Golf Swing Mechanics


golf swing mechanics

Most golfers are so anxious with the more visible golf swing mechanics of shoulder and hip turns, swing planes, and keeping the correct posture they forget just to hit the ball. What causes the problem is normally one of a few things.
It may be that the golfer has moved laterally on their back swing and has over overstated their turning. Or perhaps it is caused when the hands pulls the club too far inside at the start of the backswing.
And often it occurs when making a full shoulder turn, when the swing of the golf club is done on a more horizontally rounded, rather than vertical, swing path. their head steady that it’s easy to see why such an insignificant movement, like the rolling of their wrists, could go overlooked. But regrettably it does.

So how can you spot this almost invisible aspect of all the golf swing mechanics? You can check to see if you are in fact rolling your wrist, by stopping your takeaway when your golf club is about parallel with the ground. In this position, the toe of your golf club should be pointing directly to the sky and if you drew a line from the end of the club, across your toe line below, it should be parallel to the intended target line that the golf ball is aimed down.

But if you are rolling your wrists, you will see quite a different position that both the toe and the end of the golf club are in. For the right handed golfer, the end of the club will be pointing well to the right of the intended target line and across the golf ball, not directly over the toe line. The toe of the golf club will be aimed behind the golfer, with the club face noticeably open.

There are so many things that can go wrong in these positions, not the least of which is that the club is now way off of the correct golf swing plane. The golfer eventually feels as if the club gets stuck behind them at the result of the back swing.

How can you conquer this misery? 

Depending on how rolled the wrist become on the resulting downswing, the golfer has to drastically change directions and warp their golf swing to get the golf club anywhere near making good solid contact with the golf ball. It is not attractive to observe, with abstract moves, karate chops and untimely opening up of the lead shoulder, the most common sightings.

The answer isn’t that complex. Practice starting your back swing takeaway by moving the club back in one piece with the shoulders and arms, ( forming a “V” shape), and concentrate on keeping the back of the left hand facing down the target line for the first twelve to eighteen inches or so of your back swing  Now all you have to do is swing up over your shoulder in a circular path, and along the swing plane that you had established at address.

Golf Swing Mechanics