C4 Swing Framework
Where did the C4 Swing Framework Originate?
“Golfers need to have a clear understanding of their current game and a plan in place to make changes that will guide them towards their long-term vision. All great players learn to control what I have broken down into the 4C’s. I created the C4 Framework to allow my students to easily understand “Why” & “What” they can change in their swing and how it will effect their ball flight. Every swing is different and every body type is different. As long as you understand how your 4C’s work together, you can build a swing you can trust and commit to. With understanding comes commitment and commitment is the #1 fundamental in a golf improvement plan.” -Matt Reagan, PGA
The “Clubface” is the most important component of the golf club that needs to be controlled. It is ultimately responsible for around 85% of the golf balls initial ball flight direction. If you intend to have a consistent shot pattern, you must have consistent control of your clubface and the contact with the ball.
The players “Circles” defines the shape of the players swing. This includes the way the hands and clubhead travel around the lead shoulder. Since the golf club is designed on an angle with the ground, players utilizing this angle properly will be rewarded in consistent pure contact and shot shape.
For consistent contact and clubface control players must have a sound understanding of their “Centers” in relationship to the ball. Your centers are quite easily defined as where your lead shoulder is in relationship to the ball throughout the golf swing. The lead shoulder position will ultimately determine how a player will release and pivot through the impact interval. If your centers are not consistent, either will your release sequence.
The efficient use of your “Connections” in the golf swing will generally determine how consistent a player your will be. Some basic connections include the hands on the grip, feet and the ground, as well as arms on the body. The proper monitoring and maintaining of connections will improve consistency and swing efficiency.