As anyone who has ever picked up a club will know, golf is one of the toughest sports you can play. Of course, this also makes it one of the most rewarding and explains why so many of us get addicted. There is no hiding however from the fact that to get more from the game, you need to devote time to it in practice. The tips section of the Golf Monthly website is packed full of the best advice in the game. From driving it longer and straighter to developing a deft touch around the greens, we have every aspect of the game covered. We also have a library of video tips from the Golf Monthly Top 25 coaches to bring you the best possible advice. Let our tips section become your guide to better golf this year! The release of the club-head is actually just a 90 degree rotation of the club-head through the bottom of the swing. Most golfers either don't release it at all, or they release it too late, after the ball is gone. Late release of the club-head causes high, short shots, off to the right. If you ever noticed that all of your mid irons go the same distance…you're not releasing the club-head and you're merely pushing the golf ball around the course.
The sacrum move or the tailbone moving away from the target (while retaining lordosis/lateral bend) on the downswing is the biggest rotational move the body can make. Without this important movement, the lower body will not be able to aid in rotation nor will the golfer be able to retain lumbar lordosis. So start by working on this movement first. Sliders especially have their sacrum moving in the opposite direction or toward the target. This causes a stall.
A TGM hitter, by contrast, wants to load the right elbow (PA#1) in the backswing because he primarily powers the swing by releasing PA#1. To optimally load the right elbow, a TGM hitter must not allow the right upper arm to undergo excessive external rotation in the late backswing, because that will cause the hands to move passed the right elbow as the right elbow moves under the hands. A TGM hitter must ensure that his hands are in front of the right elbow at the end of the backswing - the hands must be closer to the ball-target line than the right elbow.
Then after five years of working as a computer engineer, I quit my corporate job in Kansas City and moved out to California to pursue a golf career. Shortly after I arrived, I had the good fortune release in golf swing of having Dan Shauger take me under his wing and introduce me to his friend Mike Austin. At first mention, I didn't know who Austin was but for some reason his name did sound familiar.