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Question

I swing with my chin turned back, a la Jack Nicklaus, which gives me trouble seeing the aiming point. Do I need to make a swing change?

Ryan
January 03, 2017

Bobby’s Answer

Ryan, thank you so much for submitting this question. We have received so many questions about the aiming point lately. So, I think it’s important I clarify that the aiming point isn’t necessarily something you look at. It’s more a feel for where your energies are being directed. I explain in the video below:

Comments

  1. focusing straight ahead and swinging I seem to be hitting it to the left with driver and irons how do I correct this thanks timmer

  2. Bobby: do you use the “four inch swing bottom” technique for Driver and Fairway Woods” as you do for the irons. Is it OK to concentrate at the 4 inch ahead of the ball impact point during the swing? Thanks // Chuck Brooks

  3. I struggle with body alignment, especially on the tee box. What are a couple tips to insure proper alignment?

  4. Bobby, in the Pacific Northwest, and I would guess other places, at this time of year grass ranges are shut down and to practice a player must hit from mats on blacktop. Taking a “divot” means a shock to the hands, arms, and shoulders. The resulting flinches can’t be good for anyone’s game. Any words of wisdom to help with practicing on these unforgiving surfaces?
    I have enjoyed and profited from your book and DVD’s since your book first came out. Thank you so much. One more request. I am 67 and was playing to an 8 handicap when I broke my left femur by running off a hill chasing a runaway golf cart. Really. And now I need a hip transplant . It will be over 500 days between swings. Any suggestions on what I should focus on when I get to swing again this March? I realize this is an esoteric question, but I thought I’d give it a shot. Thank you.

    1. I am not a Professional Sports psychologist, so please take this for it’s worth.
      My closest friend IS a sports psychologist and he uses visualization techniques. Mentally play the course before playing it, seeing the putt roll into the hole, if you want to shape a shot, etc…
      While you are convalescing from your surgery, with your eyes closed, visualize your swing and try to engage the muscles for a perfect shot and play 18 or 36 holes a day in your head. It works for amateurs and professionals alike. Good luck and I wish you all the best in your recovery.

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