Posts Tagged ‘champion’

How Does the Correct Downswing and Follow-Through Feel Like?

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

There’s nothing better than knowing exactly how to “feel” the downswing or the follow-through.  Most golfers end up manipulating the crap out of their downswing and follow-through (even myself at times) that they have no chance of hitting the golf ball squarely on the center of the clubface.

So, how does the correct downswing and follow-through feel like?

There should be absolutely no manipulations of your hands, shoulders, stomach, thighs, and legs.

You should feel like there’s a central core that moves everything.  Think of it this way, imagine your hand holds 5 yoyos and at the top of your backswing, each of the yoyos represent your hands, shoulders, stomach, thighs, and legs.   Now, since the 5 yoyos are attached to a string, how will you move your body so that you can swing the 5 yoyos through while keeping the string taut?

The only way you can do that is by swinging with your body or having a “feel” that there’s a central core (somewhere inside your chest like the middle of your chest) swinging the 5 yoyos.

In other words, in a correct downswing, there’s absolutely no “tension” if any of your body parts that are controlled by your central core.

There’s a lot of golf teachings out there that teach you to swing “inside-out”.  Now, this isn’t something you can do by manipulating your body, it’s only result of going through the correct golfing motions.

*Note – Swinging inside-out has more to do with the rhythm of your swing than mechanics.  I will have more on this later.

So, stop trying to much when you are following through, and let your hands, shoulders, stomach, thighs, and legs turn naturally through the shot.

One swing thought I use often to let this natural process happen is to simply think of transferring my body weight to my left foot (while keeping everything else passive). What this does is get me in the correct downswing motion with the lower body while preventing manipulation of my upper body.

I know, sometimes the golf swing is a lot simpler than you think, just think “transfer weight and turn your whole body onto your left foot” and let everything else follow.   This also means you can/should “feel” that your hands are light while doing so. Keeping your hands light will keep your shoulders, stomach, thighs, and legs light and prevent them from manipulating your downswing and follow-through.

Well, if you get confused, just remember my last paragraph I’ve outlined in bold and make sure you try it next time you are on the range or the golf course.

Watch Masters 2009 Live on the Internet!

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Looks like Masters 2009 is already on its way, you can watch the holes 15th and 16th live on the internet over at Masters.org.  This is probably the tournament of the year and also my favorite one to watch so let’s see who’s gonna finish up on top.

You can also follow me live twittering on my twitter probably around when Tiger tees off.

My favorites this week: Greg Norman, Tiger Woods, Fred Couples, and Nick Watney.  (I know, call me old-school but I want the old guys to win, they deserve one before they retire to Champion’s Tour. :) )

Tiger will be teeing off 1:52PM Eastern Standard Time.

There’s two leaderboards you can follow, MajorChampionships.com, and Masters.org.

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Winner of Northen Trust Open 2009 Is….

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Phil Mickelson wins the Northern Trust Open 2009!

Congrats and although my prediction was off, Fred Couples did come real close to winning, only if he had hit a good iron shot on the last hole.

It was an exciting finish to say the least though as Phil birdied the 2 of the last 3 holes to come back, after making bunch of bogies and no birdies until that point.

Fred Couples, on the other hand, gave a good run at age of 49 and a half, about to head to the Champion’s Tour.

Steve Stricker, who finished couple holes early, came up short by bogeying the last hole, he could have easily won this tournament.

Anyways, no more golf until next weekend.  I am gonna go hit balls in the rain now. :)

Make sure to check out my swing analysis of Phil Mickelson’s swing and Fred Couple driver’s swing here.

2008 PGA Championship – Tiger’s Ingredients to Success

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Even though Tiger Woods may not be playing in the PGA Championships this year due to his knee injury, he is clearly showing everyone the secret to winning a PGA Championship.

It’s so obvious that we cannot see it but the black nike hat and the red nike shirt are both part of Tiger believe in religiously.

For this year’s champion, let’s hope it’s someone who has been winning consistently so far as I have highhopes for some tour pros.

Here’s all the important internet links you will need this weekend starting tomorrow for the 2008 PGA Championship coverage:

2008 PGA Championship Scoreboard

2008 PGA Championship Official Site

Tickets to 2008 PGA Championship

2008 PGA Championship Course Overview

2008 PGA Championship Mobile Alert

News from 2008 PGA Championships

2007 PGA Championship

2006 PGA Championship

Sergio Garcia Wins the 2008 Players Championship!

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Sergio Garcia Wins the 2008 Players Championship!

Just in, Sergio Garcia wins the 2008 Players Championship.  Remember my 2 predictions? Well, maybe I got lucky or not but it’s easy to tell that a veteran will always win over an event like this.

Paul Goydos is a veteran too but Sergio Garcia has definitely proven himself as “one of the elite” players who can dig down at the heat of competition.

Kudos to the Spaniard for another win for your fan! :)

Tomorrow, we will do a swing analysis on the champion Sergio Garcia so make sure to subscribe to the blog! :)

Pro Putters Association

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Pro Putters Association

Wow, I didn’t even know a PPA (Pro Putters Association) existed. Although I don’t really give a f*** about this association, sometimes people need something to do better than playing real golf….

Maybe YOU can be the next PPA Champion! lol…

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