Saturday, February 10, 2007

How To Cure A Slice

This is how I cured my Slice.
Now I hit Sexy Draws, and the occasional Hook.

I'll assume readers understand golf terminology.
I will try to include some explanation in layman's terms.

Here's how you do it:
Everything is IMPORTANT..an error from the basic will
result in a slice no matter what you do.

1a) Have a Neutral or Strong Grip.

Netural Grip=the right palm is facing the target line direction
Strong Grip=the right hand is "slightly" under the shaft

1b) Hand position is in middle or infront of the
inner left thigh.(Personal Preference)

2) Ball placed in front of your left heel.. not toes or middle.
*LEFT HEEL, for some its the left armpit* IMPORTANT

3) The distance between the Left Heel to Right Heel is
Shoulder distance..NOT hip distance.

4) Distance from your hands to your...umm.. crotch (for lack of
better word, sorry ladies) is just nice, not too close or too far..
Be comfortable.

5) Knees Slightly Flexed, Spine Angled. Achieve with this move.
Stretch Arms and Point Club forward. Forearms are around ribcage
level. Imagine sitting oneself down on a high chair.. and sit. This will
result in a slight flex in the knees.

Next, Bend spine until club face touches ground. Keep chin up.

You should be able to see the index and middle knuckle of your
left hand with your left eye. Wrist is angled, not too "cocked" or
too straight. Again just nice. (Any extremes in the wrist angle or
knee flex or spine angle will result in errors.. no extremes allowed
in golf)

6) Count 1: Take Away with Hands, while maintaining Pressure between
Bicep Chest. Keep hands straight. This are your constants so
that your arms don't flail around.

7) Count 2: Shoulder turn and allow wrist to cock naturally.
At the top position, right elbow points down. Slight flex in left elbow
is ok.

8) Count 3: Shift Weight slightly to left and hands follow Naturally.
Moving the hands 1st will cause a slice.

If you follow these tips, you will hit a sexy draw..or an occasional
hook like me.. Guaranteed.

Example
"Take note of the key points as you watch the Tiger Video."




Cheers,
Sherman
"The 3 iron Specialist"

Thursday, February 8, 2007

How To Grip A Golf Club

The Grip
a) Place Golf Handle in the left fingers. Wrap left fingers around the handle.


b) Put the Right middle and 3rd finger UNDER the shaft. Slide the fingers down to the handle until the pinky, small finger touches the left hand. Place the pinky between the index finger and middle finger of your left hand. Place the life line of the right hand, over the left thumb. Feel the 2 hands fit snugly into 1 another.


c) Good Point to note. Have your right palm face the target. This allows the hands to be in line with the club face, meaning straighter shots.



Remaining Tips I plan to share
2) Stance Width
3) Ball Position
4) Posture
5) Spine Angle

My Driver Pre-Shot Routine

This is my pre shot routine, its got to be so natural that it comes naturally to you. You can't think about it when on the course. With people around, the nerves will get to you and the possibility of a mulligan is high. So practice this at the range before heading down to the course.

My Thoughts

1) Face my Clubface to my Target Line (Target Line is an imaginary line drawn from the golf ball to the target, say the flag)

2) Ensure the Golf Ball is in front of my left heel

3) Stand straight, Spine Angled, hand relaxed and pointing down. I should be able to see the index and middle finger knuckles with my left eye at this point. Wrist should not be too cocked or too straight. The wrist angle must be just nice. Biceps on both arms are squeezing my chest. This allows a constant, if there is no pressure between my bicep and chest, during the takeaway, the hands will "flail" around, which leads to inconsistency. Hence the pressure between the bicep and chest is important.

4) Ease my knees down, and spine a little, until my clubface reaches the ball.

5) Count 1, move hands, forearms straight.

6) Count 2, Turn shoulders, wrists cock naturally, full shoulder turn, left shoulder passes right knee, right elbow points down when the club is at the top position.

7) Count 3, shift weight left and allow arms to fall back down.

8) Mid way down, right elbow must be tucked into right ribcage, to ensure an in-to-out swing.

9) During Impact, Head is behind the ball, after hitting the ball, allow the spine angle to remain angled as you swing your arms up. Don't straighten the spine too soon. If you stood far enough from the ball, you will have enough space to swing through with your body and not the hands.

10) End with a nice finishing pose, Right Heel off the ground.

Try it, a pre shot routine helps your ball go a long way :)

Charles Barkley's Golf Swing

Don't try this at home, you might hurt somebody :)

Tiger Wood's Golf Swing

Tiger Wood's Swing Potrait..
Turn Your Speakers Up :)

The Greatest Shot in Golf

"Here it comes..Oh My goodneess..
OH WOW! In Your Life HAve you seen anything like that!!!!!!"