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EOGA's tip of the week

With Chalton Steyn (EOGA Killarney)

Shallowing out in the downswing

This week we are looking at shallowing out the golf club in the downswing.

All too often players on the driving range as well as the golf course really struggle with steep angles of attack, as well as severe “out-in” swing paths. It leads to a lot of inconsistencies, as well as issues with strike and ball flight. A big factor in this, is the way the trail shoulder works in transition from the top of the backswing.

1. Wrong: rotating internally

With players who struggle to shallow the club out, their trail shoulder rotates internally. This really gets the shaft in a steep position and makes it very difficult to swing consistently from this position.

2. Right: rotating externally

In order to feel the shaft shallowing out, it’s important to feel the trail shoulder work more into “external rotation”. A simple feeling for this is to feel as if the trail shoulder rotates away from the body. This could be felt by feeling the right shoulder blade squeezing “back and behind you”, instead of forward and in front of you. This will help the shoulder go into “external rotation” and really help the shaft shallow out.
Be sure to get hold of our teaching professionals at EOGA and find out how we can help you achieve this.

André at or 082 860 4977

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Consistently better

From the top, which part of your body initiates the downswing? Many get into a good position at the top, but then allow the
downswing to start with their arms or even hands.
This is a good position. A downswing started
with the arms.
You want accuracy and consistency of ball strike with approach shots. That is much, much easier to achieve if the large muscles control your first movement back to the ball.

Easy to say, harder to do
Male golfers especially are conditioned to try and hit the ball with their arms and hands. I want all of you to take an #8 iron, get out on the range, hit balls, and to try and quieten your arms and hands. Try consciously hitting the ball with your “body” rotation. Notice how much more solid you can strike the ball. Practise this.  
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