With hitting the ball being the objective for most golfers , the rest of the swing is forgotten about. The follow through is crucial in driving the ball to the target. Your hands, arms, legs and hips need to come through the shot together or you won’t consistently hit the ball as best you can.
For a lot of people a restricted follow through is caused by not being very dynamic with the hips, something quite restricted with the hips. So we see a lot of golfers as they hit through , the hips don’t turn towards target enough, they stay facing pretty much where the ball was.
What happens if you don’t get all the way there? It puts the bottom of your swing arc farther back, probably behind the ball. Unless you make some other compensation in your swing , you’re going to mis-hit the shot.
“The most important thing in the golf swing is to keep your head right there, dead still,” Nicklaus says. “Feel as though there’s a shaft right down through your head and you just keep it right there and revolve around that area.” To receive GOLF’s all-new newsletters, subscribe for free here.
The best mindset, nutrition, strategy, equipment and top of swing position are all in vain if the club doesn’t connect with the ball in the right way. While they all go into the mix for great performance, strike quality will ultimately be the dominant factor.
A complete finish helps your balance, and forces you to relax the big muscles of your hands and arms. You can practice your finish with the following drill: Start your swing at the finish position.
5 Steps To Follow Through On Everything Be honest about what you want. Successful follow – through requires some up-front prep, including understanding what the true goal is. Understand the sacrifice. . Prepare for success. “Just do it” doesn’t cut it, Levinson says. Give yourself deadlines. Incentivize yourself.
The left arm determines the swing arc for a shot and helps release and rotate the wrists and club on the downswing .
Expert players try to limit their hand action during the swing . The forearms, hands and club should be rotating in a counterclockwise motion as you swing down and through the ball. When you do this correctly, the right palm, back of the left hand and clubface will be facing down after impact (above, left).