- Jun 12, 2021
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What’s the best philosophy or method for driving?
"What Is The Golf Swing," by Roy McAvoy? Well, I tend to think of the golf swing as a poem.
Ooh, he's doing that poetry thing again.
The critical opening phrase of this poem will always be the grip. The hands unite to form a single unit by the simple overlap of the little finger.
Lowly and slowly, the clubhead is led back, pulled into position not by the hands, but by the body, which turns away from the target, shifting weight to the right side without shifting balance. Tempo is everything; perfection unobtainable as the body coils down at the top of the swing. There's a slight hesitation. A little nod to the gods...
A, a nod to the gods?
Yeah, to the gods. That he is fallible. That perfection is unobtainable. And now the weight begins shifting back to the left pulled by the powers inside the earth, it's alive, this swing! A living sculpture and down through contact, always down, striking the ball crisply, with character. A tuning fork goes off in your loins. Such a pure feeling is the well-struck golf shot. And then the follow through to finish. Always on line. The reverse C of the Golden Bear! The steel workers' power and brawn of Carl Sandburg's Arnold Palmer!
Ohh, he's doing that Arnold Palmer thing.
And then the unfinished symphony of Roy McAvoy.
Well, I have a short follow-through. It has an unfinished look...
Well, some say it's the easiest way to play in the winds of west Texas...some say it's because I never finish anything in my life. You can decide. But the point is...every finishing position is unique. That's what the golf swing's about. It's about gaining control of your life and...letting go at the same time.
There's only one other acceptable theory about how to hit the ball.
Oh, boy, well, I'm afraid to ask. What is it?
Grip it and rip it.
I agree, for if we agree muscle memory exists , the anatomy will go where it’s preprogrammed too go. I reckon that’s why practise of stroke takes a while to be ingrained in muscles and also exhibited change in technique . You can have a thought that you prefer but instant results won’t immediately follow.The swing only lasts for a second or two so I don’t think it’s possible to think you’re way thru it, that’s why I say feel you’re way thru, simply to perform a beautiful swing and the ball gets in the way
Move the ball forward in your stance. That might help. Or cause a slice... or shank. Never know 'til you trywhen I try to rip it or crush it or kill I tend to hit at the ball and down on the ball, I want to hit up with an ascending blow
I do tee it up forward in my stance and high but I don’t like to think about the ball at all just feel a beautiful swing and the ball just got in the way, I could be wrong"Green means go. Red means stop. Yellow means go very fast." Starman.
Move the ball forward in your stance. That might help. Or cause a slice... or shank. Never know 'til you try
stands to reasonDepends on the course and what your strengths are. Bomb and gouge if your course and skills allow for it. Hit 3-wood or a cut down driver if your course is tight and fairways are a must. Bomb it over corners or shape it around doglegs, again depending on the course and skill level.
Lots of ways to approach tee shots!