Thu, April 18, 2013
I was looking on the golfwrx golf forum today and came upon a player named Adam who was asking experts for help with his shanks. Among my fellow golf professionals and teachers, I am known as Dr Shank. Adam has inspired todays lesson. In the video of Sean I'll attach here, first look at :16 to :18 seconds, :42 to :44 seconds and from 1:13 to 1:15. In these 3 segments you will see proper movement of the forearms through the swing and impact zone. The easy way to see the result of their contributions is by what you will see the forearms effect. Most will see where the hands go, but they are directly impacted by what the forearms are doing. I don't say a word in this video, because seeing is believing! Don't look anywhere else but Sean's swing through the through the impact zone!
For those of you who do not know Sean McCarty, he is our current Iowa PGA Champion. Many current and past PGA Tour players, consider Sean McCarty to be the longest driver of the golf ball ever on the PGA Tour. For those who don't know Sean McCarty and may be reading about him for the first time, check out his PGA Tour Stats, you will be amazed!
As for adamnapes on Golfwrx, please watch my lesson from 04/12/2013 as well, to see my piece on proper and natural hip action. I believe that your over active hips on the way through are a problem, contrary to others wisdom. Please also see that your left hand and left side is leading to hard through impact and therefore your timing doesn't allow you to hit solid and straight shots. Sean McCarty is a great example for you and everyone. He is the opposite of what you are doing through impact zone, therefore Sean is really, really long and straight while you're suffering from the shanks.