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Adult Golfer's Window - The Half-swing and Three-quarter Golf Swing Performance

The Half-swing and Three-quarter Golf Swing Performance

I read many golf swing articles and asked many golfers what is a half swing and a three-quarter swing. I was amazed to my finding that there are so many types of half and three-quarter swings techniques and styles from a group of golfers. Each is able to explain it own individuality of this non Full-Swing technique. The perception of any non Full-Swing techniques is that golfers employ the methodology of setting the club to a particular position during backswing. The terminology golfers used are the club at 9-o’clock position with the club’s shaft parallel to the ground or at 11-o’clock position with club’s shaft pointing upward to the sky on the backswing. No golfer has yet to tell me what the body and especially the muscle tension should be experiencing during a non Full-Swing body’s action.

I have concluded and worked successfully with many golfers for all the non Full-Swing techniques to make use of the body muscles to create the half power or three-quarter power sensation during the swing action. This method will enable a golfer to develop their individual swing “feel” to hit to the ball to various desired distances with accuracy. The swing movement still compounded by the usage of the arms with minimum or maximum shoulder rotation to produce the desired shot performances. Some golfers called the Half-Swing method by swing the arms and club with minimum shoulders rotation. Others may called the Three-quarter swing method by swinging the arms and club with maximum shoulders rotation. You can personalize your Half-Swing and Three-quarter swing method as long as you use the correct muscles “feel” so that you repeat the swing action and shot making performances.

Golfers who apply the method of setting the club to a particular position on the backswing will find that the variations of swing moves endless especially with different clubs for shot performances of various distances such 30 yards, 50 yards, 80 yards etc. It will also result in the non Full-Swing techniques becoming very complicated to master despite hours of practice. In my training, golfers will discover that it is much easier to learn, control, feel and accomplish the Arm-Swing technique by feeling the tensions of the body’s muscles as opposed to setting the position of the club’s shaft on the backswing optically. This way the golfer’s body can experience the percentage of the physical power employed.

Finally, golfers employing the Arm-Swing or Full-Arm-Swing action by varying the body power will be required to keep the lower torso passive and make minimum lateral movement so that the arms action will definitely have a very high chance to swing the clubface to hit the ball solidly. There should be no deliberate legs movement during the Arm-Swing or Full-Arm-Swing action. If there is any, it is merely to support and balance the swing action by the physiology of the body. All non full-swing techniques utilizing the controlled Arm-Swing or Full-Arm-Swing method will enable a golfer to execute accurate shot performances achieving the direction and distance of the ball flight within 100 yards to the flagstick. On your next practice session, do use these techniques with the short irons and you will be amazed the consistency of the shot performances that you can achieve.

A good key element for all non Full-Swing techniques is that the follow through swing arc by the arms and shoulders should be the same as the backswing movement.

Philip Ang
Asian Golf Centre
Certified & Licensed USGTF Master Golf Teaching Professional - USA
Certified Professional Teacher and Trainer - University of Cambridge, UK
Singapore Sport Council - NCAP Level 1, 2 & 3
Singapore WDA-WSQ ACTA Certified Trainer & Assessor
Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP™) Practitioner - USA
Certified Professional Clubmaker by GCA (USA)
GCA Winner International Clubmaker of the Year - USA

"The Non Golf Full Swing Techniques is vital for the short game performances" from Philip Ang

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