August 29, 2019

My swing philosophies have remained the same for more than 20 years, mostly because they’re based on the accepted principles of physics and my own study of human anatomy. I’ve changed the way I’ve taught them here and there in response to the onslaught of innovative coaching tools, but if you look at the success the players my team has worked with — notably 2007 Masters and 2015 Open Championship winner Zach Johnson — there’s no arguing that they’ve stood the test of time.

My method shines a bright light on how the right arm works in the swing, and much of it borrows from what we see athletes do in other sports and activities. Picture a baseball player smacking a home run, or a fisherman casting a line: the right elbow leads the hands.

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This relationship not only delivers efficient energy, it provides a template for what you need to do well in the rest of your swing and, more importantly, avoid unnecessary compensations. Recreational golfers don’t have the time to hit practice balls eight hours a day, or perhaps the athleticism to do what Tour players do. It doesn’t matter.

Just follow the six simple steps outlined below. A Tour-ready swing is just around the corner.