Proper hand and forearm rotation, timed correctly, prevents the club face from being ‘open’ at impact (see the image to the right). It’s this open club face that imparts clockwise spin on the ball causing it to curve to the right.
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Ever wonder how the pros can hit the ball so far with seemingly little effort? Ever wonder why it feels like you are swinging the club as quick as your playing partners, but your ball doesn’t have the same ‘pop’ to it? It could be your smash factor.
Contrary to what many club golfers believe, a slice is not just any ball flight that swerves severely to the right (for the right-handed player)… If your slice shots start right of your target and then curve further right, we call that a push-slice
Here’s one of the most common faults I see in putting. Players of all levels think that they must TILT their shoulders rather than TURN their shoulders. Even if you think this is not your fault, try these exercises.
I do not want to underestimate any of the basics I have explained up to now; but simply, if you want to have a solid repeatable swing, you must have good posture.
You hit one great, then you hit one horrifically. Want to know the difference? Of course you do, but do you know why? Read on.
The basic idea of the stance is that it should be wide enough to provide stability at high speed yet narrow enough that you can rotate correctly and transfer your weight. Remind yourself how perfect stance should look like.
Pitching and chipping, especially when it comes to distance control, is said to be very much down to feel and finesse. Unfortunately, developing a high degree of feel can take years of practice. But I’d like to show you how to shortcut.
In my teaching every day, I see many faults in golf swings created by players not knowing how to move their head correctly. Many players think their head should remain fixed, although this belief is creating many issues for them.
Learn the proper set up to help you make solid and consistent contact with ball – and maybe even impress your playing partners by making the ball check and spin.