The downswing is such a mystery for most golfers because they extend the left arm and left side going back. You cannot get speed in the correct direction if you have excessive arm tension. We have just up-loaded a new video where Gary answers a few questions about arm tension and the down-swing. Enjoy!
Hitting it left feels bad! Really Bad. Much worse than hitting it right. It is the shot that keeps you up at night. What makes it worse is that the harder you try to hit the ball to the right the more the ball goes to the left! Oh the irony… It took a while for Ben Hogan to work it out. Maybe there is hope for us.
Peter Senior started on fire in the final round of the Brookwater Legends Pro-am with birdies at his first three holes. He finished the tournament on 9-under-par, coming from three back to win with a final round 66.
“It’s been more than a year since I have played here,” said Senior.
“I managed to fit in a practice round last week and I couldn’t believe the transformation over the last 12 months, the course is a credit to all involved.”
“I played solid golf out there; I only missed the one green for the day resulting in my only bogey.”
Senior is currently 2nd on the Legends Tour Money List.
His putting has improved so much with his new technique he said the other day he wished he had have gone to the short putter much earlier!
Well done Pete!
Many golfers believe that flexibility issues stop them turning.Trying to lift the left heel in the backswing often causes sliding and lifting of the posture. Not many modern players lift the left heel.To coil properly and maintain the Shape of the body the lower half needs to turn from the correct area. We have just uploaded a new video where Gary talks about the range of motion on the lower-half and how to turn it properly.
The reason most golfers find the swing so hard to fix is because they just don’t want to go back to square one! Ironically it is the easiest place to fix things and without the correct posture and arm angles at set-up it is impossible to take the club-head and shaft back in the right direction.
” We are all guilty of not spending enough time working on our posture and arm angles!” Gary Edwin
Taylor Cooper finished in a tie for 8th in a very strong field at the Ron Crouch Transport Wagga Wagga Pro-Am at Wagga Wagga Country Club. He finished on 4-under-par with Peter O’Malley and James Nitties. Rebecca Artis played for the first time against the Men this week in the same tournament and put in a very solid performance. She finishing in a tie for 27th on 2-under-par. Well played Taylor and Rebecca.
The correct Arm Bias at set-up is crucial in determining the shape of the body and how the arms work during the swing. If your grip looks wrong then your arms are probably wrong! There are a quite a few videos inside the Members Area that go into detail about the correct Arm Bias and how to maintain the angle of both wrists during the swing. Arm Bias is probably the most overlooked concept in the Golf Swing but it has the greatest influence on its initial direction.
Peter Senior fired a bogey-free round of 67 and has returned to the winners list on the Legends Tour at the Moonah Links Legends on the Legends. He finished two shots ahead of Steve Aisbett, Peter Lonard and Peter Fowler.
Peter Lonard won the 2003 Australian Open with some stunning play on the back nine at Moonah Links.
Senior had 13 pars and 5 birdies in blustery conditions. Congratulations Peter!
The swing Matt Kuchar won the Sony Open with in Hawaii was so different to his swing six years ago and is almost unrecognisable from his original action. We have just posted a new video. Gary analyses his swing progression and talks about why he is now one of the most consistent ball strikers on tour. Enjoy!
Many of Gary’s players have talked about ‘voidness’ or being ‘void’ as a major key to maintaining their swings. There are ‘chuckers’ and there are ‘squeezers’, and everyone at some point has tried to and get more lag by pulling the club down. Luckily squeezers are easy to fix! We have just posted a new video. Enjoy!