One piece takeaway

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By Mike r

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  1. Mike r

    Mike r
    Amherst, OH

    Hey Guys and Gals, I had a lesson the other day with an inspiring lpga teacher. She basically had me use one piece motion on the takeaway keeping the club faced closed. I was rolling the club back behind me and she said that once that happens with me its kind of like game over. Needless to say the better shots are more frequent than the bad ones but it is very hard to break the old habits. Just thought I would share.

  2. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    Yep, been knocking around that little white ball for over 40 years now and there's always something I need to tweak (or overhaul) to make it a bit more enjoyable. Glad to hear she has you on the right path. Have fun out there.
  3. Darryl M

    Darryl M
    Wichita, KS

    Mike R, keep working on it. I go to my swing coach at the end of a year & see what habits I picked up and work through those during the winter months. Then we revisit in early spring to see what habits I picked up by not playing or hitting balls. And there is always something to work on or tweak.

    I have heard of that type of take away, if it's showing progress keep at it.

    Good Luck,
  4. Frank P

    Frank P
    Port St. Lucie, FL

    Stay with it no matter how strange it feels. After a while it won't feel strange anymore. To quote Martin Hall " If you keep doing what you're doing, you're going to keep getting what you get. Put the time in and make the change"
  5. Hi Mike:
    Repetition is the only way to make a major swing change. The more practice, the more those better shots will happen. Good luck, keep going!
  6. Eric:
    I totally agree with you. Making consistent swings from practice is only the beginning. Practice is where it begins and it ends on the course to see what corrections need to be made.
  7. philip b

    philip b
    Troy, NY

    I agree trying to make a swing “ change “ is very difficult if not impossible. But we all do it . Anyone who is a lover of golf hopes eventually hopes to come across a little tip that will enlighten us on how to get better . It’s what we do
  8. The take away is always something I have to practice. I have the same flaw that creeps into my swing- breaking the wrists sideways and then the club gets flat and layed off.

    I practice the one-piece takeaway in my living room a lot.
  9. Diego D

    Diego D
    Miami, FL

    If it works for you, keep it. I have tried the one piece takeaway when I have struggled with my swing before.
  10. No'l

    Palmdale, CA

    Now You know there's those two that exist.
    You'll need to ask yourself as the doer; which one would you like to work with?
    If it is the current- stay with the LPGA coach.
    If it's the other, there are plenty of teachers who can help you perfect what you already do.

    Good luck.
  11. Rob R

    Rob R
    Chicago, IL

    Good point No'l.

    Mike r good luck with the swing change and the hard work will pay off.
  12. William S

    William S

    I used to have an old video (VHS) of the one piece takeaway. I believe it was by Phil Ritson and featured David Leadbetter and a couple other top instructors. Besides the one piece takeaway they also taught coil force tension and keeping the ball inside the left heal for all shots. Reminded me of Hogan's ball placement. I cannot for the life of me remember what the title of the video was. If anyone knows of this video, please share.


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