Why is the Right Sided Swing so effective?
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Maintaining Posture and Shape going back enables the club and arms to swing down without having to make any compensations with the body in transition in the RSS. In this video Gary talks about how to train your posture by setting up correctly and holding your positions.
Hi Gary, I had a cycling accident in February. Problem is I am now unable to fully straighten left arm with about a 20 degree bend, which will be permanent. Bent left arm is usually not a good thing! How I should go about rebuilding my swing around a bent left arm. Regards Mike.
In this video Gary talks about the fundamentals of bunker technique and demonstrates how to simplify the process of judging distance and trajectory. The secret to bunker technique is in the Body Shape at set-up and the movement of the right arm and club-face.
Euan Walters became one of the best in the world from 30-125 metres. In this seminar video he explains how to practice with intent, how to adjust the flight of the ball and your equipment, and why your wedge should be treated like a precision instrument.
The feeling in the golf swing of the speed being created with the head of the club causes major problems for a lot of golfers. In this video Gary explains how Handle Swingers generate speed from the inside-out and achieve superior impact positions.
It is very important to develop a system with your pre-shot routine and hitting that becomes instinctive when you get on the course. In this video Gary talks about doing the work before you hit, so you don’t have to think too much during your swing.
Gary often gets his players to practice in fairway bunkers and off hardpan lies because reinforces the key concepts of the Right Sided Swing. In this video Gary talks about how to play these shots and how they are similar.
You can generate a lot of power with the speed of your arms and the shaft. If you coil around a central axis and have your radius correct you can swing your arms faster and further. In this video Gary talks about how to develop more speed without losing accuracy.
Looking at consecutive film of Hogan’s swing on the tee through the years, it looks to me as if his swing from 1950 on wards looks more Right Sided. I think that he may have had his near fatal car accident in 1949. Wondering what your thoughts are regarding my observation ? Regards Clinton
If your spine angle is correct at set-up and your arms are biased you can just coil around that position. The amount of turn you get is governed by how well you keep you spine angle. In this video Gary explains how to turn correctly in the RSS.
It is very important to get the lead side correct at set-up in the RSS. Getting the left side in a strong position allows you to turn the right side away from it and coil properly. In this video Gary explains the fundamentals of the lead side, relative ball position and how to simplify the set-up.
If you are set-up correctly and your body is coiling you can generate a lot of power with your arm swing. In this video Gary talks about how generate more efficient power with the RSS for senior players.
Drills that ingrain your technique and also simulate tournament pressure can help you become more confident when it matters most. In this video LPGA hall of famer, Jan Stephenson, talks about her pre and post round putting routine. She outlines her essential putting drills.
Hi Gary, You talk a lot about coming around at the ball and how this creates the straight flight your players have. Can you clarify how and when you come around? Sometimes when I try come around at it on the downswing I feel like I have to extend my arms going through or it goes left? Regards Steve
I am new to the RSS and really enjoying all the videos. I have always had trouble manipulating the club in the take-away. I used to take it way inside going back. Can you explain how you initiate the take-away correctly without changing your wrist angles? Thx Geoff
Getting solid contact before you play is important. In this video Gary explains what he does with his players on the range before a tournament round. Making things simple will help you take your swing from the range to the course.
You will see a lot of amateurs and even professionals on the tour using devices to simulate the feeling of connection. In this video Gary demonstrates how the body and arms should work in the RSS and talks about the origin of connection problems.
Mastering the set-up and the first two feet of the swing is the key to developing an efficient and repeatable motion. In this video Gary explains how to start correctly, how both elbows work and why you get more power with the RSS.
Starting at impact and working back can make it easier to get the angle of the wrists correct. Here are a couple of exercises you can do with an impact bag to get more shaft speed and ingrain the RSS power source.
Hi Gary, I am really enjoying the RSS. Hitting it loads better already. A lot of players talk about the importance of using the hands in the golf swing. Even some great players like Tiger talk about the hands. You never really talk about them. Can you explain? Thx Greg
The Body Posture and the Arm Structure take care of where the club goes in the Right Sided Swing. If you get into position early and maintain Radius you can focus on the motion and easily add more speed.
Getting control the the club-face starts with proper wrist and arms angles. In this video Gary explains how you can control the club-face with the correct radius and direction of turn.
Gaz and Luke: I have a question about the “turn in the groin.” Is this a byproduct of shape and moving down the hand line that occurs because of them or is it a separate move in and of itself entirely?
With the PGA champion playing a 47″ plus driver to gain more distance, what does a longer shaft do to the feel of the swing (flex, kick point, etc.)? Your swing sequence video using a 3m dowel looks like a good drill to prep for the longer driver. Your thoughts?
Hitting a flighted wedge consistently is almost impossible without good technique. In this Lesson Gary explains the importance of getting accuracy and trajectory first with some practice techniques to ingrain the concept.
Understanding the Left Shoulder Motion and how the left side works is critical if you are going to turn in the right direction. In this video Gary talks about the importance of how it starts and moves going back. This movement will stop you holding on and falling back though impact.
Players usually get in trouble in the transition when they shift or clear the body early. Having the Arms Lead is only possible if your backswing is coiled and you have Shape.Tiger had this Drill mastered and many of Gary’s players still do it to check they are in the correct position going back.
You have to have the concepts to be able to change the physical. In this recent online seminar Gary answers questions about how he changes golf swings and the fundamentals of the Right Sided Swing.
The direction of the shoulders turn in the RSS allows players to get the swing path correct without any independent hand action. In this lesson Gary and Peter Senior talk about their swings patterns and how they feel when they are striking it best.
You can completely rebuild your swing at home with a mirror and a few simple Drills. Learning to bend correctly and learning to push are the key to learning the Right Sided Swing. In this video Gary recommends a guide to rebuilding your swing from the ground up.
Gaz you have said a lot the great players in the early days talked about the Drink Waiter position with the right arm and wrist at the top of the swing. When the waiter is holding the tray, is the right hand (for right handers) directly above the shoulder or off to one side or the other a tad in the RSS? Thx M
Having a stable and square club-face at impact can be difficult to achieve if you are getting your power from catch-up moves. In this video Gary explains how to get more power from Leverage and become more stable under pressure.
The feeling of hitting down only comes because the ball is at the bottom of the Shape. Most golfers get into trouble because they try to cover the ball by hitting down on it. In this video Gary explains how to compress the ball and cover the ball by hitting around at it.
In the Right Sided Swing the left side holds and moves past the wall at impact. You need your top and bottom halves to be in the right order. In this video Gary explains the Bump and shows how to bring the club around and hit into the left side with the Right Side.
Mathew Cort has completely remodelled his swing and has a string of victories this year. In this video Gary talks about the work he and his coach, Luke Ringrose have done. Mathew talks about coiling and shifting laterally, and the correct lower half movement and transition.
Making a swing model is the first step to understanding your swing and how it needs to feel. Once you have a swing model you can take control of your game and start to own your swing. In this video Gary explains how his players all have a model and how you can build a swing model with a phone and a few simple exercises.
Hitting with the Right Side is only possible if you have a strong left side. In this video Gary talks about the order of movement and how maximum speed is generated at impact in the Right Sided Swing.
It is more difficult to cover and trap the ball if your shoulders go under early. Better players can still find impact but most often their bad shots can be traced back to the set-up and the first move. Peter Fowler has been one of Australia’s best golfers for over four decades and is still working hard to become more consistent.
Many Tour Players struggle with over-hinging and getting steep coming down. In the RSS the turn and right arm direction ‘void’ the wrists make it easier to get a shallow the path coming in. Gary works with RSS Champion Jason Pavese, on supporting the shaft at the top of the swing.
Taking the spin off the ball by varying the speed of the shaft can only be done correctly if you have the right radius and you are covering the ball. In this video Gary shows how to hit the ‘Arm Ball’ with the RSS.
Hitting with the Right Side is only possible if you have the first move down correct. In this video Gary talks how the right arm works to create leverage and some advice from legendary Australian Tour Player, Steve Elkington.
Great ball strikers know the feeling of covering the ball and trapping the ball at impact. Finding Impact is much easier when you set-up correctly. Gary talks to European Tour coach Luke Ringrose about some advice he gave at Morocco Champions.
If you have the Shape right going back then the arm action coming down can be direct and more powerful. In the RSS the right arm stays below the left and the left shoulder stays high coming down. It then slots into position and is ready to get out of the way.
In the Right Sided Swing you can slide the low ball both ways without changing your backswing. In this video Gary talks about how to hit the low ball with a controlled swing that has a lot of compression.
Most Tour Players have a couple of stock chip shots. They can usually hit the low shot that runs and the higher shot with spin without making huge changes to their body action. Maintaining radius and the club-face-body relationship creates consistent trajectory and spin.
Understanding the turn and how the right shoulder moves is crucial in the RSS. In this video Gary talks about the correct turn direction and how to avoid stagnation.
Many students struggle to maintain their Shape with the Driver. People tend to move more laterally and increase their Shape coming down in an effort to hit the ball higher and further. In this video Gary talks about the importance of the set-up and keeping the Shape.
If you clear your left side early your shoulders have to counter-balance and become vertical or face to the right. This twisting compresses the disks in between the vertebra. It is the main cause of repetitive lower back injury in better players. In this video Gary explains why most of his players have enjoyed such long careers.
Tour Players tend to have trouble with their path when they try to shape the ball the wrong way.
In this lesson Gary talks about hand path.
In this video Gary talks about the correct arm structure and recommends a couple of Drills to get the hands positioned correctly at set-up.
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