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Getting over-shaped can stop the top and bottom working properly and make it difficult to cover the ball at impact. There are quite a few causes of over-shape during the swing. We have just posted a new Live Lesson. Gary talks about the lower and how it works in The Right Sided Swing and how it really only turns from the groin area.
The UK Instructors Seminar at Lingfield this week was a great opportunity for some of the GEGAS instructors training in the UK to get some hands on time with Gary. The weather held out and Gary worked his magic on just about every attendee. Some amazing swing transformations that we will be posting shortly. Gary and the Right Sided team got to see some of the great work the UK Instructors are doing over here with their students and we would like to thank everybody who attended. Thank you to GEGAS coordinator in the UK, Luke Ringrose, for organizing the event, and the Marriott for their hospitality and providing such a fantastic facility.
We look forward to next year.
The Set-up of Peter Thomson is legendary! Commentators used to talk about his customary low right shoulder but there is much more to learn from the set-up angles and arm bias of this five-time Open Champion. This month in the Members Area Gary looks at the reasons some students shut-off with their shoulders when trying to get into the Shape. We have some video coming that will make putting even easier, a Live Lesson on the Body Release, and more … Enjoy!
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One of the most overlooked principles in the Golf Swing is perhaps the most important! The correct arm bias at set-up is crucial in determining the Shape of the body and how the arms work during the swing. Most people who leak power set-up with their right arm straight and then over-shape or invert their body. Both scenarios stop golfers generating power correctly and hitting with true loft and compression. We have just posted a video of Gary explaining it, nothing new…. that is a Ben Hogan drilling it above!
Getting setup correctly is crucial if you want to turn correctly. If the right side of the body gets blocked it is impossible to turn in the correct direction and maintain your Shape. Most right-side blockers set up with backward hips and toe their right foot in. This month Gary explains how to free up your right-side so it can turn properly. He also answers some questions on arm lift and analyses the amazing wedge game of recent PGA Tour winner, Cameron Smith.
Gary often says “release is for prisoners”! What he means is that you do not need to change your initial wrist angles to “release” the club. This month in the Member Area Gary demonstrates the Toe-up Draw and explains how to shape your ball without extending your arms and flipping your wrists. We also have a new video coming on clearing the right side, a new Live Lesson, and Gary analyzes European Tour Player, Alex Norens‘ swing.
Doing the same thing on the course that you do in practice can be difficult. If you set the angles of your arms and wrists before you walk into the ball it makes it much easier to maintain your Shape on the tee-box. We have just posted some new video where Gary explains how his players walk into the ball and the importance of being in Shape and ready to hit. Gary is with Rod Pampling this week at Troon for the Open Championship. Go Pamps !
Peter Senior fired a bogey free round of six-under-par at the Toshiba Classic at Newport Beach Country Club and is currently in a tie for 5th. He kept his hopes of regaining a full card alive after he Monday qualified for the event. “It has been a bit frustrating because my game is in such good shape at the moment but I haven’t been able to get into events.”
He will need to either win or finish runner-up in the Toshiba Classic if he is to gain entry to next week’s event in Arizona. Irrespective of what happens this week Senior will still have playing privileges next year in his seventh season on the Champions Tour.
Holding your Shape in the downswing can be difficult. Many students have difficulty with the transition because they do not turn in the correct direction going back. We have just uploaded a new Tour Player Lesson that explains the feeling of transition if you have the back-swing correct. We have also uploaded some new Short Game, for anyone who has a loop in their putting stroke this Drill will fix it!
We have just posted some new video in the Members Area! Setting the Club without it rolling or over-hinging is almost impossible without the right Body Shape at set-up. Gary has used the Pre-set drill with a number of his tour players and in a recent lesson with Jan Stephenson. The drill really helps if you are too wide going back (Check out Jan’s old swing in the video post below). Gary looks at her new swing and talks about the origin of the Pre-set Drill, he also explains how to do it correctly.