The shot of the round today for me (aside from that 330 bomb I flushed down the centre cut but which stopped dead on the rain-soaked fairway) was the last tee shot, a Driver shot on a 340 hole that dog-legs left around a pond that fronts the green.
Well, after all of the nasty weather and with it having rained for more days in May than not, I got out to play a round of golf today. It was my first 18 hole round of the year (I played a wind-blown 9 holes early in May that made Scottish links golf seem like sunny day of lawn-bowling) on a course I’ve never played before, and I have to say that I was very pleased with my ball striking.
I mentioned in my previous FT – 2 & 3 posting how I didn’t like my Address Position with the Driver with regards to how I had it with my irons on a particular day. I went and looked at a couple of Driver swings from a couple of days later, and found that I had already adjusted to a much better position comparison-wise.
In future postings, I’ll call the Fundamentals Trifecta by its initials of FT. In the original Smash Golf MCS, I covered the components of the FT, detailing the importance of all three of Grip, Ball Position and Address Stance.
I was having a great time today hitting balls on the first really warm and sunny day in over a week. I spent most of my time hitting irons, as I haven’t been able to hit balls off the grass during the last seven days (it’s no fun getting splashed and muddy hitting balls when the ground is soaking with rainwater).
After a week of unrelenting rain, I was able to sneak out today and get a little video of my iron shots before even more rain came down. What a spring.
I had decided a while back not to post videos of other golfers’ swings on this blog, because that’s what I had done with the Smash Golf blog. I think I’ll break my own rule every now and then, because sometimes a picure (or a video clip) is truly worth a thousand words.
Originally Posted on the Smash Golf Blog
Jack Nicklaus has some thoughts about the “modern” golf swing. Briefly, he doesn’t think too highly of it.
One of the things I like to do is to break the swing down into key positions (I do it so you don’t have to), and compare what I see to what I would like to see.