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Why you should practice moving a club with one hand

The golf swing is not a simple movement. It is a series of movements and counter-movements, with a club to which forces and couples are applied which (hopefully) will send the golf ball in the intended direction.

Biomechanical Sasho Mackenzie and Top 100 GOLF teacher Chris Como are two of the smartest people in golf. Together, they forgot more about the golf swing than many golfers can dream of knowing. And thanks to the show on the Como golf channel “Swing Expedition”, they are bringing some of this knowledge to a wider audience.

Fair warning: the clip is not suitable for the faint hearted. It’s complicated, of course, but it’s full of interesting information.

One of my favorite moments from the most recent show was the couple’s discussion of the movements golfers need to make to square the club’s face.

It began by addressing the current low-level trend in golf swing, which can be immensely powerful, but requires a large, late bust turn to move the club to a position where it can square.

Here is Como who is demonstrating the “kick-off” of the club that is required.

For golfers who are not physically able to make that move, or who simply want to better understand the relationship between the body and the face of the club in the golf swing, Mackenzie recommends a simple exercise: One-handed swings using the aiming arm.

You will immediately begin to better understand the relationship between the face of the club, the club and the body. One-arm swings will also help you use what Mackenzie calls “passive pair” to help square the club without too much effort.

“There didn’t seem to be an effort to square that clubface,” says Como.

Watch the full clip below.

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