The Basic Steps to Perfect Golf
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Sequence of Movements. ( Changed 21/11/2018)


It is important to understand is that the golf swing is broken down into three sections and each section of the swing has its own "sequence of movements"

Therefore maintain the back swing, the down swing and the follow through as individual movements and you will begin to understand how the professional golfer perform the golf swing.


Back swing

The back swing movement consists of rotating the shoulders and the arms to the end of the back swing movement whilst held firmly together as a solid one piece upper body unit but also whilst both feet remain firmly on the ground, thus creating a fully twisted body at the end of the back swing movement.

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Down Swing

The down swing movement is initiated by applying pressure to the left foot to the ground which immediately forces the hips to begin to rotate towards the target area.

The rotational movement of the hips forces the fully twisted body unit to rotate around the central core of the spine and this twisted condition of the whole body must be maintained to the conclusion of the golf swing.

As long as the rotational movement of the hips continue to force the fully twisted body unit to rotate around the central core of the spine, the right hip will deliver the energy of the body turn into the back of the ball.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

At no time in the down swing / follow through movement must you physically attempt to rotate the upper body unit independently of the rotational movement of the hips, because as soon as the torsion of the muscles reach their maximum, the two parts rotate in tandem but with the hip movement in total control.


Therefore the down swing movement must be seen as a series of individual movements that come together to accelerate the club head into the back of the ball.

At the precise moment the club head makes contact with the ball, the follow through movement begins.

At the precise moment the club head makes contact with the ball, the head must be positioned so that the left eye is slightly behind the ball, the hands must not be ahead of the original address position and the weight of the body predominantly over the left leg and the hips facing at approximately 45 degrees towards the target area.

 

Therefore the golfer has to synchronised the whole swing movement so that the club head makes contact with the ball at the precise moment the hands return to the original address position, but what is paramount is that the head must remain slightly behind the ball and the upper body angles must be maintained whilst the eyes are fully focussed on the ball..

This down swing sequence ends as soon as the hands and the club head are back at the original address position.


Contact and follow through.

This is the critical part of the golf swing, because during the down swing movement, the rotational movement of the hips and the twisted body unit were simply carried out in order to ensure that at the impact position the hands have returned to the original address position and simultaneously the club head makes contact with the ball.

At the impact position, the next "sequence of movements" begins.


Therefore as soon as the club head makes contact with the ball, the right arm is forced into the fully straightened position, thus keeping the club head square to the target line for that extra millisecond after the ball has been struck, whilst simultaneously the whole body continues to quickly turn to fully face the target area - at the same speed that the club head moves through the contact area
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(You cannot turn the body to face the target area too quickly once the club head strikes the ball.)

However in order to perform the golf swing successfully, the head must remain slightly behind the ball position and in the Fixed Frontal condition and the upper body angles must be maintained until well after the ball has been struck and you must maintain your focus on the ball until it is struck.

 

 

 

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