Wednesday 11th November 2009 (H’cap 25)
Steve had been working with a golf coach for some time but had not improved much. He presented to his initial lesson and displayed a very good tempo and rhythm but lacked in his impact alignments as demonstrated in the before frame. His ball flight was high and Steve noted that once he got past his 6 iron he failed to gain much more distance relative to his shorter irons. His poor ball strike was a fat or thin shot consistent with a bent left wrist at impact.
After explaining the basic science of the golf swing Steve then went about making a downward strike on the ball. We noticed a big difference in ball flight with a lower trajectory and a more consistent ball strike. Steve noted the different sound and feel that there now was at impact. We confirmed better impact alignments had “magically” occurred after viewing the before and after video footage. His head is now in the middle of his feet, achieving better balance.
So to quote Steve… “I have to try and put as much FIZZ on the ball as possible” meaning he now has to hit down firm on the back of the ball to create much more backspin.
Steve walked away from the lesson armed with better information to go away and practice the right thing to improve his golf.