By John Jacobs
John Jacobs is certainly one of golf's all-time nice lecturers, a real legend of the sport who has handed on his phrases of knowledge to millions of amateurs in addition to to a couple of the world's maximum avid gamers during the last 50 years. Now, for the 1st time ever, the decide of his collective knowledge has been introduced jointly in a single seminal quantity. while the likes of Butch Harmon and David Leadbetter heap compliment in your tools and credits you with having assisted in shaping the best way they learnt their craft and the way they utilized these teachings, you recognize you'll want to be the most vital and influential figures on the planet of golfing. not just a good instructor, John Jacobs used to be additionally more than enough to play within the Ryder Cup and beat the easiest within the video game. those that witnessed his memorable victory over Grand Slam winner Gary participant within the ultimate of the South African Matchplay Championship knew they have been within the presence of somebody exact – a expertise that was once in a position to use all his adventure as a top-level participant and...
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It must be a swing. In the simplest of golfing terms, you must ‘hit the ball’. Am I stating the obvious? I think not. Most of the great golfers up to the early 1960s learned the game as caddies. They watched the people they carried for and tried to copy those who played well. They were copying an action, a fluid movement. It would never have occurred to them, even if they had known how, to break the swing down into parts and study it segment by segment in static form. Golf was action, and was learned as such.
A soft right arm At address, keep your right arm ‘soft’ and let it bend a bit at the elbow, which will point to your right hip. ’ He is referring to the fact that if you let your mind wander, especially into the future, you’re in big trouble. A pre-shot routine stops this happening. It crystallizes your thoughts and helps you focus the mind on the things that are relevant, to the exclusion of everything else. My advice to you is develop a consistent pre-shot routine. It doesn’t need to be exactly the same as Jack’s, but I think it should incorporate certain elements from the great man.
The ‘geometry’ of golf is set out in the following pages as clearly as I know how. If you gain nothing else from this book, learn it well and use it wisely. When the clubhead swings from out to in THE SLICE: ball starts left of target line then curves right. The swing path is from out to in across the target line. The clubface looks to the right of, or is open to, the swing path, resulting in an oblique or ‘cutting’ impact with the ball that creates clockwise sidespin. The flight of the ball reveals everything about your swing.