I’ve said that if you don’t implement all parts of a working model, it is bound to fall apart, but I’ve just discovered something in reverse – fix the issue and everything first unravels but then can be rearranged correctly.
You’ll note that, time and time again, I made changes to my setup and mechanics, only to say that while it was an improvement, there was still something off with the motion.
Since I noticed that I had not stayed with the neutral grip that I mentioned having fixed, I have been looking extensively into the grip and why it’s not just recommended but required – and I discovered something else.
What that was, was that I really never “fixed” my grip to make it neutral, and that was the problem causing certain things to go off-script in my golf swing.
I would like to show you all the driver swing of one Jack Nicklaus from the 1963 match against Sam Snead.
These are the only two golf swings from the PGA Tour that you should be looking at to begin with, in my humble opinion, if you want a golf swing that will give you everything from speed, distance, accuracy and consistency.
I say that because of the drive I hit on the range yesterday, with a used range ball, that went 332 yards if it went an inch, because I was able to actually laser measure it when it stopped.
I mention all the time that there are mounds at the back of the range guarding the Par 3 course beyond it and, depending on how close you are to the back limits of the range tee deck, can be up to 350 yards distant.
I forgot my SC300iat home today when I left for the range, but I didn’t need it to measure my longest drives as I was able to laser measure a reliable target at which I was hitting drives – the mound behind the white flag at about 330 yards.
I was actually happy to have left the launch monitor at home because it was nothing but focus on the task at hand, which was to see how I swung and how it looked on video.