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Joe explains his swing with the driver
March, 2010


I concentrate hugely on my posture at set-up, especially my spine angle - I aim to have a straight line from the top of my head to my coccyx (tail bone).

Take-away 1:

My take-away is all one-piece, with my inital movement coming from my shoulders.

Take-away 2:

Here you can see the club moving away from the ball on a shallow angle (low to the ground) and as far away from me as possible to gain width and therefore power!

Halfway back:

Here the club should be parallel to my ball-to-target line.

Towards the top:

See how I have maintained my posture from my set-up and have just turned around my spine angle.


Top of my backswing:

A full shoulder turn has wound me up like an elastic band and stored lots of energy, ready to be unleashed on the downswing. Note how my clubface is slightly closed here, this is acceptable as I intend to hit a small draw with all of my shots.


This position is the most important part of the swing. See how I have come back to almost the same position as my set-up position i.e. height, spine angle, shoulder and hip alignment...


Have a look at how long my head stays looking at the ball's starting position. This allows me to keep the club moving towards the target as long as possible.


The ideal finish position is one that is balanced and where you are still in control of the club, also see how my torso and hips have moved round to face my target.



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