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
There is a lot of finger feel going on in the hand of a good shooter of the basketball. Especially the finger tips - where the nerves are more sensitive - meaning they send more information to the brain.
The same for the golf swing. You’re going to use more feel of the hands and less feel of the arms on the shorter golf sticks. If you’re right-handed - your going down to the ball with your arms - but at the same time you’re engaging your right hand to be more active at impact. Pushing with the right-hand while pulling back with the left at impact (don’t exaggerate this action. Watch the video and notice it’s right at the ball that this action accelerates the club head substantially - thus putting more force to the ball while at the same time guiding its direction) - puts out a THWACK! sound at impact. The ball flight is different and you’ll notice you get substantially more distance with less arm effort. Key phrase: LESS ARM EFFORT.
In effect - there is far more coordination and cooperation between the arms and hands in the MONGOOSE GOLF SWING than in the conventional swing. The hockey players who use the MONGOOSE GOLF SWING - adapt to it instantly - because their slap shot is similar to the basic push and pull technique of the ‘GOOSE.’
If you watch the Intro Video over there in the right column - you see me demo what I call a “low hanger” shot technique that can save anyone a lot of strokes. But you’ll also notice where I locate my hands. For right-handers - your left hand is at the top of the grip - your right hand lower on the grip - but clearly separated from your left hand. Again - my hands are FARTHER apart on the shorter clubs and CLOSER together on the longer clubs. Why? I use my lower hand more on the shorter clubs because I use less arm action to accelerate the club head.
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