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Path Of The Follow Through

The follow through is a great position for identifying movements in the release. As you get better at 9 to 3 swings, you will have no problem stopping at the follow through. Looking at the follow through path, you can get an idea if you are early extending and lifting your arms, or if you are lacking side tilt and using too much trail arm internal rotation. If your release is in balance, then your stock swing should produce a parallel position in the follow through.

Playlists: Fix Your Cast, Fix Your Slice, Understand Your Swing Plane/Path, Swing Plane Simplified - Working with steeps and shallows

Tags: Not Straight Enough, Draw vs Fade, Iron, Follow Through, Release, Drill, Intermediate, Beginner

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The drill is path of the follow-through. So I've got the alignment

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set going down the line and basically what we're going to do is we're going to take a

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look at the follow-through position and just look at where the shaft is. So

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you're going to get up, get set up to a ball. You're not actually, you can hit

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I'm not actually going to but you absolutely can hit either nine to three or

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kind of half shots but what you're going to do is you're going to check that follow-through

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position kind of like so. So you got the side bend and the arms out. Now

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what you're going to be looking for is you're going to set up with an alignment

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stick pretty much even with your or parallel to your stance line or even with your

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toes. So now when I go through I roughly want the club to be parallel with

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that stance line. So I've got the club on the ground as I go through to follow-through

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position you can see that the club is roughly parallel out here. There's

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obviously two different scenarios I could have. One if I go to this follow-through

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position and the club is way out to the right. Most likely I've kind of early

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extended and lifted more with my arms through the shot as opposed to keeping my

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hips back and letting my upper body turn. So problem one would be two into out

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which we get the club kind of pointed there. Option two would be where I've got

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the club pointed way to the left. This will typically happen having too much

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right wrist and having this right shoulder get very high. If I was to continue

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side bending and take a little bit of the wrist out of it now this is pointed

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more in the direction of the target. So that would look more like this one. Ideally

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we're going to have the body kind of power this movement and then the arms just

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extending away from my body as they're coming up and in and left. So as my body

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continues to get my hands pointing directly away from me and towards the

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target my arms are still extending away from me. So this is a great way to check

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that follow-through position and make sure you're not predisposed to getting into

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one of the big swing misses.

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