Body Or Arms Golf Swing
I’m going to share a couple of really simple ways to think about the golf swing. One, being a body type swing, and one being an arm type swing. Body versus the arms. Now I’m not going to do what you’ve probably seen other videos where it’s trying to get the timing right between the body and the arms… does the dog wag the tail or does the tail wag the dog type of thing?
What I want to do is help you find a swing that is more in keeping to your golfing DNA.
And that means that some of you are going to be more body swingers. Some of you are going to be more letting it flow.
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And that is literally as you swing, feeling the weight of the arms like they are an absolute ton. And what that does is give you the momentum, gives you the freedom, gives you the flow that we want.
However, it can cause some inconsistencies, if it doesn’t feel natural to you.
So think about it in a way of more of a Tiger Woods… Very much a body swing or Nick Faldo, a body swing a beautiful timing, but then you’ve got the likes of Colin, Montgomerie who was very loosey goosey swing, but all being fantastic ball strikers and consistent in their own right.
But very different golf swings. You couldn’t make one swing like the other, you couldn’t make Montgomerie, have a body type swing.
So why should we try and tell you what to do?
I want you to figure it out for yourself.
So let’s just walk through those couple of options, test them out, see what is like your DNA. And then we build from there.
So body versus arms, the body swing first, the body swing is basically feeling like the rib cage, the chest, everything hit is dictating that movement, that the core is swinging the golf club and the arms just sort of follow around it. What you might find is that can give you a nice wide feeling golf swing. So we’re a bit more powerful, a bit more static. We’ve got width. We’re feeling the body that is controlling as much as we can control in the golf swing. And it’s going to sometimes give you a bit more solid contact.. So it’s going to feel a lot wider. Cause we’re rotating from the belly button, we’re rotating the rib cage. This is what’s dictating it. And the arms just going where that dictates.
And the same on the transition down, we using the larger muscles here to transition and really feel like the rib cage again is over the top of the golf ball. And we’re turning through…
A drill that I like is the right hand only… Maybe it comes from my tennis days… Pointing down at the golf ball and then turning the body back. You feel a wide swing with very little wrist hinge because it came from my tennis days, which was a forehand.
I don’t want you to focus on positions. I don’t want you to focus on certain aspects. I just want you to feel like what’s turning is the chest. We’re getting that shoulders, you know, we’re tilting down. So there’s not just rotation this way. We’ve got a bit of tilt this way. That’s a wonderful move in the golf swing. But what, this is about a sensation, it doesn’t mean we don’t have suppleness in the wrist. It doesn’t mean we don’t have feeling in the arms.
It’s giving width. This is the engine. So as I strike through a really feel like my pelvis is doing it, then my belt buckle is finishing towards the target. That my core is the engine that my chest is the sort of big rotational unit through and forgetting about what the arms are doing. I’m almost forgetting what the club is doing because if I get the angles correct here, so we’re not turning that way. We’re tilting at the same time, I’m hitting the slot as it were just as I need to be. And that’s it.
What’s the other option we’ve got ? It’s the arm swing.
This is where tapping into your own column. Montgomerie might help you because what that’s going to do is give you the sensation of how heavy this club is, how heavy the arms are and really letting gravity assist you in those golf shots. All right. On a hot day. Okay. Is today my British bride can’t really handle it too well, but what we want is to feel tempo doesn’t mean shorter goal shots. It just means what’s dictating is the weight of this club. I’m building up my momentum that way. It’s almost a bit less effort because I’m just allowing gravity.
I’m allowing the weight of the clubs and momentum to give him my golf swing, Colin, Montgomery, one of the straightest, most amazing golfers that has ever played this game. Okay. He didn’t win majors, whether it was his head is putting whatever, but he’s driving. His iron play was second to none for years and years and years.
And what did his swing look like? He just allowed the arms to flow up. He was steep back and he just dropped the club back on the ball.
That’s all he did. It was effortless. He had momentum, but it was the weight of the club that did the work for him. And he didn’t have to practice much. He didn’t have to think too much about technique. He swung the same for years and years and still does.
He did well as a senior golfer. He didn’t really have many injuries. So who’s to say that his isn’t the perfect golf swing, your type. As I said, your type is going to do that. So tap into your economy, Montgomerie, feel the weight of the club. If you want to have a bit steeper, but allow that loving effect as you take it away, feel like the club, the butts of the club is leading the hands if you want. So you’ve got this feeling that easiness, that tempo, try that hit some shots like that. As I said, I’m going to give a bit of a Conor Montgomery impersonation here, excuse me, from my target. Always choose your intermediate point. So I’m just going to allow the club to go back just easy peasy.
I could do that all day long, very stress free, very easy. So there’s you two options. A body golf swing does more by focusing more on the angles, using the core, using the whole unit to generate the power and the consistency that you want, or just allowing the club to more or less go where at once and just be easy and free flowing.
Either of those can work perfectly find which sort of foundation is best for you. It doesn’t have to mean that you’re or the other.
I actually liked to sit somewhere in the middle, but once you feel the sort of polar opposites for each one, that’s going to give you a good baseline to find your middle ground that is consistent with the body, but that is allowing tempo and freedom to use the club properly, do that, and you will play better golf.
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