Golf instructor Hank Haney says golfers who tend to slice should begin the downswing by rotating their arms first , to extend the club in front of their body, then should rotate their hips.
As you reach your backswings upper limit, the arms, shoulders and hips slow to a halt. To initiate the downswing , imagine stomping lightly on a bug with the left heel. This triggers the left hip to rotate, followed by the torso, shoulders and, finally, the arms. As you can see, the downswing flows from the ground up.
The transition from backswing to downswing is crucial to generating power and accuracy. The key is to start the downswing with the lower body . In the best swings the lower body starts forward while the upper body is still turning back.
LEAD WITH THE HIPS , NOT THE ARMS From there, initiate the downswing by turning your belt buckle and hips hard to the left while keeping your back to the target. As you start down, try to keep your back facing the target as you unwind your hips . Your shoulders, chest, arms, hands and the clubhead will naturally follow.
You should pull the butt of the club toward the ball. Remember, this pulling down is done by the left arm. They not only pull the club into position but they must keep pulling all the way through the swing until the left hand is hip-high on the follow-through. When you pull all the way through, you will finish high.
The right elbow should remain close to the right pocket as the club approaches the ball, while the left shoulder will go from a low position and move slightly higher down toward impact. The right shoulder will move from a higher position and move lower toward impact. Maintain a firm and straight left arm .