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    I'm a 20 hcap. I'm working very hard on my swing with lessons and practice. This summer I have noticed when my posture and swing is on plane that I automatically follow through to the finish.

    Am I right on this assumtion?

    I have been working having the same pre-shot routine ailgnement postion of legs, knee bend. stance etc.

    Thats the key correct?

  • #2
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    I can't be much help. I am 20 too. But I have to agree that if everything else goes right, the follow through just seems to happen.

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    • #3
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      Hello!

      I definately experience a full flollow through when everything that goes before impact is in synch.

      If I'm swinging well, I'm creating enough momentum and speed in the follow through that it happens too quick to control or even try to stop. It has to go to the finish.

      Which is why Tiger stopping mid swing is so incredibly super-human!

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      • #4
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        Neil thats exactly what I was trying to say, it happens without any fore thought. After reviewing a video on youtube I'm thinking a big factor is the spine angle?

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        • #5
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          The spine angle is a topic of great discussion on this forum. If I may be lazy and cut 'n' paste from my comments another thread about this:

          http://www.golf-tuition-online.com/g...l#post10544617

          Maximum speed through the ball and afterwards is related to so many different aspects. We could talk about all different kinds of things in the swing to get maximum speed during and after impact, after all that's what we're all trying to get with as little effort as we can.

          I would, however, say that in my experience what has given me the extra boost and a free-wheeling follow through is the sequencing of the downswing.

          I used to have a horrid time with OTT and slicing with absolutely no power. I used to tie myself up in knots and my swing did not look good on camera. My right hip was shooting out toward the ball and both legs would lock out just before impact with my right heel coming way up off the ground far too soon. This would affect my spine angle (i.e straighten it).

          I have since managed to sort the problem out and am really pleased with the simplicity of my swing now. Once I've reached the top I now have only 2 thoughts in practice (and sometimes on course if my timing's off); "sit left" is one, and "bring my right elbow infront of my right hip/abdomen withough straightening my right arm"............that one's a long thought but you can't condense it! It's still positive and focused on what I want to happen.

          When I'm striking the ball pure and on target, my hips don't outrun my arms. The "sit left" allows me to stay turned away from the target whilst bringing my right elbow in and gets my body and arms connected. Then I can just turn at whatever speed I like dependant on what shot I want to hit. Keeping my right arm bent is only allowed by sitting left. If I start to stand up to early and lose my spine angle, I have to straighten my right arm too early in order to meet the ball without s***king it. All good ball strikers have a slightly bent rear arm at impact. They extend through the ball, not before it. That's a big power and speed leak. Hence, "sit left" and the right elbow thought compliment eachother well and, without thinking about it, keep my spine angle where it should be. I can attack the ball from the inside and allow the inate power of the circular swinging motion do its' job.

          "Sitting left" also keeps me from locking my left hip and leg too early and too far forward (i.e. toward the ball). If you watch Tiger hit the ball from down-the-line, his toosh line is constant. He "sits" back onto his left side, rather than turning and posting up onto his left side. He doesn't post up until through/after impact (see spine angle thread above).

          The combination of the sequenced moves creates a huge amount of gathering speed from the top. It gives me a kind of squatted look halfway down - a move that long-drive champions swear by. As long as I keep turning in synch, the speed through the ball is quicker than I can blink and before I know it, I'm finished and watching my ball (hopefully in the air!).

          I am, therefore, a great believer of the fact that what happens after the ball in a swing has to be dictated by what happened before it. A post on a thread on here many months ago stated "all roads lead to Paris and Paris". However, it depends on which road you take into Paris, as to the direction in which you leave.
          Last edited by Neil18; 09-12-2007, 11:09 AM.

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          • #6
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            hi
            i'm a big beliver in swing the golf club slow so you can keep everything in time and i also think that helps in relaxing you over the ball and you dont have any swing thoughts when you start the swing. the only time i really think of the swing is when i hit a short pitch or chip and i think (Soft hands) not really a swing thought. as i set up i go through my set up and do the same every time and the start of my set up is seeing the shot behind the ball before i start setting up to the ball. if i can't see the shot i want i walk away and put my club in my bag and i start again, it all part of my set up to do the same thing every time. i find setting up the same over and over stops you thinking about parts of the swing and you only think of how the ball will fly to where you were aiming.
            bill

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            • #7
              Re: Follow through observation.

              Originally posted by mont86 View Post
              After reviewing a video on youtube I'm thinking a big factor is the spine angle?
              You are absolutely correct - maintaining the forward spine angle throughout the swing is absolutely critical. If this is not done, the swing plane will change. The likely result of this is much more manipulation of the club; certainly sufficient to prevent a proper release and follow through.

              On the original question; yes, the follow through should be totally automatic in a good swing. The spine angle is one issue why this is often not achieved. So many positive things stem from the maintenance of the forward spine angle - I practice this more than anything else as it is, I believe, a totally necessary condition for achieving consistent, solid ball striking.

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              • #8
                Re: Follow through observation.

                Originally posted by mont86 View Post
                I'm a 20 hcap. I'm working very hard on my swing with lessons and practice. This summer I have noticed when my posture and swing is on plane that I automatically follow through to the finish.

                Am I right on this assumtion?

                I have been working having the same pre-shot routine ailgnement postion of legs, knee bend. stance etc.

                Thats the key correct?
                I had that EXACT feeling today. I'm a 22 hcap and I've been working on my swing over the summer as well ... today it really worked, and I played my best round tee-to-green (sadly not with the flatstick though), and one thing I noticed was that I was always completing my finish today, where I usually stop and "uncoil" from the full finish, I was naturally and effortlessly holding my finish position today.

                Not only did it work well, but it also felt and LOOKED great.

                We let a 3-ball of danish divisional players play through on hole 10, and one of them actually commended me on my swing. That MUST mean something looked right.

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                • #9
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                  Mox it never hurts to get complimented on your swing.

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