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What's the single biggest difference between a professional golfer's swing and yours? Why is it that the pros' swings deliver such consistent power and accuracy, while you and your buddies hook, top, shank, and rack up enough mulligans to make a stew? Is it just a matter of athletic ability? Or are the pros doing something you can learn to make the ball fly straighter and farther every time you swing the club?
In The Slot Swing, Jim McLean, one of America's most well-respected and sought-after golf instructors and a pioneer in using video to analyze the swing, shows how to swing a club using the same technique that made Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Nick Price, Lorena Ochoa, Jim Furyk, and Tiger Woods champions.
One of the first things Jim noticed in his early video studies was that, contrary to conventional wisdom, none of the great golfers he studied had what was thought to be the "perfect" swing, in which the upstroke and downstroke were identical. But they did all have something in common, something that virtually all of the amateurs he studied lacked but could learn.
With the help of seventy-five amazing illustrations by Phil Franke, as well as a brilliant color foldout with illustrations of Tiger Woods, Sergio Garcia, and other leading pros, Jim shows you how, despite marked differences in backswing, all of the pros drop their clubs into a "slot" during transition. The clubshaft falls into the slot, providing better control and increased club speed at the point of impact.
Jim helps you find your way into the slot using the classic swings of three great golfers as examples: three great ball strikers using the three basic swing shapes. You'll discover how Sergio Garcia produces his seemingly effortless Standard Slot Swing, channel the amazing power of Sam Snead's Reverse Slot Swing, and marvel at the near perfection of Tiger Woods's paradoxical Single Plane Slot Swing.
Whichever of these powerful techniques suits you best, The Slot Swing will help you find the perfect downswing position that every pro hits and most amateurs miss. In no time, you'll be hitting the ball farther and straighter with any club, in any lie, with every swing you take.