To shoot 80-85, use this simple strategy…. it’s easier said than done, but if followed, I’ve no doubt you can lower your scores….
First,let me define the followthru. It is a ROTATIONAL move around the FORWARD PIVOTAL AXIS. It should only begin after the heave and when the weight has fully fallen back into the left heel AND the body is well into the COUNTERFALL.
The reason you hear me say it so often is because the INSTINCT TO STRIKE AT THE BALL is so strong, the arms fire at the ball, rather than being slung by the followthru!
Itis EXTREMELY difficult to not use your arms in a golf swing, yet bydefinition, as soon as you use your arms, it is no longer a SWING (it’sa hit and will be thrown off path demanding a compensation).
By saying “HIT IT WITH YOUR FOLLOWTHRU” over and over and over, I’m hoping that you continue to experiment with getting more and more TENSION out of your hands, wrists, arms, shoulders andback. My hope is that you let yourself get completely into the LEFT PIVOTAL AXIS and begin the COUNTERFALL before you begin your thruswing.
I think it is easiest to see in VJ SINGH. You tube him and watch some swings (never in SLOW MOTION!). I think you’ll begin to see how his arms are being slung by his turn.
I was watching a group of my students go through the DRIVER DRILL today and was thinking about how far they’ve come in the last year…. As I thought about 4 or 5 guys specifically, it hit me just how hard those guys have worked on their games, and how diligently they continue to train IN THE DRILLS.
I felt like patting myself on the back, when I realized that they deserved the credit! Training consistently and systematically is the key to improvement. I can show the drills, but I can’t practice for you!
I often get asked which drills should someone do to improve.
So what do I look for in a swing? I look for GRAVITY! Listen, there are many ways to power a golf club but most employ upper body and arm muscle that will always throw the club off path and demand compensations on every swing. There have been great players that use upper body and arm muscle (Arnold Palmer is the most notable) to play this game. You’ll always be able to find golfers who are a little better than you are that fall all over the place, but somehow manage to get the ball in the hole in fewer strokes than you do….
I’ve been teaching golf for almost 20 years…. I’ve been fortunate to have a lot of success in the business. Perhaps because I’ve always been able to relate to golfers struggling for consistency, perhaps because my own search to play better golf created a synergy with my students… most likely because I really care about what I do, and how my students perform!
it’s worth giving it a shot.