Should You Hover All Your Golf Clubs At Address (Video)
Should You Hover All Your Golf Clubs At Address (Video)

As mentioned previously I am someone who does hover their clubs before they hit. Now I do this with the driver, I do this with the fairway woods the hybrids and with the irons as well. The advantage of this is I fairly freeze out my golf swing with those clubs. Also as another advantage what it does it stops you hitting anything behind the ball. Sam Torrance a fantastic European player and Ryder Cup Captain also added in the fact that if you hover the golf club before the ball and you don’t ground it behind the ball if that golf ball then moves you won't be penalized a stroke.

If you hover the golf club you never retained to have grounded the club and therefore you won’t have a problem if you move. So, it's, yeah skirting around those rules as well, a very silly rule in golf indeed. However, certain clubs that really you don’t need to be lifting up off the ground. Now first of all, wedges and chipping; wedges and chipping is very much about the precise point that you want to be bringing the club down into impact. So, if you're over a chip shot there is no real need here to be hovering that club along away above the ball. If however, you are still feeling uncomfortable to start lifting, to start the swing, lifting it up very, very slightly is still going to be the end of the world. And generally speaking with your chip shot you don’t want to be hovering the club up too much. It's much easy to start swing and then return to the same position, rather than adding in the hovering elements. Another thing that you don’t really want to be hovering too much of is the putter. Now the putter is an interesting one because the putter, all that’s the most important thing really when you're getting setup is to make sure that it is aligned correctly. Now you can use the line on the ball, you can use the line on the back of the putter to make sure that you're lining up 100% correct. If you start to lift up the putter before you hit then there is that slight issue and it could be that slight problem that as you lift it up off the ground you start to change the face alignment very, very slightly. And with the putter it only has to be out by a one degree, also add the point of address to be a big problem when you start to get to that 12-13 full area where the dispersion will increase. So, with the full swings, yes hover the clubs if you want to. With the short game try and resist if you can, but the chipping you can still get away with it, but with your putter try and keep it on the ground as long as possible to ensure that your alignment is correct before you pull the club back.
2016-10-25

As mentioned previously I am someone who does hover their clubs before they hit. Now I do this with the driver, I do this with the fairway woods the hybrids and with the irons as well. The advantage of this is I fairly freeze out my golf swing with those clubs. Also as another advantage what it does it stops you hitting anything behind the ball. Sam Torrance a fantastic European player and Ryder Cup Captain also added in the fact that if you hover the golf club before the ball and you don’t ground it behind the ball if that golf ball then moves you won't be penalized a stroke.

If you hover the golf club you never retained to have grounded the club and therefore you won’t have a problem if you move. So, it's, yeah skirting around those rules as well, a very silly rule in golf indeed. However, certain clubs that really you don’t need to be lifting up off the ground. Now first of all, wedges and chipping; wedges and chipping is very much about the precise point that you want to be bringing the club down into impact. So, if you're over a chip shot there is no real need here to be hovering that club along away above the ball. If however, you are still feeling uncomfortable to start lifting, to start the swing, lifting it up very, very slightly is still going to be the end of the world. And generally speaking with your chip shot you don’t want to be hovering the club up too much. It's much easy to start swing and then return to the same position, rather than adding in the hovering elements. Another thing that you don’t really want to be hovering too much of is the putter. Now the putter is an interesting one because the putter, all that’s the most important thing really when you're getting setup is to make sure that it is aligned correctly. Now you can use the line on the ball, you can use the line on the back of the putter to make sure that you're lining up 100% correct. If you start to lift up the putter before you hit then there is that slight issue and it could be that slight problem that as you lift it up off the ground you start to change the face alignment very, very slightly. And with the putter it only has to be out by a one degree, also add the point of address to be a big problem when you start to get to that 12-13 full area where the dispersion will increase. So, with the full swings, yes hover the clubs if you want to. With the short game try and resist if you can, but the chipping you can still get away with it, but with your putter try and keep it on the ground as long as possible to ensure that your alignment is correct before you pull the club back.