The Stance – Part 2 – The Launching Pad

Didn’t want to leave you hanging on the second part of the Mike Austin Golf Stance. So, here goes:

In Part 1 of the Stance we: (1) stood erect; (2) allowed the derriere to move back until our arms hung freely above the tips of our toes; and (3) clapped our hands together. (We did not squat with the knees.)

Now, we know that the trailing hand (right hand for righties) must go from the clapped position to a point below the left hand. We get there by flexing the right knee and allowing the right hip to drop. This sets the right shoulder below the left shoulder. Here’s a view from head-on and then down the line.


Here’s Mike using his leg to nudge the back of the student’s right knee. The student now feels the motion of going from an extended right knee to a flexed right knee. This allows the right hand to lower properly below the left, with the resultant lowering of the right shoulder.

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3 thoughts on “The Stance – Part 2 – The Launching Pad

  1. Ron,
    Wonderful. That’s the real beauty of the swing. Golf is suppose to be relaxing, fun, beneficial to one’s health and a game for life.
    There’s other ways to hit it but they take a toll on your joints and muscles.
    I am always amazed at how Mike Austin’s swing provides such power with so little effort. As Mike would explain, all the muscles and joints are acting like they were designed to act. Thanks again.

  2. I incorporated the procedure you detailed in the Posture video clips and I think it makes the compound pivot almost second nature when you are setup correctly.

    This allowed me to use the hands effectively and it was amazing how far the ball was going with very little effort.

    I am finding this swing easy on the body. I could have walked another another 9 holes easily after finishing my 18 hole round.

  3. Chuck,

    Just awesome, to hear MA speak and explain in his own lingo what to do. Speaks volumes.


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