball flight alignment the club face has rotated at the completion of the set up routine, what chance does anyone have of replicating the same swing as some pro on a video?
This is the fallacy of such golf swing instructions.
So what is the solution to produce the same ball flight as that of the pro on the video?
Learn how to rotate the alignment and swing path of the club face to the desired ball flight alignment and then lock in such alignment , just as demonstrated on some of the videos at youtube/lockedingolf.
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