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Golf Tips - Moe Norman Swing Fundamentals
For many years one of the smashes that have been attributed to the single plane swing has been the myth about the loss of distance if you follow the basic single plane mechanics. I am not sure why, except that I think many people find it hard to accept that a swing not requiring the golfer to screw himself into the ground in the back-swing can produce a powerful hit to the ball that sends it equivalent distances. I can personally attest to the dissonance other golfers have when seeing the single plane swing in action. In their minds, to hit it far you must wind up like a cork screw and then fire the coiled up muscles as if they were on the firing end of a platinum spark plug. Ryan is dedicated to the sport of long drive and works very hard at his swing coupled with an emphasis on fitness, strength, flexibility and focus.
Then the goal is to get the club shaft back onto the same plane line that was created at setup once you reach impact. I will show you some images from a video of Moe Norman doing this. Moe has a pretty unusual looking swing though. There is a measurement you can use to help determine if a golfer has a one plane or two plane swing. And that leads nicely into my next point, which may explain why they needed to do that…. Jim Furyk and his two plane golf swing. Because at the half way point in the backswing and downswing, a person can have what looks like a one plane swing and yet be a two plane golf swing.
From “Moe and Me” by Todd Graves. “I did it my way.” – Moe Norman. I am still learning from Moe. Every time I watch his golf swing on the hours of footage I.
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The legendary golf teacher Harvey Penick believed that the grip is the only thing more important than ball position, yet many players have no idea of how to position a ball consistently in their setup. There are two aspects of ball placement to consider: One is how far you stand from the ball at address, and the other is how far forward or back in your stance you place the ball for various shots. Moe stood so far away from the ball that his arms, wrists and club shaft formed a straight line from shoulder to club head. Jim Furyk represents the other extreme--he stands so close to the ball that his hands nearly brush his thighs as he swings. With most clubs, players tend to swing best when they let their arms hang straight down from their shoulders and move their hands 3 to 6 inches farther from their bodies.