HI this is Robin Symes. A common fault I see
a lot is that players try to over-control the club heads throughout the swing. Only
at this fault, they’ll have a lot of tension in their hands, forearms, shoulders at address.
The wrists won’t cock freely in the backswing, the swing will look very wooden and probably
their upper body or their bigger muscles will dominate in the downswing. This player is
trying to muscle the ball forward, rather than let the swinging movement of the club
create the club head speed. If this is you, try this drill. Start by teeing the ball up, and rather than
gripping the club up with all four fingers, remove the baby finger from the end of the
club, so you’re only holding the club with three fingers in your left hand. From there,
put your right hand on as normal, and reduce the grip pressure as much as you can. Before
you hit a few shots, take a few practice swings, letting the weight of the club swing, feeling
the weight of the club throughout the backswing, downswing and follow through. The weight of
the club is swinging around your body. Once you’ve got a little feel for it, go ahead
and hit a few shots. I think after a little practice, you’ll start
to realize that you don’t need to use your muscles as much to create club head speed.
You’ll develop a little trust in letting the club head go throughout the swing.