From: Shivas on

rich wrote:
> How many times have we all been told to "swing easy"..... "don't try to
> kill the ball"..."let the club do the work"...

Reminds me of Arnie's first instruction book where he told the guy that
all you need to know about golf is "Take the club away slow, and hit it
hard" They decided to call the book "Hit it Hard" because "Take it away
slow" sounded too much like a porno.

From: Buford Ressup on
On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 06:16:25 -0700, Fairway wrote:

>
> Larry Bud wrote:
>>
>> The harder I swing with my driver, the straighter and farther it goes.
>> When I try to "swing easy", I end up manipulating the club instead of
>> just swinging it.
>
> OK, here is a question: when you swing harder (and straighter, and
> farther), does this extra strength come from the left side or the right
> side? F

The strength isn't in your arms, and it isn't in your left side or right
side. The "strength" is in the whipping action you get when you unwind
your body through the swing with your arms trailing your body and the club
trailing your arms. Not to sound too Zen-like, but there is no left or
right side. At least there isn't when you think of your swing as an
unwinding rather than a clubbing action.


From: Larry Bud on

Hero wrote:
> Larry - that's prob due to the fact that your 100% is about 70% of
> normal golfers.
>
> I try to believe I swing approx 70-80%.. swinging faster ONLY
> translates into long bombs if you hit the center of the clubface. My
> 75% swing gets me 270+ which is more that fine since I hit very long
> irons. Your drives are the most important part of the game.. learn to
> het the fairways & watch your game improve exponentially. All IMO

How can you possibly measure what 100% or 70% is? 70% of what?

This year I'm at 57% of fairways hit, with 50% GIRs.

From: Larry Bud on

Fairway wrote:
> Larry Bud wrote:
> >
> > The harder I swing with my driver, the straighter and farther it goes.
> > When I try to "swing easy", I end up manipulating the club instead of
> > just swinging it.
>
> OK, here is a question: when you swing harder (and straighter, and
> farther), does this extra strength come from the left side or the right
> side? F

I don't possibly think that much about my swing (unless I'm working on
it at the range), but it's probably me clearing my hips faster on the
downswing. At that point everything else pretty much falls into place.

I have one swing thought: "on the backswing, show my back to the
target". This gets me to turn properly.

From: Fairway on

Buford Ressup wrote:
>
> The strength isn't in your arms, and it isn't in your left side or right
> side. The "strength" is in the whipping action you get when you unwind
> your body through the swing with your arms trailing your body and the club
> trailing your arms.

Too late for today┬┤s round. I tried to increase my distance from the
tee with some extra power from the right side, but all I got was a high
hook and far too short. On of the guys in our group had a movement you
might call a whipping action and he drives the ball easily some 270
yards, without cocking his wrist more than 45 degrees. See what I can
do tomorrow. F