Don’t Stop At Impact

From my second day of lessons with Mike Austin. The swing does not end at the ball – far from it. Keep the body moving. The ankles, knees, hips and belly button must continue to turn even after reaching the ball.

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11 thoughts on “Don’t Stop At Impact

  1. Andrew,
    You bring up a very important topic.
    The lower 6 joints (ankles,knees, and hips) drive the upper joints.
    The key is to have your back knee first flex (bend) toward the ball. But, it then rotates in an arc ending up pointing to left field.
    It will rotate 120 degrees. It does so, in pertinent part, with the assistance of your right ankle which will first flex.
    Your right heel will come off the ground and will then turn outward toward the ball.
    Once you have an understanding of those motions, you can blend it with another thought.
    That’s the movement of the belly button. See the videos posted here.
    Let me know how you do.

  2. What are the keys that help you start and then continue all the through to the finish. I can appreciate the initial shift. Is it the right knee keeping going toward the target?

  3. Thank you Mr. Rao. Your quick wit and prose always bring a smile to my face.
    Love your stories of Studio City. (I have a Studio City Golf and Tennis Club golf shirt – never worn – that hangs at the end of my closet as if it was the jersey of Babe Ruth.) There was a magic there that I wish all fans of Mike Austin, better yet – all fans of golf – could have experienced.
    As always, thanks for the support.

  4. Yes, as simple as this video sounds, the message of hitting through the ball and allowing the body to complete its movement is key. No more slices or blocked shots when I do as the video suggests. Thanks!!

  5. Sir Chuck..You remind me a lot of Moe Norman. Not the swing, but the attitude. As our Canadian savant once said…”There’s hopers and there’s knowers”. Mike is beaming down from some mansion world at your efforts to help folks master the greatest game. Your swinging spine is poetry in motion.

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