The downswing takes the golfer onto the 4:30 path to impact. Get this part of the swing in order and golf becomes a simpler game
Optical illusions are rampant in the golf swing. How the golfers views things from his vantage point differ from how someone from the outside looking in would view the swing.
One of the tricks of the very best ballstrikers was to enter 430 approach with what seemed like an alarmingly open clubface and then also exit on the through swing with the clubface still open. It's kind of a magic trick that I introduce to students with the drill 1 and drill 3 combination. Watch as I show the cone drill to explain.
Gravity Drop and Free Ride Down are both phrases used by successful golfers in describing the transition move in the golf swing. This video explains that phrase and is a carryover from a previous video where I talked about quick arms to get the arms in front of the body on the downswing.
A full release asks for the entire rear side to drive and move with the release. Using the ground correctly in the downswing can help lead you to this added benefit of power and control.
Arm speed is necessary IF you want to keep the arms and hands and club in front of the body. If you pull your body too soon and your arms get stuck behind your body then this video is for you.
Going down to hit the ball creates the proper spin, trajectory and strike. Many golfers tend to move up and away from the ball and early extend the body and alter their spine angle. Watch this video to learn the right way.
This video is a follow up the a previous swing path and clubface orientation discussion. Now I explain how the drills in my instruction helps take care of these two elements.
Forearm strength and wrist strength not only allows the club to be released fast and late it also helps you have a better path on the downswing - It's drill one logic and where things should start for all golfers who want a better impact.
How the right arm works coming into the 430 path can play a huge role in how the right arm reacts in the hitting zone- It's a simple idea based on pitch or punch elbow position.