Signs Of Poor Shaft Angle In Your Golf Swing (Video)
Signs Of Poor Shaft Angle In Your Golf Swing (Video)

So, let's first investigate the issues that might occur in your golf game if you have incorrect shaft lean. Now a shaft lean at impact should be slightly ahead. Now very few golfers get their hands too far ahead and their shaft lean too aggressive. Lot of golfers have the shaft level or even slightly behind the golf ball. So, this is going to be priority problem, is an early release the shaft lean too far back behind the golf ball and the issues that that relates to are threefold.

Firstly, we'd often see a golf ball and it flies, it will fly higher than it should. So, as you hit through the golf ball, if the shaft is leaning back, it actually adds loft to the club face. So let's say for example I've got my 8 iron here. If my hands are back by only three degrees, I've now got my 9 iron. The difference between an 8 and an 9 and an 7 or whatever is about three or four degrees per club. So, three or four degrees back I've now changed it by one club. Eight degrees back I've now changed it by two clubs, so I could severely have an issue with hitting the ball too high by having my hands back. Now, accompanying with that issue is also going to be the problem that the ball doesn't go far enough. Because of course if I take an 8 and then hit it with the loft of a 9, it's not going to go as far as the 8 should. And likewise if I was to take an 8 and have my hands more forward, I could actually depress the loft, decrease the loft, hit the ball on a low ball. So, I'm going to actually hit it as far as a 7. So, I should be getting a 7. I actually get a 9. That's going to be a big difference in how far the golf ball goes. One other issue you need to be beware of is actually hitting the golf ball heavy or flat. So, hitting hitting the ground behind the golf ball instead of hitting the golf ball and then the turf. So, by having my hands back at the point of impact with an early release and a backward shaft lean, that club is forced to start to rise up. So, if the club is rising up, there's a chance that it's going to hit the ground prior to hitting the golf ball with a scooping motion rather than a depressing downwards motion. So, we should hit the ground after the golf ball and definitely avoid hitting the ground before the golf ball with the scoop. So if your golf shots are going too high, not far enough, and occasionally you're hitting the ball heavy, let's consider whether you've got the correct shaft lean or that you've got a problem with an early release and a backward shaft lean and a scoop.
2016-05-02

So, let's first investigate the issues that might occur in your golf game if you have incorrect shaft lean. Now a shaft lean at impact should be slightly ahead. Now very few golfers get their hands too far ahead and their shaft lean too aggressive. Lot of golfers have the shaft level or even slightly behind the golf ball. So, this is going to be priority problem, is an early release the shaft lean too far back behind the golf ball and the issues that that relates to are threefold.

Firstly, we'd often see a golf ball and it flies, it will fly higher than it should. So, as you hit through the golf ball, if the shaft is leaning back, it actually adds loft to the club face. So let's say for example I've got my 8 iron here. If my hands are back by only three degrees, I've now got my 9 iron. The difference between an 8 and an 9 and an 7 or whatever is about three or four degrees per club. So, three or four degrees back I've now changed it by one club. Eight degrees back I've now changed it by two clubs, so I could severely have an issue with hitting the ball too high by having my hands back. Now, accompanying with that issue is also going to be the problem that the ball doesn't go far enough. Because of course if I take an 8 and then hit it with the loft of a 9, it's not going to go as far as the 8 should. And likewise if I was to take an 8 and have my hands more forward, I could actually depress the loft, decrease the loft, hit the ball on a low ball. So, I'm going to actually hit it as far as a 7. So, I should be getting a 7. I actually get a 9. That's going to be a big difference in how far the golf ball goes. One other issue you need to be beware of is actually hitting the golf ball heavy or flat. So, hitting hitting the ground behind the golf ball instead of hitting the golf ball and then the turf. So, by having my hands back at the point of impact with an early release and a backward shaft lean, that club is forced to start to rise up. So, if the club is rising up, there's a chance that it's going to hit the ground prior to hitting the golf ball with a scooping motion rather than a depressing downwards motion. So, we should hit the ground after the golf ball and definitely avoid hitting the ground before the golf ball with the scoop. So if your golf shots are going too high, not far enough, and occasionally you're hitting the ball heavy, let's consider whether you've got the correct shaft lean or that you've got a problem with an early release and a backward shaft lean and a scoop.