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“Demanding that golf instruction be kept simple does not make it simple — only incomplete and ineffective.” Homer Kelley “The Golfing Machine”

The 10 Golf Swing Positions of Mac O Grady

Knowing how to isolate or compartmentalize different parts of the swing is important. This allows you to measure any changes that are/have been made and also as mentioned helps isolate a part of the swing to make it easier to comprehend and learn.

If you can learn and compartmentalize these areas, then layer them on top of one another (essentially chunking them together) the whole thing is easier to learn.

I first came across this method a number of years back when I was diving deeper and deeper into the rabbit hole. I came across “The Golfing Machine” by Homer Kelley, this lead me to Mac O Grady and eventually to Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer – the guys behind “The Stack and Tilt Swing”.

I came across other guys on the interwebs who were talking in slang. Using terms like “I like your P2, but your P4 has to be better to improve your P5“!…. Say what?..

What I found was, there are 10 positions widely used in the teaching world as a way of measuring the effectiveness of a golf swing. They are as follows: P = Position

P1: Address

P2: Club shaft parallel to the ground on the takeaway

P3: Lead arm parallel to the ground on the takeaway

P4: Top of backswing

P5: Lead arm parallel to the ground on the downswing

P6: Club shaft parallel to ground on the downswing

P7: Impact

P8: Club shaft parallel to ground on follow-through.

P9: Right arm parallel to ground on follow-through.

P10: Finish

The 10 Golf Swing Positions of Mac O Grady

Rather than go off on a rant today, I made a video for you. Enjoy, and feel free to contribute to the conversation and leave your comments below.

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