An excellent checkpoint to keep an eye on is the position of your left wrist and the club face at the top of your swing. Players like @jonrahm and @djohnsonpga have bowed left wrists and the club face matches.
Players like @adamscottofficial have a flat left wrist which is a square club face.
A cupped left wrist tends to open the face too much and leads to weak shots. The other thing I see sometimes is the wrist and club face don’t match. This can lead to inconsistent shots.
This is a great winter project if this is something you need to work on. Put the hours in feeling it in the mirror. Go up to the top, then look. See if you made the change. High level players are flat to bowed.
Generating power in Batting comes from a couple of components with the back swing playing an important role... Top pic... low backswing resulting in the shot played with a push. Bottom hand will come into play to help generate the power, which can result in across the line downswings or contact point being to early and the ball going in the air.
Bottom pic... backswing with top wrist getting the bat up to swing down straight. This backswing creates more of a swinging motion through the downswing phase that results in more power and possibly a straighter downswing.
After explaining what movements needed to change in order for this client to avoid hooks and fat shots, I had him perform a drill where he had to say “WAIT” three times after his backswing started. Better backswing, better turn, better transition and fewer hooks and fat shots.
I really enjoyed my lesson with Mrs Martha! We learned how the ball gets airborne, then made adjustments with our ball position to improve our AOA. She really does a great job swinging the club on the proper plane. Next we will get on our lever system and full turn away from the ball. Impact today helped us get more yards and ball compression. I love my tennis background students!
Individuality of swing patterns. The back swing and the end of swing variate from player to player. But the evolution of the forehand the last years (because of faster strokes with heavier spin due to more western grips) shows, that the swing path of the racket at the MAIN ACTION (end of loading phase to contact point) is getting much shorter. The racket head’s path is going directly down with the strings facing the ground while the wrist/hand/tip of racket moves forward into the lag drive. Even Federer with an Eastern grip and a classic back swing does this shorter racket swing path. It is already common in men’s tennis but very uncommon in women’s tennis (which has nothing to do with the biomechanics or body structure). The knowledge in wta tennis is there but changing something you are used to do for years is a big challenge. The new generation might join that evolution too. @atptour @wta @juniortennispros @tenniseuropejuniortour @itf__tennis #tennislessons#tenniscoach#tennis#biomechanics#forehand#swingpath#shorten#lagdrive#backswing#individuality#mainaction#developement#evolution#of#the#forehand#teaching
A lot of good golf positions happen as a result of the proper transition in the golf swing. Shortening of the #backswing lag, staying deep, stable head... Try this drill and see some of your most best shots unfold before your eyes. There's some wrong ways to do it so do it right.
RAW SPEED: this ex-baseball player is very new to golf. His path was 20 degrees to the left but his 7-iron swing speed was 112 mph! Driver swing speed? 133 mph.
Looping the hands and arms from outside to inside can help straighten an extreme path, as we did on the RIGHT. Just a drill and like most times, you have to make sure you don’t over do it and loop the hands behind you too much. 20 left to 2 left path in 2 swings.
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Setting up, pulling it back to the past (back swing), when you get the energy and ready, then swing it with the power, follow the flowing through process. If you could enjoy it, you could watch the result, with the coffee on your hand. 😝
Golf Digest has seen the light! Here’s a good article about Molinari, who is just about the best ball striker throughout the bag this year.
⠀ #repost @thegolflibrary⠀ • • •⠀ Want to know how @chiccogolf joined the 300 ckub off the tee? He stopped restricting the hips in the backstroke. For ams and guys like myself who aren’t 6 foot 4 and freak athletes, this should be huge inspiration. If you want to gain some distance and prevent some back injuries, start freeing up the lower body and DO not restrict that hip turn! Don’t be afraid for the left heel to come off the ground,especially if you have mobility issues. So much to learn here @golfdigest
This is a sequence drill called the Stop and Go. I use this with all level of golfers. This is great training for coordinating your arms and shoulders. It is also helpful for starting the downswing corrrectly. I use this for players whose backswings are too long or they are lifting the club or they have bad sequence on their downswing.
Tee up a ball on a low tee. Go up to the top, stop and then go. Don’t worry if your contact is off in the beginning. Keep going and it’s okay to feel uncomfortable.