How to Swing from the Top to a Full Finish (Video)
How to Swing from the Top to a Full Finish (Video)

So, once you're now in a good address position, you're turning back to the top of the golf swing nicely, there's one more really nice position I'd like to get right which would be a really good full follow through position; the posing position if you like. The position you're going to hold all the time the ball is in the air until it lands on the ground or hopefully lands on the green. So when you've got a good set up position, you've turned nicely to your right side, your body weight would be loaded into your back leg, 60% into your right leg here, you're going to drive force, you're going to turn through the ball. Now, keep turning almost beyond the ball. Don't think about hitting and then stopping once you've hit the ball with nothing happening down here. We're going to just go through the ball nicely, keep turning to your left side and finishing well into your left leg. There should be no body weight in the right leg at all here. It's right upon the tiptoe.

And make sure it's tiptoe and not ball of the foot. Ball of the foot looks like I've lifted my heel but actually I could still be leaning back after I've hit the shot. So this is sometimes a mistake we see often in the golf course. We'd like to go right the way up to that tiptoe, fully facing to the target with the hips and the chest and hold your position until the golf ball comes down. That way, we know you've balanced, you've controlled the swing, and you've got this feeling that if my swing is consistently starting in the same place, consistently finishing in the same place, everything else in the swing has got a root to go through to be in a good finish position rather than an inconsistent finish position next time. So if I can just hit one for you here from a nice set up, through to a nice balanced finish, and I can hold that all the time the ball comes down, and then I can check where I was when I finished nice and balanced, that gives me a lot more consistency.

2012-04-03

So, once you're now in a good address position, you're turning back to the top of the golf swing nicely, there's one more really nice position I'd like to get right which would be a really good full follow through position; the posing position if you like. The position you're going to hold all the time the ball is in the air until it lands on the ground or hopefully lands on the green. So when you've got a good set up position, you've turned nicely to your right side, your body weight would be loaded into your back leg, 60% into your right leg here, you're going to drive force, you're going to turn through the ball. Now, keep turning almost beyond the ball. Don't think about hitting and then stopping once you've hit the ball with nothing happening down here. We're going to just go through the ball nicely, keep turning to your left side and finishing well into your left leg. There should be no body weight in the right leg at all here. It's right upon the tiptoe.

And make sure it's tiptoe and not ball of the foot. Ball of the foot looks like I've lifted my heel but actually I could still be leaning back after I've hit the shot. So this is sometimes a mistake we see often in the golf course. We'd like to go right the way up to that tiptoe, fully facing to the target with the hips and the chest and hold your position until the golf ball comes down. That way, we know you've balanced, you've controlled the swing, and you've got this feeling that if my swing is consistently starting in the same place, consistently finishing in the same place, everything else in the swing has got a root to go through to be in a good finish position rather than an inconsistent finish position next time. So if I can just hit one for you here from a nice set up, through to a nice balanced finish, and I can hold that all the time the ball comes down, and then I can check where I was when I finished nice and balanced, that gives me a lot more consistency.