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Release Action Hand to Accelerate at Impact and Compress a Golf Ball
Many golfers are guilty of quitting on golf shots. No matter how good the backswing and downswing, if a golfer loses confidence and quits through impact, not only is compression of the ball lost, and consequently power, but pulling out of the shot almost always leads to a glancing blow on the ball.
Keep accelerating through the shot for a better, more powerful golf shot.
Hand Action Through Impact
- When a formula one driver takes on a difficult bend, he must keep his foot on the accelerator to keep the car sticking to the road with downforce. If he loses confidence and takes his foot off the gas, downforce is lost, and the car is liable to go spinning off the track. It’s against human nature to keep accelerating when everything logically is telling the driver to slow down but to keep control. He must keep his foot on the gas. The same goes for a golfer hitting a golf shot.
- As a golfer comes into impact on a tight tee shot, the most logical thing to do is stop accelerating and guide the club at the ball. The same thing happens to a tennis player when making a tough second serve. But that is the worst thing a golfer or tennis player can do. As soon as they try to manipulate the club or racket and guide it, the straight line towards the target created by centrifugal force is interfered with, and both power and accuracy are lost. For a golfer to hit consistently good shots, they have to be committed to hitting through the ball with their hands accelerating towards the target.
Release the Hands to Compress Golf Ball
- Hitting through the shot correctly with the correct hand action to compress the ball for power and accuracy is just as much a mental exercise as a physical one.
- Preparation to hit through the shot and extend down the line with hand action starts with a committed practice swing. Once a golfer has chosen a club, they must become committed to hitting a positive shot towards the target with their hands extending through the shot.
- Some golfers have a practice swing more out of habit rather than using it as an integral part of hitting a good shot. A practice swing should be a dress rehearsal for the upcoming shot, including rhythm, aim, speed, and hand action release.
- As soon as a golfer quits on the shot and stops accelerating, the width of the swing is altered, and It becomes narrow and consequently less powerful and accurate.
- Keep accelerating through to a fully committed finish with good hand action to hit your most accurate shots under pressure. Extend right through the shot with hand acceleration and commitment when you need to hit a straight, powerful shot.