Tension Causes Thin Shots

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Tension Causes Thin Shots
Category: Fat & Thin Shots
Sub-Category: Psychology, Arms, Hands

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Tension Causes Thin Shots

Have you ever hit a ball thin on the golf course when you are out there playing with your friends? You get a lot of help, and what is the first thing they usually say to you? They say, keep your head down, or you are peeking. It may not have anything to do with that. The number one problem you have with adults is tension when it comes to a golf swing. I want to show you what tension does to a golf swing. A golf swing is nothing more than a circle that goes around my body, from here over to here. I do not want to mess with that circle. Now what I want you to do is watch my shoulders, my arms, my hands and the clubhead, and I will do this several times for you to see. If you watch the clubhead you can see that it is coming up every bit of an inch when I pick up the club. I am not moving my shoulders or my arms. What I am doing is squeezing the golf club. That is what happens with tension, it shortens the arm muscles and shortens the golf club. That tension can come into the swing at any place and if you tense up you are going to shorten your swing and you are probably going to top the ball. So next time you are on the golf course if you start topping the ball or hitting thin shots, relax. Try to let the golf club return to where it starts from. On the ground, make that circle, relax, and return the club to where it starts from.

About the Instructor
Ty Andersen
Ty Andersen
Director, The Ty Andersen Golf Academy
Highland Oaks Golf Course
904 Royal Parkway
Dothan, Alabama 36305
Phone: 239-272-7086
E-mail: TyPgaPro(at)aol.com

Ty Andersen serves as Director of Instruction at The Ty Andersen Golf Academy, and has been named one of the Top 50 Kids Teachers by the US Kids Golf Company. He has developed seven different teaching programs that are registered with the PGA.


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