The Basic Steps to Perfect Golf.

By Philip A Gorfett.

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Lesson 6 -The Follow Through. (Changed 24/04/2018)


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 whole twisted body unit has rotated around its axis whilst the left arm was held close to the right shoulder, the right elbow was tucked into the waist and the wrists have been held in the fully cocked position.

Therefore I have had to concentrate very hard to ensure that I have correctly timed of the uncocking of the wrists 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 have just begun to pull the arms/club head so that the club head strikes the ball at the precise moment the shoulders return to the square to the target line position.

Follow Through Movement.

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

(1) The rotational movement of the whole twisted body unit returns to fully power 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 whole body quickly turns to fully face the target 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, whilst the club head club head inside the parallel to the target line and through the contact area.

(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 movement of the hips and the whole twisted body unit continues,
this will ensure that the whole body quickly 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 whole twisted body unit at which point the right shoulder moves under the chin.

 

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