I wanted to put this article up quickly because I’m going out to putt today with a buddy, and that’s usually a great time to put into practice the ideas that I share in this article.
To start, I don’t want to talk too much about the hand positions because everyone has a different philosophy on what I’m writing about, and that’s ok.
If it’s your thing, you can do it. If it’s not, don’t worry.
The important thing is to make sure you have good eye contact with the ball when you make a ball the first time. This is key.
It’s hard to say it in a way that’s helpful, so let’s just take this all the way back to the very beginning, when you first grab the golf club.
See, you have to have a good baseline for what you’re doing before you can build a great golf swing plane.
First, know that the leading edge of your golf club is not the front edge of the ball. It’s the very back edge of the club.
So, this means that in order to be consistently making a golf ball on your first shot, you have to first make contact with the golf club behind the ball, just like you’re aiming for the back of the ball.
The best way to do this is with your left hand, keeping it in the same position as your swing. Your right hand must stay still.
As you swing, your left hand guides the golf club back behind your left shoulder, allowing it to continue forward, and eventually, into the face of the golf ball.
When it lands, the left hand catches it and the club is already turned around in that position. It’s just a matter of you turning the club over and laying the shaft on the ball.
You must concentrate on having the hand contact with the golf club being on the back of the ball as you make the first contact with the club.
I used to worry about the front of the ball being too far forward because that’s what everyone else was doing.
But, this just isn’t true.
This is how your swing plane should look, and I encourage you to practice this now, so that you have a good baseline of what you’re doing and a good starting point for whatever swing plane you’re trying to create.