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One area that I think a lot of golfers misunderstand the importance of, is this follow through position through the ball. We maybe all have this classic example of Tiger Woods in our head, of you know the way he stands there steering down the balls it lands nicely on the green. But when it comes to our own game, a lot of golfers work on the idea that once they’ve hit the ball, they can pretty much do whatever they want because the ball is already gone. That might be true in – instead of reality but actually for what most golfers do in their own game, is when they are coming into impact, their body is preparing for what it’s going to do here in the follow through before they actually hit the ball.

So as you are coming into the ball, if you know that your follow through would stop here in a restricted fashion, chances are that club started slowing down before it hits the ball. But if you know your club is going to go all the way round to here, the club won’t start slowing down until well after the golf ball. And that’s obviously what we want the club to do. So your full follow through should be as far around as you feel you can reach in a balanced position and a consistently balanced position always standing here, always looking down to the hole. So if we look at a restricted follow through, why it might happen.

For a lot of people a restricted follow through is caused by not being very dynamic with the hips, something quite restricted with the hips. So we see a lot of golfers as they hit through, the hips don’t turn towards target enough, they stay facing pretty much where the ball was. Reality is we want the hips to turn all the around this way facing fully to target. If physically and medically you feel a bit tight and a bit restricted around that area, one thing you could do is just turn your left toe out a little bit at set up. So during the setup position, just knock that toe out maybe 10, 15 degrees you can see here its pointing out to the top corner of the mat. By having that there, my left hip want to rotate a little bit more, let my right heel come up as soon as I’ve got my hips turning nicely through here, my restricted follow through disappears and I’m able to follow through a lot better.

Another area that calls a restrictive follow through is bending of the arms. If a golfer is hitting through the ball, and as they are coming for impact, they almost pull apart this way the elbows come apart, it can be very difficult now to follow through because effectively my left elbow is in the way, that’s gone up and I can’t rotate around it like I should have been able to. So pulling in with your arms, restricts the follow through and effectively slows the club head down before you hit the golf ball. So those two areas are really going to cause you lots of problems as you are coming through the ball. One last there will be from the top of the back swing we just want to turn the hips, just get those hips turning nicely, get the posture up and turn to a big finish.

An area where a lot of people fall foul here as the hips are turning, they are determined to keep their head down on the ball, so as they hit through, they don’t allow themselves to follow through, again restricting the follow through. If you can keep good posture, let your head stay on the ball long enough until your right shoulder hits your chin then let your chin come up, if your head’s up, your hips have turned round and your foot was played out a little bit, that would help have a much bigger better follow through, less restrictions through the ball, and actually longer shots.