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Saffron Walden Golf Club - PGA Golf Professional

Congratulation to Christie Woosey on shooting a nett 70 in the Masters Trophy on Monday. Christie is part of the junior squad, and followed up his singles victory away against St.Neots on Sunday, which the team team halved 3-3, with victory in the Masters Trophy the following day. The next competition is the Easter Trophies on Sunday.

Moving your head to encourage a better shoulder turn.

A lot of swings I see often have poor rotation. The golf swing has to be three dimensional with the a lateral move, movement up and down and most importantly it has to have rotation. Without this the club will be set on the wrong plane and the balance will be compromised in the swing. A number of people believe that you have to keep the head perfectly still during the swing. This is great if you have the flexibility of a tour player like Rory McIlroy but if you haven't then a bit of head movement will allow you to turn better in the back swing. Here is a drill that will give you the correct feeling.

Pic 1. Set up to the ball with a club as normal and place a pen in your mouth.

Pic 2. Make a full back swing and encourage the pen to point right of your right foot, about 45 degrees.


Here you will see that I have been able to make a balanced full turn with no restriction from the attempt at keeping my head to still. If you compare that to picture 3 where I keep the pen pointing in front of me, you can see the difference that the lack of rotation has on the positioning of the club at the top of the back swing.

This has worked for many top players over the years, namely Nicklaus and Faldo who used this head movement as the trigger to start their back swings and encourage a full rotation.


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Two common faults I often see with a driver set up when teaching are; weight too left sided , and open shoulder alignment. These are both caused by the alteration with the ball position for the driver. As it's moved left in the stance for a right handed player, the weight tends to go with it, and the shoulders open at the same time. Read more...

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Remember to speak to us if you think that your short game needs some work, or if you have any queries about filling the gaps in your wedges line-up.

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