Personal Swing Analysis...

Quit Experimenting. Follow the Process. Do the Drills.

DEVELOPING A CONSISTENT, POWERFUL SWING IS AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3....

MESSAGE FROM THE COACH

If you research the consistently best ball strikers in the world, you will find that they all have 3 things in common; consistent tempo, smooth transition, proper impact

This is something that all golfers can develop, golfers overlook these two important aspects and experiment with swing methods and positions.

PGA Tour players do NOT have perfect swings. We have added in a few key swing positions that all great players have. You do not have to create the positions perfectly, you just have to error on the "side you can play from". If you error on the correct side, you will play much more consistent golf.

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Welcome +

This is where all of your lesson videos and notes will be stored. Mobile friendly app included so you can take it to the course with you!

1. Create username with your email address
2. Create password
3. Add coach to your profile, click "add member" to your training space
4. Click "add coach", insert email jjwoodgolf@gmail.com. I can then access your videos

Fixing Your Swing +

No Time? No Problem!

"I DON'T HAVE TIME" worst excuse I hear every day. The best part of the swing analysis, is the practice secret on how to improve faster, without going to the golf course in 10 minutes per day!

After you receive your swing analysis back through edufii, PLEASE, PLEASE work on your changes WITHOUT hitting a golf ball.

FACTS

  1. The golf swing is muscle memory
  2. It is going to be uncomfortable
  3. You make changes, ONLY when you perform slow rehearsal swings
  4. You can buy the heavy club to change your muscle memory faster buy purchasing the heavy club.

Changing Swing Technique (positions) the best way to make changes quickly is to make slow rehearsal swings without hitting a golf ball. The heavy club drill listed above is the secret drill to making permanent changes in as little time as one week! Do this every day from the home or office when you need a break from work or bored. The heaviness of the club changes your muscle memory much faster. 3 sets of 10 every day and you will change in one week!

Developing Feel for NEW Swing when hitting a golf ball indoors or at the range you need to make your focus on routine and feel, not mechanics! In the video below you can see how I rehearse the feel for the swing change I am trying to make. I do this in my pre shot routine before hitting each golf ball! You have to exaggerate the new feel, yes it is uncomfortable but any change is uncomfortable! Keep doing it until it is automatic. Trust your coaches guidance!


Below I filmed my practice session where I am working on fixing a swing flaw. Please notice and implement to your swing practice the following:
1. I have a stick down for proper alignment and ball position *8 iron slightly forward in stance
2. I break up the swing fixes, thoughts, drills to work on them 1 by 1 *never think about more than one swing thought when hitting a ball!
3. I put it together by going through my routine, focusing on tempo and establishing one swing thought/feel that gives me the best chance to execute.

QUICK READS TO HELP YOU IMPROVE QUICKLY

  1. Understand Your Game
  2. Making Swing Changes
Uploading Swing Videos +

You can take videos from your mobile phone or tablet from your living room or at your home golf course! (Video while hitting a golf ball is recommended, but if time is tight just grab a club and swing!)

Down the Line View

This view is used to find the cause of the direction of your golf shots and the curve

  1. Place phone behind you, directly down the target line
  2. Make sure the phone is in line with your hands, in a straight line in the direction you intend to hit the ball. The camera should be at the same height that your hands are hanging.
  3. You can have some one hold the phone, prop it up on a bag or purchase the craddle here (gadget I'm using in picture to hold phone on alignment stick)
  4. Make sure the camera is set back far enough to get the entire swing (top of swing) in the video

Face On Video

This view is used to see your weight transfer and impact positions

  1. Place camera directly in front of your chest
  2. Make sure it is in line with your sternum (middle of chest)
  3. Camera height should be at the level of your hands as they hang.
  4. Make sure the camera is set back far enough to get the entire swing (top of swing) in the video
Optimizing Your Swing for Lasting Results
Step 1. Develop Proper Impact +

IMPACT
Key Swing Position that Lasts Generations

Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Adam Scott

Solid Contact with Good Impact

Consistent contact with the golf ball is priority #1  Created through proper set up fundamentals and swing sequence positions that we address below. In addition to these basic fundamentals, you need to develop instincts that allow you to hit the ball before the grass each and every time.

You will see these set up positions stressed over and over because it is the key to hitting consistent shots. Get these dialed in, practice in your living room, when you wake up, before you go to bed, and when you are on the driving range!

  1.  Posture - slight knee flex, bend from the hips
  2.  Stance - proper width and balance in the middle of your feet
  3.  Ball position - PW, middle | 7 iron, one ball forward of middle | Driver inside left big toe
  4.  Alignment - use a stick on the ground to have good alignment each time

Impact Drill at Home

Drill 1 Door Frame for Impact

Ingrain Proper Impact Position You cannot change impact going full swing and hitting a golf ball. Learn how to feel and implement the proper impact position by doing this at home drill.


Impact Drill at the Course

Step 2. Pitch Shots

Short, Small Swing Pitch Shots are the best way to spend your time at the golf course to improve your ball striking while also improving your short game around the greens. Never hit longer than a 30 yard (carry) pitch shot, if you are expecting to change your impact.

*Add the impact ball for faster results!

Here is a drill for developing impact at the golf course with pitch shots

  1. Pitch Shots for Power

 

 


Tour Professional Impact Positions

Impact Position Education

 


Set up position at address & impact are different


Pitch Shots, Slow Swings are only way to create perfect impact


Impact Ball, Simple Training Aid to Develop Proper Impact

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Step 2. Develop Consistent Tempo +

Tempo
Glue that Holds the Swing Together

Tempo & Sequence

If you look back to the intro for building a solid golf swing on this page, you will notice that I discuss 3 things -

  1. Impact
  2. Tempo
  3. Key Swing Positions

You can not leave out any of these 3 elements and be consistent. #2, Tempo is the key that creates number #1 and #3. If you are missing step 2 - tempo, which sequences all the key swing positions together in one fluid motion, you will never have have proper impact and never play consistent golf!

Note, this step becomes before the swing positions because I want you to develop a smooth, effortless tempo without any swing thoughts. It will make it much easier - trust me! In step 3, you will add in a few key swing positions then quickly get back to working on the tempo to piece them altogether into one smooth, effortless swing!


How to Work on Tempo

Tempo is the easiest thing in the world to work on! Not only is it the easiest, but it is probably the least practiced and most important aspect of playing consistently well! Do you wonder why PGA Tour players have different looking swings, but all seem to hit the ball well consistently? Because they all have great, consistent tempo!

FIND YOUR TEMPO some players have slow tempo (Ernie Els) others have fast tempo (Kevin Chappell). Regardless if you are a fast paced golfer, or slow paced, just find what you are and repeat it every time! A couple tips on how to find your best tempo.

  1. Are you fast or slow paced naturally? If you walk fast, talk fast, move fast....then you are probably a faster tempo than normal in the golf swing. Go with it!
  2. When trying to find your tempo when swinging, be as relaxed as possible and make effortless swings. This does NOT mean be lazy, just effortless - still accelerating through to a full finish.

I like a few different training tools to work on my tempo. Before the blast motion sensor, we did not have any feedback to show us if we were working on our tempo correctly. Before you use the modern device such as Blast motion sensor, try a couple of these drills first.

  1. Feet together drill cures all
  2. Tempo practice for great transition

Step 3. Develop Key Swing Positions +

Step 1. Set up for success

Control your set up each time you hit a ball. You can control this every day and do it properly!

  1. Stance - proper width and balance in the middle of your feet
  2. Posture - slight knee flex, bend from the hips
  3. Ball position - PW, middle | 7 iron, one ball forward of middle | Driver inside left big toe
  4. Alignment - use a stick on the ground to have good alignment each time

Step 2. Take away

The first move when swinging the club is the take away. Great golfers have different swings, but they all error on the "safe" side of certain positions. For the take way, you want to make sure that the club head never gets inside the hands when the club is hip high, you can over do it and have them outside the hands, but never inside!


Step 3. Transition

After the take away position, the transition is at the top of the back swing. Keep your arms connected to your shoulder turn allowing you to properly load to eliminate any weight transfer issues and generate speed through impact.

  1. Make sure to keep turning your shoulders to the top of the golf swing
  2. Your arms swing up as your shoulders turn, NEVER let your arms/ hands get behind your body during the back swing
  3. At the top of your swing, the "transition" is when you complete the back swing to starting your down swing. Fill like you pause for 2 seconds in order to fully "load" and generate more speed to the ball, it will also allow you to swing the club consistently on the right "swing plane" on the down swing.

Here are a couple drills for transition and turn.

  1. Gabe Trainer 
  2. Turn in Posture

 

 

 

Even the "weird" swingers on tour get the top of the swing correct

 

Bubba Watson

Dustin Johnson

Pre Practice Routine
Practice Planning +

Practice Effectively

Write out a detailed plan each practice session, prior going to the golf course. It sounds tedious and simple (which it is), but it makes a huge difference! Its as simple as pulling out your smart phone and writing it on the notepad!

Benefits of Practice Planning
1. Time management
2. Practice exactly what you need to work on
3. Gather feedback
4. Stay on track with your goals

Follow the 60/40 plan we used with the Ohio State Golf Team

Dynamic Warm Up +

Dynamic Stretching
Hit it Farther, Stay Healthier

Warm Up Like Miguel

Pictured left is Miguel Angel Jimenez, most famously known for his funny warm up routine on the range. Truth is, he is warming up perfectly before he hits balls by activating all of the golf muscles properly.

"Warm up to hit balls. Do NOT hit balls to warm up."

This is a common term used by golf fitness professionals. You need to get your body loose through dynamic stretching, not static stretching

Dynamic - stretches that have continuous movement
Static - Hold the stretch for a certain length of time in one position

Learn more here


Visualize for Success +

Visualize
See it Before You Do It

Pre Round at PGA Championship

Fans asked what music I was listening to as I sat there with my ear phones in, preparing to hit my first tee shot in a major championship. There was no music, I was just copying Jason Day's exercise so I could perform at my best when the stakes were at the highest! You can too, do the next exercise so you can try a simple exercise that will change your game.


Visualize Like Jason Day

Yes, I worked with Jason Day's Performance coach for 4 years and he still mentors me to this day.

Its not rocket science, click this link to access a typical performance exercise to improve your visualization and relaxation skills.


Important Tips From the Coach

  • 1

    Solid Impact

  • 2

    Tempo - Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

  • 3

    The Key Swing Elements

How you set up to the ball dictates your swing positions and impact. Do it correctly every time!

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IRON SHOT IMPACT remember, proper impact is when your club heads the back of the ball, then down through the ground (with iron shots). I like to error with thin shots (the club hitting back of the ball a little high) opposed to “chunking” it (catching any dirt or grass before the ball). The smallest amount of dirt/grass between the club face and the ball will lead to inaccurate spin and distance control.

VISUALIZE these impact positions for irons, it will help you execute the proper impact at the course!

Pro Impact vs. Amateur Impact

DOWN THE LINE IMPACT IMAGES

REMEMBER SET UP influences your impact position but it is not the same setting up at it is coming down at impact. The key swing positions we discussed create the proper impact naturally!

DRIVER IMPACT, ATTACK ANGLE remember the golf swing positions are the same for all clubs. The impact position (attack angle) is the difference between iron shots and driver.

Driver hit up because its on a tee
Iron hit down ball first, then ground

DRIVER vs. IRON IMPACT

 

Adam Scott Driver, Iron

 

Remember, always incorporate smooth-fluid tempo into all swings. You may get distracted when working on technical positions in your swing, but try to implement a smooth, repeatable tempo each swing. End every practice with your pre shot routine and ONLY ONE swing thought of one key swing position and tempo. Thats it!


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Develop speed and power.
Yes, you can hit it farther too!

Step 2

After building a solid foundation, we will implement specific exercises and drills for your swing speed to improve in just a couple days….and yes these can be done at home as well!

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