Keeping Your Head Down

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Keeping Your Head Down
Category: Posture
Sub-Category: Follow-Through, Swing Mechanics

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Video Golf Tip | Keeping Your Head Down

I know you have all heard it from your friend “Oh you peeked” or “You looked up.” They are absolutely wrong. Keeping the head down is not an important part of hitting good golf shots. In fact, it is extremely detrimental to hitting solid shots. Keeping your head down first of all gets you in a poor posture and secondly it’s a restrictive movement that restricts the body from moving through the ball. When you make practice swings I want you to imagine you struck the ball and your head and eyes release and you are watching the ball fly. So to watch the ball is ok, but to keep the head down is not. However there is a head that we can focus on staying down, the clubhead. If I’m topping the ball or hitting fat or thin shots I want to focus on allowing the head on top of my shoulders to work naturally so that I can keep the clubhead down past the ball. One of the things that keeps the clubhead low and wide is the right side moving through the shot. The more your head stays down the more your body stops moving through the ball. Top shots are actually created by trying to keep your head down, so eliminate that as a focus and keep your focus on keeping the clubhead shallow and allowing your eyes to naturally watch the flight of the ball. Even for you advanced players, if you are hitting some pulls, a lot of times getting your eyes to pick up the ball in flight will get your right side moving better and get you hitting more online shots. Try that, it’s going to help your golf game.


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