Rich Beem Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)
Rich Beem Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)

There’s often the debate among golfers about whose best player and never to win a major, whose career is missing a major and then there is a few golfers that you think, well maybe I didn’t expect that guy to win a major and Rich Beem is probably one of the those guys, yes he's Beem on tour for a while, he's a good solid player, but his career probably didn’t, didn’t merit the major that he won, but fair play to the guy he took on the field on that week that was his week and he won the major. When we look at Rich Beem golf swings, it's all about the power with Rich Beem, it's about how he generates the massive shoulder turn in the back swing, massive amount of power in his down swing and you can learn from that if you want to be a big hitter. So when you are setting up to the golf ball, well naturally take the drive, we'll set the ball right up against the front of the stands here and we'll get into a good address position.

Now as you turn it back to the top Rich Beem, really big shoulder rotation around the top, a little bit long at the top and then accelerate through the ball massively, with massive club head speed as he hits the ball, but if we look at a couple of faults that have sometimes crept into Rich Beem swing and how he compensates for them, if you look back early on his career, he did struggle a little bit with posture. He was quite weak around the core of his body, he had big powerful arms, big powerful legs, but quite weak around the core of his body and that resulted quite often in a slumped posture, he use to set up to the ball, weaken the core and roll over. And this is a position we see a lot of golfers getting into, they then struggle to maintain a nice powerful turn and keep the same spine angle.

So, if you feel that when you set up and you look in the mirror like you've got a little bit of a slouch posture it could signify that you are quite weak in the core, you need a little bit of strength and exercises. Another great way of getting your posture in a good position would be to bring the golf club up to belly bottom height here, pull the shoulders back, stick the chest out and then work on tilting at the hips. And if you can tilt nicely at the hips, you'll keep the chest up and you'll strengthen that core area and maintain a better posture. And as Rich Beem progressed on his career his posture has really helped him gain a little bit more consistency.

One of other area that Rich suffers is because he's so fast in the transition and down to impact, he struggled earlier on in his career with squaring the club face, often the club face should be left open, leaving a few shots after the right hand side and if you feel that that’s the thing that you are guilty of as well is having the face open, curving the ball to the right, we know we need to release the club face quicker, square the club face up a little bit more.

One easy way of doing that would just be top check the strength of your right hand grip. Rich Beem actually has a slightly stronger than natural right hand for this reason, he allows his right hand to sit more underneath the shaft that encourages a strong position which from the bottom half of his swing allows more rotation, more closure of the club face, square the club face up more often, hit a nice high long draw shots and doesn’t leave the club face open and curved out to the right hand side too much, so very big powerful guys, great posture, slightly stronger than neutral grip, because he’s nice, strong, draw shots. Now if you are hitting the ball straight altering your grip, it's not something I would encourage you to do, I would encourage you to keep a nice natural grip, don’t try and hit the ball too hard and keep the ball nicely and play.

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2013-07-08

There’s often the debate among golfers about whose best player and never to win a major, whose career is missing a major and then there is a few golfers that you think, well maybe I didn’t expect that guy to win a major and Rich Beem is probably one of the those guys, yes he's Beem on tour for a while, he's a good solid player, but his career probably didn’t, didn’t merit the major that he won, but fair play to the guy he took on the field on that week that was his week and he won the major. When we look at Rich Beem golf swings, it's all about the power with Rich Beem, it's about how he generates the massive shoulder turn in the back swing, massive amount of power in his down swing and you can learn from that if you want to be a big hitter. So when you are setting up to the golf ball, well naturally take the drive, we'll set the ball right up against the front of the stands here and we'll get into a good address position.

Now as you turn it back to the top Rich Beem, really big shoulder rotation around the top, a little bit long at the top and then accelerate through the ball massively, with massive club head speed as he hits the ball, but if we look at a couple of faults that have sometimes crept into Rich Beem swing and how he compensates for them, if you look back early on his career, he did struggle a little bit with posture. He was quite weak around the core of his body, he had big powerful arms, big powerful legs, but quite weak around the core of his body and that resulted quite often in a slumped posture, he use to set up to the ball, weaken the core and roll over. And this is a position we see a lot of golfers getting into, they then struggle to maintain a nice powerful turn and keep the same spine angle.

So, if you feel that when you set up and you look in the mirror like you've got a little bit of a slouch posture it could signify that you are quite weak in the core, you need a little bit of strength and exercises. Another great way of getting your posture in a good position would be to bring the golf club up to belly bottom height here, pull the shoulders back, stick the chest out and then work on tilting at the hips. And if you can tilt nicely at the hips, you'll keep the chest up and you'll strengthen that core area and maintain a better posture. And as Rich Beem progressed on his career his posture has really helped him gain a little bit more consistency.

One of other area that Rich suffers is because he's so fast in the transition and down to impact, he struggled earlier on in his career with squaring the club face, often the club face should be left open, leaving a few shots after the right hand side and if you feel that that’s the thing that you are guilty of as well is having the face open, curving the ball to the right, we know we need to release the club face quicker, square the club face up a little bit more.

One easy way of doing that would just be top check the strength of your right hand grip. Rich Beem actually has a slightly stronger than natural right hand for this reason, he allows his right hand to sit more underneath the shaft that encourages a strong position which from the bottom half of his swing allows more rotation, more closure of the club face, square the club face up more often, hit a nice high long draw shots and doesn’t leave the club face open and curved out to the right hand side too much, so very big powerful guys, great posture, slightly stronger than neutral grip, because he’s nice, strong, draw shots. Now if you are hitting the ball straight altering your grip, it's not something I would encourage you to do, I would encourage you to keep a nice natural grip, don’t try and hit the ball too hard and keep the ball nicely and play.