The left arm, for example, needs to extend through impact or there will be limited power delivered to the ball. Shift to your left side to start down, feeling like your chest points to the ball, then turn hard to the left. No wonder we have 26 million golfers who are confused. If this is not allowed to happen, you will have to work much harder to produce club head speed. A Drill to Help Here's a good drill to groove the push-back move. Do it so that your left side can start to become as coordinated as your right side. I need to stop using my right hand.
Now the key — What side of your body should do most of the work? The center of the face features a trench that improves distance and when you connect the ball well you will get outstanding distance. So a lot of golfers have the fundamental motion of the swing reversed. It seems that all skill activities say you should use your dominant hand and arm to project or throw the object, yet the instruction in the golf swing is always the same. It works particularly well for slower swingers as it provides a perfect launch angle. I recommend doing it with your left hand only with a short iron, just to get the feeling. Settling for a mediocre or ill-fitting set of left-handed golf clubs can cripple a golfer's game.
The swing arc is the circular path around the body taken by the club head during the swing. If you're feeling tense—like on the first tee or a tough driving hole—focus on making a full, rhythmic motion to the top. That is not to say they all do, there are some great drives for left-handed golfers, but the choices are severely limited in comparison to their right-handed brethren. Two things will happen and both are bad. Now you're ready to put the push-pull to work for you. With the towel secure, the only way to deliver your left arm and club to the ball is to use your body correctly. This is why players want the ball towards the front of the stance, so they can strike the ball with an upward blow.
That is one of the benefits of shopping online; there are more options and you are more likely to find what you are looking for when you need it. To get the perfect launch angle for your swing speed and style, the hosel is also adjustable. Re-create that feel when you go back to swinging with both hands. Hit longer driver shots when playing left-handed golf by learning the correct swinging technique and get expert tips on how to hit driver shots as a lefty in this free golf lesson video. Adjustable features include the loft as well as the trajectory enabling you to optimize the settings for your swing speed.
If you lock up, your nerves will hurt your swing. It's very hard on your body and it's completely unnecessary. A square face going back boosts your chances of getting back to impact square, which is the ultimate goal. Take the club away on a low takeaway turning fully during the back swing. The ball will travel a good distance with minimal spin.
It's not a dramatic flip like that, but you are letting it release and keeping your hand feeling like it's no longer moving. The Monkey is practicing trying to stop their right side from doing too much in their golf swing The Player is using drills to train both sides to work together Go ahead, Be a Player! Some attribute this to the fact that, due to a shortage of equipment or quality coaching, a number of lefties simply take up the sport as right-handed golfers. From there, you have to lift it to get to the top, and that reduces body rotation and saps a lot of energy out of the swing. How it all has been put together in perfect harmony makes it such an outstanding driver. It is such a core fundamental that I make many of the tour pros I work with do nothing but hit balls with their left hand only for several weeks until it is properly trained. This means the ball is struck with an upward blow; maximizing the amount of loft and launch transferred on to the ball.
Butch Harmon Don't Let Your Body Stop Turning If you tell a player who hooks the ball to turn harder to the left through impact, you'll have some explaining to do. What this means is that you will search for a driver in much the same way as anyone else does, just ensuring that they sell them with a left-hand orientation. Wrap a towel across your chest and secure it underneath your arms. Lefties Get Overlooked If you are left handed and prefer to play with left-handed clubs, there are still a number of good options; you might just have to look a bit harder. Cobra has produced left handed versions of the popular Fly-Z driver. Only 10 to 15 percent of the world's population is left-handed, but the percentage of left-handed golfers is actually lower than that. This is why the best players in world such as Phil Mickleson take divots after striking an iron shot.
And i think that also provided more consistent ball flight as well. So what happens is they stop trying to use their right side and depend on their left side. Think about this at address: Players who are struggling with hitting driver inevitably start to feel awkward when they address tee shots. This drill is one that can easily be done at home or even in the office don't lie, I know you do it! From what I've seen, there are three main issues people have off the tee: they get nervous, they hit a big slice or they just hit it all over the place. The weights are quick and easy to adjust and again, we recommend a bit of to find the perfect weight ratio for your swing. However, left-handed golfers face a much more limited selection, particularly for those shopping at a smaller retailer or non-golf-specific outlet.
I'm all for a very low, flat, penetrating ball flight, or at least a ball that launches very low, because when you compress it properly and you have the right angle of attack and the right path, that's exactly how it should fly. And unfortunately, for the left arm to work the way it needs to in the golf swing, it needs to be in front of, or you might say on top of your left breast. Put simply, the overall motion of a good swing is push-pull: You push the club back, and you pull it through. In fact, think of the back of the left hand as the clubface: If the hand stays steady, so does the face. Making an aggressive pass through the ball is always better than trying to steer it down the fairway. Think about this at setup: Under pressure, the tendency is to freeze over the ball and put a death grip on the club.