What Changes Would You Expect To See When You Stay Behind The Golf Ball (Video)
What Changes Would You Expect To See When You Stay Behind The Golf Ball (Video)

I think the club I’ve seen most people struggle with the idea of keeping their head behind the ball with is the driver, and it’s actually the driver that probably has the most to be gained by staying back behind the ball. I think people struggle with the driver because the ball is so far forward in the stance and it should be a long way forward. It’s almost a feeling of the golfer trying to get ahead or level with the ball, trying to get back over towards it, they hitting down on the golf ball very steeply and there’s the problem.

So the benefits of actually hanging back and staying back with the head behind the golf ball of impact are really to be noticed with the driver and we should get a higher launch angle. Because I’m leaning back a little bit with my upper body and my head, the club bottoms out slightly before the ball and then lifts up into that tee peg that’s way up on the left instep. So we get a higher launch angle. I should get a nice amount of backspin on the ball as well but another benefit of that high launch angle with a little bit more spin is we get less sidespin. Sidespin is the feeling of the ball doing this and then that ball is never actually going straight like this because it’s back spinning and a bit of sidespin, so it kind of spins on an axis. But if you can spin the ball back more in sideways less, it’s going to fly straighter. So if you’re really struggling with slicing the ball and hooking the ball, this idea of hanging back with the upper body should just give you that slightly higher launch. Generally if the ball is flying higher, it’s going to fly a little bit straighter. So as I set up to the ball now, my body weight goes a little bit on to my right side, 60% back has the ball sits along way forward, checking my alignment and the feeling of turning to my right, clearing to my left with my hips but head back behind the ball for impact. And I’m getting a feeling I’m trying to knock the ball really high up into the air here. And I can keep my head nicely back, launch the ball really high up into the air. And with not – with not much sidespin on the ball, that ball is going to fly pretty straight. And the way that would look from the front on here is hanging back, clearing my lower half and launching the ball up high into the air. If you can get your head back and your arms coming through nice and quickly from underneath, you’re going to launch the ball higher with your head behind the ball for straighter tee shots.
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I think the club I’ve seen most people struggle with the idea of keeping their head behind the ball with is the driver, and it’s actually the driver that probably has the most to be gained by staying back behind the ball. I think people struggle with the driver because the ball is so far forward in the stance and it should be a long way forward. It’s almost a feeling of the golfer trying to get ahead or level with the ball, trying to get back over towards it, they hitting down on the golf ball very steeply and there’s the problem.

So the benefits of actually hanging back and staying back with the head behind the golf ball of impact are really to be noticed with the driver and we should get a higher launch angle. Because I’m leaning back a little bit with my upper body and my head, the club bottoms out slightly before the ball and then lifts up into that tee peg that’s way up on the left instep. So we get a higher launch angle. I should get a nice amount of backspin on the ball as well but another benefit of that high launch angle with a little bit more spin is we get less sidespin. Sidespin is the feeling of the ball doing this and then that ball is never actually going straight like this because it’s back spinning and a bit of sidespin, so it kind of spins on an axis. But if you can spin the ball back more in sideways less, it’s going to fly straighter. So if you’re really struggling with slicing the ball and hooking the ball, this idea of hanging back with the upper body should just give you that slightly higher launch. Generally if the ball is flying higher, it’s going to fly a little bit straighter. So as I set up to the ball now, my body weight goes a little bit on to my right side, 60% back has the ball sits along way forward, checking my alignment and the feeling of turning to my right, clearing to my left with my hips but head back behind the ball for impact. And I’m getting a feeling I’m trying to knock the ball really high up into the air here. And I can keep my head nicely back, launch the ball really high up into the air. And with not – with not much sidespin on the ball, that ball is going to fly pretty straight. And the way that would look from the front on here is hanging back, clearing my lower half and launching the ball up high into the air. If you can get your head back and your arms coming through nice and quickly from underneath, you’re going to launch the ball higher with your head behind the ball for straighter tee shots.