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.
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.
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.
In a putting stroke, holding the finish means staying in posture by maintaining the alignment of your shoulders. For a chip, the arms and club will form the shape of a “Y” and the finish will be low.
Use the big muscles of your legs and trunk to move the little muscles of your arms and hands. So watch the players at impact – they are all the same – and that is the most important part of any golf swing .
The first move down from the top is one of the most important in the golf swing . No matter how you take the club back, the transition into the downswing has to be smooth, and the club needs to come into the ball from inside the target line. And the overall downswing has to start from the ground up.
“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.
Instead, the follow – through increases the time of collision and subsequently contributes to an increase in the velocity change of the ball . By following through , a hitter can hit the ball in such a way that it leaves the bat or racket with more velocity (i.e., the ball is moving faster).
The left arm determines the swing arc for a shot and helps release and rotate the wrists and club on the downswing .