From Golf Digest Sept 2003:
"One of the biggest misconceptions about the golf swing is that a solid one requires great timing. The reason top players work so hard on grooving the swing is that we want a repeatable pass more dependent on proper mechanics than on timing. Golf nirvana occurs only when we're able to synchronize the upper and lower body. Some people refer to it as "staying connected." It's a fluid motion that appears almost effortless."
"That was the most significant change during my [Tiger Woods] swing overhaul of 1998-connection and synchronization of the upper body to the lower body. I don't have to rely on my hands nearly as much as I used to, and that has made me a much more consistent ball-striker. Read Full Article
Perfect-ing Connextion is the key link of learning proper biomechanics, feel and feedback to the core of perfect-ing the golf swing—connecting and synchronizing The Power Triangles! This multi-purpose swing trainer automatically helps the golfer form, maintain, and synchronize The Power Triangles — the absolute core to longer drives, to accurate chipping and to consistent putting.
You can attempt to learn this (click here) or simply learn to manage the 2 Power Triangles.
It is the critical component to all types of golf swings - full swing, pitching, chipping, putting. It is the single critical factor to eliminating “too many moving parts,” and critical to maximizing power, accuracy and consistency in your swings.
Watch any Touring professional. Focus on their sternum and their belt buckle. The sternum is the connected center of the upper BODY triangle and the belt buckle is the trigger of the lower body triangle. The upper body is a one piece movement coiled against the lower stable balanced body. The belt buckle turns towards the target thereby releasing the upper body coil. The connection of the big muscles to the small muscles is the single important source of POWER.
Watch the informercials of most training aids - Medicus, Momentus, AJ reveals the truth. Notice that regardless of all the video, voice overs, and demos by Pros, instructors, or improved amateurs their swings all have one thing in common - CONNECTION. Yet all these aids claim other benefits.
If you aren’t connected you will never susbstantially improve.
Perfecting Connextion is a Universal aid for improvement of:
Full Swing Pitching Chipping Putting Balance Alignment Tempo And much more
The demonstrators on these golf instruction videos are:
Mike Pedersen, biomechanic golf and fitness coach
Carl Rabito, Top 100 golf instructor
Easy in that you will learn and FEEL the correct connections in all your swing motions. Difficult in that change is daunting and the desire for quick improvement is overwhelming.
Key to improvement is to practice one change at a time UNTIL it becomes habit. Start learning connection with chipping and putting first which has less moving parts and is the the fastest way to lower strokes per round and learn the benefit of connection.
...Fair golfers become good
...Good golfers become better
...Better golfers become skilled.
Make connection your goal - watch other golfers; ask your instructor; watch the Pros on TV; listen to the golf anaylists; Practice our connection drills one at a time Until it becomes Habit.