By Jaacob Bowden

One of our members sent in a message to me on behalf of his friend who is recovering from shoulder surgery. His friend was looking for a way to change his swing to be able to still have a reasonable amount of power yet minimizing the strain on his shoulder.

Along with some minor things, there were two primary things I suggested.

First, was using his legs a little bit more in an old-style way, sort of like Sam Snead, Mike Austin, etc…in which he would allow his trail leg to straighten in the back swing. This would have the effect of lengthening his back swing (which is associated with more power) without having to use his shoulders.

Second, was using his hands …

Read the rest of what Jaacob has to say about The Swing Mechanics of Barry Bonds in the May 2017 Monthly Handicap Improver here: