HANK HANEY

Keep your pos­ture at im­pact

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Contents -

Ways to sim­plify your swing.

A se­ries of pic­tures I got in a tweet from fol­lower @ol­ly­pearce was fa­mil­iar. They rep­re­sent a mis­take that a lot of mid­dle-hand­i­caps make. His setup and back­swing were pretty good, but at im­pact, he lost his pos­ture. His up­per body was straight­en­ing, with his hips push­ing to­wards the ball. Those moves change the whole ge­om­e­try of the swing and force you to throw the club around your body and flip your hands to hit the shot.

To give your­self room to swing, try this drill. Set your pos­ture at ad­dress, then make a slow swing and freeze just be­fore im­pact ( right). Make sure the an­gle be­tween your up­per body and lower body is the same as it was at ad­dress. Feel this pos­ture with your weight shifted to­wards the tar­get, and make some slow, full swings copying that feel all the way through to your fin­ish.

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