20 thoughts on “The easiest swing in golf (golf swing basics)

  1. More bad advice from one of the worst teachers on YT. Too much of anything in the swing is bad, whether it be hinge or no hinge. Promoting no wrist action creates short term control but long term frustration and injury. Stick to stupid on course antics bra…..

  2. I committed to doing this on an entire round last weekend. For the first few holes I had some mishits thin, but I stuck with it. After I found the bottom of the swing, the rest of the round was fantastic. Hit the ball clean and straight nearly every time. One thing I did notice was that I had almost zero stress on my lower back. I also gained a few yards in distance. I think it’s because I’m using only big muscles and the swing is from the core. Thx for the tip Mark. Love your channel!

  3. It's such a relief to see this tip – I can go back to the way I used to swing the golf club years ago, quite successfully, with very little wrist hinge.

  4. Not necessarily… There's tension in that "wooden man arm" of which he speaks. Right handed players– keep strong tension in your left wrist. No place else on your body should have any tension. All that wide shoulder turn and stuff don't worry about that you just stay long and loose the only tension is in your left wrist (for left-handed players the only tension is in your right wrist. ) Most recreational players TENSE-UP at impact.. don't do that. KEEP THE SAME HINGED WRIST/GRIP PRESSURE &TENSION through your swing and you will start striking it beautifully.

  5. Awesome advice thanks..It’s not swing the club head or hit the ball with the club head as beginners think it’s move your body to meet the ball, collecting it if you like.

  6. Something I realized when following Hogan’s Five Lessons book a dozen years ago is that the type of hips/shoulders/hands together low sweeping takeaway action, used with a properly applied Vardon / Interlaced grip causes:

    1) as the club starts back the overlapping of trail thumb pad over lead thumb forces the trail wrist into maxed out extension. That maxed out extension then creates a sequence similar how to food server able to lift a heavy tray up or the shoulder. The key for doing that the arm hinging elbow down to create the necessary leverage.

    2) The leverage created with the tray lifting action is what allows the golf using this takeaway technique to keep the club force from turning the lead arm and hand (pronating) which allows the force to pull the club inside the hands and bend the lead arm at the elbow swinging the club head even more inside.

    3) It is keeping the club head outside the hands, with face of the club looking back at the ball as it sweeps back, which makes the progressively increasing kinetic energy keep the lead arm pulled straight, making the wrist hinge the point of least resistance when arm and club are pulled horizontal with the ground.

    4) If the golfer manages does not try to cock the wrists and instead let the force do it, AND GRIP PRESSURE IN THE FINGERS DOES NOT PREVENT IT, the club head will automatically whip up around the hands and accelerate WITH THAT ACCELERATION EXPONENTIALLY INCREASING THE KINETIC ENERGY ACCUMULATED IN THE CLUB HEAD MASS. When done correctly that energy is so great it pulls the shoulders around the stopped hips and club over the heels AND CENTER OF BALANCE automatically.

    Before discovering this cause and effect I put my trail hand under handed, pronated and bent my lead elbow of my lead arm, brought the club too far inside, cocked my wrist, and had too much of a death grip on the club which prevented it from acceleration up around the hands. I struggled getting a complete shoulder turn resulting it the club being laid off at the top and not ideally balanced or positioned for the downswing.

    The difference after doing what Hogan suggested was nothing less than amazing. His suggestions for how to hold the club and “waggle” it cured me of gripping the club too tightly in both the backswing and downswing. Most have never actually tried what he suggested and don’t realize he did a “waggle-down” snap of the wrist to accelerate the club head (like cracking the tip of a bull whip past the sound barrier) and lock the wrists and arms together.

  7. Sounds like great advice but I’ve just watched your video berating the fact that we poor mortals don’t use our wrists (connected to our hands I believe) enough! I know this was a “short” but how would/should the wrists be used with this swing variant? Regards and thanks for all your guidance.

  8. You know, Mark, yours are the only videos with tips that I have tried that actually work. I’ve watched 10’s of videos about this position and that position, and that is absolutely no good for me. In some of your videos you say “feel like you’re doing this” or “feel like your arms are doing this” and that has transformed my swing over the past few weeks, so I thank you immensely for that ?

  9. I’ve started doing this and getting more distance and lower ball flight but everyone else is telling me I’m not hinging at all and not holding my angles. What should I do

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