Following on from my last article, we are now on our way down in the golf swing and heading towards the collision at impact with the golf ball.nbsp; The position of your body at impact determines the ball?s flight, so it pays to your body angles right.
1nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Shaft lean ?With iron shots the shaft should lean a little forward at this point, compressing the ball and adding power. With the driver, the club head and grip arrive as one, setting up more of a sweeping strike when making the golf swing.
2nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Hips clear ? The shoulders should be fairly square and the left hip will be higher because the left leg is straighter. Place a club against your hips to see this for yourself and you will see that the angle of club on your hips, when turned through into the impact area of your golf swing is parallel to the angle of your shoulders.
3nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; Maintain Flex ? This is a very important position to form correctly. The hips have cleared open with the left leg straightened, but not locked.
A good drill to practise and to feel the effect of this is to on to your driving range or practice area. Set up to the tee in your impact position without a ball, following the key points above. Push against the tee with the club. Now hold this position for a few seconds and then follow through.
Apply force ? This drill in your golf swing will enforce the feeling of a correct impact position and get you applying pressure in the right direction ? into the back of the ball with a downward blow.
Try this drill and you will a consistent effect on with your driving, and with your irons.
Follow through ? Many amateurs neglect the importance of the follow through in the belief that when the ball has been set on its way at impact, what is the relevance of how a follow through finishes up in the golf swing.
Well the answer to this is that it is just as important as the rest of your golf swing, because the way you have completed your golf swing is a good indication of how your down swing and impact will have looked like.
BALANCE in your follow through is the key to finding a stylish follow through that sees the ball sailing straight.
In your finish position, your chest should be fully rotated through to face the target. Make sure your weight is towards your left heel. The right foot will naturally be toes-down on the ground.
Finish as a unit ? Shoulder turn and arm swing continue as a unit to the end of the golf swing. If your body stops turning and your arms race ahead, you will see a lack of consistency in your ball striking
Target face ? The hips should also be facing the target in the finish if have cleared properly through impact.
A natural, rather than a forced finish is where your weight has shifted to the outside of your left foot, and your right foot is up on its toes with the sole facing vertically backwards and finally chest facing the target and the hands high above and slightly behind the left shoulder.
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