Matthew Wong: Awesome and makes lotsa sense for golf swing. Hope to ingrain this tip to my swing. Great job Martin.
Martin Chuck: Your observations are spot on. My preference for mid-body is simply because most people mess up the alternative and get the club moving inside and around too much. As you said, the mid-body sets up some LCT and that tends to get the club in better position in the backswing. Even guys who set up in "impact" aren't really in impact. There are still dynamic elements required for a solid strike.
TheNYgolfer: Nice video Martin. I know Homer advocated mid body hands at setup but the greatest golfer ever used impact hands at setup. Can you give me your reason for advocating mid body hands at setup (flat right wrist bent left wrist). My experience has been that mid body hands work smoothly with a lagging clubhead takeaway method and that impact hands at setup works better for someone who pushes the club away with the left shoulder like Nicklaus and Greg Norman.How do you feel about a forward press
herringhammer1: Love ya Martin!! Looked at loads of clip on YouTube now. And yours make the most sense. Your local golfers are lucky to have a great coach like you!! Cheers from rainy England :(
Martin Chuck: Thank you!
Kevin Morey: great station setup for this topic! really like it
Martin Chuck: Glad the "Hooey" worked for you! Take care and thanks for the note.
filmpackerjl: I have been watching your videos for some time and thought it was a bunch of hooey. Nobody teaches this, I thought. Nobody uses this method. It does not work. Then one day out of desperation I tried it and I found out " it does work."
I am 70 and I thought I had reached my peak of power but you have added 20 to 30 yards to my drive.
remmy100: @cmartingolf helps my game everyday.
Martin Chuck: @shaftc Thanks for the kind note.
shaftc: Real helpful video! Have been a little confused on the downswing pivot. Getting the core and hips to get at 45 degrees really makes a lot of sense to me. I was pivoting too much with my chest before. Thanks for the great video!
Martin Chuck: @broski9999 I love the PBS. In fact, I have a call into Jeff at the moment!
broski9999: @cmartingolf 100% agree! Have you heard of the pure ball striker? I imagine that in conjunction with the tour striker would make a great combo
Martin Chuck: @broski9999 Thanks for the nice words. It would have been nice to make the program, but the whole thing was a marketing gimmick to collect more E-mails for their database. Hopefully, my tips helped somebody out there.
broski9999: How this didn't get on the golf channel instead of Martin hall, I have no idea. Great video Martin!
BernardPY: @cmartingolf Thanks for the reply. I wish you the best of luck with your submission. If you get on Golf Channel, I know you will be able to discreetly sneak a bit of TGM stuff under the nose of the unsuspecting audience... You don't talk much about it, but I see that lag in your takeaway... It's like swinging a rope, except the flex point has to be in the wrists. Thanks for inventing the Tour Striker.
Martin Chuck: @BernardPY Hi Bernard, thanks for the note. I did try for a "gimmick" simply for the for submission. I think the masses don't have any clue about TGM, thus I REALLY tried to keep things simple. We'll see if the submission has any legs. It would be fun to do a show on TGC. Cheers and have a good day. Thanks for the support.
BernardPY: Dear Martin. I own a Tour Striker and have watched all your videos. Your great strenght as a teacher is that you have boiled down The Golfing Machine into a few simple concepts... and a great training club.
I feel that in this Golf Channel submission you have tried to find a new gimmick, "the 45's" that is too static and mechanical compared to your usual approach.
You don't need gimmicks. If I didn't live across the continent, I would go see you. Enter another submission maybe?
TheBentwrist: Martin you're the best golf tutor on youtube. Keep them coming!
Martin Chuck, PGA - Tour Striker - Golf Channel Instructor Search Submission5
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