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Mike Austin always used to preach that how much of the speed was 'in the hons mon!'…
"It's been a while, hope you're well. I was in Europe for a while and had to put the game temporarily on hold, but I've got it going again and the Austin swing is becoming more and more second nature.
See the pic- that was I had left for eagle yesterday (I made the putt) on a 500 yd par 5. I drove it 280 and then hit a high cut with my 3 wood. I could never hit a 3 wood high off the deck before- and this is with an 'ahina 70-S shaft, a low-launching shaft!
So again, thanks!
- , David, New Jersey
I would be delighted to write a full testimonial sometime, but in the meantime I do have a question for you. It concerns the weight shift on the downswing: I understand very well the reasons for throwing the club head from the top, why this release cannot be delayed. I also understand that, assuming everything has been done correctly to this point, this throw will cause the weight to move towards the target - i.e. the spine pendulum must go back the other direction - in order for the body to maintain its balance.
My question to you is this: is this weight shift purely reflexive as a result of the throw, or is there a conscious effort to push the navel all the way forward? Are the two inextricably linked, or should there be a conscious driving forward of the weight before or after the throwing motion?
Many thanks in advance,