By John Jacobs
John Jacobs is certainly one of golf's all-time nice academics, a real legend of the sport who has handed on his phrases of knowledge to millions of amateurs in addition to to a couple of the world's maximum avid gamers during the last 50 years. Now, for the 1st time ever, the choose of his collective knowledge has been introduced jointly in a single seminal quantity. whilst the likes of Butch Harmon and David Leadbetter heap compliment in your equipment and credits you with having contributed to shaping the way in which they learnt their craft and the way they utilized these teachings, you recognize it's essential to be the most vital and influential figures on this planet of golfing. not just an exceptional instructor, John Jacobs was once additionally more than enough to play within the Ryder Cup and beat the simplest within the online game. those that witnessed his memorable victory over Grand Slam winner Gary participant within the ultimate of the South African Matchplay Championship knew they have been within the presence of somebody specified – a expertise that was once capable of use all his event as a top-level participant and...
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Master those two mental disciplines and your eventual playing ability becomes solely a matter of how hard you are willing and able to work at golf. The ‘geometry’ of golf is set out in the following pages as clearly as I know how. If you gain nothing else from this book, learn it well and use it wisely. When the clubhead swings from out to in THE SLICE: ball starts left of target line then curves right. The swing path is from out to in across the target line. The clubface looks to the right of, or is open to, the swing path, resulting in an oblique or ‘cutting’ impact with the ball that creates clockwise sidespin.
I seek out John two or three times a year to have a look at my swing and he has never let me down. ’ Bernard Gallacher ‘The two biggest influences are my dad and John Jacobs. I like the way John talks about the swing path all the time. ’ Butch Harmon ‘John’s achievements are endless as a player, teacher, writer, communicator, golf course designer, and executive director of the men’s European Tour. ’ Mickey Walker John Jacobs isn’t just a great teacher, though. He could play a bit himself and was, at times, good enough to beat the best.
Basically, Nick went from being a very handsy player to a more body-controlled, passive-hands player. That was just the ticket for Nick, but overemphasis on body action is dangerous territory for the average golfer because it assumes you have a great hand action and, to be frank, most club golfers suffer from a lack of hand action rather than too much. That’s why I often prefer to use the arc of the swing to get the body moving. Once you get the correct in-to-in picture of the swing path, your body will clear out of the way virtually automatically, creating the proper release of the hands and thus the clubhead through the ball.