What exactly is connection
And how can it dramatically improve your game?
Connection is very simple – The first and most important part of connection is to keep your elbows down throughout your swing. Knowing the direction your elbows point throughout your swing is critical to understanding the problems you are having in your golf swing. Try this. Stand up and pretend you are going to do some curls or carry something heavy, your palms should face the ceiling and your elbows should be touching your side – your arms will be hanging from the socket naturally. Now with your left hand (if your a righty) grab a golf club or imagine one, and setup to the ball. Keeping your arms hanging naturally and your elbows pointing directly behind you – notice where the club face is; it should be facing your target just like you are setting up for a shot. Now keeping the club in your hand move your elbow so it points away from you (toward your target) and notice how much the club face has moved. The move is huge! Now you know why most amateurs hook and slice the ball. This is what we call being “disconnected.” To stay connected simply keep your elbows pointing down throughout the ENTIRE swing and you will see the giant hooks and slices literally disappear from your game.
Watch Jimmy Ballard explain this concept in this quick 15 second video.
Disconnected from the POWER in your big muscles
Not only does becoming disconnected create slices and hooks, but when you are disconnected you are sacrificing major distance. When people use the V-Harness for the first time, they often say “I didn’t know I had such a small shoulder turn,” this is because when your elbows are pointed down the only way you can move your arms is by bending your elbow. Try it. Bend your arms so your elbows are pointing down then try to move your upper arm, they literally don’t move unless your elbow starts pointing away from perpendicular with the ground. So if you apply this idea to your golf swing the only way you can get your club to the top of the swing is by rotating your torso and putting your back to the target. That is how you use the BIG MUSCLES, and swing with less effort to get more distance.
The major flaw of most amateurs
This is one of the MAJOR problems amateurs face in their swing – their elbows are not pointing down throughout their entire swing. They swing with all arms and it FEELS like they are swinging hard, but they are not getting the most out of their club head speed because they are not rotating their torso. To make things worse, if they do hit the ball solid their club face is at the completely wrong angle at impact creating all sorts of spin – hooks and slices – in their ball flight. All because their elbows were not pointing down throughout their swing.
Making changes in your golf swing is difficult
Simplify the process with the V-Harness
The V-Harness Tour Model
The V-harness goes on over your shoulders, and attaches to any club in your bag – driver through wedge.
Fitting the V-Harness
Once the V-harness is on, adjust the straps to fit it snug. It will fit anyone up to a 50 inch chest.
Attach it to your club
Pick which club you want to work with, and slide the adapter up the shaft until it rests on the end of your grip.
The Setup Position
Setup and you will feel the pull of the cords to get down to the ball, the cords should be taut at address.
Keep the V-cords taut
Take a swing keeping the V-Cords taut. You will feel resistance and if the V-cords breakdown you are out of position.