How To Make The Correct Follow Through


Proper follow through explained


Alright, this is Robin Symes. I’d like to talk to you about the follow through. Your follow through is something which a lot of players think doesn’t really matter. The ball’s already gone. It has no effect on the shot. Sometimes this might be the case, but if you’ve missed concepts about the follow through, it will effect movements earlier in your golf swing. A good example of this would be that a lot of player believe in creating a wide follow through keeping the club pointing down the target line for as long as possible with no re-cocking of the wrists. Well, if you’ve got this missed concept that will definitely create faults earlier in your swing.

In the downswing what must be happening is the speed of your body rotation, your hips, your shoulders, and the speed of your arms must be transferred to the club head at impact. To do this we get a slowing down, a deceleration, of our body parts. The hips decelerate and they transfer the speed to the shoulders. The shoulders decelerate and transfer the speed to the arms, and then the arms decelerate and transfer the speed to the club head at the moment of impact. Think about something like a whip where you’d accelerate your hand and decelerate your hand to transfer the speed into the whip. See, a whip like effect happens in a golf swing at impact. Now, if you’re doing this correctly and those parts are decelerating the club head will be traveling much faster than any other part of you body or your arms. That will create a re cocking of the wrists in the follow through, so just by having the correct follow through concept, understanding that the club head must be moving faster than your hands with a re-cocking will help you create a good impact zone.

Don’t ignore the follow through. Understand there must be a re-cocking of the wrists, and that will create good movements earlier in your swing especially in the important impact zone.

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