Reconstructing a key component of your swing.
How can I be more consistent?
Let’s start by reducing unnecessary variables in the swing . There is a huge amount of components that need to be managed within the swing. Besides a great setup to the ball, nailing the takeaway is vital in starting your swing of on the right track .
All of the major segments in the backswing should be set in motion as the takeaway is initiated. Most golfers overuse their arms in the swing instead of using their pivots and maintaining a close relationship between arms and body. Often the arms sweep the club away while the pivot and body are left behind.
This common fault creates problems in matching up the speed of the arms and body in the downswing. Co ordinating the backswing with the hips, arms, shoulder and club segments can be tricky but here is a great swing builder. If we feel the knees, hips, shoulders and arm segments start their movements together, we have a good chance of maintaining better sequence throughout the swing.
A drill for staying connected –
The swing drill that can be used for this connectivity in the swing segments is called “ holding the wheel rim “
Take your golf club shaft and hold it in the middle with both hands turned outward. You will feel some connection of your upper arms to your rib cage. From this position begin the backswing to about rib high maintaining this arms to body connection. You will notice your lead shoulder turn downwards towards the ground, your trail hip moves back and out of the way and your knees begin to change flex. You have now nailed the takeaway!
This drill is fantastic for moving the components of the swing the right amounts relative to each other with better tilts and rotations. Most players will feel a tighter pivot with a shorter arm swing, the signature of today’s Tour players! When the arms maintain this connection to the rib cage the handpath becomes more predictable, leading to more consistent shot patterns.
In addition to helping your takeaway you can utilize this drill to improve top of backswing, transition, impact and finish positions.
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