Focus on the pivot

In a blatant contradiction of some of my previous posts, I am now convinced that one of the biggest reasons for my inconsistency is because I am prone to making a ‘fake’ turn.

It’s especially bad when I am tired, lazy or under pressure. I basically don’t make a full turn, I move my left shoulder to my chin without really turning. The main reasons this is bad are:

– power: less shoulder turn = less power. So you use your arms to generate more power, and usually end up going over the top.

– sequence: when your shoulders don’t turn properly in the backswing they get a head start on the body in the downswing. So you end up casting and/or flipping at the ball to catch up.

Some really good links on the subject:

GolfLog Blog

Golf WRX – Fake Turn


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