Almost across the board, everyone learns golf with a technically incorrect of how to apply power in the swing. Sadly then they spend the rest of their lives trying to fix it. Since we are holding the golf club in our hands, the initial instinct in almost everyone is to hunt the ball. This occurs from using the shoulders, arms, and hands in the downswing, in an attempt to “hit” the ball. Unfortunately, very few people ever grow out of that approach. Almost all golfers carry some level of arm flex to the grave with them. At our golf schools in Florida, we teach you how exactly to remove the hit from your golf swing.
Hitting Down Will Destroy Your Power
Golfers are unaware that the approach of hitting down on the ball sends some degree of energy back into the body. During the delivery, using the upper body causing a swing plane to change (that must be compensated for to hit the ball on-line) and often results in a reduction of club head speed. They never know that the golf ball can be moved with less than half the effort they’ve always used. It truly takes no more energy than what you see in Freddie Couples. It really is that easy and if have have the time/resources the Gravity golf schools in Florida are here to help you with 1 on 1 instruction. You can learn this from the comfort of you home course by taking the online Gravity Golf Challenge.
Finding the Exact Recipe for Your Golf Swing
The other thing that few people are aware of, is that there’s an exact recipe for what a Justin Thomas or the new way Tiger woulds is now playing. This swing recipe must be followed to the letter in order to achieve their results. A great many lives, including my own and that of my son (Daniel Lee), have been dedicated to the understanding of that recipe for your golf swing, and more importantly, communicating it to other people.
For some inexplicable reason, these effortless looking golf swings are tapping into the recipe, yet their inability to explain it to anyone is a renowned mystery. Even Jack Nicklaus could not fully transmit what he felt in his body, to his own boys. Anyone who plays golf and never feels what Freddie Couples and a handful of other people sense in the swing – have sadly missed the true essence of the game! Freddie doesn’t hit the ball, he slings it!
The Ideal Swing is Incredibly Subtle
To cut Freddie and Jack (and many others) a little slack, the golf swing in its ideal form is incredibly subtle. In fact, the technically better that the swing becomes, the greater are the subtleties of the movements. To say it another way; the more harmony there is between the body parts as they move, the harder it becomes to sense what parts are controlling the action. To verbally describe what all of Tiger Woods’s body parts are doing when he hits a perfect iron shot, like he was in the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake in 2018, would be an impossible undertaking. Truly, it’s as smooth as anything you could imagine doing athletically, but what is driving the action? That’s the real question!
What is Driving the Action?
A technically perfect swing combines muscular action with help from gravity to make it function at the highest possible level of efficiency. This is why we call our teaching system the “Gravity” swing. If I had chosen a more accurate name to describe the modern day technique, it would be “A Gravity-Aided, Rotary Sling.” That is a little wordy however. The more that any golfer takes advantage of gravity in aiding the power of the golf swing, the less internal effort it takes to execute.
Practicing in a Normal Fashion Allows You to Compensate Bad Technique
When a golfer is swinging in a normal fashion, the body is in the easiest mode possible to compensate improper technique. If that last sentence didn’t fully register in your mind, it wouldn’t do any harm to read it again – maybe ten times or more! Understanding its consequences is incredibly important to the ultimate development of your golf game. Why is that? The reason is because, as you’ve heard many times – it’s not practice that makes perfect, but perfect practice.
Doing research on the Gravity swing for more than forty years, it has become apparent to me, that communicating technically perfect mechanics to students to someone working in a conventional mode, is one of the most difficult things in the world to accomplish. This is what I have been telling the students at my golf schools in Florida for many years. That is exactly why we teach using specialized training drills. The drills we’ve developed work like an X-ray or an MRI on the swing and magnify any physics or physiological improprieties in the power application. They allow you to feel if energy is being turned back into the body during the swing, and also “telegraph” how the power should properly be applied.
Written by: David Lee