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alanschulte
Ross:  Your method appears to be very connected throughout the swing.  How does your method compared to Hogan's five lessons or the square to square that Sam Goulden and Doug Tewell advocate?  
Ross
Sorry, I did read Hogan, Leadbetter, Carl Lohren and Michael Hebron, but have not researched any the other methods you mentioned.  I also don't compare methods.  Much of my method came from teaching.

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alanschulte
Ross:  I have a question about how far the club should be away from your leg or body address.  I understand about having the arms hang straight down from the shoulders, but should the grip be like four fingers from the front leg or closer?  
Ross
The reason I say "hang" is that every golfer and every club will be a little different.  There is no set distance.  You should not be activating any muscles to physically move the grip forward, or outward towards any particular body part... just let it hang.  One thing that is important, is that your upper arms should be on "top" of your pecs (if possible)... not pinching the sides of your pecs.  This allows the shoulders to freely control the arms/club.

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alanschulte
I have another question about having sixty percent of the weight on the front foot.  Is there a fool proof way to achieve this?  Like moving your right hip toward the target or doing a reverse K?  Any help would be appreciated.  
Ross
Nothing is "fool proof" (at least with golf), but there are ways to improve.  Watch the Front Foot Drill  (in the Drills Section) or just setup with 90% of your weight on the front foot*... keep it there and make take a small backswing... then unwind your body completely to the finish for the downswing.

You can also watch the Stop Swaying Drill  (in the Drills Section) or setup like above and then "lift" the outside part of your back foot so your instep is still on the ground, but the opposite side of your instep is off the ground**.  Then take a small swing and don't let your back foot ever flatten out from keeping it up on the instep during the backswing.  At the finish you will eventually end on the toe of your back foot, but your weight will never shift back and should never feel flat footed on the back foot.  It will feel awkward at first, but will prevent you from shifting your weight.

* You should feel flat footed on the front foot with 90% of your weight on top of your foot.  Also, feel pressure pushing down on the inside of your back foot. This will help you "hold" from shifting your weight on the backswing.

**  For additional help add a golf ball underneath the outside part of your back foot so your instep is still on the ground.

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