Reciprocal Golf Problog by Peter Baumann

The Third and Final Swing Pose!

During the previous two days, I posted my first two weight-shifting golf lessons. 96% of all new golfers never learn how to properly shift their weight during the golf swing, and play all their lives with an improper golf swing as the result!

We have all seen tour pros pose at the end of their swings. After watching my first two weight shift lessons, the third and final lesson has to do with your pose at the end of your swing. Look at the photo.

All of my weight is on my left leg, right toe in the ground for balance, with no weight on the toe. My belly button is facing the target, as is my face. The left leg is straight, with all of my weight on the left leg. My left arm is bent at a right angle, and my left arm from the shoulder to the elbow is parallel to the ground, and the club is right behind the small of my neck, and parallel to the ground.

Memorize the following sentence: "If your pose looks just like the photo at the end of your swing, you have swung 99% correctly!" Otherwise, your pose will not look like this. You cannot reach this pose without swinging 99% correctly.

Whether you are a beginning golfer, or have been playing for years, and you want to be a good, consistent golfer the rest of your life, follow my three weight-shift lessons at this site. One of the major mistakes amateur golfers make is a reverse-weight-shift!

Do not take a shortcut and pick up a club too soon. Have your golfing buddy watch your swing, and let you know if and when your weight is incorrect. Do the same for your golfing buddy, and together you will both enjoy a consistent golf swing for the rest of your life!

Today is the first round of the Quail Hollow Championship. Watch the tournament on TV today if you have the time, and watch the pose after each swing that you watch. Ask yourself if the pose looks good and proper, and then look at the result of that shot. After a while you will be able to see a swing, and the pose at the finish, and then you will know how a shot ends up depending upon the pose at the end of the swing. WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF THE GOLF SWING! WELCOME TO GOLF HEAVEN! DO YOU NOW FEEL EMPOWERED?

You may NEVER watch a golf tournament the same way again! Imagine, you are sitting in your house watching a PGA event with your brother. A tour player hits his drive, and you comment to your brother as you walk to the kitchen that the drive is going left, into the rough; and that's where the next camera shot shows the ball going, left into the rough! Your brother exclaims, "How did you know that?"

You answer, "Because of his pose at the end of the swing."

Watch as many swings as you can, study the pose at the finish, and then compare that pose to the result of the shot. After a while you will become an expert, and will be able to match every pose to the correct result!

You are now on your way to having THE POWER, HAVING THE FORCE! (Remember Star Wars?)
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Second of Three Weight-shift Lessons!




Yesterday's golf swing lesson covered the importance of your proper weight shift. Your "Muscle Memory" practice should precede any swinging of a club! Before you go to today's continuing lesson, practice once again what you did yesterday. Over 96% of all new golfers never shift their weight properly from the start, and never shift properly all of their golfing life! Their weight is more on their left foot when shifting right (Wrong!) during the backswing, and then leave their weight on their right foot (Wrong!) when shifting to the left as they hit the ball. They play golf WRONG all their life, and wonder why they can't play.

So, go through the first weight-shift (yesterday's) lesson before proceeding with today's lesson.

Now, in Step Two of that weight shift practice lesson you may pick up a 5-iron, and go through the weight shift motions all over again.

In the first picture, you are at address, with your weight evenly distributed on the inside of both feet.

On the back swing, picture 2, put 60% of your weight on the inside of the right foot, and 40% on the inside of the left foot. The club should be moving toward the small of your neck, so it is on plane.

In picture 3, your weight is moving to the left, and the club is on plane to finish at the small of your neck, just as in the backswing!

In picture 4, all of your weight is on the left foot, with your right toe in the ground just for balance, your belly button is at the target.

As in the first lesson, without a club in your hand, everything stresses the weight shift. If you have any weight remaining on your right foot after the swing, you are not shifting properly. Your weight shift is all-important!

Have your playing partner check your position at the finish. Your left leg is straight, with all of your weight on it, right toe in the ground helping you balance, belly button pointed at the target, chest at the target, left arm from shoulder to elbow horizontal, and parallel to the ground, as is the shaft of your club.

You cannot reach this correct finish position without doing 99% of the swing correctly!
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Spring Is The Time to Brush Up on Golf Swing Basics



With Spring weather arriving, I'd like to remind all golfers to get back to basics with your golf swing, so you may jump ahead of the competition before the summer weather arrives.

Golf lessons do not have to be as complicated as many instructors make them sound. If you will practice my three simple "muscle memory" swing tips, I guarantee you will become a much better golfer, and you will enjoy the game more than ever.

What are my credentials for giving golf lessons? I have played golf for 48 years, have been as low as a "Plus 2" handicap, won our club's Men's Club Championship nine times in twelve years, shot as low as a 65 on a Par-72 championship course, and have taught the golf swing for over 22 years. Best of all, I can give you three basic golf lessons at no cost to you, and save you thousands of dollars in the process. Today's lesson is the first of those three basic lessons.

The secret to a good, consistent golf swing is "weight shift". Most new players want to swing a club immediately, and hit balls, so most instructors let them do just that. In my opinion, you should never pick up a club until you learn the proper weight shift.

MUSCLE MEMORY is the secret in Al Geiberger's training video, Psycho Cybernetics, remember?

LESSON ONE OF THREE:

Place a club across your back, held in place by your elbows. Memorize the three pictures at the top, as you go through each step yourself. Ask your playing partner if you are in the correct position for each of the five steps: (Pictures are for right-handers; left-handers are just the opposite)

(1) Weight equal on the inside of both feet, and starting to sit. (2) Shift right until 60% of weight is on the inside of the right foot, and 40% of weight is on the inside of left foot. (3) Shift and turn to the left until all weight is on the left foot, belly button facing the target, left leg straight, right toe down (FINISH POSITION).

Ask your playing partner if your weight is as depicted in each photo, especially in the finish position. If ANY of your weight is still on your right foot, practice this exercise until you have moved all of your weight to the left! DO NOT PICK UP A CLUB UNTIL THIS IS PERFECT!

Golf lessons do not have to be as complicated as many instructors make them sound. If you will practice my three simple "muscle memory" swing tips, I guarantee you will become a much better golfer, and you will enjoy the game more than ever.
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Proper Putting Techniques

Do yourself a favor, and save yourself some money at the same time! Do not pay for a golf lesson until you practice, and perfect, my previous weight-shift lessons (blogs). Without a proper weight shift, you are wasting your time trying to hit a golf ball!

Now, this blog (lesson) covers putting. In 1972 I was flying into San Francisco, reading the Sports Illustrated magazine on the plane. It had an article about an 81-year-old man who challenged anyone to a putting contest, and he was blind! All he wanted was for his son to line him up toward the hole before he putted.

His secret to winning putting bets was his grip. Look at picture (1) here. Most golfers pick up their putter the same way they pick up any other club, with the shaft in the meat of their palm. That is a mistake. Look at picture (2), where I have the shaft along the lifeline of my right palm, and aiming straight up my forearm. Now put the left hand on the shaft the same way, with the shaft along the lifeline. Notice your wrists are arched upward, with a more upright angle to the putter. Now the putter cannot turn off line if you putt with your arms.

Finally, in picture (3), bend your thumbs so the tip of your thumbs are into the putter, instead of the flat, front (fingerprint) part of your thumb down the shaft. Now your wrists are locked, and you cannot turn the putter offline!

Now stroke every putt back, then forward, the same distance back as forward, with a smooth pendulum stroke.

The only thing better for you to do now is buy one of my PROBE 20/20 putters that I invented in 1992, if you can find one; they are not longer being manufactured. http://www.probegolf.com/
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Golf Lesson Two of Three











The previous golf swing lesson covered the importance of your proper weight shift. Your "Muscle Memory" practice should precede any swinging of a club! Now, in Step Two of that weight shift practice you may pick up a 5-iron, and go through the weight shift motions all over again.

In the first picture, you are at address, with your weight evenly distributed on the inside of both feet.

On the back swing, picture 2, put 60% of your weight on the inside of the right foot, and 40% on the inside of the left foot. The club should be moving toward the small of your neck, so it is on plane.

In picture 3, your weight is moving to the left, and the club is on plane to finish at the small of your neck, just as in the backswing!

In picture 4, all of your weight is on the left foot, with your right tow in the ground just for balance, your belly button is at the target.

As in the first lesson, without a club in your hand, everything stresses the weight shift. If you have any weight remaining on your right foot after the swing, you are not shifting properly. Your weight shift is all-important!
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Golf Swing Not Complicated!

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Golf lessons do not have to be as complicated as many instructors make them sound. If you will practice my three simple "muscle memory" swing tips, I guarantee you will become a much better golfer, and you will enjoy the game more than ever.

The secret to a good, consistent golf swing is "weight shift". Most new players want to swing a club immediately, and hit balls, so most instructors let them do just that. In my opinion, you should never pick up a club until you learn the proper weight shift.

MUSCLE MEMORY is the secret in Al Geiberger's training video, Psycho Cybernetics, remember?

LESSON ONE OF THREE:

Place a club across your back, held in place by your elbows. Memorize the five pictures at the left, as you go through each step yourself. Ask your playing partner if you are in the correct position for each of the five steps: (Pictures are for right-handers; left-handers are just the opposite)

(1 and 2) Weight equal on the inside of both feet, and starting to sit. 3) Shift right until 60% of weight is on the inside of the right foot, and 40% of weight is on the inside of left foot. (4 and 5) Shift and turn to the left until all weight is on the left foot, belly button facing the target, left leg straight, right toe down (FINISH POSITION).

Ask your playing partner if your weight is as depicted in each photo, especially in the finish position. If ANY of your weight is still on your right foot, practice this exercise until you have moved all of your weight to the left! DO NOT PICK UP A CLUB UNTIL THIS IS PERFECT!

Golf lessons do not have to be as complicated as many instructors make them sound. If you will practice my three simple "muscle memory" swing tips, I guarantee you will become a much better golfer, and you will enjoy the game more than ever.

The secret to a good, consistent golf swing is "weight shift". Most new players want to swing a club, and hit balls, so most instructors let them do just that. In my opinion, you should never pick up a club until you learn the proper weight shift.
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