the word “compress,” or any form of that word, one more time when someone is talking about hitting a golf ball…I am going to throw up. I might be more sick of that word than lag…and you know how much I love that one. Throw “coil” in there too.
These are just two more of those meaningless, made up terms to confuse us. You either do it already, or you screw your self up trying to do it on purpose as your sole task. So as Donnie Brasco would say…”faget abatit.”
If your swings thoughts are, “coil as much as possible, create lots of lag with my hands and compress the ball,” you are going to herniate a disc, tear your rotator cuff and hit the ball into someone’s swimming pool.
It reminds me of my wedding. My wife wanted to have “swagging” all over place. Didn’t know or care what it was. It sounded like a word people in the wedding industry made up to crank up fees for the venue. Turns out I was correct.
Now my wife wants to decorate the nursery of our about to be born second baby in something called…”twall” Sounds like yet another term that decorators made up to cost me more money. Turns out I was right again.
You know that old joke about…”I used to have money, then I got married and had kids”…well, I am one shopping trip away from being homeless.
Anyway, I digress…Setup well, make a good swing with rhythm and balance and hit the ball solid…who gives a rodents rear end how you are “compressing” the ball…especially if it is solid and down the middle. Trying to “compress” the ball is what gets you in trouble with all sorts of unnecessary swing thoughts, hand actions and body leans.
Oh no, I just realized I said compress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…..TWICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!