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9/2/2014 at 7:37 PM
This a GREAT video clip!. I have tried the one piece all body type of swing and occasionally nail it.....but time and again when doing that forget to swing the club and hit the ball with my hands. This video is giving me permission to have a hands and arms dominated swing and finally to really understand that golf is definitely not a " one swing fits all " game. Thank you Jim I have posted it to "favourites".

Chris from Australia.
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Comment from Peter R
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9/2/2014 at 7:22 PM
I have been looking at this a little lately especially Chris Kirk's swing. I am a little quick and tense more often than fluid and I think this is the style of swing I need to change to to get better consistency and less muscle pain. I enjoy your tips and have and use your training videos.
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9/2/2014 at 7:18 PM
Hi Jim. That looks like it could be good for me to stop the violence in my swing/hit. I cannot stop from cutting across the ball, outside in - could this help with that. John from sydney
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9/2/2014 at 7:10 PM
Hi Jim, Thanks for this informative lesson. I think my swing has developed into this very type of style. When I am on, I am contacting the ball well and have quite repeatable distance through my club set. But even when I am striking the ball solidly, I seem to have very high trajectory with my irons (not though with my fairway metals and driver). This makes the game harder in windy conditions and robs me of some distance and rollout. The question I have is how do you get more forward shaft lean at impact (so I can flight the ball lower and probably farther) with this type of looser swing? Any thoughs on that would be appreciated.
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9/2/2014 at 7:07 PM
Comment Mike B. cheers Jim.i use this swing for my shots 110 meters down mostly producing accurate shots . Good to hear from u reinforcing my thoughts about having two swings
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9/2/2014 at 7:04 PM
Now were talking swing theory. Seems this is a natural swing. I grew up learning to clear hips and that they lead the way for arms and then club/hands. Puts more stress on the hips and now I feel it over the years
But sometimes if I don't clear hips hands turn over creating duck hooks. Seems like this swing isn't powered by lower body and is less consistent because timing of hands must be perfect.
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Comment from Donald M
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9/2/2014 at 6:48 PM
I play this way even though I am very flexible. It seems to me it is simply the best way to play, certainly the most enjoyable way to play. Lack of flexibility originates in tension. There is no such thing as a relaxed inflexible body. The modern swing requires flexibility because it demands tension. And, it seems to me that it is all based on the shaky propositions that a short motion is a more accurate motion and that a body with fewer moving parts would move better. Can you imagine telling a gymnast that they would stick the landing better if only they would not move their head?
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9/2/2014 at 6:24 PM
I like this idea. I wonder; can you have one method for some of your clubs, and maybe another method for other clubs. For instance, I find I score better if I think swing with my driver and 3-wood, body release with my long and mid irons, and back to a swing for my wedges. Is that good, or would I be better served to have 1 type of swing for all my clubs?
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Comment from David P
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9/2/2014 at 6:23 PM
Great observation---if only all teachers would first evaluate the capabilities of students! At age 74 my body cannot do the things it did @ age 25.
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9/2/2014 at 6:30 PM
That's what my ex-wife said about me :)
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Question from Robert W
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9/2/2014 at 6:22 PM
Jim,
would you advise this "swinging" type of swing for those of us who suffer from lower back muscle spasms? I find the more I work on lower body first, the more I am inclined to suffer spasms.
The Pasadena Clubfitter
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9/2/2014 at 6:20 PM
Specially good advise as we get older
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9/2/2014 at 6:00 PM
One of your all time best Jim!! Keeping it simple!!
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9/2/2014 at 5:54 PM
Hi Jim,

Excellent video. The thing that really hit me , was your comments about adjusting to your student. I have spoken to quite a few instructors\teachers (I have a friend to teaches and he introduced me to many of his teacher friends), and they are clueless when it comes to this point. How do you teach with the theory of, my way or the highway. You have to work with your student's ability and natural capabilities. One teacher who was teaching me, continually told me I was doing things wrongs and trying to make corrections based on what he said was the only way to do it. Needless to say, he was history in a short time. When will instructors learn that they need to adapt their teaching to the student's needs. If you don't, a student's only impression is that you only know how to teach one way. And this way could be wrong. Thanks for pointing this out and letting us know (what we already knew) that you are and always have been a top instructor.

Steve
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Comment from Steven S
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9/2/2014 at 5:51 PM
Steve from N.J.- Great video Jim. It makes me feel like I still have a shot at this game. My knees are shot from many years playing hoops. I try to be fundamentally sound, but the body just says no sometimes. Thanks for the shot of confidence.
Steve
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9/2/2014 at 5:51 PM
I would very much like to hear you contrast the body type swing vs the arm type swing on the same 3 min video..i. e. 3 or 4 basic keys of the body type and 3 or 4 basic keys of the arm type.
Also would you say Manuel De Torre is a arm swing type teacher?
J R Hunt
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Comment from David Z
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9/2/2014 at 5:50 PM
Oh do I appreciate that instruction. Lately I have gone to that approach as being over 80 I have fought my swing with very bad result. When I finally quit trying to get my body around first and just let it follow the swing I have had much better result and a lot less mishits. Thanks for clarifying that.
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Comment from Robert C. B
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9/2/2014 at 5:45 PM
Great to see this type of tiip and a teacher of your stature believes it is still viable to us older golfers.
Many thanks,
R.Breuhl
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9/2/2014 at 5:41 PM
Does using the swinging method(arms and hands vs. big muscle swing) create a tendency to sway? I'm more of an arm swinger from playing baseball and I constantly have to watch my sway and cast.
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9/2/2014 at 5:39 PM
This was the way I was taught years ago by Jim Flick. I became fairly well accomplished and sometimes was able to break par on some pretty tough courses. When I came back to playing again I couldn't find an instructor that taught this way. They all have wanted me to learn the "modern swing." I haven't been successful learning this new swing. My body and age won't allow me to swing this way. It's nice to hear you talk of how the swing used to be described back in the 70-'s and 80's.
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9/2/2014 at 5:33 PM
IS THIS METHOD SIMILAR TO HOW TOMASELLO TEACHES THE SWING?