Going to Discuss Recommend Winter Practice #2 in this month’s e-tip: But FIRST: Wanted to copy this testimonial I received a couple of days ago…. From Doug Smith, Virginia
” Let me start off by saying Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! I have been struggling with NG for about 6 months since I saw the infomercial on the Golf Channel back in June and ordered the Swing System. The folks at NG were nice and they called occasionally to see how I was doing and offer me some sort of School discount or new clubs, the problem was that I have been getting very frustrated over the last few months and found myself switching back and fourth from NG to CG and back again. After the 90.00 investment, I wanted this thing to work I even had a lesson with a local NG instructor here (). He was also nice but I just didn’t feel his instruction was pure Single Axis and more of a CG flavor. I received your DVD earlier this week and was amazed at how detail the instruction was vs the NG DVD that I have since put in a closet somewhere. After reviewing the Grip and Swing several times it hit me like a bolt of lightning, my problem all along has been in the rotation of my arms in my back swing which for me up until now has been non-existent. I went to the driving range today and it was like magic, I was hitting every shot square on the club face and most of the shots were online with some 10 to 20 yards offline. …. I certainly hope that you guys have a class in Virginia this year so that I can attend. I could probably attend one in Florida if I had to but I really need to keep the wife happy, and me traveling down to Florida for golf might not settle well with her… Again, Thank You! for a great set of instruction.”
Okay – I’m going to say it again. I know, many of you might be tired of reading it (if you skip ahead now..), but if you don’t have our original “Swing For Life” Instructional series – we STRONGLY recommend getting it. If you have it and want more advanced work – look into our 7 Principles Series.
1. We guarantee all our instructional material 100% – if you aren’t completely satisfied, send back, your money will be refunded 100% no questions asked.
2. One picture is worth 1,000 words. When giving golf instruction, a moving video is worth 1,000,000 words. It is amazing how many times we get emails or calls from single axis golfers and we look at each other saying “It’s obvious they don’t have the videos….”
3. We do not add any “fluff” in our videos – meaning they are set up as 100% instruction. NOT advertising as may instructional companies do.
4. You can focus on one topic of your swing – As you have heard a million times – “Monkey see; Monkey do”. I lived by that quote when I was studying and learning the swing myself. but if you can’t see, how can you do?
Anyway – I’ll ease up a little by saying… We believe this is the MOST COMPREHENSIVE and BEST single axis swing instruction in the industry – and we guarantee it 100%.
Now back to the 2nd of our series – Winter Practice Tips #2.
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Picture #1 OK, it’s winter. You are getting restless. There must be something you can do to work on your game… right? As a matter of fact, this might be the best time to work on your game. Let’s look at a few things that can help you MASTER your mechanics during the “off” season.
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Picture #2 You must always start your practice by focusing on your address position. We recommend doing this practice indoors. There is no need to hit the ball. This practice is intended to develop fundamentals and feel the positions of the swing.
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Picture #3 At address, you should focus on the grip and arm position. Notice that the lead arm is visible above the trail arm and there is a straight line from the club-shaft to the lead arm when you grip the club correctly.
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Picture #4 A great way to check you address position is to use a mirror. Using a mirror helps you understand the correct positions for immediate feedback.
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Picture #5 Once you have addressed the ball correctly, place a club on the ground from the instep of the lead foot to the toe of the trail foot. This will give us a reference point as we begin to work on the beginning of the backswing.
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Picture #6 The beginning of the backswing consists of moving the club away without hinging. This movement begins with the hands and the arms. The shoulders move as the arms move in this initial movement. From the top view, notice how the club moves directly to this visual reference point. Also notice how the shoulders have turned slightly and the trail elbow has slightly folded or bent.
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Picture #7 Now you can move the club to the top of the backswing and check this position and leverage angle in the mirror. Hold this position as you check. Notice how the back of the lead hand is flat and the trail arm is folded or bent.
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Picture #8 Now move the club into the downswing. I like to exaggerate this feeling of the club coming from the inside where Moe showed me his vertical drop. Moe always showed me this feeling. You can see how much the lead arm is above the trail arm. Moe felt this in his swing.
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Picture #9 Now move the club into impact. Hold this impact position and check this in the mirror. Notice how the lead arm and club are in a straight line and the trail arm is bent. The lead arm is still above the trail arm.
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Picture #10 Now, extend both arms. HOLD this arm extension with the weight on the lead foot. Moe held this position of release to get the feeling of the club moving toward the target and underhanded. This is a critical position after impact.
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Picture #11 You can mail a video of these checks and your swing to our academy anytime. Please call us and ask us about our Mail-In-Video Program. We will personally review your techniques and get your personal instruction to keep you on the “Path To A Great Golf Game”
Please feel free to call or email us anytime. Remember – ALWAYS PRACTICE WITH A PURPOSE!!