You can distill the swing down to those three pillars (if you don’t want to, then don’t, but my point is that you can), because of the simple purpose of the golf swing.
I’m not saying that’s when he began (around the time he was first working with Sean Foley), but that’s when I noticed it and asked myself “what on earth is he doing, and why?”
I have been a bit quiet on the blog this week as I prepare to begin the ’17 outdoor season, but I have to say, you can distill the essence of the golf swing motion into three concepts – the Swing Point, the Arc and the Hands.
Everything you have to do, regarding the stance, grip, mechanical action – it all comes down to the Swing Point and the Arc.
There are two “arcs” in the swing which must be understood if one is going to swing optimally, as they are not as you see in video or pictures – they are an optical illusion, actually.
The first arc is the vertical arc which, as I have combined two pictures that show the blurred arc of the club head before and post-impact, to show you what is meant by “descending,” “level” and “ascending” impacts.