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Rayevenpar72

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  1. Ok here is an easy answer.. take half a back swing with your elbows DOWN and shaft approx. over toe line . The toe of club should be pointing up. Now pivot either of your elbows out and look at what its doing to the club head and handle of the club !. When Jimmy Ballard showed me this check point and moved his elbows as mentioned he said (in so many words) "now how the hell are you going to hit the ball down there without making a wild re-routing move in your downswing". Do the same thing in your through swing while the club is waist high and you will get the gist of why elbows down back and t
  2. Ok here is an easy answer.. take half a back swing with your elbows DOWN and shaft approx. over toe line . The toe of club should be pointing up. Now pivot either of your elbows out and look at what its doing to the club head and handle of the club !. When Jimmy Ballard showed me this check point and moved his elbows as mentioned he said (in so many words) "now how the hell are you going to hit the ball down there without making a wild re-routing move in your downswing". Do the same thing in your through swing while the club is waist high and you will get the gist of why elbows down back and t
  3. I've talked to Jimmy many times about the Swedes and yes he did go over in 1990 when Annika and Henrik where very young to train the Swedish Federation golf coaches and Annika has even personally thanked him and given him a lot of credit for her success. Both Henrik and Annika's swings have many commonalities..... they both release their eyes to the target very soon and both finish level to the ground, not perpendicular to their spine tilt. Both have swings that will allow their bodies to last a long time swinging a club with very little strain put on their backs. Another swing that Jimmy in
  4. I've talked to Jimmy many times about the Swedes and yes he did go over in 1990 when Annika and Henrik where very young to train the Swedish Federation golf coaches and Annika has even personally thanked him and given him a lot of credit for her success. Both Henrik and Annika's swings have many commonalities..... they both release their eyes to the target very soon and both finish level to the ground, not perpendicular to their spine tilt. Both have swings that will allow their bodies to last a long time swinging a club with very little strain put on their backs. Another swing that Jimmy in
  5. BTW . If you want to see an close, modern example of Jimmy Ballard's method look no further than Henrik Stenson ! :) It is no secret that Jimmy taught in Sweden way back when and he influenced many Swedish teaching golf professionals. Hmmmm?
  6. Having met Jimmy many times and spent one on one time on his lesson tee I can say that he teaches a great method. He told me once over dinner that "I look for perhaps 8 things in my method and even if the golfer did a few of these things, they would be a better striker of the ball!" So just learning his method will help you better understand the swing from a macro level and you can add or subtract what dynamically suits you. So its not "all or nothing "
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