Waggle Before You Swing

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Waggle Before You Swing
Category: Address/Set-Up
Sub-Category: Hands, Pre-Shot Routine, Swing Plane

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Waggle Before You Swing

I’m going to give you a tip on how to get the club started back away from the ball. Waggle the club. When you waggle the club it helps you to pace your swing, loosen up your muscles and practice getting the golf club swinging on the correct plane. How you waggle the club determines a lot about how you will swing. Players who have a very quick waggle tend to have a very quick golf swing. Players who waggle the club back to the inside will tend to jerk the club back on the inside and then come over the top when they hit the golf ball. Players who waggle up and outside may be too steep when they come in or they may be forced to reroute it when they come back to the golf ball. So you waggle the golf club to loosen your arms, to pace your swing and to practice swinging the golf club on the correct plane. When you waggle the club it’s mostly with your hands, just a little bit of rotation with your arms but your wrists are cocking up and your arms are rotating just a little. You waggle the golf club right back along the plane of the swing. Now some players whose takeaways go too much to the inside would be better off waggling the club a little more up and down. Some players who take the club back a little too far up and outside would be better off waggling the club a little lower and to the inside. Practice the move you are trying to make in your takeaway. At any rate, a waggle is a helpful tool in getting you started back away from the golf ball smoothly and getting you to swing the golf club on the correct plane. So waggle the golf club and you are going to have a better takeaway before you know it.

About the Instructor
Hank Haney
Hank Haney
Hank Haney Golf Ranch
2791 S. Stemmons Freeway
Lewisville, TX 75067
Tel: 972-315-5300

Hank Haney is the instructor to PGA Tour Pros Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #4 instructor in the world.


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