The Basic Steps to Perfect Golf
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Whipping Action. ( Changed - 22/04/2018)


Back swing movement.

As the back swing is performed the right arm rotates and also the wrists gradually becomes fully cocked but you must ensure that the back of the left wrist remain parallel to the left forearm so that the left wrist does not end up in a cupped position, but importantly, the hands must remain in a totally passive condition, but in order to attain the correct position for the most effective whipping action, the right elbow must be held close to the waist line throughout the back swing movement, which forces the forearms to rotate.

 


Down Swing Movement.

As the down swing is performed, the right arm remains in the fully rotated position whilst the right wrist holds the golf club in the fully cocked position and both these positions must be held for as long as possible.

Therefore as the hands approach the original address position the right wrist is still keeping the wrists in the fully cocked position.

However you need to judge the precise moment when to allow the wrists to fully uncock so that thet are fully uncocked by the time the club head strikes the ball.

(The movement of the down swing slows down considerably from the moment you begin to rapidly uncock the wrists, but the movement of the whole body must begin to rapidly increase as soon as the club head strikes the ball, so that the whole body turns to fully face the target area at the same speed that the club head swings through the contact area.)

You must practice the timing of the uncocking of the wrists so that the maximum velocity of the club head is achieved at the point of contact with the ball.


Therefore at the precise moment the club head strikes the ball, the hips are practically facing the target area, the shoulders are parallel to the target line and the hands are back to the originl address position.

From this precise moment the right arm must be forced into the fully straightened position and must continue to be straightened as the whole body quickly turns to fully face the target area.

 

But importantly, you must keep the left arm in a perfectly straight position and ensure that the club head swings to the bottom of the swing arc and your head must remain slightly behind the ball until well after the ball has been struck.

( As long as you set your hands on the golf club in the correct manner, the club head will automatically return to the ball square to the target line, therefore you can delay the release of the club head for a longer period, as long as you keep the left eye behind the ball position.)

 

Therefore the overriding factor is that the head must remain firmly fixed so that the left eye remains slightly behind the ball with "pin point accuracy" and the upper body angles must be retained until well after the ball has been struck.

Failure to keep the head slightly behind the ball until well after the ball has been struck, will undoubtedly result in a sliced shot.


You must experiment with holding the forearms in the fully rotated position and the wrists in the fully cocked position for much longer than you think is possible before allowing the wrists to rapidly uncock, so that the speed of the club head reaches it maximum at the precise moment the club head strikes the ball.

However in order to be successful, you must keep the head in the original address position throughout the flailing action.

To practice this technique, use a short shafted club such as a nine iron until you are familiar with the technique.


The important points that you have to remember is that in order to successfully carry out this movement is as follows:-

1) You must ensure that the elbows are held as close together as is physically possible until well after the ball has been struck.

2) The hands must not go beyond the original address position until the precise moment the club head makes contact with the ball.

3) One of the arms must always be held in the straight condition.

4) The head must remain firmly held in the original address position with a "Pin point accuracy" and in the Fixed Frontal condition for as long as possible after the ball has been struck.

5) The right arm must be held in the fully folded condition for as long as possible.

6) The wrists must be held in the fully cocked position for as long as possible.

7) The upper body angle must be retained as the club head swings through the contact area.

8) The rotational movement of the hips must continue to the very end of the golf swing movement.

 


 

 

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