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Dan Whittaker Golf Philosophy

DAN has studied the golf swings from the greats across the ages from Sam Snead and Ben Hogan, all the way through today's modern players such as Tiger Woods. Dan does not teach a specific methodology, he has studied the swings of these players and has noted the common denominators in all of their swings, and therefore what makes these players the best ball strikers in the world.

The key to the golf swing is to make it as simple as possible, Dan's job is to take the most technical piece of information and incorporate this into your swing in the simplest possible way.

Understand the swing in it's complexity to teach it in it's utter simplicity

There is one moment of truth in golf and that is impact. The only things that truly matter in the golf swing are:

  • Can you square the face up consistently from decent angles?
  • What is the shaft/clubface doing in the impact zone?
  • What are the hand/arms doing?
  • Where is the shaft attacking from?

You have 2 options in the golf swing, you can either make the club square / release or you can allow it to square / release itself.

Dan believes the most consistent way to play is to allow the club to release and square itself by allowing the club to react to the pivot and for physics to square the face with a passive release as opposed to an active release of the hands and arms.

The golf swing requires a good set of fundamentals, these are the grip, setup and pivot action.

The grip is our only contact with the club, and if your hands are not on the club correctly as a complete unit that will work together, you will have to make adjustments and compensations throughout the swing.

The setup is vital as it sets up the pivot/turning action. If this is incorrect, you will have to make compensations, not only with the club but also bio mechanically with your body to get it back "in line" which will alter the pivot/turn and cause the club to move off plane.

Dan wants to see the pivoting action of the arms and body blended together and have you swinging in-sync

We have our own preferences regarding the setup/backswing. All are designed to make the pivot action, backswing. THE ENTIRE golf swing as simple as possible, with a few a moving parts as possible.

To get to this "passive" delivery of the club at impact as simply as possible,the swing Dan teaches can be described as a rotary golf swing where the big muscles in the body control the smaller muscles.