TRANSITION LIKE THE PROS
Eliminate your slice and gain power.
James Loughnane on eliminating slice and gaining power.
There is great excitement in the
golfing world at the moment as Tiger claws his way back up the world rankings. The recent US PGA championship was an exciting and dramatic spectacle. The power that the top players display is mind-boggling! Despite tremendous differences in physique, temperament and technique the top players do have a number of common elements. They don’t all follow the same route to the top of the swing, but they generally demonstrate the same characteristics in transition.
If you are looking for more power in your game or if you would like to eliminate a wicked slice, then improving your transition could be the key.
↑ 02: The key is to start the downswing by exerting pressure on the ball of the left foot. I have used the analogy before of have a soft drink can under your left foot. You want to feel as though you start your downswing by ‘squashing’ the can.
↑ 01: The object of the backswing is to wind up and produce power that we will be able to unleash through the ball. Here I am at the top of the swing with a nice full shoulder turn. Notice how my back now faces the target. If you cant quite get here, don’t be shy to let your left heel lift a little. That will allow you to make a bigger hip turn which facilitates a bigger shoulder turn.