Make a better swing by training from end to beginning
Shape shots by rehearsing your finish.
There’s a well-established principle in learning called reverse chaining that can be applied to improving your golf swing – especially if your goal is to curve the ball or alter its trajectory.The concept is that if you know the type of nish position your body and club should be in to create a certain ball ight, your mind intuitively adapts, so your body and club know how to move to reach that destination. In other words, the downswing and through-swing happen simply as a result of trying to get into the proper nish position. Reverse chaining allows you to swing with an uncluttered mind and fearless execution. Here I’ll teach you the elements of a good nish for a draw, fade and a knockdown. Pose these positions
rst, then make practice swings without a ball trying to re-create them. Finally, hit shots with your only swing thought being to nish properly. If you can learn how to end these three swings, the rest of the action will feel like it just happens without any further thought. –
Stop the club short
▶ To lower your ball flight and hit a more controlled shot, your finish will have a truncated look. Notice how my club and arms are in front of my body and the sha is upright (right). As you finish, feel like the back of your le wrist is still flexed a little, like you’re about to fling a Frisbee. It will feel like you’ve stopped the club from continuing around your body.
Go low and left
▶ To curve the ball on target with a le -to-right ball flight, your hands and arms need to finish low and le , having moved across your body
(left). Notice the club’s sha finishes in a position roughly parallel to the ground, much different than a draw. The other thing to point out is how much my upper body has rotated. My chest is pointing well le of the target. In other words, my upper body kept rotating long a er I struck the ball.
“Let me teach you the best finish for a draw, fade and knockdown.”