I realize that everyone is clamoring for the hand action. And, it’s coming. But, I can assure you that the lower 6 joint issues are critical – not just the motion, but the angles. They have a direct impact on all the other motions. Done correctly, you can kill it even without adding the hand. Here is a tremendous video on the proper hip action. You can see the results in the swing when done properly. You can hear my reactions in the background. Our buddy, the student, also does a great job of describing the incorrect action.
Please note something else. Any medical terms here? No. That’s not how Mike Austin taught predominately. He distilled the action to pedaling a bicycle. Brilliant.
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Mike Austin’s pivot differed from the modern pivot. Before getting into the details, check out the overall move. Both types of pivot are used by today’s Tour players.
An example of the modern pivot is Camilo Villegas. Note how the feet are anchored to the ground in the back swing for stability. The knees are often kept wide to inhibit lower body movement. The upper body is then turned against the stable lower body.
Source: You Tube, bignogga
Compare that move to the Austin-like pivot of Bubba Watson. Power is generated through mobility versus stability.
Source: You Tube, golfer 221
In Mike Austin’s opinion, the modern swing led to “arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, and lots of other -itises”.
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