The Basic Steps to Perfect Golf.

By Philip A Gorfett.

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Lesson 6 -The Follow Through. (Changed 06/03/2017)


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 right hip has rotated towards the target area whilst the left hip has turned away from the target area thus forcing the hips as a whole to rotate towards the target area, thus literally using the hip movement to exert a continual pulling effect upon the compact upper body unit, thus maintaining the twisted condition of the whole body, but also forcing the passive upper body unit to rotates around the central core of the spine. whilst the left arm was held close to the right shoulder and the right elbow was tucked into the waist.

This has enabled me to correctly get the timing of the uncocking of the right wrist so that the club head strikes the ball at the maximum velocity whilst the club face is square to the target line and the shoulders are parallel to the target line.

 

As the down swing reached its conclusion the shoulder muscles are primed ready to force the arms to interact

Follow Through Movement.

Therefore at the precise moment the club head reaches the bottom of the swing arc, a combination of four actions are performed.

(1) The rotational movement of the hips continue to exert a continual pulling effect upon the compact upper body unit thus maintaining the twisted effect of the whole body, even whilst the club head moves through through the contact area.

(2) Throughout the down swing and 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.


(3) Whilst the rotational movement of the hips continue to exert a pulling effect upon the
upper body unit as it rotates to the conclusion of the golf swing movement, the arms are forced to interact, an action that involves the right arm being 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, whilst simultaneously the rotational movement of the hips that is forcing the compact upper body unit to follow, literally pulls the club head club head inside the parallel to the target line.

(4) The hands move towards the target area at the same speed that the club head moves towards the target area -- whilst the head remains in the frontal facing position until the right shoulder begins to moves under the chin.



Whilst the rotational movement of the hips continue to exert a continual pulling effect upon the
upper body unit, this will ensure that the whole body turns to fully face the target area as the club head swings through the contact area, but you must ensure that the upper body angles are maintained so that the right shoulder rotates under the chin and the swing path of the arms force the club head to swing inside the parallel to the target line.

 

However, whilst 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 inside the parallel to the target line after the ball has been struck.

From the moment you strike the ball it will feel as if you are cutting across the straight to the target line, but this is how you perform the follow through movement.

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 body at which point the right shoulder moves under the chin.


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