Within TGM, there are two types of swings. There is Swinging and then there is Hitting. Most golfers swing but there are a few of us who hit. One of the main differences between these two swings is that Swinging is a centric type swing that relies on centrifugal and centripetal forces for club release. Hitting is a non centric swing and does not use those forces for the club to release. Consequently a swinging club has an arc of approach to the ball, whereas, a hitting stroke has an angle of approach to the ball.
One of the features of hitting is the advantage of being able to hold the club face, square to the target line, during the backswing and down swing, into impact. A characteristic that enables better accuracy over an open to shut action used in a Swinging action.
The journey to perfecting my hitting mechanics has been long and at time, demoralizing. This is largely due to the fact that so little instruction is dedicated to hitting. Consequently, I have had to perfect my hitting mechanics, through trial and error.
I’m starting this thread in the hope that it may promote some more interest in hitting and provide an avenue for golfers to find out more about it. It is a great way to hit the ball and I recommend that golfers have a go at using it.
I am not a trained golfing coach and have no golfing credentials, other than learning how to hit thru the school of hard knocks. There must be some value in what I have learnt, along the way. Please feel free to ask questions.