How does a man so small hit a ball so far? Jerry Barber does it with a different kind of golf swing, one which he says took 10 years to develop. He now feels it is the most simple and practical swing for all golfers, regardless of size or ability. Here are four fundamentals of the Barber swing:
?The stance is slightly more open than normal. The feet are well spread and are far enough back from the ball to get them squarely under the body.
?The right knee is cocked inward, bracing the right leg. The weight is essentially on the inside of the right foot forward of the instep and on the outside of the left foot toward the heel.
?The wrists start to cock the instant the left arm moves the clubhead from the ball and are fully cocked before reaching the top of the backswing (instead of the usual cocking at or near the top of the backswing).
?There is no leg action to the right or shifting of the weight to the right. The right leg remains braced. The backswing is virtually confined to the arms, shoulders and chest, resulting in a bare minimum of body turn. Thus, when the downswing begins, the strength of the whole body is ready and able to move instantaneously to the left, down into the shot and right through toward the hole.