The Basic Steps to Perfect Golf.

By Philip A Gorfett.

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Lesson 6 -The Follow Through. (Changed 08/08/2019)


THE FOLLOW THROUGH

Again similar to the back swing and the down swing movement, consider the follow through movement as a separate action that begins at the precise moment the club head strikes the ball.


All parts of the golf swing require your full concentration, but if you want to hit the ball in the direction you are aiming, the follow through must be performed correctly.


As I performed the down swing movement the upper body unit has rotated into the down swing movement at exactly the same speed that the hips have rotated towards the target area and the left leg has been fully straightened, so that at the precise moment the club head struck the ball, the hips were almost fully facing the target area, thereby pulling the club head into the contact area.

As the down swing reached its conclusion the action is timed so that the club head strikes the ball at the precise moment the hands return to the original address position. ( This action is vital to a successfully golf swing)

 

Follow Through Movement.

Therefore at the precise moment the club head strikes the ball, THE HANDS HAVE BEEN PREVENTED FROM GOING BEYOND THE ORIGINAL ADDRESS POSITION and the left leg is fully straightened, a combination of four actions are performed.

(The action of stopping the hands going beyond the original address position until the precise moment the club head strikes the ball is a basic principle you must learn and practice.)

(1) The rotational movement of the hips continues to rotate after the ball has been struck thus forcing the whole body to quickly complete the action of turning to fully face the target area -- at the same speed that the club head moves through the contact area.


(2) Throughout the follow through movements the upper body angles are maintained, using the universal joint theory, but importantly, the weight of the body remains mostly over the left leg
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(3) Whilst the whole twisted body quickly turns to fully face the target area and whilst
the right arm is quickly forced into the fully straightened position, the right hip is thrust towards the target area thus holding the club face square to the target line for that extra few inches after the ball has been struck but also injecting extra power into the golf shot, whilst the club head swings through the contact area.

(4) The hands and the club head move towards the target area at the same speed that the ball is moving -- and then after the right arm is fully straightened, the right hand begins to roll over the left hand-- whilst the head remains in the frontal facing position as the right shoulder quickly moves under the chin.

 



However, whilst the hip rotation ensures the whole body quickly turns to fully face the target area, the head must not sway away from the original address position and the eyes must remain fully focused on the spot where the ball was lying whilst the club face swings past the ball.



The club head must be forced to swing slightly outside the parallel to the target line after the ball has been struck., but try to ensure that the club shaft is pointing towards the target area just after the ball has been struck.

The golfer's head must remain in the frontal facing position until forced to rotate away from this position by the rotational movement of the whole twisted body unit at which point the right shoulder moves under the chin.

 

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