Jack Nicklaus Golf Tip: For a Steady Head, Imagine a Wheel


Illustration by Jim McQueen

Move your head too much during the swing and the accompanying change in clubhead arc almost guarantees a miss-hit. Keep your head too still and your action becomes weak and wooden.

A possible solution lies in an image of mine that allows the head to behave as it should without conscious direction.

Imagine the arc the clubhead describes as the rim of a wheel, your torso as the hub, and your spine as the axle within the hub.

As you swing, keep the axle in place as you rotate the hub smoothly around it, thereby also rotating the rim.

By leaning toward the ball from the waist as you address it, you incline the axle in that direction.

Try to retain its angle of inclination throughout the entire swing.

Next week’s topic: Move the Ball Back to Beat Pulling.