The Swing through time

The dance genius who showed the golfing world how to swing

It may have only lasted 2 minutes and 45 seconds but the stunning dancing scene performed by the brilliant Fred Astaire in 1938 is now the most famous demonstration of flow, rhythm, balance and timing the golfing world has ever seen.

The Swing through time

Nick Faldo-searching for perfection

Part 2 - Weathering the choppy sea-but land was in sight.

With the first year behind him and virtually only disappointment throughout Faldo had to use all his supplies of self-belief to ignore the detractors, of which there were many. Yet there were some even lower moments when even he must have been considering throwing the towel in. Faldo would later say that one of the most difficult moments of them all was during the 1985 Ryder cup.



It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Either we start with our muscles relaxed, with gentle alertness at the start, which allows a collection of power from swinging arms against tightening body to reach the top, and then unhurriedly reverts the process, continuing the flow and circle past the ball until all energy dissipates into a final crash, with the actor remaining in the driving seat - or we don't.

The same goes for an artist. Either the brush lies submissively in the hand, making wonderful marks on the surface of the canvas or paper while building up a vibrant new visual story; or the brush fibers stutter and resist the uncertain strokes, creating an embarrassment instead of making a beautiful statement. 

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