Get your arms and legs to work together

Often times, an errant shot is caused by improper timing, not
some fundamental flaw. The golf swing really needs to have almost
perfect timing to hit a solid shot. But don’t be alarmed by this
quest for

perfection.

Perfect timing is not difficult to achieve once you understand
what it is.
Often times, an errant shot is caused by improper timing, not some fundamental flaw. The golf swing really needs to have almost perfect timing to hit a solid shot. But don’t be alarmed by this quest for “perfection.” Perfect timing is not difficult to achieve once you understand what it is.

Perfect timing is delivering the upper body (arms) and the lower body (hips and legs) into the hitting area at the same time. If one gets too far ahead of the other, a miss-hit will occur and the results won’t be what you want. If your legs and hips lead the swing then you will shift your weight to your left side too soon. This almost always causes your head to move in front of the ball and you will hit on top of the ball. This is what happens when a batter in baseball gets fooled by a change-up. Their weight is all out on the front foot and the result, at best, is a soft grounder back to the infield. If your arms lead the swing and your legs trail then your weight will be on your right leg at impact. This usually causes you to hit the turf behind the ball. Or in baseball, it’s what is happening when a batter swings after the ball is already in the catcher’s mitt.

Try to move your hips and arms together. The feeling is that there is a short rope attached to the club and the belt loop above your left hip. As your hip moves laterally toward the target, shifting your weight to your left leg, the rope pulls the club into the hitting area at the same time – delivering both your upper and lower body together with “perfect timing.”

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