The Position at the Top
Continuing from the First Backswing Position to Check.
Let's check the position at the top of your golf swing.
Assume that you are at the top of your swing where the shaft is parallel to the ground.
1. Shaft position
At the top of your swing where your shaft is parallel to the ground, it is ideal to have your shaft parallel to the target line as well.
If the shaft points left or is laid off, you tend to come over the top on the downswing. You will cut across the ball and hit a slice or pull.
If your shaft points right or is across the line, it means that you tend to come too much from the inside on the downswing. You can easily push it right or hit a hook if you try to avoid push shots.
2. Clubface Angle
If the face is pointing toward to the front or is perpendicular to the ground for instance, you have your clubface too open. You will easily leave your clubface open at impact from this position.
If the face is facing toward the sky, your clubface is closed. You will tend to hit a hook from here.
The correct position is different depending on your grip. If you have stronger grip, your clubface will face more toward the sky.
So if you are slicer, feel like your clubface is facing the sky at the top of your swing. This will help you to turn the face over through impact.
- Fat Shots
- Fairway Woods
- Long Iron
- Short Iron
- Pull / Push
- Shots from Rough
- Fairway Bunker