I’ve tried over the years to find better and better ways to describe how to learn and then execute certain features of the MONGOOSE GOLF SWING. This is my latest incarnation regarding the concept of striking the golf ball vs merely hitting it or hitting at it - which is what 90 percent of all the golfers in the world do. Hitting at it - sweeping it as it were - turns a 6 iron into a 9 iron. Not a good thing.
When you strike down on the back of the golf ball - you should have your hands well in front of the club head (not behind as in the above image). Why? You want to hit the ball first with the HEEL of your club. Not the face to the back of the ball - but the HEEL. Why? The idea is to use the ground to compress the golf ball. Right - the compression is ever so slight - but it makes a significant difference in ball flight and control: or accuracy.
I send a detailed PDF about how to learn this to buyers of my TUTORIAL. But the image is of knocking the ball into the ground - while rotating around with your body. This prevents you from gouging the ground as if you were going straight down at the ball with an axe. You’re not going straight down - but that’s the feeling - or should I say there are TWO FEELINGS - one of going straight down - but at the same time knowing that you’re rotating around and up into your finish.
I strike at a point on the ball just above the equator. In my INTRO VIDEO I draw a mark around the ball - X marks the spot. As the heel of the club strikes the ball - the ball starts to move up the face because you’ve compressed it (slightly) against the ground. The mongoose does the same thing when it strikes its prey. It uses the ground to sink its teeth into whatever it is it’s just taken down (see mongoose attacking cobra in INTRO VIDEO).
Another feature of the MONGOOSE GOLF SWING is the removal of the bedeviling thing known as “THE TAKEAWAY.” Working to develop yet another swing - Tiger Woods has hired Steve Foley. He tells Tiger - It’s “not necessary to have lateral movement off the golf ball.” I’ve been teaching this fact for more than 35 years. With the ‘GOOSE’ you just lift the club into position. Once in position - you can just sit there. There is little need for what is called “RHYTHM.” Lift and strike. Lift and strike. By striking down on the golf ball - you immediately start to get more control over each shot.
I highly recommend striking down on every shot. Even tee shots with a driver or 3 metal club. Always strike down on fairway metal shots. They'll go farther with less effort - EVERY TIME!
To ORDER the ‘GOOSE’ tutorial - simply click on the BUY NOW button over in the right column. Get your own 33 minutes of ARRRR! Lots of slow motion - which makes it easier to grasp the basics. Lots of explanations. I repeat things because that’s how we learn best.
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