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post #595 of 602
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Originally Posted by Robersk View Post

 

Someone said, way back in the thread, that it wasn't a problem having the head move away from target in BS, so long as the hips don't sway with it. Is that the case or is it important to keep both my head and hips from swaying back on BS, and if so, why and how can i learn to keep my head from swaying forward with my hips? 

 

 

Ideally you want to keep your head steady and not have the hips sway back to the right on the backswing.  Having said that I would rather have a player move their head a little to the right (hips centered) rather than towards the target on the backswing.

 

Check out these drills to help keep the head steady on the downswing but the weight forward.

 

 

 

post #596 of 602
Thanks for the quick response. Those drills, although good for getting your weight fwd, don't address where the head should be and how to keep it back while sliding the hips fwd. The guy from the first vid actually has his head move fwd quite a bit it seems. When I try to keep my head behind the ball on the DS (assuming my head was still on BS) feels extremely awkward and I end up falling back after impact. Any ideas?
post #597 of 602
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Originally Posted by Robersk View Post

Thanks for the quick response. Those drills, although good for getting your weight fwd, don't address where the head should be and how to keep it back while sliding the hips fwd. The guy from the first vid actually has his head move fwd quite a bit it seems. When I try to keep my head behind the ball on the DS (assuming my head was still on BS) feels extremely awkward and I end up falling back after impact. Any ideas?

 

Well the head doesn't have to stay perfectly still, reason why we say steady.  The feeling of "crushing" the ball gets the lower center forward and keeps the head steady.  If the head is still moving too far forward I would suggest posting a video in the member swing forum.  

post #598 of 602

Totally agree with you.  If you can bump your hips laterally then they will naturally rotate open on the throughswing.  A lot of golfers try to rotate their hips open to start the downswing causing them to swing over the top.  Here is a nice simple drill to help you get the move you are describing.

 

 

post #599 of 602
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Originally Posted by bdgolftv View Post
 

Totally agree with you.  If you can bump your hips laterally then they will naturally rotate open on the throughswing.  A lot of golfers try to rotate their hips open to start the downswing causing them to swing over the top.  Here is a nice simple drill to help you get the move you are describing.

 


For many people this may be true. Having the hips and shoulders more open is something I'm actively trying to work on at the moment though as I've always had a hip slide but no "natural rotation" prior to impact where the slide has always been the priority (along with "spinners are never winners" brain conditioning regularly lol).

From a recent swing before I started actively working on it:

post #600 of 602
Try the throwing drill as it will give you the feeling of the bump and the natural rotation at the same time
post #601 of 602
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Originally Posted by bdgolftv View Post

Try the throwing drill as it will give you the feeling of the bump and the natural rotation at the same time


Yep absolutely and that's my focus at the moment, thanks. :)

I was only suggesting that the rotating open part of the hip rotation prior to impact isn't always "natural" to some. :)

post #602 of 602

So, starting 2 weeks ago I began hitting the ball well again for the first time in about 6 months.  For whatever reason I decided to put more emphasis on transitioning my weight forward on the downswing (as well as changing my posture slightly), and after about 50-100 swings I started hitting the ball pretty solidly.  My last two rounds have been the best scores I've had in a long time.

 

Of course, one of the primary challenges for me is to prevent my head from moving forward at the same time.  It's pretty easy to tell when it happens :-)

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