Why can I never hit the ball straight, but when I do I does not go very far?

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Published 21/03/2011 07:19:00
 

Question:

Why can I never hit the ball straight, but when I do I does not go very far? Also, my club turns in my hand while swinging, how can I fix these problems?

 

Answer:

Generally when we see these problems in a person's golf swing, we find that the player has not mastered the turn of the hips and shoulders during the swing and more importantly, the transfer of weight from the back to front foot on the follow through. If a player simply sways their weight back and forth without a turn, the club head ends up at any number of positions at impact.

 

Try taking a 7-iron, put your feet right together. Keep your feet hips and shoulders parallel to your target. Keep your weight back behind the balls of your feet. Now try to swing at the ball. You will find that you must turn your hips and shoulders together to hit the ball or else you will fall down. Initially, this is hard to do. Once you master this coordinated move, you will find you can hit the 7-iron almost as far with your feet together as you can with them apart. This is the rotation and weight transfer that we are looking for in all swings. The feet together drill only works with a 7-iron. Longer clubs are too hard to balance with. This will however give you the proper sensation to feel with all your clubs.




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