SQUASH THE CAN TO KILL YOUR SLICE
Golf can be such a mental game! The urge to ‘hit’ the ball can be hugely detrimental to your swing.
James Loughnane on what to ‘feel' through your swing.
The ‘hit’ urge triggers a sequence of events as you transition from backswing to downswing – none of which are very pretty! Slicing, lack of distance and inconsistency are hall marks of the ‘hit' urge. Powerful golf shots start from the ground up – not the top down.
Having shown you what you need to do to hit great shots – lets get you to do this.
Start your downswing by exerting pressure into the ground with the ball of your left foot. A great image is to imagine that you have a soft drink can under your left foot. Squash the can to start the downswing! Start by making some practice swings with this mental image and then graduate to hitting a few shots. Your shots will soon take on a very different feel and chances are you will soon see the back of any nasty slices.
01 01-02: As we transition from the backswing to the downswing, the hips move laterally towards the target. Pressure is exerted by the left foot into the ground.