Which are stronger: your arms or your legs? No, this is not a trick question. So here's the answer: legs. Sort of common sense, right? Yet so many amateur golf start the downswing with their amrs, leaving theri lower body behind. In this video I'll show you how to increase distance and accuracy with one, simple move. Think zipper.
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I play with one of your students(Steve Mishket) and he was having a problems pushing the ball and lack of distance. I told him that he wasn’t getting through the ball. I advised that he should focus on shifting his weight and getting up on his back toe when he finishes, by thinking of his belly button as a airplane moving down the runway on the downswing and then taking off as he was striking the ball. Another tip I gave him to promote finishing was to hold the club 6-12″ above and in front of the ball and start the backswing from this position as this promotes weight shift as well as tricking the brain into striking through the ball in returning to the starting position instead of starting behind the ball. This helped him get through the ball on the correct swing path. He emailed me your site as we are both leftys.
This tip builds on the slower swing in earlier tip. The slower swing allows time for you to shift your weight so you can get the zipper turning before the hands arrive. Great idea!