You Don’t Hit It On The Backswing. You Prepare To Hit It.

I have the opportunity to view a lot of clips from Mike Austin enthusiasts. Just remember, it’s not all about speed. It’s about pace and hitting the ball solidly. You can be too fast as Mike Austin made clear to me. That prevents all the parts from being synchronized. A tell tale sign is taking it back too quickly in the backswing. Be cognizant of becoming too fast. Finish your backswing.

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12 thoughts on “You Don’t Hit It On The Backswing. You Prepare To Hit It.

  1. It depends on several other factors but pulls, and fat hits would be likely.
    One may also see a variety pack of flights as the timing is never consistent.

  2. Thanks Claude. I have repeatedly attempted to change the site to alleviate the issue.
    The commands appear to indicate that a reply is not necessary to see the comments.
    Unfortunately, that appears not to be the case.
    I apologize for any inconvenience.

  3. Chuck

    I’m all set, after previous post, I’m able to now view the comments.

    Great website, really enjoy it.

    Thanks

    Claude

  4. Hi Chuck, My question post here is more about tempo and timing. I was studying many of the swings on youtube.com of the famous golfers during the time of MA youth and heyday. For example Sam Snead among others. Sam was known for the most graceful and fluid swing it is mentioned everywhere. On a few of his videos he commented he learned what the instructors taught in those days, e.g. a swing based upon a 3/4 musical count used in the waltz. One, two, three, one two three. He used a forward press as the count of one, then two as the backswing, and three as the down swing. I noticed MA makes references to a waltz count in his Austinology DVDs, as well as a 3/4 musical beat. In his other videos he talked about the downswing and posting to the left leg similar to a dancer doing a pirouette move. In the MA and Mike Dunaway longest driver DVD they talk about mobility and moving all body parts like a dance move. During any of your lessons with MA did he talk about this kind of stuff? If interested I can comment back with the specific references I am citing here.

  5. This is something I have finally decided to work on. Such great teaching from Mike in this short video.

    “You don’t hit it on the back swing, you prepare to hit it.” If I could bottle this information and sell it to myself I would improve dramatically over night. So hard, yet so simple. This is something I must incorporate in to my training and swing.

    Chuck, I hate you! 😉 Only because I can’t hit the ball like you!

    Just teasing.

  6. Thanks for the post. That’s so true. A slower backswing I’ve found helps me get in a better swing position, especially when it comes to making a full shoulder turn. The faster the backswing I’ve found the more handsy I get and that usually produces poor results. Next time can we discuss the movement of the hands in the Austin backswing? There’s definitely something that you, Mike and Dunaway do with the hands that works perfectly with the way you grip the club the makes the backswing look very sequenced.

  7. Bravo! It is a privilege for me to watch your swing and listen to the lesson. Thank you for sharing.

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