September 26, 2017

Golf Swing Instructions: Master The Transition From Your back Swing To Your Down Swing

golf swing instructionsIn a recent video, Sean Foley shared some golf swing instructions on how to properly transition from the completion of the back swing to the beginning of the down swing.

Foley actually paused for what seemed to be several seconds at the completion of his back swing before beginning his down swing in his golf swing instructions.

Foley is a master instructor and was able to demonstrate the significance of not only transitioning properly in the golf swing but  also allowing the down swing to occur naturally. This is an excellent golf swing tip.

The idea behind this golf method is to allow the club face to return to the ball in a reflexive instead of a forced manner.

The better you are able to make a smooth transition at the top of your swing the more you will improve your golf swing.

An article about his transition method suggested a forced down swing creates a major power suck. A portion of the article states the following:

“The more I watch and learn from Mr. Foley the more I really like his teaching philosophy. Everything he teaches or most of the videos I view just seem really on the money and simple to me.

Maybe, it’s just me and I somehow resonate more with his vibe or personality or whatever but it just seems to me clear, simple and directly actionable. that is, something you can begin to immediately integrate into your own swing.

The drill Sean shares in the video above is really great. It is something we amateurs probably all struggle with from time to time and that is the transition from backswing to downswing.

It can get downright violent. Like you’re trying to kill a frog with a hockey stick! I know this all to well. And it creates an instant power suck. And you get to proclaim after you hit the ball 130 yards on a 170 yard Par 3, ‘All arms, all arms!’

There is just no body integration that happens when you have this violent transition. Maybe violent is too harsh but a type of anxiousness that will immediately throw out of whack any hope you have of hitting a solid golf shot.”

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Although Foley was able to hold the club in a stationary position for what appeared to be several seconds at the completion of his  back swing,  before beginning his down swing, without losing his rhythm, balance and tempo, most golfers would not be able emulate this transition.

How well you can emulate Foley will determine whether transitioning your club in such a manner will improve your golf game.

His golf swing instructions were spot on in terms of demonstrating the purpose of allowing the club face to return to the ball in an unforced manner.

However, I would not advise the average golfer to pause to such an extent at the transition point in the golf swing.

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