We just finished the NBA season playoffs. I watched parts of two games - for a reason. I wanted to study the arm and hand coordination and cooperation of good shooters and compare that with the arm and hand coordination and cooperation of professional golfers. Some interesting observations.
Those of you who’ve read this blog for a while know that I preach the necessity of being able to wield every club in your bag - if you want to stand over the ball with a repeatable confidence factor. Of the three or four golf tournaments I watched - I noticed that the breakdown starts on about hole 12 on the back nine. The player in the lead begins to think about winning. He begins counting the money. And suddenly - he hits a drive so far off line it costs him a double bogey - and the tournament. Strange.
I claim we need to get our hands more involved in the golf swing the more tired we become. Why? Feel. Feel goes out the window because of the pressure to win or to get a certain score to qualify for some other event. Feel goes out the window with the conventional grip. Why? The hands are too close together. Which brings me to the purpose of this post.
HOW FAR TO SEPARATE THE HANDS ON EACH CLUB COMES DOWN TO FEEL