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February 16

Golf swing story book

Sir Walter

The perfect grip - sketch by Bill Knowles

A look at old films of the famous professionals of earlier times tends to give an impression that their swings were very fast, and that they had quite a sway on the forward part of the swing in particular.

 

Steve Melnyk -a swing with super star qualities

When Steve Melnyk won the united states Amateur-Champion-ship at Oakmont Country Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 1969, it was neither a fluke nor unexpected. Melnyk had been gaining stature, almost minute by minute, as he led the golf team of Florida to victory, time after time, during his last two college years.

Chapter Three Golfbook - Hole 6 - 9

The sixth hole is a neat 392 yard, par 4, where a pile-driver to the pylon in the background fading at the conclusion of its two-hundred and fifty yard carry, will leave you with an easy short iron to the green. But don't be too big, it is out of bounds, ten yards over the back of this green. There are some nasty traps to the right of it, waiting to test your short game skills.

Lesson Number Three - The backswing

In my first 2 lessons I described the grip and address posture, and said that these two things represent 60% of what I teach. I again want to repeat that. Unless you have read and digested the material in my first 2 lessons I strongly recommend that you go back and start from the beginning of this course.

 

Ernest Jones

Swing the club head was the Ernest Jones theme. I quote… " The swing is the action of moving a golf club to create the most perfect motion when striking a ball. There is only one thing you are permitted to use when striking the ball—THE CLUBHEAD."

Golf swing picture book

Rick Massengale

Rick Massengale- who played on both the PGA and champions tour and won events made a sound movement that, because of its individual qualities, would be open to criticism from many swing students. Study and discuss its strengths rather than weaknesses with us.

Sam Snead

Sam Snead- Bernard Cooke was not the only swing expert who proclaimed Snead`s swing as being one of the greatest of all time. Although there is much film of “Slammin` Sammy”” available on the internet, the Irv Schloss recording is one of the best available.

Patty Berg

Patty Berg`s- swing is worth studying as a classic movement that found success over a thirty year period. The qualities that Patty possessed are still those that we look to achieve today. Would Patty have survived on the modern LPGA tour?

Golf swing sketch book

Sam Snead

In his early days Snead was known for tempo and rhythm along with a prodigious length.

Henrik Stenson

Golf sketch analysis by Bill Knowles - stenson

Remaining `connected` throughout the swing is one of the key factors in producing a repeating movement with excellent timing.

Cecil Leitch

Golf sketch analysis by Bill Knowles - Ben Hogan

At a time when the golf swing was considered very unhealthy for ladies to perform, while the suffragette movement women were chaining themselves to rails to be allowed to vote and the Gibson girl was the icon of American sporting females Cecil Leitch fell in love with the game.

Golf swing articles by Bill Knowles

Sandwedge and bunker stories

The title may suggest that this article will be travelling off into a few humorous recollections and memories of the past, but although there is an element of fun in the following text it doesn't forget it is covering what is, for many, a deadly serious subject.

The holy Grale –part 2

Continuing the article from last month provides me a chance to tell you about the relationship I developed with one of the best coaches England has had, and why he never gained the notoriety that some of his better known peers achieved. To give you a couple of examples is probably the finest way of explaining how a man who understood the swing from inside out yet continued to research the movement intensively, wrote two books, was a regular contributor to a number of magazines, still remained fairly unknown in the public domain.

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