Face rotation is the act of turning the head by turning the wrist. It’s a swinging motion that you want to use to increase your distance and make a square impact, but if you do it wrong, it can also cause you to get caught. What separates a good face rotation from a bad face rotation?
Face rotation is the movement of turning the head by turning the wrist before and after impact. Face rotation is one of the most important techniques to increase distance, but in recent years, it has become a popular swing technique among professionals. How much face rotation should be included in the swing is a matter of preference among golfers, but for amateurs, I think it is basically better to hit the ball with face rotation.
If you are an amateur golfer, it is better to hit with face rotation, because you need to have a strong core in order to hit with a body turn with less face rotation. If you are a professional golfer who trains hard, you can do it, but if you are an average golfer, it will be difficult. Also, since the driver is a long club, it is easy to swing late, and the latest drivers have a large moment of inertia that makes it difficult to rotate the face, which basically makes it easy to hit the ball to the right. If you don’t use rotation, you risk losing your grip on the ball even more, and the ball will come out all the way to the right.
So basically, amateurs want to hit the ball using face rotation. However, there must be many golfers who find that when they try to hit the ball with their wrists turned back, they frequently hit the ball catching. A bad face rotation is when you turn your wrist right in front of your body. Many golfers think that impact is in front of the body, so when the downswing comes in front of the body, they stop their body rotation and hand movement and go for the ball with a bang. If the rotation is done with the body rotation and hand movement stopped, only the head will run rapidly. It’s like slapping the face of the person in front of you with your wrist, which causes the face rotation to be too strong and the ball to roll and hook.
If you imagine impacting the ball in front of your body, you will try to release the cock in front of your right foot during the downswing to hit the ball. This is the early release. But in reality, no matter how much you rotate the ball with your hand in front of your right foot, you will not be able to reach the ball, and if you end up hitting the ball with the face covered, you will suffer from a bad hook or cheeping.
Good face rotation should be done in front of your left foot, not in front of your body. To do this, you need to turn your wrist while moving your hand from the front of your body to the front of your left foot. Rather than moving the hand, it is very important to imagine that you are moving the hand to the left side by keeping the rotation of the shoulder.
When you do the split hand drill, if you do it in front of your body while standing still, you’re just kneading your arm. If you do this, your elbows will be pulled back and your follow-through will become smaller, which will lead to energy loss, which will not increase your distance and may cause you to get caught. When doing split hand drills, be sure to include a weight shift. If you do this, you will be able to hit a ball that flies and doesn’t bend because the impact zone and follow-through will be longer.