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EA Tischler's Opinion On Why Golf Instruction Messed Up A Generation Of Golfers

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  • EA Tischler's Opinion On Why Golf Instruction Messed Up A Generation Of Golfers

    Was re-reading an old book I have by Ed Tischler and found something I had previously skimmed over (as you sometimes do) but found it quite interesting (see below). When he mentions rolling below, he means the rolling of the hands to counter the 'torquing open' of the old hickory shafted clubheads to deliver the clubface square at impact.

    Does he have a valid point?

    " The teachers of the day needed to find some way of helping average golfers combat the rolling habits they had developed with hickory shafted golf clubs. The popular answer was to pull with the left hand from the top of the backstroke. By half way down, the clubface would then be positioned in an open position much like it was with hickory shafted clubs.Then the golfer could roll while releasing, just like he did with hickory clubs. This compensation worked well for those golfers that had existing hickory habits. However, it messed up generations of golfers who had never swung a hickory shafted club. By pulling with the left hand, they simply flailed the clubface open, the result being slicing golf shots. So , even though the theory was designed to help golfers with hickory habits, it is still being taught today".





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