Can a Yo Yo Improve Your Golf Swing?
This idea came to me when I was desperately trying to find a new way of demonstrating the body turn and tilt in a manner that would be easier for you to visualize and understand. Once I reviewed the video I knew I was correct and I hope you agree.
One needs to set the body with some tilt towards your back foot at address, turn from the tilted position without lifting…then turn back on that same exact angle without changing any tilt angles or positions. It looks so simple you’ll probably think like I did, why didn’t I come up with this sooner!
Now to accomplish this swing motion you need to practice in your back yard and/or in front of a mirror. You might consider videoing yourself doing this drill. You might need to do this about a billion times without a golf ball until you can master it with a golf ball.
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It’s Shoulder Tilt…AND…Shoulder Turn
This topic is among golf’s best kept secrets. Why do golfers swing over-the-top or outside-in? It’s because they turn their shoulders on the downswing rather than “tilt” first. It is the shoulder tilt on the down swing that creates the inside path and angular acceleration, (club head lag). As soon as you turn your shoulders, on the down swing, the golf club will travel outward. Being that centrifugal force travels outward, the golf club shaft will loose it’s angle and the result is you loose club head speed.
Take a look at this video and drill that will help you create both lag in your down swing and increase your club head speed.
Here’s Vijay Singh Doing A Stick Drill
Drills drills and more drills. There are tons of different drills out there but the most important thing is…do you do them properly and consistently? I see folks do a drill one or two times and expect it to spawn results. Not so. You have to “nag” your body into submission. If you do not understand this process please live with my wife for a month!
Doing drills in short intervals “often”, even without a ball is the way to go. It is the process of logging a sufficient number of reps that build the consistency.