10 Key Visualizations for a Winning Golf Swing
Some people learn by feel, while others learn visually. Here are the 10 key elements to both feeling and visualizing the correct positions for a winning golf swing:
What kinds of visualizations do you use on the course to keep your swing in check?
- In the address position, it should feel as if… your arms are hanging like a piece of rope.
- On the takeaway, it should feel as if… you are pushing a second ball (behind the clubhead) back away from the target.
- During the backswing, it should feel as if… you are turning back to shake hands with someone behind you. (Left hand for right-handed golfers.)
- At the top of the backswing, it should feel as if… your weight is loaded over the back foot like a baseball pitcher during his windup.
- At the top of the swing, it should feel as if… you are a waiter carrying a tray–the right forearm is perpendicular to the ground.
- On the downswing, it should feel as if… you are pulling a church bell straight down, perpendicular to the ground.
- During the transition, it should feel as if… you are about to crack a whip–there would be a slight pause before the change in direction.
- At impact, it should feel as if… you are driving a nail into a board with the clubface.
- On the follow-through, it should feel as if… the clubhead is chasing the ball down the target line.
- At the finish, it should feel as if… you are a flamingo, so that you can pick up your back foot and not loose your balance.
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