One of the vital prevalent points that I see with my college students is sliding the left, or lead hip (right-handed golfer) too far towards the goal within the downswing.
Most of us, once we first began taking part in the sport, have been advised to hit in opposition to a agency left facet. When the left hip strikes nicely previous the left foot, there isn’t an entire lot of firmness. And, there isn’t an entire lot of rotation. And with out rotation, energy is dramatically decreased.
Right here is an analogy that may assist put you again on monitor:
Perhaps you have got a fenced-in again yard with a gate. In case you don’t, humor me and simply faux that you just do. If the publish that the gate is hooked up to is straight up and down, the gate opens and closes completely. If the publish is tilted, good luck with the gate. Similar together with your golf swing. At affect, if the left hip is over the left knee and left ankle, forming a straight vertical line, your proper hip will rotate completely identical to the gate. If the left hip slides previous the left foot, rotation is diminished together with energy and accuracy.
Here’s a drill that will help you get the dangle of it:
Stand in a doorway with the surface of your left foot touching the door jam. Cross your arms throughout your chest. Make a backswing flip after which a by swing flip. In the course of the latter enable your left hip to maneuver laterally simply sufficient to make contact with the jam. That quantity will put you in a vertical left leg place, the proper place for optimum lead hip rotation. And hip rotation interprets to extra energy, which all of us need.
John Marshall is a two-time American Lengthy Drivers Affiliation tremendous senior nationwide champion and five-time RE/MAX World Lengthy Drive finalist