I recently had a blog question from David where he says he is trying to learn the body release through impact and was also stating that his tendency was to hit the ball fat. His main question was would the Perfect connection swing plane being a bit steeper than the shaft plane cause him to hit more fat shots. He also stated that he is double-crossing the shot (while trying to fade it he draws it or trying to draw it he fades it).
This is a great question and one that I will address here, however I want to make sure that each of you watch our webinar coming up with Damon Goddard and myself. Damon will give you many reason and examples of how the Perfect Connection Swing will eliminate these problems from a biomechanics standpoint. We will be sending out details pretty soon.
David’s problem is obviously losing the lag and scooping the ball through impact. Anytime someone loses lag they lose distance and consistency, but more important their misses will be greater and far more extreme than someone that is able to maintain the lag. David and I have exchanged several emails back and forth but I want everyone to understand that impact is the culmination of everything that has happened before it. The backswing will dictate the transition and the sequence of this transition will dictate the downswing and thus impact.
David needs to understand that the club must get up the wall in the backswing. A typical reason for losing lag is that the club goes too much to the inside on the backswing. Once the club goes inside it must go up. After the club changes planes like this the body will try to take over and get the club in balance. To get the club in balance the upper body will start the downswing causing the club to come over the top. Here David will try to do different things with his body to save it like popping up or backing out of the shot. Needless to say he has not achieved the triple stack position at impact that we want with the Perfect Connection Golf Swing. For David to improve he must swing up the wall in the backswing. He will also need to do the L-to-L drill and the Tabletop drill. These two drills will teach him to create the lag and how to rotate his body properly through impact to retain the lag and learn the body release. David is not afraid to work hard, and is willing to put the time in to fix it. I don’t think it will take a long time for him to improve dramatically. Once the club gets in balance the body will learn very quickly. Remember the Perfect Connection Swing is based on your body working correctly so start small with the fundamentals and the other key checkpoints that I have gone over in my DVD and you will soon have the distance and control you have been searching for.
If you are struggling with your game and want me to use you as an example than please write in with a question and I may use your question as a topic for my article.
Keep em Long and Straight,
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