How to cure Tin Man Syndrome (i.e. pivot properly using maximum ground forces)

November 18, 2020- by Steven E. Greer

I have mentioned previously the Tin Man Syndrome, where I become stiff in the legs and can’t get an athletic turn into the ball. Well, I finally found the mental image that works for me, at least. I visualize squatting down on a stool to me rear-left. Then, I rotate the pelvis away from the target. I do this over a lead-leg pivot and make sure to turn into the downswing as I feel weight on the left foot.

I have a lot of work to do to make this pretty, but watch me get all of my weight into these shots. I was striping the driver for 290-yard carries. 5-irons went 210 and 9-irons went 170. I was using a short Jon Rahm back-swing too.

However, the distance is not what I care about, actually. I was making Lee Trevino-like ball contact. That is what gets you from tee to green.

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