This is not an accident that I have an unlit cigarette while hitting a golf ball. It’s actually a training tool. You don’t have use a cigarette, you can also use pens, anything that’s about 3-5 inches.
What I’ve found that the cigarette does for me when I swing with it is that:
1. Keeps me in balance. If I try to swing to hard, I will bite the cigarette with my tooth and I won’t be able to smoke it after my practice.
2. Keeps your shoulders relaxed. If your shoulders are tense, you will hit the cigarette with your shoulders on the backswing.
3. Keeps your head up for balance…. balance …. balance is everything in golf and life…
If you think I am wrong, look in the history of golf and look at Ben Hogan. If you find a Ben Hogan’s swing without a cigarette, let me know and I will send you five dollars!
(Could be that because Ben Hogan was a chronic smoker, he’s golf swing HAD to be in BALANCE!?!)