A couple of months ago I decided I was going to take up golf again and have played more in the 2 months since then than I had in the previous 7 or 8 years of owning golf clubs – I’ve still played less than 20 rounds in my life though and I’m yet to break 110, my best 18 hole score to date being 114 at Chester le street.
I’ve been struggling with hitting shots fat with the irons and slicing the driver.
Since dusting off the clubs in April I’ve been doing a lot of research about the golf swing and have really liked what I’ve read about the ‘stack & tilt’ (S&T) golf swing which was created by Andy Plummer and Mike Bennett.
The S&T swing has a lot of critics, but to me, it just makes sense! Why move off the ball, only to move back towards it for absolutely no gain?
S&T advocates that your weight starts left at address, stays left in the backswing and moves left on the downswing, and keeping the upper centre (head and chest) over the ball. There’s no movement off the ball!
This the main way in which S&T helps you to hit solid shots, consistently.
The critics of S&T are usually the people who haven’t taken the time to learn about it and therefore don’t understand it.
The basic fundamentals of S&T are:
- hitting the ground in the same spot each time (to promote solid contact with the golf ball)
- hitting the ball far enough to play a hole in a reasonable number of shots
- hitting the ball with a predictable curve, the stock S&T swing will produce a high push-draw.
So far, my knowledge of S&T has come from Internet reading and videos, I should have the book (pictured above) soon as well as the DVDs.
I’ll be writing more about S&T as I learn more here on my blog for a few reasons:
- to help to consolidate my knowledge, writing about it makes it stick (there’s a revision tip for you)
- to help track my progress
- to help others learn about S&T
That’s about it for this blog post.