Despite the heat and high humidity, the seminar at the newly re-modeled Tanglewood Driving Range was very successful.
Attendees learned about the kinematic sequence of the swing and methods to improve or maintain their golf fitness level. They also learned the value of optimizing swing tempo to achieve better shot consistency. Individual instruction was provided for many of the attendees.
The most common faults that I saw during the swing evaluations related to a few of the basics. For both men and women participants, the right hand grip position was set right of the center of the shaft. One participant unknowingly repeated a "split" grip, where there was a small gap between the right and left hands on the grip (only OK for a few situations). In each case the ball flight was predictably to the right. Another common fault was a collapsed left arm during the swing, often combined with excessive wrist break, making it very difficult for the golfers to get on plane and deliver consistent shots.
In general, we worked mostly on squaring the clubface to the target line at impact (by improving the grip and the position of the club at the top of the backswing, and optimizing the release such that power during the swing is maximized at the position of the ball).
The two tools that we used to help optimize swing consistency were (1) the Swing Speed Radar with Tempo Timer, to acquire actual speed and tempo time measurements, and (2) the SwingRite golf swing training aid, to help the participants learn how to deliver their swing's power through the ball position, (by improving rotation and not holding on to the club with their right hand), and improving their release and follow through.
We thank Jerry Seal, owner of the newly remodeled driving range at Tanglewood, for hosting the seminar. Tanglewood is a premiere golf course in the Southeast Michigan.
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Hit 'em straight!