"Golf isn't one swing fits all!"
What factors determine the right swing for you? There is a science to it.
This image shows how the body functions ideally you have alternating segments of mobile and stable joints.
When the pattern is disrupted by injury, poor technique, bad posture, diet etc you end up with compensations in your swing.
Inconsistencies and frustration are caused by those compensations that happen when you do things that your body isn't capable of.
Anything can go wrong when you have disruptions and compensations in this pattern.
To get to the bottom of fixing your key misses you need to define them.
The chart on the right illustrates the 13 ball flights.
Pull Hook - Starts left, curves left ending left of target
Pull - Starts left, flies straight ending left of target
Pull Fade - Start left, curves right and ends left of the target
Fade - Starts left, curves right and ends at the target
Pull Slice - Starts left, curves right and ends right of the target
Hook - Starts straight, curves left and ends left of the target
Straight - Starts straight and goes straight and ends at target
Slice - Starts straight, curves right and ends right of the target
Push Hook - Starts right, curves left and ends left of the target
Draw - Starts right, curves left and end at the target
Push Draw - Starts right, curves left and ends right of the target
Push - Starts right, goes straight and ends right of the target
Push Slice - Starts right, curves right and end right of the target
Do you know what your most common shot is?
What causes the ball to curve?
What causes the ball to start where it does?
(Data compiled from millions of golf balls hit on Trackman)
Face angle, impact location, and club path contribute to the golf balls' starting direction.
Face angle =
80% with Driver
75% with irons
Impact location - AKA Gear Effect (bigger influence on drivers and fairway metals)
Heel contact - ball starts left and curves right
Toe contact - ball starts right and curves left
High contact - low spin
Low contact - high spin
20% with Driver
25% with Irons
Spin axis is determined by the D-Plane
The D-Plane is the difference between face angle and club path at contact.
What is gear effect and why is it so important to driving the ball well.
Have you ever hit a shot where the club felt like it twisted in your hand?
This a common indicator of an off center shot. Part of gear effect is the club turning in the opposite direction relative to the golf ball curve.
For example a shot struck off the heel will provide you with the feeling of the club face twisting closed while ball will curve to the right.
Gear effect is less significant in irons than woods.
You'll struggle to improve without a clear understanding of your
Without an understanding of your body, you can't build the swing that will be best for you.
Your swing is a representation of your Fundamental movement skills (FMS). You will struggle to positively affect your swing until you understand them and their role in your game.
If you are attempting a swing change that you don't have FMS to perform. How well do you think that will go?
I'm sure at some point you've tried something in your swing that went horribly. Possibly, even if it was recommended by someone else who had success with the thought or drill.
That's an indicator that you didn't have the necessary FMS to use the drill and find success. It happens to all of us at some point. We get to the point where our body seems to fight what we're working on.
The body swing connection is determined by gaining an understanding of your unique movement capabilities.
Once you understand your body-swing connection, you can build a swing around what you do best!
What is TPI?
"We don’t believe there is one way to swing a club; we believe there are an infinite number of ways to swing a club. But we do believe that there is one efficient way for everyone to swing a club and it is based on what they can physically do." - TPI
TPI has identified the connections between movement capabilities and the golf swing they create.
They believe everyone has an efficient way to swing the club. Meaning your swing should be unique.
To say all players must be in certain positions and to teach everyone the same technique makes no sense at all. Everyone has a different body and mind and should be treated like an individual
If you want to play your best you have to find the most efficient swing for you. It doesn't matter how your swing looks, only how well it gets the job done!
How can you find the swing that fits you?
TPI created a screening process that identifies the fundamental movements you have and the ones you need to learn or compensate for.
The screen highlights what you do well and what you don't, but most importantly it defines what you can and can't do in the golf swing.
The screen is very detail-oriented as you are trying to spot your movement tendencies and compensations.
It's hard to improve at this game, one way we know helps 81% of golfers shoot lower scores
Jason was new to golf and had only played for a few months but saw little to no improvement without a plan. He got his Golf Blueprint on March 17th and he gained 60 yards by May 7th! Watch the before/after comparison.
This chart proves the time-tested theory
More distance = lower scores
Can you imagine hitting it 10+ yards farther and how that will help your game?
Improving club speed can help you gain more than just 10 yards, with a speed increase you'll also hit your irons longer leading to hitting 2+ clubs less into the green.
Without a plan, golf is a struggle. With a plan, you won't have to question what went wrong.
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You can build a swing around what you do best!
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