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  • Anyone read "2 steps to a perfect golf swing"

    by Shawn Humphries,

    interesting read,

    step one, immediately cock wrist to form L between club and left forearm.

    step two, take the L to the top of the swing and let the arms drop first.

    Now it goes into much more detail than that, just wondered if anyone does it. Just curious because this swing is just the total opposite of what I try to do.

    I try for a one step takeaway followed by the start of the downswing with the lower body.

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    Re: Anyone read "2 steps to a perfect golf swing"

    Vector

    I seen something similar in a free video in a golf magazine showing David Leadbetter and Charles Howell III.
    He didn't even take a backswing but 'put' the club into the parallell to the ground position and looked to see that the club was 90 degrees to his arm (the 'L'). He then looked at the ball, completed his swing (by simply turning the shoulders) and smashed it 300 yards down the fairway.
    Obviously there was more discussion on the stance, downswing and 'lag' etc., but it was effectively the same as you describe.
    One thing is, however, I think they were showing where the club should be at that point in the swing and breaking it down to show both how simple it is and that the backswing is to simply put the club into that position. Perhaps this is what this book is doing too?
    I think if you concentrate in the 'arms and shoulders' takeaway and also get the club into this position without taking this 'shortcut' will be the solution. I am sure it is possible to get to this position with the immediate wrist cock 'short-cut' but it may be that your body (hips/shoulders) will be out of position. Conversely though, if you can get the turn right and achieve this position, then theres no logical reason why this method shouldn't work either! Confused????

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    • #3
      Re: Anyone read "2 steps to a perfect golf swing"

      Great Book! I was a 13 handicap 10 months ago and now I'm a 7. Hopefully I would be lower except, I got away from 2-steps method a couple of times because I liked to play a fade and this swing method produces a straight ball or a draw. I figured that a fade would be easier to play but, I have found that a fade will turn into an uncontrollable slice in a hurry, especially in the wind. A draw will turn into a hook, but I've found it is easily fixed just by moving the ball forward by one ball width. The cocking of the wrist is mostly for beginners and drills for intermediate to advanced players. Also, I like to practice clipping the ball off tees when play is slow-it really helps me to to stay n the game during a round. And, I did talk with Shawn via email and he told me that the most important thing in the swing is to make sure you are on plane. Remember, keep the butt of the club pointing at the line created from ball to the target!
      Last edited by golferboy; 09-28-2005, 10:31 PM.

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      • #4
        Re: Anyone read "2 steps to a perfect golf swing"

        Yep, read it and use it often in teaching certain types of students who would benefit from the visual methodology the book is about.

        I loved the book. It is very well written, pretty comprehensive and well but together, unlike loads of other golf books available. There are lots of pictures too.

        The methodology makes perfect sense, it is within the main stream of golf swing mechanics and understanding.

        Great book. I'd recommend it it anybody who wants and needs a visual reference to finding a swing "theory" to apply to thier swing.

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        • #5
          Re: Anyone read "2 steps to a perfect golf swing"

          isn't the early cocking of the left wrist the opposite of Greg Willis' right hand drill?

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          • #6
            Re: Anyone read "2 steps to a perfect golf swing"

            No, it is actually exactly the same...up/down.

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            • #7
              Re: Anyone read "2 steps to a perfect golf swing"

              My coach teaches this way too, well not exactly to cock the wrists so soon, but fairly early in the takeaway. He wants me to do that too because I'm creating too wide an arc in my back swing, trying to keep my left hand straight and trying to get as wide an arc as possible thinking it will give me more power.

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              • #8
                Re: Anyone read "2 steps to a perfect golf swing"

                One of the Swedish Solheim cup players does this (petterson maybe?) I remember thinking how weird it looked

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                • #9
                  Re: Anyone read "2 steps to a perfect golf swing"

                  Got the DVD-looks like there's absolutely no arm swinging whatsoever. No mention of weight shifting either, it just happens. Feels wierd but seems to work well, especially with the irons-long and straight. It's a very short swing, however it's too easy to continually fall back to a partial arm swing even though you're supposed to keep the shaft exactly in the centre of your sternum (and at the same distance as at address) and simply swing your shoulders around. Left arm seems to want to cross the chest, which actually shortens the arc radius so that you lose power and distance. Anyone else experienceing this?
                  Funny game-the harder you try the worse you do...Wil

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