Why is the Right Sided Swing so effective?
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If your swing path is good you only need to make small adjustments when you get on different lies. Most people who are steep struggle with the ball above the feet lie and the downhill lie because they can’t swing with the slope.
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.
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?
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?
I recently found a couple of videos talking about the arm drop and it has been a eureka moment. I am curious to know when the power can be applied and what creates the power e.g. is that power 1.Turn through the ball (turn left) or 2.The arm hit/push or both – if that makes any sense?
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.
People who have steep swings often have the wrong concept of what a full swing is. The club can travel a long way if you have the sweeping motion. In this video Gary talks about why modern swings that look small can create so much power.
Keeping the head down and the face still is disastrous for most golfers. The face has to move. In this video Gary talks turning the face correctly and how this keeps the club-face square to the sternum and stops flipping.
Just about all of the modern players these days are what we call ‘void’. People who over-hinge the club often pull the club down or throw the club out and get steep coming down. In this lesson Gary talks about the importance of being Void and having Shape.
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
How you look at the ball effects and the angle of your head has a huge influence on how you set-up and move your shoulders. In this video Gary talks about eye dominance, eye levels and how to set up correctly.
Hi Gary, Loving the site but I am having trouble with the first move and my swing sequence. My arms always seem to seperate from my body going back. I can’t seem to set the club in the right position. What are the main things I need work on to fix this. Do you have a drill or some exercises that I can do to ingrain the correct sequence. Thx Jarred
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.
If your Top and Bottom are in the right order going back you can Cover and Trap the ball at impact. Players who lose their Shape going back have trouble transferring their Top weight. In this video Gary explains weight transfer and how to finish on the front axis.
Some players who initially get good results with the irons sometimes have trouble translating them to the Driver. This tends to happen when they try to get more speed the wrong way and get out of Shape.
Getting set up correctly is often the hardest thing for people to achieve. Gary often refers to the structure of the Arms and Body at set-up as being like a ‘Catching Position’. In this video he demonstrates an easy way to get set up and a simple drill to get an overall feeling of the Right Sided Swing motion.
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.
Dear Mr. Edwin, What is the difference between the RSS & the Single Plane Swing? It seems that the concepts are very similar outside of the address position (Single Plane) in which the hands are on the same plane as the club at address. Are there parts of the Single Plane philosophy that can be used as a teaching tool to improve my RSS?
The set-up position allows the body to coil around a constant spine angle in the RSS. In this video Gary talks about the position of the head with the Driver and Irons, and how the body and arm angles determine to position of the ball and the movement of the head.
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.
When the top half gets in front of the bottom going back and the right arm gets on top of the left it can never work correctly. In this Live Lesson Gary talks about the difference between turn and coil and gives a simple fix for the tilting swing pattern.
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.
Down Turning is caused by the incorrect angle of the spine and neck at set-up. It locks up the backswing and is one of the main causes of tilting and steep golf swings. Maintaining the space between the head and the chest allow the shoulders to turn around and maintain the initial angle of the spine in 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.
Hi Gary, It was really good to read about your influences in the forum. I would really like to know what models you used early in your teaching and how you came up with the shape and covering the ball concepts. Thanks Patrick
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.
The relationship of the club-face and body is the key to consistency in the Right Sided Swing. To maintain it you need to master the basics.
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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