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Great question! Right now I am using internal focus. I am thinking about my trail leg or lead hip on my backswing and then I think of driving up to stick my finish on the through swing. I have also done a little bit of focus on keeping my head steady during the swing. I found that the head steady focus produced good results doing skytrak skills tests, the problem is that I revert to my arms swing approach fairly quickly. Obviously I am early in the learning process on this and I believe that internal focus is the only way to accomplish something approaching the movement that we are shooting for. Eventually it would be nice to get to a point where I could drill and then make the swing without thinking. Possibly I will be confident enough to make the clear key 32 ball drill work... LOL you just never know!Don M wrote: Herbert, can you cause the correct move to happen by focusing on something bigger picture? Or do you have to focus on the muscles themselves? This goes back to the internal/external focus problem of learning.
Good questions.Don M wrote: Question for David Balbi. (First, welcome!)
We've all seen filmed demonstrations of guys hitting a driver a long way from their knees. Obviously, it's better to engage the lower body, but it begs the question, where are the easiest to fix power leaks in the typical bogey golfer's swing? Are there significant leaks in the upper body action?
I'm very believing of something you have found, that most of us swing faster somewhere in the downswing other than the point of impact. I've heard that many times from people who have studied it or have been coached by those who did. So that's part of why I'm asking about the upper body. It's part of the whole, but are there leaks there that might be easier to fix than those of the lower? Where does the 80/20 principle apply, where do we get the most benefit from the simplest change?
When practicing you focus on the muscles, once you have mastered the motion it becomes a motion pattern that the brain can call on - just like signing your name or tying your shoelaces.Don M wrote: Herbert, can you cause the correct move to happen by focusing on something bigger picture? Or do you have to focus on the muscles themselves? This goes back to the internal/external focus problem of learning.
:) Not stickin' my neck out on that one, so, early extension is like where you renew your subscription before it runs out. :)dbalbi wrote:What do you mean by early extension? Not familiar with this term. Extension of what?ceedeee wrote: Balbi: "...the right glute moves rotationally and the left glute fires down to straighten the left leg and provide stability. "
Sounds like early extension?
Here is an explanation of early extension that seems pretty good to me:dbalbi wrote:
What do you mean by early extension? Not familiar with this term. Extension of what?