For today's daily video, I'm going to share a great swing thought that was sent in from a Surgite. John Borgas had been having some trouble with the concepts of taking the club back into the catcher's mitt. He was worrying so much about where his hands were, the rest of his swing was being affected negatively.
He finally came up with a great swing thought that enabled him to free up his swing and his results improved dramatically. I think it's great whenever followers of the PPGS send in their own unique swing thoughts because many others in the Surge Nation can benefit from it too. So, after watching today's video, share some of your own swing thoughts that have worked for you by commenting below.
I have only been a “Surgite” for about 4 months, but you have truly won me over. Like many of your followers I have some ailments, L/Hip replacement, L/ankle fusion and R/knee problems, but your PPGS has meant that I no longer really have to be too concerned with any of this whilst swinging the club. I do however, use a motorised car on the course. My game is getting back on track after many, many months in the doldrums so I thank you for your expert coaching via the web.
Earlier in my first attempts at getting the PPGS right I found a lot of trouble with “into the catcher’s mitt and up the tree”. Because baseball is not dominant in the land of Oz I found I was watching the club-head going back “into the catcher’s mitt” then lifting. I found this caused me a big problem in that I started to reverse “C” and also had difficulty keeping out of the “Sacred burial ground”, thus I was still slicing and dumping behind the ball. ‘How do I fix this?’ I asked myself. Then I hit on a simple swing thought that may also help some other Surgites who have this problem. I now simply forget all about where the club-head is and concentrate on taking my hands straight back across my toe line. Beautiful!! Suddenly I was much more vertical with no sway and hitting the ball straight and long (well most of the time).
I have gone back through your instructional videos and daily video and although you do not emphasise this method you do make similar comments several times. Surge if you think this can help others please use it. The other positive from this swing thought is that I can now get out of bunkers much more easily so now I just have to perfect the length of the shot.
Keep up the great work.
Remember that you want to have a relatively firm grip with equal pressure in both hands. The club head will go where your hands go, so make sure the club is square when you set up to the ball.
Thanks again to JB for a great swing tip. Keep it vertical!
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