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Basement Tapes: The Transition (Video 3 of 5)

By Wayne | Videos: Basement Tapes

I’m still in the basement and for the third segment of this five-video “Basement Tapes” lecture series I’m talking about “The Transition”. The transition from backswing to downswing is a very important part of the golf swing. For the purposes of this video I’m describing the transition as being from P3 to P5. There are three positions that shaft can have at the top of the swing and I discuss the variations needed to make each work. I also cover some of the things you’ll want to avoid. Of course I have my preferences and I go into detail on why. Sequencing is a big part of this segment. Stay tuned for the next installment of Basement Tapes”: “The Downswing”.

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Swing Analysis: Charles Howell III- Perfecting his Transition

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

In the past I have looked at Howell’s swing (I believe I’ve done at least one video on him) and wondered why the odd move at the top of the swing where the hands move backwards and down momentarily in transition. I taped the Match Play and caught this clip of Charles rehearsing his transition and downswing with the type of move I’ve been hoping he would use. It’s one thing to rehearse a swing change and another thing to put it into action, but the swing (a 3 wood) shows that he has vastly improved his swing. I think it looks great and that he will break through with the big season he’s never really had (his stats are mind-boggling: 17 years in a row with between 1.25 and 2.85 million dollars in earnings with 2 wins and 16 seconds).

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