25/06/2012 at 19:33 1 comment

DATE: Thursday, 21st June 2012
VENUE: The Studio at Shirley Park Golf Club
ACTIVITY: Indoor Lesson

(That title will mean something to one of my followers.)

Playing the night before a lesson is a bad idea!

It was so hard tonight. Perhaps I should have suggested the subject of the lesson to be pitching or chipping!

Anyway, had I done so I wouldn’t have had a cool new thing added to my swing: Jon taught me a technique of tucking the right elbow in at the beginning of the downswing to create power. How does it create power? By creating lag of course!


OK, in short: With lag, the club shaft, and therefore the club head, matches the line of the right arm just after hitting the ball instead of just before. This means the head of the club accelerates through the ball reaching maximum speed just after impact instead of before (as opposed to the club head slowing down before the ball is hit, so costing distance).

So, that’s what I need to practice.

It’s hard. I went to practice at Falconwood on the following Sunday afternoon, with younger daughter, and couldn’t make a good swing. Everything went to the right. I will stick at it, but I think I need to increase my flexibility somehow.


Entry filed under: downswing, Driving Range, Falconwood Golf Course, golf teacher, Lag, Lessons, Shirley Park Golf Course.

Just when you think you’ve got it… Optimistic Setback

1 Comment Add your own

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

June 2012
« May   Jul »

Enter your e-mail address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by e-mail.

Join 387 other followers

%d bloggers like this: