CHANGE DIRECTION FOR CONSISTENCY
Achieving consistency in the face of so many variables is one of golf’s challenges.
“Slow down” is a comment often heard, and control of clubhead speed, during transition between backswing and downswing, is important to synchronise the swing. Many golfers attempt to create a pause when changing direction by consciously thinking (not ideal) about slowing down, instead of a natural pause through a change in technique and practice.
The pause required for the change in direction from backswing to downswing can be achieved by getting the shoulders and clubhead to arrive at the top of the backswing together. This naturally creates that moment where the clubhead comes to “rest” before the sequencing of the downswing begins. An improvement in balance, width at the top of backswing, swing path, angle of attack, and the all-important sequencing through the hitting zone, will be noticed which could assist you on the path to consistency.
Achieving this natural pause can be done by setting your wrists before the shoulder turn is completed. To get the right feeling use the drill
where you set your wrists at waist height and then rotate your upper body until your back is facing the target