So a good golf swing starts from the ground up. What on earth does this mean? I’ve heard it, you’ve heard it, golf instructors and golf magazines throw this phrase around like we all know what it means, as if it’s as easy as 2 + 2 = 4. Well, it’s not quite that simple, and I bet most people have differing ideas about what this means, or how to incorporate this ground up logic into your swing. Enter Sevam1.
Sevam1, a Canadian ex-amateur golfer dropped a bombshell of information in a golf forum in 2008 about what this meant. In fact he claimed that he confirmed his findings with the great Moe Norman. Not only did Mr. Norman affirm what Sevam1 said was the key to the golf swing and swinging from the ground up, but also acknowledged that Ben Hogan was doing the same.
So one of the greatest ballstrikers in the history of the game confides in Sevam1 that the key to the golf swing is in how you grip the ground with your legs and feet. “Grip the ground”? Yes, creating resistance with the ground is the only way in which you can add leverage to your swing.
Think of it this way…is a baseball pitcher able to generate more force and throw a fastball harder if he pushes off the rubber on the pitcher’s mound? YES. If there were no rubber would he be able to throw as hard? NO. The pitcher is creating a resistance with the mound by using the rubber. The same holds true in the golf swing.
But how do you do it? Simple. Well, there is no rubber or pitcher’s mound for you to resist against for any of your golf shots. But, you can still create that type of resistance with your rear foot, the ground, and the spikes in your golf shoes (they’re there for a reason!).
This was the premise behind that golf forum thread in 2008 when Sevam1 was able to break through with tens of thousands of people with this information. The feedback was plentiful, and the results were outstanding.
So, a good golf swing starts from the ground up, so says Moe Norman, Ben Hogan, and Sevam1.