The proper golf swing sequence is broken down into seven basic parts; address, transition, downswing, top of the backswing, downswing continuation, follow through and impact. Your golf swing, which is also called your backswing and your transition are the key elements. Then comes the downswing or the follow-through. Therefore, your swing sequence (order of events consecutively) begins with your drive. This leads to your club head moving through the ball and then the movement of your arms striking the ball. You will notice your weight shift as you follow the steps. The club’s face will come into contact with the ball and will change from left to right. The key here is to keep your club face square after impact to allow the clubhead to continue its forward momentum.
Slicing is also a problem in golf swings. A slice occurs when the ball moves in an unrecognized direction from the target area. Slices are often caused by the actions of the hands. Many golfers tend to swing the club with their hands, which results in an out-of-the-square-formation with the ball.
The pace at which a golfer plays is also affecting his movement. The speed at which the hips move is one of the most important factors that influence the swing speed. It is essential that the sequence begins with the proper pace and rhythm. A fast pace will cause your shot to become too difficult and high. You will also find yourself too relaxed if your pace is too slow. This can lead to a shot that’s not balanced.
Another way to improve your golf swing sequence is through hitting short shots. This will allow you to swing at your best. Experts suggest that the best time to hit a short ball is during your backswing or downswing before turning to face the target. Try not to hit as many small balls as possible. Instead focus on hitting them correctly, and work to correct any mistakes you make in longer shots.
Many golfers will accelerate their swing speed when they hit a short shot. Because of the force of impact, this can make the body swing dramatically. An unstable backswing can also lead to this problem. Golfers often focus on power and don’t consider the effect of club head speed when they are downswinging. You can end up with poor accuracy but high clubhead speed. This problem can be solved by spending enough time practicing your downswing, before you hit the ball.
Many golfers have a problem with their hips lifting at the top of the swing. Improper torque can cause a reduction in club head speed and impact. This can be corrected by allowing your hips to drop. You should feel the tension built up in the hips as you move into the transition from your backswing to the downswing, and not as you reach the top.
Golfers often have trouble following through on their downswing. The common follow-through is done with the arms and hands moving back behind the body in a circular motion. Although this technique is effective in creating distance, it leads to inconsistent follow-through that often lacks power and accuracy. Instead of working in isolation, use your arms and hands to start your downswing.
Many golfers struggle to perform the sequence before the ball hits the ground. This sequence is known as the slide. When a player loses control of their club while downswinging but does not follow through, it is called the slide. It can lead to inconsistent power or accuracy when you shoot. This can be corrected by making sure you keep your posture straight as you move through the takeaway. To ensure that your balance is maintained during the sequence, make sure your left foot is properly flexed.