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August 24, 2010

Ask Brady Riggs Live! Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher will fix your faults

Posted at 10:46 AM by Brady Riggs

Thanks to everyone for your questions and comments today. I want to give special thanks to KB and Popsie for their tireless work on my website and all things related to helping me, the helpless. Check out their work at www.bradyriggs.com. I hope to see everyone at the blog next week.

Brendan asks at 1:40:

Here are some updated videos of my swing. Let me know what you think and what I could work on next.

Pictures are of a 7-iron, ball went about 160 and had a slight draw.

Thanks! Love the blog!

Brendan

It's all about the legs and hips Brendan. If you were on my lesson tee I would have a few good jokes for you about Shakira, Hula dancing, etc. I want you to look at the sequences of Anthony Kim on my site to see how the legs and hips can work my quietly. I will tell you that your arms and hands are off to a great start as you build this golf swing. It is the lower body that should be your focus. Send in some new videos as you make the changes.

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August 17, 2010

Ask Brady Riggs Live! Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher will fix your faults

Posted at 11:18 AM by Brady Riggs

Thanks to everyone for your questions and comments. This was a great blog today. I am sorry I wasn't able to get to everyone. Jeff, Mark P, and Todd please ask your questions again next week. Have a great week, see you next Tuesday.

I want to congratulate Danielle Kang for winning the US Women's Amateur this weekend. I have been working with her for over a year now and couldn't be more proud. Great job Danielle! Here is her swing...

Kang

Evan asks at 1:18:

Thank you for doing the blog, it is very helpful. Could you take a look at my swing and give me some advice on what I can do improve it?

Thanks for posting your swing Evan. Like so many golfers it looks like you have found a way to make the ball go towards the target without having your fundamentals exactly where they should be. When you work on your golf swing you want to go in this order; clubface, swingpath, pivot. In your swing the clubface is very closed on the backswing. This is a combination of a slightly stronger grip and a takeaway that is excessively inside. The problem with this clubface is that you can't release it properly and have the ball go to the target. As a result, you hold off the clubface during and after impact, keeping it open to prevent what would be a big pull/draw. The second fundamental of swing path is also a bit off. Like I mentioned before, your takeaway is too far inside and the club points across the line at the top (to the right of the target). When you start the downswing the path shifts and because outside and above the plane coming into impact. The body seems to work fairly well throughout, despite the plane shifts and clubface compensations.

I want you to start with the grip and make it neutral. This will help clean up the face during the swing. The path issues are a bit more challenging but the basic idea is that the club should be in line with your hands when it is parallel to the ground going back and at the top. On the downswing, it should work down your right forearm as you approach impact. Here are a couple of pictures to help you see the changes.

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August 10, 2010

Ask Brady Riggs Live! Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teacher will fix your faults

Posted at 9:41 AM by Brady Riggs

Brady-riggs-78x73 Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Brady Riggs answers your questions and analyze your swing videos.

Thanks to everyone for your questions and comments. Sorry I couldn't get to everyone but I am off to the lesson tee. Please get your questions in early next week so I have time to answer them.

Ryan asks at 1:00:

My question is about the short bunker shot that you have to get up in the air. I get the part about opening the clubface, but the rest of this shot perplexes me. I've tried long and slow swing where I can't seem to hit the ball short enough, or just take too much sand and leave it in the bunker. Then i try shorter backswing and accelerate through and i skull it, then overcorrect and leave it in the bunker. This shot drives me nuts (i'm sure many others). What is the best method for me stick with and practice to develop consistency?

There are two viable ways to change the distance of your sand shots. The first is to restrict the length of your backswing and/or follow through. Shorter swings will obviously go a shorter distance than longer swings. The second method is to forget about the length of your swing and focus on your speed. The faster the sand comes out of the bunker the farther the ball will go. In this philosophy a slower swing will make the ball go a shorter distance. This is a bit more athletic than changing the length of your swing and is my personal choice as a player. The simple fact is you have to have good mechanics regardless of the style you choose. Here are some checkpoints to follow that should help.

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August 03, 2010

Ask Brady Riggs Live! Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher will fix your faults

Posted at 11:42 AM by Brady Riggs

Brady-riggs-78x73 Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher Brady Riggs will be online today at noon to answer your questions and analyze your swing videos.

Leave your questions and video for Brady in the comments section below.

Thanks to everyone for your questions, comments, and videos. Wish I could get to everyone but I am off to the lesson tee. Get your post in early next week so I can be sure to get it answered.

Phil J asks at 1:00:

Simple one that is really common ... one drill or move to keep the club from getting too far inside at the beginning to mid-point of the backswing. If the backswing is initiated by the shoulders, will this alone keep the club outside the hands, parallel to the target line and through my hands at the mid-point of the backswing? My handicap is down to a 3, but I really believe this is holding me back. I have way to much hand action both on the way back and at impact.

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