For all of the criticism I dole out regarding the information out there, there are some great feel tips to be found.
Keeping the flex in the right knee to avoid over rotation of the hips (among other things).
Getting the left shoulder low, or under the chin, to promote better shoulder rotation.
As I have reiterated time and time again, the same info doesn’t work for everyone, which is why I repeat things in different ways trying to reach the warped minds of as many golfers as possible. Yes, we are golfers, our minds are warped and I am the King of Psychogolfistan.
Sometimes, the opposite feel creates the same “fix,” and may make more sense…and may even work better.
For some people, not allowing the left knee to flex so much works better than keeping the flex in the right knee.
…and getting the right shoulder high is easier to digest for some than the left shoulder low.
In addition, the opposite feel can actually be better than a body confining cliche. Way too many people restrict their swing too much and get out of position trying to keep the right arm stuck to their side in the back swing…trying to stay connected, keeping the swing from getting long and the right elbow from flying.
I don’t care for this feel at all as I think it causes more problems than it solves. So…maybe getting the left arm away from you during the back swing gets the desired results without causing the restriction that the “cliche feel” causes.
Find the feel that works for you…and search for one that reduces tension and allows you to swing freely, versus the one that may restrict movement…and sometimes that feel maybe be the other side of the coin.