Inside Out Golf Swing

Dan Gold
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Shot Combinations

The imagination-elimination drill specifically targets the level change shot. This involves a longer, running swing with a forced path change down the hillside. The swingplane stays in the same plane, and the golfer adjusts to a lower ball flight, no body weight transfer, and a relaxed finish into impact.

The player swings into a smaller target and concentrates on keeping the hands ahead of the clubhead at impact. The shot is better executed the lower the player starts from, so elevation on changes can be eliminated by reducing the ball flight.

Inside Out Swing

The inside out Swing Theory is an approach that distributes the power of the arms and hands to the club.

This concept goes against conventional teaching, and yet, it is becoming increasingly popular among golf instructors and players.

One of the major proponents of the inside out swing theory, Michael Jacobs, states that the conventional swing approach does not translate into a powerful club face.

It is for this precise reason that the ball flies from the player’s side, and not straight towards the target.

The inside out swing is considered to be a perfect blend of the conventional and the smooth swing techniques.

It is believed that this swing approach provides the speed and power for a ball that travels directly to the target.

On the contrary, the conventional swing theory advocates the use of the arms to power the club head. The power actually comes from the hips, and hence, this approach is considered to be inefficient.

The inside out swing method was pretty much popularized by Ben Hogan. Its main goal is to deliver a power that is more consistent and reliable. It is meant to generate power all the time.

The swing path starts to the inside and then gradually moves outward towards the ball. As a result, the ball stays closer to the player’s body all the time, and as a consequence of this, the ball heads towards the target.

Why Inside Out Swing?

A fundamental swing change can develop the ability to make a golf ball do just about anything.

This is the ultimate of an inside out swing.

Jim McLean, a golf legend, created this concept.

It is easier to understand this swing idea when you observe it live.

How to Hit the Ball Inside-Out

Some golfers think that hitting the ball inside-out is nothing short of magic. But, it’s really simple to do once you understand how it’s done, and that allows you to adjust your usual approach in order to do it more often.

The best way to explain inside-out is to compare it to a curveball in baseball.

The best curveball in baseball is thrown from the inside part of the plate and it breaks towards the outside of the plate. The inside-out swing isn’t a curveball in golf, but it works in a very similar way. When you hit the inside-out, the ball starts on the inside part of the golf clubface and curves to the outside teeth of the clubface, as you can see in the picture.

The harder and more inside you hit the ball, the more it will go right. The inside-out is great with short irons from about 130 yards in and it’s really effective for pitches and chips from the rough, too.

Here’s how to do the inside-out:

Make sure your weight is falling towards the inside of your body.

Visualize the ball striking between your legs as you strike through it.

Adjust your hands away from the target as you move down to the ball.

Drills to Hit the Inside of Golf Ball

A proper inside out swing is an extremely good, fun swing to use. It doesn’t matter how you set up to the ball. This is a swing that works whether you are tall or short, right or left, balanced or unbalanced. It is a swing that can be learned quickly and easily.

You can use this swing in a number of different situations. It is a very good swing to use when hitting into a draw-biased wind. It is also a great swing to use when the fairway is not as wide as you’d like.

The swing looks a little complicated, but it isn’t as hard to learn as you might think. In fact, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you learn to adopt this swing. The reason for this is because the setup is simple and the swing proceeds very naturally. The swing is not nearly as hard to learn as you might think.

To try and explain the inside out swing, you need to have an image of a right handed golfer. The left side of the golfer is his strong side. This is where he generates a lot of power to focus on.

A golfer’s natural muscle pattern is to pull. The only way to break that is to really concentrate on what you are trying to accomplish with your swing.


A good golf swing is about consistency. Being able to repeat a swing over and over again drives it home. It’s a great feeling when you drive the ball consistently well, make every putt and chip into the hole and score well consistently.

Being aware of what the perfect swing feels like and what your swing feels like and knowing the difference between the two could be the most important part of this new school golf swing.

Learning the inside out swing is about learning to feel how the body and the club all work together and influence each other. You need to know how fast your club head is moving, when to let your body do what it does, and how much pivot to generate. The right movement has to sustain for as long as possible, both in the downswing and the follow-through, without losing either momentum or accuracy. That’s when you’ll find the exact right speed and rhythmic tempo.

It’s very important to know how fast your body is moving into the ball on the way down, and how fast the club is swinging in on the way back. We call this tempo. The point is to know how quickly to start, how hard to work and how fast to finish. Sometimes it’s easier to cheat early than to slough off later, so we need to center our brain on the ideal tempo.