With the holidays near and some of you setting up your train sets, let’s compare an electric train traveling on a circular track to the golf swing through several experiments. I personally had a train set that could either be pulled by the engine or pushed by the caboose, and the passenger cars were linked together by metal clasps.
|1||When the engine pulls the train, the links holding the cars together are pulled taut. / When your legs power the body and left side in the golf swing, your body automatically unwinds and your golf swing remains taut and controlled. The feeling is that of effortless power!|
|2||When the caboose pushes the train, the links holding the cars together get jammed together and pile up as in a train wreck. When your right shoulder pushes your golf club into the ball, your swing becomes jammed up as well, resulting in an uneasy, forced swing motion or powerless effort.|
|3||When the engine pulls the train around the curve, the cars have a tendency to lean outward with the last car wanting to whip. When your legs, body, and left side unwind, the golf club has freedom to accelerate and to pull outward with the trailing club head smashing through the ball (automatically).|
|4||If the train hits an obstacle in the track, regardless if it is being pushed by the caboose or pulled by the engine, the cars will pile up in a train wreck. / If you stop your body from unwinding to hit at the golf ball, your golf swing will also result in a train wreck.|
My swing thought through the holidays and forever will be to keep my swing pulled taut by the engine / legs and left side leading the swing, and not pushed together by the caboose or right side in an effort to overpower the swing.
Watch Rick demonstrate this move as he drives the ball 300 yards with just his left arm and hand holding the golf club. This drill proves that anyone can strike the golf ball with effortless power.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Rick Bradshaw Award-Winning PGA Teaching Professional G/M, Director of Instruction Dent/Bradshaw Golf School Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club www.tourexperience.com phone: 813-220-8099