Always keep your upper body in sync with your arms and the club!
If you are just starting out in golf, you may be under the impression that you need to use your arms to hit the ball, but the truth is that you don’t need that much arm strength to hit the ball a certain distance.
In fact, you don’t need that much arm strength to fly a certain distance. Rather, if you swing with too much force, your swing may not be stable and you may not be able to hit the ball properly, or even if you can, the ball may not fly as you expected.
The key to flying the ball is to “hit the ball correctly with the centrifugal force of the club,” and to do so, it is important to “synchronize the arms and the club. To do this, it is important to keep your arms and club in sync with each other.
The key is to maintain the arm triangle at all points of the swing: take back, downswing, impact and follow through.
This will allow the centrifugal force of the club to hit the ball properly and send the ball farther and cleaner without swinging the club with too much force.
Lessons on how to get your arms and club in sync
It’s easy to say “keep the arm triangle”, but it’s hard to know if you’re doing it right because it’s partly a feeling.
The best way to practice this is to hold a slightly deflated beach ball or rubber ball between your arms to create an arm triangle, and swing the club up to waist height to prevent the ball from falling.
(If you don’t have a ball, you can use a large stuffed animal or other object that you can hold in place by making a triangle with your arms.) At first, don’t put a golf ball on the ground, but swing slowly and repeatedly without dropping the ball between your arms.
When you get used to it, you can gradually move up to swinging with more force, hitting a golf ball with the ball between your arms, and when you get the feel for it, try hitting a golf ball without the ball between your arms.
Be aware of the correct weight transfer in your lower body, and especially at the finish, try to put all your weight on your left foot!
The second point to keep in mind when swinging is “correct weight transfer. In the event you’re a novice golfer, you’re likely to swing with your weight on your right foot because you’re too conscious of raising the ball as high as possible.
In order to make the ball fly farther, you need to put your weight on your left foot from the moment you hit the ball with the club, through the moment you swing the club through to the follow-through, and at the finish, when you have swung the club all the way through, you should put your weight on your left foot until you can hit the ball with your right foot. This is just right.
Lessons to learn the correct weight transfer
You don’t need any special equipment to learn how to shift your weight correctly. The first thing to do is to swing slowly and make sure you shift your weight.
Specifically, bring your weight to your right foot from address to takeback.
The best way to do this is not to consciously shift your weight to your right foot, but rather to let your weight naturally shift to your right foot as you swing the club up.
Gradually shift your weight to your left foot in the downswing.
At impact, about 70-80% of your weight is on your left foot.
From the follow-through to the finish, swing through with the image of putting all your weight on your left foot.Of course, don’t forget to maintain the arm triangle that I mentioned earlier. Just by keeping these two points in mind, you’ll be able to make the ball fly farther and cleaner!