Congratulations! You have discovered the hidden TALY® page. Most golfers are currently using The MIND SetTM as a compass to guide their swing; however, there's more than one way to use it. What's important is that you discover the swing path that you can comfortably repeat.
Before I reveal how I use the TALY tool, I would like to make a couple points:
#1 - "Getting Set" is critical to playing phenomenal golf. "Getting Set" firms up your left wrist and TAKES THE WRIST HINGE OUT OF THE GAME. Stay set for everything: putting, chipping, and full swing. You do not need to hinge your wrists because this will happen on its own due to centrifugal force.
#2 - Chipping and putting are critical to scoring. Forget about getting off the tee and hitting greens for now. Go to the range, put on The MIND Set and work on chipping with a firm left wrist. Find the path that is most comfortable and repeatable for you. Practice staying set during putting and focusing on the speed and path of your Talynt point.
Because I meet with so many of the world's top instructor's I have to know all the different swings. I practice them all and then memorize their Talynt paths. Because I don't have a lot of time to play and practice, I play with the easiest swing that I know I can repeat.
You can shoot under par right now and I am going to tell you how I do it. Most golf instructors would not like the Talynt path that I am going to describe here. When you wear The MIND Set on your left arm and extend your Talynt point down slightly past your hands, your Talynt point defines a radius from your shoulder. All golf swings must be circular and this occurs naturally if you swing your Talynt point as opposed to focusing on your golf club. You can choose a shallow path or a vertical path. Here's what I do:
Step #1 - I get set. I firm up my left wrist and it doesn't matter how hard I squeeze. I just have to be willing to let the club go and release through the shot.
Step #2 - I grip the club with both hands but I barely use my right hand. I only hold on lightly with the middle finger of my right hand. The reason for this is that I want to keep my right hand out of the swing.
Try this: Swing a golf club with only one hand on the club. Swing with the right hand and then the left hand, and you will notice that your Talynt point follows two completely different paths. I like both paths but I prefer the left hand only swing.
Step #3 - I swing my Talynt point way around and in behind me as far as it will go. Most instructors hate this move and say that you will miss your shots left and right. I tell them that you can miss your shots left and right with any golf swing.
Step #4 - THIS IS THE KEY. PULL YOUR CLUB FACE INTO THE BACK OF THE BALL BUT ONLY WITH YOUR LEFT HAND. CONCENTRATE ON MAKING A NICE CIRCULAR ARC AWAY FROM THE BALL AND MAKE SURE YOU TRACE THE SAME PATH BACK TO THE BALL. Your right hand will remain on the club but this motion should be all left side pulling. Because you are swinging with only one hand you will find that you are not strong enough to manipulate the club. You will find that you will have to get over your fear of just letting the club go. Don't worry about it. Just trust it. Swing it behind you and let it release into the back of the golf ball.
If you are doing it correctly you will be hitting nice, pure hooks to the left side of the driving range. All you have to do now is ALLOW YOUR CLUB FACE TO STAY OPEN. Swing as circular as you want around yourself and resist the temptation to square your club face. Your golf ball will leave straight and true.
The shallower the swing the better. You don't want your club digging into the ground. Divots are over-rated. Every one is out there trying to take a divot but they don't realize that that is not a good thing. You don't take divots. Divots happen. Divots add an unneeded complication into the golf swing and make it hard to control spin on the green.
Another way to practice this swing is by getting set and hitting with your left hand only. What is different with my technique than what others may preach is that: 1) you get set, and 2) you swing way around yourself. This will connect your swing to your body.
As you are approaching impact, draw an imaginary line from your club shaft out to your Talynt point. This is your Talynt line. What direction is this line pointing in? It must point either parallel to the target line or be angled out to the right so that it crosses the target line like an inside out path. The opposite is true for left handers.
If you take a few slow swings you will notice that when you come over the top, your Talynt line points way to the left. Your Talynt line indicates the direction that your golf ball is going to leave on as long as you stay set and continue on that path through to impact.