explanar golf training aid

muttleee

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I used one in my last lesson and thought it was useful. It actually showed me what a correct swing plane should feel like for a change, so I feel I know better what I'm trying to do. I routinely cut across the ball so I'm sure my distance and accuracy would improve if I could put that lesson into practice. I need to get to the range more!
 

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I havent been on one - last lesson was before they were invented! - but a friend of mine who is lesson mad has used it lots of times - he really rates it and says theres nothing like it for getting the feeling of swinging the club on plane

I think I'm right in saying Butch Harmon and Luther Blackelock endorse/recommend it
 

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Swingstar1,

You are absolutely right about Butch Harmon and Luther Blacklock. In fact, Luther Blacklock, who is one of our top 25 UK coaches actually invented the explanar. Having seen it in action I can say that it does seem to help players find a good swing path.

Steve, I'd say if you can try one out then do. If nothing else I'm sure you'll find it a very interesting experience.

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Neil, glad to see you agree Luther is a very good teacher, however I know him only via his articles in a rival mag "international".... I haven't used an explanar yet though I note you state that steve will find it very interesting... what do you mean?.... Steve one way of finding the swingplane without having to pay lots for using or owning an explanar is to practice watching your backswing in a mirror (slowly).. as your club is raised ideally it should move up along the same line, i.e. just like an illusion you should see your club shorten, not too dissimilar to a retracting life sabre out of star wars or whatever they're called.... anyway try it but watch out, your muscles should ache afterwards..
 

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Danny, there's nothing sinister behind my comment about the explanar being an interesting experience. I find that it's one of those things that gets you thinking the right way about the swing. If you've ingrained any serious faults it can be very enlightening.

I also like your idea - I'll be swinging infront of the mirror when I get home tonight.
 

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Im interested that your friend has used the Explanar lots of times Swingstar1. But have you noticed a difference in his perfomance on the golf course?
 

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Neil, I was just intrigued because I am one of the many "searchers of the ideal golf swing", so anything that seems to enhance the swing I am interested.... glad to see you think my idea is interesting... if you find it too hard another way is on your backswing try keeping the top half of your right arm firmly against side/chest. As you turn keep it there until your left arm is parallel to the floor at which point it guides you into the L position, thereafter only allow your arm to move away from the chest starting with the elbow first.. reverse the same technique on the downswing and repeat the same on your right arm on the followthrough... great feeling and the most biometrically efficient way to swing the club full stop!!! who needs the explainar......
 

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Hi

if you find it too hard another way is on your backswing try keeping the top half of your right arm firmly against side/chest. As you turn keep it there until your left arm is parallel to the floor at which point it guides you into the L position, thereafter only allow your arm to move away from the chest starting with the elbow first.. reverse the same technique on the downswing and repeat the same on your right arm on the followthrough... great feeling and the most biometrically efficient way to swing the club full stop!!! who needs the explainar......

Will keeping the right arm close against the chest take the club too far inside in the backswing? Maybe you could explain more?

best

Steve
 
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