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Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Not-So-New Move for Powerful Strikes

This video is called A New Move for Powerful Strikes but the move really isn't new, as you'll see in the second video below.

The video is from Golf Magazine's Top100 Teachers Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer, perhaps better known as the Stack and Tilt guys. But before you skeptics pooh-pooh their advice in this video, I'd advise you to watch it and then read the rest of this post.

Their advice is very simple: Straighten your trailing knee on the backswing, then let it relax again on the downswing and straighten again to push through to the finish. While this is one of the key moves in the Stack and Tilt swing, it's not really such a 'new move.' The next video proves it.

Just take a look at this clip of Arnold Palmer, made back in his prime. All you need to watch is the first 20 seconds or so... I think you'll see the exact same leg action being made by the King.

Given that Arnie was such a power hitter, and given how solidly he hit the ball even when he wasn't going for power, you might want to experiment with this move and see if it works with your swing.

I believe it was Solomon who said, "There is nothing new under the sun." This 'new move' certainly fits into that category.

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