The first key movement into the slot to put the golfer on the path to impact. Find out how to do it and why it is so important
Loading the club in transition without unnecessary force is a trademark of the good player. They understand it is a load and not an excessive pull down in an attempt to create an angle.
When working on swing drills it is important to understand that slow motion drills often need to be exaggerated. The reason? Because force and motion will significantly alter the appearance of what you are trying to establish in the swing.
What starts the downswing? The hips- The left heel- the hands...Is it a fall down- or a pull down...Where does the right elbow go...Lots of questions but one simple answer will help you synch your downswing up for a better approach.
Never try keep the head in the same spot- it can and will move based on how well we use the ground and turn our body. Find out more in this video
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.
One of the everlasting images Ben Hogan left us was his ideal of opening the hips up to start the downswing. In the photo we see in real time that was not in fact the case. Here I explain why it worked for him but caused a generation of slicers who tried to follow his example.
With the transition being probably the hardest part of the swing for most people to get right and get that club approaching from the proper path for a square hit- here are some more thoughts about how to take care of business in this area of the swing
Getting the pressure into the lead leg is very different to getting the weight into the left leg- find out more in this video
Lag is a matter of the third dimension of the golf swing- behind us. Forced lag while it may look fantastic to the untrained eye won't give you the time or space to release the club correctly.