If the body hangs back on the downswing it will generally result in a golfer hitting the ground behind the ball and kill any power. Poor technique in rotating the hips can be the underlying cause.
Other causes of having a hanging back swing characteristic can be:
- Not having enough loft on the driver and in a effort to get the ball in the air the body leans back.
- The ball can be too far back in the stance.
- The golfer has a reverse pivot or spine angle that can lead the upper body to be out of position. As a result the golfer sits back to try to get the body in position to create a powerful strike.
A great drill to get the correct feeling of how the body should rotate in the downswing is the Merry Go Round. Get into golf posture and place a club shaft across the shoulders. Rotate the hips and shoulders till the clubface returns to face to the target.
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