Having problems fixing your backswing issues? Well, your carry bag could be used for more than just holding your clubs and accessories. In fact you can turn your golf bag into a training aid.
Yanking the club too far inside on the take away? Too much hip sway on the back swing? Getting stuck on the inside transitioning from the top? Try this …
FIND THE PROPER PATH
Place your stand bag parallel to your target line and on your foot line with your back foot up against the leg stand. If you take the club back too far on an inside path you will hit your bag. If you sway back, usually caused by trying to keep your head down too long, your hip will hit your driver.
Take a few practice swings watching your club go back without hitting your bag and make sure your hip doesn’t sway laterally. After a few practice swings, keep your eyes on your ball and see if you can feel the motion going back.
STOP GETTING STUCK
If you have problems with dropping the club too far on the inside and getting stuck on your transition from back swing to your finish, this drill will help you stay on path. Trust me, you will learn not to drop that club on the inside as you have too much invested in your clubs to damage them!
For those who have the opposite problem of coming over the top, you can move your bag to your front foot line, parallel to your target line. Swing without hitting your new expensive swing aid and instantly cure your over-the-top, out-side-in swing path.
When practicing work on developing a correct and reliable Swing Sequence.
There are two basic moves in the swing. One is to move the club away from the ball and the other is to move the club back to the ball. The first is referred to as the takeaway and the second is referred to as the downswing.
What happens between these two movements is a change of direction in the swinging of the club.
Focus on getting the sequence of the movements in the correct order and in good tempo to insure good swing path and angle of attack into the ball.
Study Ben Hogan’s swing to see him squat to start the downswing
Over the years of teaching, I have notice students inability to improve their golf swings was due mainly to their lack of not knowing how to practice properly. A serious golfer must be very systematic in his or her approach to good practice. Things to remember:
Have a practice plan
Loosen up your golfing muscles before hitting
Concentrate on the area of your game that is giving you the most problem.
Put into practice the advice that was given to you by your local golf instructor.
Give yourself time to practice, rushing through a bucket will only speed up your swing.
Allow time for your short game around and on the green.
The instructors at Eaglequest will tell you that students that improve their golfing skills are those that implement sound practice habits. Remember the baby steps you take now to improve your swing will develop into giant steps in the future of your golf game.
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