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Question

Tell us about Dustin Johnson. What position at the top of the swing? It seems to help me. Your opinion?

Steve
March 15, 2017

Bobby’s Answer

This is a great question, Steve. In fact, Lee Trevino had a similar position, and I firmly believe that you can play great golf from a variety of positions at the top of the back swing. But… is there one that’s better? I explain in today’s video:

Comments

  1. Thank you for this video.
    I agree and I don’t!
    Impact as you know is key and manipulation required from cupped wrist at top to square wrist at impact is harder to achieve than bowed at top to sqare at impact.
    When you have bowed wrist at top you can still create lag and all you have to do in downswing is turn, pivot and generate speed.
    For me, cupped + lag = open face at impact and slices 3 times out of 5 plus greater inconsistency.
    For me and my students.
    Thank you and keep up the good work.

  2. Can be extremely difficult, Couples and Johnson are great athletes and have perfected the compensation over time that allows it. Would be totally contraindicated for most any other golfer.

  3. I like what I’m seeing and hearing. Can’t wait to get out and starting Laging my club head Swing and focusing on the Impact Zone….it’s minus 12 here today. I’m 75 and still have a short back swing so interested in seeing if these techniques will give me a bit more consistency and length.

    It’s simple and should do the trick…Thank you Bobby E

  4. Hello Bobby, i have had 17 back surgeries including 8 fusions. My problem is i get very quick with my transition, do to a short back swing and the enability turn. My distance off the tee is between 200 – 230. I am a 9 handicap do to a pretty good short game. Do you have any thoughts on how i can create more distance with limited flexibility. Thank you.

  5. How do you become less wristy and still generate lag and club head speed with shaft lean (Steve Stricker)?

  6. I was thinking your video is about impact anyway so that said
    Is impact powered by maximum leg drive followed by hands and a good drill for that?

  7. When ‘teeing up’ the ball on par threes, how do the fundamentals of your impact zone apply? ……and what tee heigth do you recommend, when using an iron?…or when
    using a wood?

  8. How do I get that hump out of my back at address, I’ve tried straight back, bend from waist, shoulders back a little, exercise, deep breath. Nothing seems to help

  9. On the DJ subject of his bowed left wrist … what about Jon Rahm’s with his much shorter back swing? Does his power have anything got do with his bowed wrist or would he be as long with a flat wrist?
    thx

  10. I’ve been watching videos of Henrik Stenson and notice that he rotates or releases his head much like Sorenstam and Duval used to do. How does this relate to your impact principles?

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