What is the perfect golf swing

The right golf swing (slow motion)

The search for the secret of the golf swing began after the first swing over 500 years ago when golf was born. Today we know more:

If you have analyzed and changed the swing of tens of thousands of golfers with video technology and computers, patterns emerge. These patterns suggest that most should change their mistakes in a certain order.

My latest golf video 2017: These recordings of my swing in extreme slow motion were made with a camera for 100,000 euros.


However, the order is not: grip, posture, back swing, downswing and downswing. This is what it says in textbooks and it may be right in the first lesson; for a golfer who has been playing for a long time, this new beginning would be wasted time. An effective technique has three main characteristics.

 

1. Face

The face is always straight. This requires a neutral grip and a neutral position of the left wrist.

First secret:
The face must always remain straight.

 

2nd level

The bat is with Golf swing always at the right level. This requires good posture and the right combination of body rotation, wrist angle, forearm rotation and arm swing.

Second secret:
The shaft always remains in the same slope.

 

3. Timing

With the right timing of the swing, the downward movement creates a whip effect that makes the club fast with minimal effort. This requires flexing your wrists during the second third of the downswing.

Third secret:
Slamming on a downswing is the same as with a whip.

 

The acronym SET results from the terms face, plane and timing; "To be all set" means in English: be ready to go.

Incredible offer

I analyze your golf swing over the Internet. You email me recordings of your golf swing and I will tell you what you can practice. However, a good analysis is only possible if your recordings meet the following requirements:

  1. One hit with the ball from the side and one hit from the front should be recorded. Hit real balls (not into a net).
  2. Place the phone (or camera) on a tripod, or at least the cameraman should place the camera on a standing golf bag.
  3. If you have an iPhone 7 plus (ideal for golfers), use the telephoto lens, as I did in the picture below.
  4. The correct height and depth of the phone is the extension of the shaft when the club has passed 90 degrees.
  5. A close-up of the left wrist and the clubface in the uppermost point, filmed from the side, is also helpful.
  6. When shooting from the front, the phone must be perpendicular to the finish line. It is best for the player to have a club in front of their feet for alignment. The image section can be selected so that the club can no longer be seen shortly before the turning point. So rather too close than too far away.
  7. Take a picture of your handle. Do not grasp it particularly correctly, but realistically.
  8. Take the pictures in good weather. If the club head is blurred in the pictures from the front before the impact, it was too dark when the picture was taken.
  9. Only recordings with an iPhone 6, 6s or 7 are really useful, because 240 frames per second are shot here. If you don't have an iPhone yourself, borrow one. It's worth the effort, especially if your swing has no obvious flaws.
  10. Please add detailed descriptions of the flight of the ball: typical failures? Where does the ball start or turn with the sticks, irons, wedges? What part of the club do you usually hit the ball with? Where do the divots point? How far do the balls fly and how high? The more information I get, the better the analysis will be.
  11. To keep the files small, please cut away the pre- and postshot routine. The 2 seconds of swing from the front and the side are sufficient. I can receive 20MB by email, but you don't really need that much.
  12. Email the original files, as YouTube movies make it difficult to switch frames individually.

Here's an example of what it could look like:

 

What does this analysis cost?

The analysis costs 20 euros, but like all my offers comes with an unconditional money-back guarantee. You decide whether to pay or not.

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