Is There a Perfect Golf Swing?

Whether you’re a new golfer or advanced, at some point, you might ask, “Is there a perfect golf swing?”Maybe you’ve taken lessons in the past with a trainer and you’ve followed the pros on tour. You’ll likely notice that every golfer has slight deviations in their swing. Every golfer wants the perfect swing to help them hit consistently and land on the green under par. However, finding a perfect swing that you can master can be a bit of a challenge. There is a three-part technique that’s based on the Iron Byron Swing Machine that can help you get more speed and distance with your swing. It can also help you have a more accurate swing with a few simple techniques. 

Let’s start with a little bit of history on the Iron Byron swing machine and then get into the three-part golf swing technique. And, don’t forget to sign up for the $100,000 Hole in One Contest (after you perfect your swing, of course!). 

The Iron Byron Swing Machine

If you’ve ever seen it, the Iron Byron resembles a lawnmower with a golf club hoisted in the air that’s attached to it. When demonstrated though, it consistently makes the perfect golf swing every time. Designed by George Manning, the Iron Byron golf swing machine perfectly replicates a golfer’s swing. Manning explained that to achieve this, they started by taking pictures of several pro golfers’ swings. Plotting frame-by-frame, engineers were able to design the Iron Byron based on how a human swings a golf club. 

Despite golfers swinging their clubs in different ways to get to their backswing, Manning noted that once they reached the downswing, they all shared similar styles. The golfers would all keep their clubs tucked until they were at hip level before releasing it. Then their bodies all moved on point in the same type of rotary motion. 

The goal at the time as Manning described it was to find out how golfers came up with an efficient swing. Meaning, how did they use a minimum amount of energy for the maximum amount of distance they needed to hit the ball. Of all the amateur golfers and pros they observed and photographed, Byron Nelson stood out. He had an efficient swing and they used the machine to copy his type of golf swing. 

How to Hit a Perfect Golf Swing with the Iron Byron Technique

 

The Iron Byron swing machine has such a simple way of swinging the ball perfectly every time that it might help you with your golf swing. To get started, you’ll want to record yourself during your practice swings. If you can bring a large mirror outside, this can help you to gauge how your swing technique improves. Recording your swing can also help you find out where you might make slight imperfections you can improve upon. Hence, you might want to record yourself from different angles.

When looking at how the Iron Byron swung a club, it was discovered that there were only three elements involved in the swing.  

Here are the three elements needed for the perfect swing: 

Your Body’s Rotation Needs to be Circular

Iron Byron has a round drive cylinder that turns it side to side so envision your upper body as being encased in a round, metal drive cylinder. It’s completely round and covers you from your neck and shoulders down to your hips and upper thighs like a round metal tube. Iron Byron’s drive cylinder turns it side to side in rotation the same way you would turn side to side and swing your body. It’s similar to how you would coil and uncoil your body with your golf swing. Your upper body and torso rotate in a circular manner and they don’t break from that drive cylinder posture.  

How Your Body Needs to Rotate with Your Swing

If you look at the Iron Byron, its large drive cylinder allows it to first rotate to the right. As it does this, it raises the golf club up for the backswing. It then rotates to the left. This is when it would go into a downswing. Remember that your upper body and torso represent the drive cylinder. You will turn your shoulders for your backswing so rotate to the right. You will then turn your hips left as you go into your downswing. That’s when you uncoil your upper body and torso in your downswing.

Help with Coiling and Uncoiling

To help with your coiling, keep in mind that your torso moves in alignment with your hips and legs. If you start coiling back, your weight load shifts to the right foot. Specifically, your right instep and leg gain the power and that’s part of the torque that can help when you start to uncoil. 

In your backswing, your arms should move up the way Iron Byron’s arm does at the top of his backswing. The key here is to not add extra strength or exertion to your arms. When you uncoil and your body’s weight it shifts to your left side, your arm like Iron Byron’s will move down. This is taking you into your downswing and subsequent follow-through positioning. Let your arms go powerless with no muscles. It’s only the coil and uncoil from your upper body and torso (the drive cylinder) like Iron Byron. 

Help with Getting More Distance

If you need the ball to go further out, just remember, it’s not arm strength you’re using. It’s all in your hips and legs. Meaning, you would uncoil a little bit faster in your downswing stage. Iron Byron has the same technique as the drive cylinder moves slightly faster. With your technique, you can turn your legs and hips faster to the left without powering your arms. Or, you can straighten out your left leg or try popping up from the instep of your right foot. 

To master this first technique

  • Remember, the drive cylinder has a metal arm attached to it but the arm doesn’t move until the drive cylinder rotates. 
  • Keep your arms powerless when you rotate/swing (unlike novice golfers who want to “kill the ball” by using upper body strength). 
  • Don’t let your arms move until you’re ready to begin coiling or uncoiling your upper body and torso.

Your Arms and Hands Need to be Unrestricted Hinges

Like the Iron Byron machine, your arms must be rigid with the club and then move freely as you cock and then uncock your wrists with your club. If you try to tense up your arms and hands and hit the ball harder as previously stated “killing the ball”, you’ll only create more tension. You won’t increase your speed or velocity. Hence, you have more slices to the right and not enough distance. Instead, focus on the Iron Byron’s metal arm. 

An unrestricted hinge connects the arm with the club. This allows the club to fully hinge when Iron Byron is positioned fully for its backswing. It can then unhinge completely when it makes an impact with the ball. Lastly, it will fully rehinge itself once its made the shot at the follow-through stage. Because the hinge is unrestricted, it can create a whip-like action that gives it such a powerful swing and that’s the technique you need to employ.

How To Unrestrict Your Arms 

Don’t allow any tension into your wrists or into your arms. It sounds strange because your first inclination is probably to use force (killing the ball.) Next, make sure you’re using a professional club grip. 

You might want to try: 

  • The overlap or Vardon grip: Your right hand’s pinky sits between the index and middle fingers of your left hand.
  • The interlocking grip or Greg Norman grip: Your right hand’s pinky hooks beneath your left hand’s index finger. It then sits between your index finger and your middle finger. 
  • The 10-finger or baseball grip: This is useful for new golfers or anyone with short hands. Your left hand sits near the club’s end with your left hand under it like a baseball bat. 

Lastly, watch your grip pressure. Imagine holding a small bird between your club and fingers. You don’t want to crush the bird. In terms of how much pressure to apply? From a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most pressure, your pressure should be on the low end so like a 3-4. Your grip and grip pressure will all help you to increase your clubhead’s speed.

You Need to Maintain a Constant Forward Tilt That’s Slightly Bent

The Iron Byron’s position never rises the way a golfer does at the end of his swing. So, picture in your mind that drive cylinder that remains at the same fixed angle. That’s how you’ll want to maintain the angle of your spine throughout your swing. 

Iron Byron sits slightly at a forward angle. From it’s backswing to the downswing and follow-through, it never raises itself up. Nor does it move further down. Hence, it can make consistent shots again and again. 

To Help You Master This Last Technique

  • Don’t forget that your upper body and torso represent the drive cylinder. Bending from the waist is the equivalent of Iron Byron’s slightly bent angle. Once you’re in this posture, you don’t move from it. 
  • With your backswing, avoid standing up or coming out of that bent posture. 
  • When you’re in your downswing, don’t bend further forward. 
  • Lastly, when you get to your follow-through position don’t rise up too soon. 

Constantly think of the Iron Byron machine slightly angled and moving like a drive cylinder with an unrestricted hinge. That can help you to consistently hit shot after shot. Keep practicing!  

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Enter the Swing King $100,000 “Hole in One” Golf Contest

Ready to sign up for your chance at $100,000? If you’ve heard about the HIO Contest or saw an ad for the Swing King Contest, here’s all you need to know.  Maybe you’ve got what it takes to become the next Swing King. Well, now’s your chance. 

The “Hole in One” contest is an ongoing contest that’s powered by the “Swing King” system. See the Official Terms and Conditions here.

You Can Enter Now for Your Chance at Up to $100,000 

Your entry into the Hole in One contest makes you eligible for the following prizes:

  • A $5 entry fee for up to a $10,000 prize
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  • A $20 entry fee for up to a $50,000 prize
  • A $40 entry fee for up to a $100,000 prize

There have been 90 winners already. See videos of winners and their winning shots here. 

How to Sign Up for the Swing King Contest

The contest is offered at Chimera Golf Course and the rules are simple. Once you book a tee time through the Chimera Golf Course website, you will be redirected to a link for Swing Kings where you can enter the contest. For more details on the Swing King contest call the golf shop at 702-951-1500.

Good luck!

About Chimera Golf Course 

Chimera Golf Course is located in Henderson, Nevada. Designed by Ted Robinson, Jr. in 2003, it sits on 6,906 yards. With forgiving fairways in a playable desert landscape, it offers challenges from any tee. Players can enjoy other activities that include foot golf, golfboards and a bite to eat at Slice 19. With unparalleled views of the Las Vegas Strip, book your next tee time at Chimera Golf Club today!