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Hit and Hold means No More Hooking!

Hinge and Hold means No More Hooking!

Hinge and Hold means No More Hooking!

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2, and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools—any golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

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Most people hook because the toe of the club passes the heel of the club through impact, putting spin on the ball that makes the ball curve to the left for right-handed golfers.  The Hit and Hold is the true cure for preventing this.  I have worked on this move myself for many years, and one night while sitting going through old Phil Ritson instructional videos, I had a huge epiphany, and I heard Phil say to his student that the lead arm must fold under through impact and into the follow-through.  I had never heard that, but it made so much sense to me.  It also explained that for years I had been working on a move with a missing piece!  That one move brought all the pieces together and made this move so simple and yet so effective.

The missing piece!

I want to pass this move to those of you that tend to hook the ball, sometimes out of nowhere!  I heard Phil while teaching talking about “Hitching a ride” and thought he was talking about the release for years.  But think about it.  When as a young person traveling around hitching a ride, you never kept the lead arm straight. It always folded over!  As Archimedes yelled “Eureka” (I have found it!) so To did I.

So as you work on the Hit and Hold of the lead wrist, allow the lead arm to fold through the impact area.  If you are doing it correctly, the club shaft will release up!  That’s the move to tell you that you have it!  You too can yell, Eureka!

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