Keeping your head down can sap your power
Don’t keep your head down.
One thing I find myself re-peating every day is, “Follow the ball out.” A lot of golfers who come to my schools keep their heads down so long after impact. They’re instinctively afraid of missing the ball. I just about have to tell them where their shots are going. That locked-down position restricts their turn through impact, and that reduces power.
To create speed through the ball, you need a free-flowing motion. Young limberbacks and tour players might be able to keep their heads down and turn through, but most of us can’t. If your head position is rigid, you risk losing speed or, worse, hurting yourself. I promise you, fewer bad shots come from turning your head to follow the ball than from staring down. So give it a whack, and watch it go.