Video: Key ingredients to solid contact - Grexa Golf Instruction

✭✭✭✭✭ There are many important factors that determine a good golf swing. I'd like to focus on looking at the golf swing from a face on camera angle. Let's pretend that the posture, set-up and address are perfect and the ball is in a great starting position. Now the swing needs to start moving. What must happen to give a swing the best chance of impacting the ball properly? As the club head moves away from the ball, physically it can't move straight away. You can feel like it does, but eventually, a golf swing will need to arc around your body. Ideally, the hands and arms will swing while the chest and shoulders turn. I like to see width in the take-away. The hands should swing away from the body & they should never be lifted upward too quickly. How far away from the body they swing is dependent on the golfers' body. I like to see the hands just below the belt line when the club shaft is parallel to the ground. The reason is because this is the location of the club with nearly all the best players in the world at half way back in the take-away. As the arms swing and the shoulders turn, the lead arm should stay nearly straight. It's okay to have a slight bend in the elbow, but for the most part, all the best players in the world keep it as straight as possible. The trailing elbow should point down, and should never lift up and out. Again, a determining factor is the golfers' athletic ability. I just know that in order to create the best angles, it is helpful to keep the lead arm as straight as possible and the back elbow pointed down. It also allows for the hands to stay distant from the head at the top of the swing. I never like to see the hands swing behind the head from a face on camera angle. The shoulders would make a full turn and should coil over a steady and stable lower body. The legs should not have swayed or show any signs of losing balance. In a perfect world, to coil affectively, the upper body turns twice as much as the lower body in the back swing. The head may move slightly lateral, but never up and down, as the club is being loaded to the top of the swing. It's now ready to return back to impact. First and foremost, the transition must be smooth and in rhythm with the back swing speed. It must not be jerked down from the top of the swing. The swing must gradually build speed until it's accelerating at full speed through impact. If the swing transitions smoothly, the hips will engage first. The hips will shift and then they should turn. How much they turn will be dependent on the flexibility and athletic ability of the golfer. The wrist hinge should stay well maintained as the arms and hands lower -- which will keep the club on plane. Ideally, the hands will tend to lower or drop straight downward. If the swing stays in rhythm, the wrist will automatically release the club to strike down and through the golf ball. The golfer won't have to think about releasing the club, because it's naturally going to happen. Suddenly, the ball is compressed and the golf swing is complete. Remember, it takes an average of 1.2 seconds for a golf swing to happen. There isn't much time to think, so it's important to set the stage for a perfect chain reaction. Enjoy the video! Greg Greksa PGA Professional Director of Instruction

Key ingredients to solid contact - Grexa Golf Instruction

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