The Most Important Aspect of a Golf Swing


My name is Eric Rhodes of – your Bolingbrook area golf instructions and review resource, and my buddy Don here wanted me to let him use this post  to help explain to you all one of the most important aspects of a proper Golf swing.  Let’s do just that right now then.

Do you attack your shorter approach irons pretty much straight, but then maybe  fade/slice your your 3-5 iron and Driver? Then again maybe you fade or slice all your clubs.

Do you attempt as well as square your club face, only to discover that your round fades/slices much more.

For the last 8 weeks, I have actually enhanced my handicap almost 10 strokes. I have actually gone from shooting a ‘career’ best 91, to an 82. The very best part however, has actually not been the few rounds in the 80’s, but regular rounds in the 80’s. Since I’ve made this change, I never ever struck too wide, thin, or off to the side. All my shots are regularly solid contact, and also I understand the best ways to strike the sphere just the way I desire it.

There is a lot focus on swing plane, bent on in, and never ever a true understanding of exactly how to fix that particular slice. I believe that this suggestion will certainly help heal your darn dreaded slice, without having to invent all these swing thoughts/planes/etc.


We can say this is a best handed golfer, his feet are set inside of swing arc, and along the swing arc are 3 scenarios. Round A, B, & C.

Let’s initially pretend this is a robotic swing arm, without any hip action whatsoever. Let’s act this robot swing arm functions like a pendulum turning perfectly along the swing arc. Also, the club face is constantly SQAURE TO THE SWING ARC (not the sphere or target).

Results of striking Round A: Because there is no hip action in this robotic, as well as we understand the arc of this best robotic, which the club face will certainly be square to the swing arc, the result here will certainly be a. … draw. Take a look our Ball A, the angle delegated to the left of the target (where the robots ‘feet’ are aiming) is 20o. Or outside-to-in of the target. This will be a 20o pull entrusted no side spin, as our robot is ideal.

Outcomes of attacking Round B: At the point in the arc when the robot arm swings and also hits Sphere B, the angle of the arc is straight right on the button, and also the club face is square to the swing arc. For that reason, the result here will be … dead straight.

Results of hitting Sphere C: At the point in the arc when the robotic arms swings and attacks Sphere C, the angle of the arc is directing right of the target. Let’s claim it’s 20o right. And inside-to-out swing. The outcomes of this will certainly be … a push 20o to the right without any side spin as our best robot had a square face to the swing arc.


Now, these are typically the round placements utilized among lots of golfers.

As you start to enhance the length of the club, you begin to put the round further ahead in the stance. The further forward the sphere is in the position … the more detailed we have a connection to Sphere A in the first layout.

Take the driver as an example. This is typically played off the instep of the golf players front foot.

If you remained centered at influence, with 50/50 weight circulation on each leg … think just what you are getting?

By the time you fall in line with the sphere, your swing course has actually started down an out to in swing path.  If you have a square club about the swing arc, you are more than likely going to hit a pull. If you posess a square  club face to the target line, you are opening the face relative to the swing course, as well as this is visiting begin the sphere to the right of the swing path along the club face, and also placed a slice side spin on the ball. If you shut the face about the swing course, you are going to hit a pull hook.

So, exactly what does this teach us?

It shows us that if the ball is up in our stance, as well as we maintain our weight focused in our position we can hit a pull hook, draw, or even a slice.

If we had the round waaay back in our stance, and also kept our weight centered in our stance … we might just hit a press, push piece, or hook.

What is this going to fix??

The option is to play about with obtaining your weight onward at influence. I have actually published this video several times. All I care around is 1:03 -1:05. It matters not if you wish to go 80b/20f on the back swing, or remain fixated the back swing … what concerns is that you get your weight forward 20b+/ 80f+ AT INFLUENCE. [b and f stand for back as well as front leg here]


From just what we just went over over, let’s look at a couple of instances.

If you tee the ball up for your full drive on the instep of your front foot, as well as keep your weight centered at impact what is going to take place. Your swing arc NEEDS TO be heading out to in at the time of connection. You aren’t some wonderful pendulum that defies the laws of physics and also can attack it any sort of other method. A pendulum operates ONE FACTOR. For the golf swing, this is your shoulders. This is your weight distribution at influence!

If you tee up the round on the instep of your front foot, and also drive your weight ahead to begin the down swing, getting your weight forward at impact and also centered over the ball in this case … you are going to attack it straight (thinking your club face is square to the course).

With my grip on mid to approach irons, I can currently strike a straight shot or a draw every time. Yell it out on my backswing, as well as I will certainly produce the results everytime now.

Let’s say I have a 6 iron, and the round is placed merely slightly in advance of the base of my stance. I my routine back swing. At the top, I choose I want to strike straight. Because the round is a little ahead of the center of my stance, I don’t desire 50b/50f, however moreso like 40-45b/ 55-60f. Focused over the sphere, and also it’s going straight (thinking as soon as again the club face is square).

On the various other hand, if I wish to strike a draw … I’m visiting slide my hips forward even additionally on the downswing … obtaining them ahead of the sphere. This will trigger me to strike the round at the point in my arc that is in-to-out. Thinking my club face is slightly closed to the swing course, I’m visiting hit a draw.

Miconception # 1: I think a great deal of lots of people believe that when the club head reaches their back foot on the downswing, the club face is open some wild level, when it reaches the front foot, it’s closed some wild degree … as well as the swing considers this incredibly excellent spider-man like timing to obtain the clubface flawlessly square. WRONG! Open to THE TARGET on the back foot? Yes. Closed to THE TARGET on the forward foot? Yes. Yet what actually matters is where is the club face is in relationship to the swing course. I would certainly wager 95 % of you golf enthusiasts around have it nicely made even to the course near the bottom of your swings, back foot, ball, as well as front foot. Get your weight correct at effect, as well as you visiting attack in-square-in golf shots that go right at your target. Get that weight ahead in the position in regard to the sphere placement and also you’ll strike the draw. Keep the weight back in the position in regard to the sphere as well as you’ll strike the fade.

Misconception # 2: I require to repair my swing course.  Obtain your weight forward appropriately at influence, and this will get your attacking the ball at the proper factor in your swing path. AFTER THAT … fix any sort of over the top action you might have. I do not get the factor of why my coach many weeks ago aimed to repair my course first, when my weight distribution at influence wasn’t correct. If you have the sphere ahead of your weight distribution at influence, as well as you have the PERFECT swing path … you are going to attack a slice. Consider Round A from the first diagram over with our best swinging robot. Below comes the broken record: Obtain your weight circulation correct at impact, then you could work on any sort of perceived/real swing path troubles you have.

Take a look at the substantial hip slide that starts the drop-off. Without that hip slide (or as Ben Hogan placed it in his Five Principles publication … the step that starts the down swing needs to really feel like bumping an auto door shut with your forward hip) you could not obtain the weight forward at influence.

In closing, obtain that weight ahead on the drop-off, start having fun with it, as well as enjoy incredible things happen.


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I have never seen nor do I think I will ever see a shot like this again. It’s almost like Leif decided he was going to play pool and golf all at the same damn time.

My hat is off to you, Leif.

And not only was this shot legal? But it he won a damn BMW from this win.


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How Important is it to develop your wrists and hands in the full swing? Part 1.

There are some obvious aspects that most golf types understand that are crucial to their golf swing.

You have to get a good grip of the club with both hands.

You have to stand parallel to the aim line.

Now other than a few of the more obvious aspects, ,most golfers don’t often get where to go from this point on. They will hit a clear slice and then say something like “my face had to be open” or “I just didn’t turn my damn hips” or some other such nonsense that doesn’t really get into the real cause of what happened or the why. They will work on their wrists and more than likely even the club release, as well as turning over their hands, not to mention several other things that Don is going to show you are similar to learning how to dunk even though you can’t touch that darn rim. You can’t teach  a beginner golfer any of those shi-shi wrist action techniques when they aren’t eve facing away the target or properly holding the club .But enough of that, let’s dip into the first part of the lesson.



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These definition are incredibly simple, and yet they aren’t. Anyone, with one quick read through can pick these up and yet… nobody ever seems to talk about them. Someone may be having an issue with a slice (let’s say N in the definitions list), and someone responds with ‘that means your club face is open’. That is so ambiguous and likely the reason for so much of the confusion in the golf teaching industry. There is a need to be clear and concise. The golfer with the slicing problem will think, “hmmm, yeah, my face is facing away from the target”. So they square it up perfectly to the target and realize it’s still slicing (K – a straight slice). Then the golfer thinks ‘WTH, I squared the club face up” so they overdo it, and begin to close the face. Now they have issue L, a huge pull slice slice. They went from a push slice, to a straight slice, to a pull slice (which 90% of weekend golfers have probably gone through). All because of an ambiguous tip that can be left up for interpretation. Unfortunately debates rage on over the great golf instruction of the world like Ben Hogan 5 Lessons because of it. I will aim to be as clear and concise as possible here to eliminate any ambiguity.

The club face angle at impact is responsible for the ball’s initial direction.

The club face angle RELATIVE TO THE SWING PATH is responsible for any spin put on the ball (slicing the ball, hooking the ball, straight, etc).

This is crucial. If you do not understand this, you cannot ever understand how to fix your own golf swing.

Check out this awesome video that will show you in slow motion that more than anything else, face angle at the point of impact is the main reason behind initial direction and not necessarily the path.

Next Time we are going to cover the Hip Swing.