The “Right” body motion
THE right side ( or left s i de f or lefthanded golfers) is misunderstood and not given enough attention in the swing. The reality is that right-handed golfers should swing through the ball with their right side.
When you swing too much with your left side, there is a tendency to do one of 2 things (or both): Pull the club outside-to-in, which imparts slice spin to the ball Pull the left shoulder up, which results in the body hanging back, causing fat/thin contact
••The body motion in your golf swing should resemble that of a tennis forehand or skipping a stone across water. From the backswing, you push off your right foot and the right side of your body ROTATES around the left. This transfer of weight enables you to create more clubhead speed and encourages better contact at the same time.
To get a feel of this, set-up with a chair against your right hip and your right hand out like the face of a racquet. Swing back without bumping the chair and then swing for ward as you would with a tennis forehand. When you do this right, you should finish with all your weight on the left foot and your body in a straight line facing the target.