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3 Responses to Sam Snead Swing Analysis

  1. george layne August 2, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

    Wayne and all:
    Two things I wonder about? One, concerns the straightening of the left leg at impact that Snead and Hogan and so many others do. The “snap” that really seems to impart “snap” with the hands. Is this action what used to be referred to as “hitting into a firm left side!” that has been around especially 30 years ago.
    Two concerns the idea of intentionally hitting a pull. Since a pull goes farther than a push, would not it make since to actually teach a swing that incorporates a pull as a standard shot? I’m sure it is a radical idea that would really roil the ranks of the teachers of golf. As I’ve aged and lost some distance, I’ve been considering it and do it on tee balls if I don’t forget.

  2. george layne August 4, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

    Thanks for the response and what you say about lining up right and pulling the ball complicating the geometry of the swing makes good sense.
    What about the saying “I’m hitting into a firm left side.” I’ve heard that saying quite a bit in my golfing life and never knew what it meant. Have you ever heard that saying? If anyone has I would like to know what it is supposed to mean. That left leg snap certainly does add snap to the hit and I personally think that firm and straight left leg at impact is probably what that old adage is referring to.
    Enjoy this site very much!

  3. george layne August 19, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    Much thanks for the answers. I like the snapping left leg and rotational activity and it seems easier to do if I don’t have my left foot flared or opened too much at address. When my foot is opened too much, my leg drive out runs my upper body and I get out of sync and hit the ball all over the place. Golf is hard. I’ve learned a lot since I joined this site.
    G. Layne

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