I recently collected all the data again in 2014/2015 on which body part should receive the National Golf School Sales Award and a trip for two to any island in the world that does not have a golf course.
The winner by a landslide was the right hand! Coming in a close second was the right shoulder and honorable mention was the left side of the brain.
The Winner : Right Hand
|1||The right hand wants to take control of the golf swing right from the start through to the finish.|
|2||He does not care who he bullies around to achieve control.|
|3||Charges have been brought against him for choking the club and squeezing the life out it.|
|4||Murder charges for trying to chop, bludgeon and kill the ball are ever pending.|
|5||Refusal to be a team player and follow the lead of the legs, body and left side, have caused grief for thousands of golfers.|
The results were thousands of golf lessons for teaching professionals and golf schools.
Close Second : Right Shoulder
|1||The right shoulder is an accomplice of the right hand and should be held accountable on all charges the right hand receives.|
|2||The right shoulder is the force behind the right hand and wants to and does obliterate any chance of the golf club being pulled with great velocity down and through the ball.|
|3||The right shoulder is the pushiest of body parts in the golf swing and someone should shut him up. However I would like to personally thank him for his monetary contribution to my golf school lesson volume.|
Honorable Mention : Left Side of the Brain
|1||All right I know the left side of the brain is responsible for us reaching the moon, and our worldly successes but give me a break the golf swing is not that complicated.|
|2||I truly enjoy teaching articulate left brain analysts as I enjoy their knowledge on various issues and right brain lessons are quite a bore, but please refrain from over thinking Mr. Left Side of the Brain and be smart enough to focus on the most important issues and not every detail of the swing all at once.|
|3||Once the left side of the brain filters out the unimportant details and focuses on the main factors involved in swinging a golf club he could cost me lessons.|
What is the responsibility of the right hand and side?
Hogan stated he wished he had 3 right hands through the moment of impact. He said that in part because he was a natural left hander swinging from the right side and felt that he lacked the strength to reactively transmit the power to the club head the way a natural right hander could. In a powerful golf swing the right foot, leg, and hip resist the turn on the backswing loading energy. The downswing is triggered by this resistance and the club is thrown back against the right hand and fingers. As the body continues to turn through the shot and the arms swing down and through the ball the right hand is the last man standing to deliver energy to the club. Unfortunately the right hand does not like to wait until last and hits prematurely at the ball in sooooo many swings.
Rick Bradshaw 2004 / 2006 North Florida Section PGA Teacher of the Year