The Peak Performance Golf Swing is all about lift. But, if you lift too much, you could throw yourself out of dynamic balance and start chopping and topping the ball. Your head has to stay still. If it starts lifting up, that means your hands are getting too far above your head. So, how do you find a happy medium?
That's the question Ross Bradfield wanted to know the answer to. He's having a problem with his backswing that involves his shoulders. When he starts his takeaway, his shoulders start lifting up, which is leading to some nasty chops at the ball. So, today I'm going to explain how the parameters of the PPGS will eliminate any topping of the ball...if you do it right!
You may remember me from your first session in Melbourne. In lifting the arms (after a “bit of turn”), it is not clear how to avoid at the same time lifting the shoulders, thereby raising the arc & leading to an ugly chop at the ball rather than a swing. Surely the shoulders (& head) should stay at the same “level” in the backswing? With its arms focus, how does the PP swing avoid chopping (& topping)?
Keep that head still. Put your back to the sun and watch your shadow while taking some practice swings. Is your head moving? If so, how much? The more accurate feedback you have, the easier it will be to make the proper adjustments.
Remember that your knees are the levelers and stabalizers. Too much movement in the knees will cause a domino effect throughout the rest of your body and you'll never be in control of your swing.
Good luck and keep it vertical!
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