The Nicklaus Way: An Analysis of the Unique Techniques and by John Andrisani

By John Andrisani

Jack Nicklaus set a checklist for many profession victories in significant championships, shooting a complete of eighteen among 1962 and 1986, together with six Masters wins. In 1988 golfing journal named the "Golden endure" Golfer of the Century, spotting his unparalleled swing and shot-making video game, his power as a golfing ambassador, and his contributions to the sport, together with ushering in power-hitting. within the Nicklaus approach, acclaimed golfing author John Andrisani analyzes how Nicklaus created this sort of strong swing and built close to excellent shot choice. Andrisani additionally finds the secrets and techniques to Nicklaus's psychological and course-management video games, and exhibits golfers the right way to arrange completely for a around of golfing -- Nicklaus variety. What makes this ebook designated is that Andrisani is going some distance past the basics of the setup and swing that Nicklaus realized from instructor Jack Grout and that enabled him to win such a lot of significant championships. Taking the academic research procedure to the following point, Andrisani identifies for the 1st time refined technical issues of Nicklaus's swing that aren't observed in any of his tutorial books or movies, in addition to a few new swing basics Nicklaus discovered from different most sensible academics resembling Rick Smith. within the Nicklaus method, Andrisani additionally appears to be like at Nicklaus's tee-to-green video game, sharing with golfers the bits and bobs of this nice golfer's uncanny shot-making online game. The guideline is straightforward to persist with, so golfers may have no excuse for now not with the ability to hit every little thing from an influence fade force to a biting brief iron to a protracted putt.

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At address, Nicklaus sets the club down a few inches behind the ball, not directly behind it. This tip will help promote the desired low take-away action. ◆ Nicklaus lets his right forefinger hook under the club’s handle, so there’s a noticeable gap between the tip of the aforementioned finger and the right thumb. This unique hold will prevent your right hand from controlling the downswing—a cause of so many wayward shots. GOOD HABITS NEVER DIE ◆ Nicklaus plays all standard shots off his left heel.

Following Nicklaus’s Nicklaus positions the ball directly opposite the left heel to play all standard shots. 20 THE NICKLAUS WAY Nicklaus’s open body alignment allowed him to hit the ball more powerfully than any other golfer, when he was a college player (left) and when he exploded onto the PGA Tour scene (right). example will give you more time to clear your hips on the downswing, thereby allowing you to hit the ball more crisply, more often. Body Alignment This feature of Nicklaus’s setup was also unorthodox compared to his contemporaries who played the tour during the 1960s and 1970s.

He employs this low inside take-away for a couple of reasons. First, a low take-away is the first step to good extension on the backswing and a wide and powerful arc of swing. Second, the lower the club moves at the start of the swing, the better the chance of it moving low through impact. Power hitter John Daly, whose idol is Jack Nicklaus, proves this. Daly told me that he actu- 34 THE NICKLAUS WAY Gradually, on the backswing, the club moves from a straight back position (left) to a position well inside the target line (right).

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