Revolutionary events usually have something in common. They emerge
simultaneously but usually in different areas.Juergen Bechler (inventor
of Carvinggolf clubs) in collaboration with Thomas Thöni (PGA
professional and business director) and the Dept. of Sports Science
of the Technical University of Munich, developed a new golf swing
technique on the basis of pendulum dynamics, using less coordinative
energy with the goal of simplifying the Carvinggolf technique for
the amateur player.
Not knowing of each others work nor the research being done in Munich,
two Americans, Andy Plummer and Mike Bennett were also devoted to
the subject of achieving greater reliability, confidence and effectivity
of the golf swing while using less coordinative movement. The U.S.
golf journal, „Golf Digest“, has, in it’s latest
edition, commented on this new golf swing being used on the tour.
It is called STACK & TILT SWING.
Thomas Thöni, head instructor of the Carvinggolf School recognized
the revolutionary scope of both developments. He recognizes a symbiotic
effect between STACK & TILT and the pendulum motion swing of
the Carvinggolf technique, the ideal professional swing movement
for amateur players. This technique is called STACK & GO. STACK
stands for stability and GO for „let it happen“.
STACK & GO combined with Carvinggolf
clubs gives amateur players a higher playing
precision which means greater hitting distance during the course
of the game.
STACK & GO
ADDRESS: LIKE CARVINGGOLF AND
STACK & TILT
• Stabilize the shoulders over the hips
• Put the weight somewhat more on the front leg (55/45)
LIKE CARVINGGOLF AND STACK & TILT
• During the takeaway, relieve the pressure on the rear (right)
leg through a
lateral impulse comming
from the hip in the direction of the stroke.
• This impulse starts the backswing, the head remains still.
• The front leg is bent, the right leg stretched.
• Hereby the hip is tilted, the shoulder opens and thereby
prepares the body
for the arm-club-pendulum movement of the backswing.
LIKE STACK & GO
• The arms fall without effort into the downswing.
The head remains still.
• (Shoulder impulse to accelerate the pendulum motion is possible).
• Relieve the left leg at the start of the followthrough through
a lateral impulse
out of the hip in the opposite direction.
• The right leg is bent, the front leg is stretching.
• Hereby the hip axis tilts in the opposite direction, opens
the shoulder in a
forward direction and ...
• Prepares the arm-club-pendulum
for the followthrough.
• Release long after point of impact.
• Tilted steep shoulder (steep
shoulder axis) during release.
LIKE CARVINGGOLF AND STACK & TILT
• After the release the dynamics of the swing straighten
• Stretches and relieves the spine and turns the player into
KEYS FOR USING
Motion Key 1 FOR THE TAKEAWAY
The hip impulse in playing direction
starts the takeaway and releaves the right leg, hereby the
body reaches a stable position in relation to the ball. Simultaneously,
when releaving the right leg, the front leg tilts the hip axis,
the shoulder opens automatically and prepares the body for the pendulum
of the backswing.
Motion Key 2
FOR THE DOWNSWING
The hip impulse in the opposite direction
starts the downswing and relieves the front leg. Still
in front , the hip impulse starts the effortless downswing of the
arms, the front leg stretched,
the right leg bent, the hip axis tilted. The shoulder opens in playing
direction and prepares the
body for the pendulum motion of the follow through.
München, CG/Be 2008
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