|Greetings from Suzanne||Tuesday 11th January 2011|
|It’s All In The Technique
Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Nick Price, Tiger Woods, Nick Faldo, Annika Sorenstam– They’re all great drivers of the golf ball and they’ve also all held the title of WORLD #1. Apart from this they all have one other thing in common; they all hover the Driver behind the ball at address, not resting it on the ground before swinging.
Why? Well Greg Norman feels that it helps him keep his grip pressure constant. Think about it; as you stand over a shot you have a natural tendency to re-grip, and each time your hands shift on the club – even a fraction – it has a major effect on the outcome of the shot.
Hovering the club also promotes a very smooth one-piece takeaway, with the clubhead flowing straight from the ball. There will be no tendency to snap the clubhead up quickly and vertically, creating a Ferris wheel like swing that comes ‘over the top’ resulting in a dreaded slice for the vast majority of golfers.
Moving past the Driver it’s also a handy technique when your ball is perched in a precarious lie in the rough. How many times has the sole of your club clipped something on your takeaway and put you off a shot? A few times I imagine. I bet most of you haven’t stopped to re-address, choosing instead to make an unsure swing with dire consequences!
Not that many players – pro or amateur – hover the club at address, probably because this is not an easy method to master, but if you can learn it, you’ll add consistency and give yourself a big advantage over the vast majority of golfers. Click here if you’d like to contact me or if you have any queries about this method.
This is my first blog in 2011! Look out for my newsletter in early January, you can subscribe to that on my website.
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