I have never been a coach who has particularly used a huge number of teaching or training aids during lessons. Not because I don’t believe they work but mainly because I always felt that the player should be able to practice on their own the same way as they learnt during the lesson. It is obvious that you are not going to buy a new training aid after every lesson and so I have always looked for more inventive ways to get my message across.
Over the coming few weeks, starting today, I am going to show you a series of drills/lessons which use a new product called SwingPlane Perfector. If you are serious about your golf and improving it then this is one of the very few must own devices I have ever come across. It’s small, light, very accurate and can be used to improve every part of your game both indoors and out, on the range or out on the practice ground. Visit www.swingplaneperfector.com to find out more and quote HowDidiDo if you decide to order one for yourself.
The video this week looks at a hugely important power source in the swing. Creating lag in the downswing is perhaps a term you may have come across but maybe not really understood what it means. Simply put, it refers to the ability of the player to get the club head to “lag” behind the club handle in the downswing. There is little doubt that the vast majority of golfers suffer from a slight sense of panic from the top of the backswing, a desire to get the club face back to the ball as soon as possible. In talking to players I find this most often stems from a lack of trust, a feeling that they want to make sure the club face contacts the ball. In other words they want to have total control over the club head. My very first mentor, Peter Tupling had a great saying,
“In order to gain control you must feel yourself losing control”
A powerful efficient downswing is one which free wheels, we give up conscious control and let momentum deliver the club into and through the ball. The more we are able to create this trust the more consistent and powerful our ball striking becomes.
To show you how quickly this can be achieved I include below a screenshot from a recent lesson. Michael is currently 17 handicap but keen to improve and the differences in his impact position came in just 1 hour using the drill in the video above.
Our second month of HowDidiDo Academy Coaching Days are now full with over 20 players attending over 3 days next week at High Legh Park GC in Cheshire. We are now taking bookings for May at the same venue, if you would like to attend for individual coaching then contact me at email@example.com for details.
Also entry is now open for the new HowDidiDo Matchplay, which is now known a the Morocco Matchplay powered by HowDidiDo. its the same great amateur golf competition, but now the final will be held in Morocco! Follow this link for entry details