This is your final checkpoint
If you're using my principles--for example, gripping the club naturally, keeping your head behind the ball through impact, rolling your ankles and applying the clubhead--you have a chance to be in balance. If you sense you're off balance, go back and check the first five fundamentals. If even one of those is not right, you will not stay in balance.
Being in balance allows you to play golf to your true potential. It puts you in control so you have confidence in your ability to create different kinds of shots. You can focus on playing golf, because your fundamentals are sound.
FLICK NOTES: As do so many great players, Jack lets his body respond to the golf club, as opposed to overthinking what the body should be doing. Average golfers and better players would do well to follow his example.
As we begin this new series, here's a final thought: Through my experience as a teacher and coach, I've learned that the fundamentals and philosophy you use to build a swing dramatically affect how your body and mind work on the course. Jack kept a clear head while competing, and he played by applying the clubhead on every shot. This helped to set him apart.
JACK SAYS:When I'min balance, I've moved to my left side. my club mirrors its backswing position.
JIM SAYS: For jack, golf is A game of motion, not positions. On the course, think only of what's necessary for controlling the golf ball.