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Lesson 6 -The Follow Through. (Changed 20/06/2020)


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.


Follow Through Movement.

Therefore at the precise moment the club head strikes the ball, the right shoulder is much lower than the left shoulder, the left leg is almost fully straightened and the hips are partially facing the target area.

Whilst the ball is struck the hip action must continue to force the whole twisted body unit to rotate, thus pulling the club head moves through the contact area


Throughout the follow through movement the upper body angles must be maintained, using the universal joint theory, but importantly, the weight of the body remains mostly over the left leg
.


Whilst the whole twisted body unit quickly turns to fully face the target area thus forcing the shoulders to fully face the farget area,
the right arm is quickly forced into the fully straightened position 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.


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.

Try to achieve the correct position after the ball has been struck, try to swing your arms/golf club shaft so that they are pointing towards the target area.

 



However, whilst the whole twisted body unit rotates in order to force the shoulders 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 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.


If you want further information.

As I performed the down swing movement the whole twisted body unit has been forced to rotate around the central core of the spine, thus 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 whilst the hands are ahead of the original address position, but your head in is the original address position, effectively lowering the launch angle of the golf club.

( This action is vital to a successfully golf swing)

 

The correct impact position feels so unnatural at first -- the hips are almost facing the target area, which is far more than you imagine them to be, and the shoulders feel as if they are in an open position, but in actual fact they are simply tilted, but still parallel to the target line but the hands are well ahead of the original address position, effectively lowering the launch angle of the golf club.

Here are two photos to observe.

 

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