Down Swing Transition, slotting the club into place
With a great backswing position you can slot into the down swing with ease.
If you have retained good ground force in Key Stage 2 you can change direction from back swing to down swing knowing your body weight will be ready to transfer into the front foot in a split second.
This provides a firm and planted left side to hit against and a natural energy transfer giving more power.
Be warned the downswing and impact happens so fast it would be detrimental to try and control it too much.
The body weight settles into the leading foot as the transition into the downswing takes place.
The back foot initially stays planted then starts to roll inwards so the instep stays touching the ground and the outstep lifts up causing the cleats on that side to be off the ground.
Only after this initial foot movement has occurred the whole foot can continue turning up and around onto its toe.
Working on correct foot movement helps to transfer weight correctly and helps keep the right side of the body momentarily held back and provides space for your arms to swing down towards the ground, for an inside approach on the ball.
There are 3 sub key elements that you can adopt to promote a correct inside attack on the ball (law 1)
- Sub key 1 Right shoulder back/right hip back
- Sub key 2 Visualise inside approach of club head
- Sub key 3 Ice cream cone
A large percentage of golfers who don’t hit straight often allow the right shoulder to come forward too soon (over the top) causing the arms to travel down to the ball on a different path (law 1) and the angle off attack (law 2).