With all of the talk of weight shift, hitting down on the ball, covering the ball, compressing the ball, not hanging back, getting left…ad nauseam…it is lost in the shuffle what’s really important. Secondary tilt at impact might be the one universal thing in all good golf swings, yet many of the things being promoted eliminate it.
Below are screen shots of improvements that happened in less than an hour. All I told him was start with some secondary tilt, maintain it at the top of the swing and increase it slightly to start the downswing (move his head away from the target).
The list of things I’m told of why people don’t want to do this, mirror the list above.
I won’t shift my weight if I do that
I don’t want to hang back
I’ll hit behind the ball
I won’t be able to hit down on it
…and my favorite…
I don’t want an armsy swing and I’ll have to swing my arms and hands more forward in order to hit the ball.
THAT IS WHAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By having secondary tilt, your body has to create proper movements to avoid hitting behind the ball.
Actually, just judge for yourself.