Once you reach the top of the backswing, here’s what should happen:
The downswing is proof that the golf swing does, indeed, work from the bottom up.
- The left heel, which has lifted slightly on the backswing, returns to the ground.
- The left hip rotates toward the target, pulling the torso, shoulders and arms through toward the ball.
- The hips and torso continue rotating, the arms lagging slightly behind the chest until impact.
- Weight begins shifting from right foot to left.
As for the head… Keep your eyes focused on the back of the ball throughout the swing and it will react accordingly.