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    Re: How well do you understand the mechanics of a good golf swing?

    I don't actually know.

    I can see in my minds eye many of the pictures in Hogan's Fundamentals book and can hear his words. As a lot in that book is about the mechanics of the swing and I think understand what he is talking about, does that mean I give myself an 8-10 out of 10 - I don't know.

    But I certainly don't put it into practice that well...
    to infinity and beyond...

    ...well from 10.0 to 9.4 this year would be nice.

    And with just the October medal to go - I've got to 8.3

    Job done

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    Re: How well do you understand the mechanics of a good golf swing?

    To me, it's the actual club path through the ball that's most important. The swing can look like anything, but, if the club passed through the ball position on plane and in the right direction for the shot you are playing, then all should be fine.

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    Re: How well do you understand the mechanics of a good golf swing?

    That works if you're not doing something so fundamentally wrong in your backswing that it prevents you from getting the downswing right.

    I'm putting you into the natural camp DCB!

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    Re: How well do you understand the mechanics of a good golf swing?

    Is agree, the swing can look like anything as long as you have control over

    Path
    Where the face is pointing at impact
    Angle of attack
    Strike location on the clubface


    ...then you won't be too far wrong.
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    Re: How well do you understand the mechanics of a good golf swing?

    Quote Originally Posted by garyinderry View Post
    Is agree, the swing can look like anything as long as you have control over

    Path
    Where the face is pointing at impact
    Angle of attack
    Strike location on the clubface


    ...then you won't be too far wrong.
    Simple as that.....
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    Re: How well do you understand the mechanics of a good golf swing?

    Understanding the mechanics of a golf swing is one thing, being able to put it into practice in that fraction of a second another altogether.
    Forever trying.

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    Re: How well do you understand the mechanics of a good golf swing?

    Quote Originally Posted by bobmac View Post
    The ball flight tells you most things
    And is all that actually matters!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    Apart from the odd drop out of Cat 1 in the last 40 years, I've played to a decent level. I've read countless books and articles and watched tons of YouTube vids. I can recognise a decent swing, and I can tell when I've put a bad swing on a ball and where it'll go as it leaves the club face.

    Can I put a swing fault right? No. The little intricacies that sometimes creep in and frustrate are difficult for me to identify. On the odd occasion I've gone to a good teaching pro they've identified the problem within minutes and, usually, put it right by the end of the lesson.

    Do I understand the mechanics of a good swing? Yes, its not rocket science. Can I put them into practice? Mmm, sometimes.
    This is why Golf is the most frustratingly addictive 'swing stick at ball' game there is!

    I've played quite a few 'ball & stick' games (Hockey, Tennis, Softball, Squash) to pretty high (1st team and even County (equivalent) level), but Golf is the one that instantly shows the tiniest fault in the swing.
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    Re: How well do you understand the mechanics of a good golf swing?

    1 - no idea and no inclination to find out , the whole bores the hell out of me , tee up ball , hit ball , walk after it then hit it again. The less information the better. Far too many technical people who try and learn all about the swing theory wise but their head is so full of swing thoughts they fail to relax to actually hit the ball and enjoy the game

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    Re: How well do you understand the mechanics of a good golf swing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxholer View Post

    This is why Golf is the most frustratingly addictive 'swing stick at ball' game there is!

    I've played quite a few 'ball & stick' games (Hockey, Tennis, Softball, Squash) to pretty high (1st team and even County (equivalent) level), but Golf is the one that instantly shows the tiniest fault in the swing.
    It's certainly one of the hardest sports out there. Imagine trying to explain to someone who'd never seen it before that what you do is put this tiny ball into a small hole situated up to 500 yards away, using some metal sticks. And you've got no teammates to rely upon (usually), it's just you. It can only take you one great shot to get you hooked, and a lifetime of misery afterwards to master! Haha.
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    Re: How well do you understand the mechanics of a good golf swing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canary_Yellow View Post
    Simple as that.....
    I'm afraid that IS it simplified. The rest is just working to control those things.


    The first 3 things could be moved quite drastically quite quickly. Quality of strike is another matter. Needs a lot of work and co-ordination.
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