Subconscious Golf Battles You Must Win – Classic “Late Hit” Defined

Once light is shed on what REALLY needs to happen at impact between the club face and the ball, then the once odd-unnatural-“illogical” movements that make up a dependable golf swing can be accepted by the mind and only then can you make progress with the physical part of the game.

A. “AJ Bonar, Moment (Arm) of Truth in Golf, 2018 Be Better Golf
Watch 7:45 to 12:50 mark

B. “AJ Bonar Teaches How to Make Golf Impact, Be Better Golf
Watch 4:00 – 11:15 mark
SPECIAL attention to 7:00 – 8:45 mark

C. “AJ Bonar, Truth About the Moment of IMPACT in Golf
> top of club face goes faster than bottom at and through impact.
Watch 5:40 – 11:00
SPECIAL attention 8:00 – 9:15 mark AND 11:00 -12:30*

*The 11-12:30 mark is what the “late hit” technique dynamics are all about:

  • That is, in order to hit the ball straight the club face must be slightly open at first-impact which imparts a slight slice-effect torque on the ball…
  • …which is countered by the face’s toe then outpacing the heel to impart a draw-effect torque on the ball to counter the initial first-impact slice-effect.
  • These countering slice-then-draw forces cancel each other for a ball that flies straight.
  • With this exact understanding of what happens at impact…
  • …you can see why Peter Croker and I teach a technique involving throwing the right heel pad at the ball and feeling that orientation nearly all the way up until the last micro second before impact
  • …which keeps the face ever so slightly open at first-impact even while the right elbow is slightly bent and making first-impact with that club face slightly open creating the ball’s initial slice-torque.
  • The bent right elbow at first-impact is the core factor in delaying the hit!
  • The “late hit” occurs as the right elbow straightens through impact…
  • …that elbow-straightening action leads automatically to the right thumb pad catching up to the right heel pad which translates to the toe outpacing the heel to create the draw-torque which counters the initial first-impact slice-torque!
  • Click here for my video where I present that right hand action; start at the 22:12 mark.
  • For “late hit” training drills click here for my video; start at 33:45 mark.

After you REALLY take the time to digest the content of the video segments above, then when you

A to B: Throw club head heel-first on inside-to-out path to ball “B”.

…then you will see that the concepts and movements actually make A LOT of sense…and

…then you’ll be able to make the unnatural become natural.

For instance, throwing the heel-hosel at the ball from the top of the backswing seems to be a ridiculous concept!

  1. But throwing the heel at the ball [as demonstrated in my video to the left], is the direction of hit that is required for the “late hit” dynamics.
  2. That “direction of throw” incites the instinctive sequence of kinesiology events in the left forearm-wrist that automatically create the impact dynamics laid out in the AJ Bonar videos above!
  3. And that direction of throw keeps the right hand’s heel pad on an inside-to-out “karate chop” line to the ball that
  • holds off the right forearm from rotating-rolling too early thus allowing the right elbow to come into the ball slightly bent so that it can straighten through impact for power and stability; this is the “late hit” feeling everyone has heard about but only eludes to!
  • articulates the upper right arm such that it “bumps” into the upper right pectoral area and starts to PUSH the body open in sync with the arms; in this way we create a timing-free initiation of body rotation that is automatically in sync with the arms!
See the right hand action that a) helps initiate timing-free lower body rotation by pushing the body open, b) automatically syncs hands and hips, AND c) creates the “late hit” dynamics required per the counter-intuitive yet proper interaction between club-face and ball at impact described in AJ Bonar video segments above.

The technique my mentor, Peter Croker, PGA-Australia, and I teach, and the way we teach it,

  • has all of the left arm-club shaft alignment and “late hit” angles needed for both maximum impact inertia and ball compression built in.
  • I’ll show you how to generate momentum from a freely swinging club head…
  • …so that your sensory motor system feels-senses that momentum and can reflexively react to CREATE the classic mechanics that will produce the type of legendary ball-striking laid out in the video segments above.
  • Golf Practice Routine – Swing Feel

Let’s make golf a reflex sport!

Ted Williams, Golf Ball Flight Instructor
(810) 309-8760 Voicemail/Text
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Let’s make golf a reflex sport! Whaaat?!?

Read on to experience a powerful realization that will transform your game.

$10 discount on first in-person lesson with Ted when you subscribe to Croker’s online golf academy [click above image].
Yes, its an odd statement given we swing at a stationary golf ball; allow me 1 minute to explain.

In short,

  1. I teach how your hands react reflexively to the club’s movement…
  2. …and how the body in turn reacts to the hands’ movements.

In this way you’ll learn,

  1. how to hit a golf ball with fluid thought-free timing-free movements because you’ll instinctively feel your way through the swing…
  2. …versus the all-too-common undependable method of “thinking” one’s way through the swing.

Put another way,

  1. there is an instinctive tango between the club head’s momentum and the hands, where the club head momentum is the lead dancer…
  2. …simultaneously there is an instinctive tango between the hands and the body, where the hands are the lead dancer.

This is how you’ll develop a consistent golf swing controlled by your thought-free sensory motor system versus your cognitive thinking [which invites hoping-worrying] system.

Pay attention here – you are on the verge of transforming your game – I promise you!

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Stop coming over top golf swing – Fix slice

classic golf swing

To stop coming over the top golf swing is to correct a slice in the golf swing, and pulled golf shots, too.  That all-too-common over the top move creates the opposite of the desired inside to out swing path in golf.

BEFORE focusing on golf swing mechanics as listed below needed to hit a draw shot to fix the slice golf swing…

  • the right elbow in the golf swing, and
  • left forearm supination in the golf swing.

…FIRST a mental awakening is required before mechanics can be changed from the common outside to inside swing path which produces slices AND pulls:

  • actually, just about every fault in the golf swing comes from a faulty visualization of what is actually supposed to happen at impact.
  • fixing a faulty understanding of impact is the first step to fixing ANY fault
  • …because if the mind isn’t on board with the desired interaction between the club face and the ball, then the mind will block any efforts to make the physical changes required for proper impact.

The most common ugly golf shots arise from the over-the-top move because this is the most common manifestation of a faulty understanding of impact:

Pay attention here – you are on the verge of transforming your game – I promise you!

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