How can a towel help to improve your swing sequence? Find out with PGA Teaching Professional, Charles Kares.
MANY golfers struggle to get their transition correct along with understanding how the backswing impacts their ability to create consistency and speed in the swing.
Golfers find it easy to create a reverse pivot, which tilts the top of their spine in the wrong direction towards the target. This makes it hard to use the correct sequence on the downswing.
The correct sequence for the downswing starts with the hips, followed by the upper body, and then the arms.
It is hard to get this motion correct when the spinal angle is in the wrong position at the top of the swing. Learning how to get into the correct position at the top of the swing is important in helping the player unwind correctly into the ball with speed and power to maximise distance.
A fun and easy drill you can do anywhere, anytime is to set up with a towel instead of a golf club. Swing back letting the towel fall onto your shoulders (pic 1). From a static position, swing the towel through to the finishing position (pics 2 & 3).
Through the ‘impact’ zone, the towel will be straight because of the correct sequencing creating speed and power.
Advanced coaching certified PGA Professional
CHARLES KARES is a teaching pro at The Lakes Golf Club. You can book a lesson with Charles via the website www.thelakesgolfclub.com.au or call (02) 9669 3544.