Build Your Swing: Position Teaching in the Modern Age

Build Your Swing: Position Teaching in the Modern Age

by Jim McLean


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Jim McLean distills the essence of his fabulously successful method of golf instruction by breaking down the various parts of the golf swing. He draws on an unparalleled wealth of golfing knowledge and experience, grown out of decades of teaching all levels of players—pros and beginners alike—as a PGA Master Instructor. Golf students and instructors serious about improving their game and those who take courses through the #1-ranked Jim McLean Golf Schools will learn how to achieve the best results on the golf course.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635769944
Publisher: Radius Book Group
Publication date: 05/05/2020
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 297,549
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jim McLean is a golf club designer, golf course designer, speaker, coach, owner of the #1 golf school in America, and an author of fifteen golf books.
He competed in the U.S. Junior Amateur, U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open, and made the cut in the Masters. He was selected to the Pacific Northwest Golf Association Hall of Fame for his playing career.
His later success includes being a member of the Golf Digest teaching staff and winning the National PGA Teacher of the Year Award. He continues to teach major champions on the PGA tour, LPGA tour and Champions Senior tour. He is a member of the Met PGA, South Florida PGA Hall of Fame, World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame, and is a radio host on SiriusXM.
Jim is also a proud father of his sons, Matt and Jon.

Table of Contents

Prelude xi

Introduction: Show Me the Videotape 1

Section 1

Step la The Setup Step 17

Step 1b Ignition 57

Section 2

Step 2 Halfway Back 76

Section 3

Step 3 Lead Arm and the Clubshaft Form the Letter L 93

Section 4

Step 4 Top of the Backswing 107

Section 5

Step 5a Transition 129

Step 5b The Power-Delivery Position 148

Section 6

Step 6 Impact 163

Section 7

Step 7a Postimpact 187

Step 7b Extension Position 193

Step 7c The Scissor Effect 201

Section 8

Step 8 The Finish 219

Appendix: Some Final Thoughts 229

Conclusion 243

Author's Note 247

Acknowledgments 249

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“I’ve used Jim’s ideas on the swing my entire life. His attention to detail is amazing and he teaches all levels of golfers with ease.”
—Cristie Kerr, LPGA champion, U.S. Open champion and former No. 1 in the world

“I have known Jim McLean for a long time, having competed against him in college and important amateur events, and later on tour, and I can personally attest to his ability! His swing was admirable—long and solid. He became a fine teacher and a loyal servant to the game as a club professional. Anyone would benefit from his longtime advice about the game. Read this, seriously.”
—Ben Crenshaw, two-time Masters Tournament champion

“Jim is super-dedicated, super-knowledgeable, and right at the top of his profession.”
—Greg Norman, PGA Hall of Fame, British Open champion, and former No. 1 in the world

“I thank Jim McLean for believing in me and sharing his knowledge of the game with me.”
—Gary Woodland, PGA champion and U.S. Open champion

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