The downswing takes the golfer onto the 4:30 path to impact. Get this part of the swing in order and golf becomes a simpler game
Every golfer is after more power. Here is an ideal release of the club pertaining to drill one (4:30 path) that assists in lining the club up to the body's power source for control and a stronger release into and beyond impact.
The 430 entry path has long been exhibited and proven by most of the very best golfers in history. It's from the golfer's perspective and visually we need to see that moment in time to help produce solid strikes and more consistent start lines and controlled curvature of the ball.
Rotation is a big catch phrase in golf. But does the body really work rotary or does it do something else?
Loading the club in transition without unnecessary force is a trademark of the good player. They understand it is a load and not an excessive pull down in an attempt to create an angle.
When working on swing drills it is important to understand that slow motion drills often need to be exaggerated. The reason? Because force and motion will significantly alter the appearance of what you are trying to establish in the swing.
What starts the downswing? The hips- The left heel- the hands...Is it a fall down- or a pull down...Where does the right elbow go...Lots of questions but one simple answer will help you synch your downswing up for a better approach.
The 430 entry path is drill one for a reason- as it teaches the golfer how to release correctly. Watch this student lesson video where we can see exactly how the 430 release does more than just unwind the club onto impact.
Optical illusions are rampant in the golf swing. How the golfers views things from his vantage point differ from how someone from the outside looking in would view the swing.
One of the tricks of the very best ballstrikers was to enter 430 approach with what seemed like an alarmingly open clubface and then also exit on the through swing with the clubface still open. It's kind of a magic trick that I introduce to students with the drill 1 and drill 3 combination. Watch as I show the cone drill to explain.