Creating a smooth, integrated and powerful golf swing transition is one of the real keys to hitting solid, piercing golf shots. The trick is how can we better “feel” it so we can apply it to our golf swing.
Sean Foley is undoubtedly one of the hottest instructors on the planet today. Of course, being Tiger Wood’s swing coach doesn’t hurt either.
The more I watch and learn from Mr. Foley the more I really like his teaching philosophy. Everything he teaches or most of the videos I view just seem really on the money and simple to me.
Maybe, it’s just me and I somehow resonate more with his vibe or personality or whatever but it just seems to me clear, simple and directly actionable. that is, something you can begin to immediately integrate into your own swing.
The drill Sean shares in the video above is really great. It is something we amateurs probably all struggle with from time to time and that is the transition from backswing to downswing.
It can get downright violent. Like you’re trying to kill a frog with a hockey stick! I know this all to well. And it creates an instant power suck. And you get to proclaim after you hit the ball 130 yards on a 170 yard Par 3, “All arms, all arms!”
There is just no body integration that happens when you have this violent transition. Maybe violent is too harsh but a type of anxiousness that will immediately throw out of whack any hope you have of hitting a solid golf shot.
So please, try the drill that Sean Foley suggests in the video above. Like I said, it’s clear, simple and you can begin to immediately practice it.
It’s also so flexible you can do this anywhere. Us New Englander’s can head outside and practice this anytime, anywhere. You don’t even need a golf ball. To me, that’s a terrific, flexible and valuable golf drill.