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Balance In The Golf Swing Is Created Through Counter-fall

The “All Important” Counter-fall

“What we are seeking is not a state of static balance, but a state of rotary equilibrium.” – David Lee

The secret to maximizing power and control, lies in your ability to properly offset the forces pulling you toward your toes in the downswing. To accomplish this, at the completion of your backswing, once you have made a full weight transfer back to your left heel, you must “counter-fall” sufficiently at the start of the delivery.

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David, In one of the videos Danny says the heave takes you to a counterfall on the back right heel, whereas I believe you say the counterfall happens off the move to the front left foot. Which is it please
Thanks..I’m working hard at 69 to change my swing to the gravity swing and this seems like an important difference.
John Preston [johnp3670@gmail.com]

Hi David

With many of the modern golfers, they appear to simply use the core and legs to create the power, and their arms are just going along for the ride. Isn’t this somewhat similar to the gravity swing in that they aren’t applying power to the upper body, or the arms. They are just using the body rotation to throw the club around an axis like a hammer thrower? Thank you

Hi Rick,
You and Danny are correct – getting to the edge of the safety envelope (by leaning back like a falling tree) causes a natural hip turn and the eventual ‘whip-sling’ of the club through the ball and into a follow-through.
Greg is correct, too, from my experience in teaching the gravity swing. At address, your weight should start towards the heel (not the toes), and be maintained during the ‘heave’, ‘invisible release and counter fall’.
The lower body will deflect into the counter fall.
It’s pretty cool not to have to use any upper-body ‘muscle power’ and know that you will hit it straight and long, in such a relaxed, easy-on-the-body way.

Rick,
I believe that what comprises the complete action of “counter fall” is the simultaneous leaning back to the
edge of the safety envelope [90 degrees square to 70 degrees forward of the target line] while allowing the arms, shoulders, and club to drop in a gravity activated dead fall on the downswing plane, all of which creates
the rotational equilibrium [dynamic balance] which “slings the ball” with maximum speed and solid contact
down the corridor to the intended target.
I hope that this point of view may help to clarify the subtlety of the “counter fall.”
Sincerely,
John Cy Perry
Gravity Golfer

Love the new website. Anticipating the NEW DRILL

DAVID
IN ONE OF THE VIDEOS DANNY PUT OUT HE SAYS THAT OUR POSTURE HAS TO BE LEANING BACK
ON THE EDGE OF THE SAFETY ENVELOPE ( LIKE THE BARREL DEMONSTATION) IS THAT WHAT YOU MEAN BY COUNTER FALL? GREG NORMAL SAYS THE NUMBER ONE THING HE SEES IN AMATUERS IS THEIR WEIGHT LEANS TO FAR FORWARD IN THEIR POSTURE.

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