Golf Republic Forum - Singapore's most active golfing forum.
 
HomeFAQCalendarRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
htngwilliam
Newbie Golfer
Newbie Golfer


Posts : 48
Join date : 2014-06-22

PostSubject: How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing   Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:57 pm

Hi everyone

For some reason, my body always tends to move up during my backswing. This always cause me to miss the ball. Anyone know any drill to correct this bad habit?
Back to top Go down
akhild
Senior Golfer
Senior Golfer


Posts : 345
Join date : 2010-11-09

PostSubject: Re: How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing   Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:57 am

Usually not a problem itself, but a symptom of another issue. Can't say much without seeing u, but primary candidate is head unstable.

Pls see a coach. Forum advice can be a double edged sword
Back to top Go down
Nam Flog
Senior Golfer
Senior Golfer


Posts : 437
Join date : 2013-12-01

PostSubject: Re: How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing   Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:09 am

htngwilliam wrote:
Hi everyone

For some reason, my body always tends to move up during my backswing. This always cause me to miss the ball. Anyone know any drill to correct this bad habit?

Hi can you explain how you miss the ball? Air ball or top or?
Back to top Go down
nientsu
Caddy
Caddy


Posts : 3295
Join date : 2009-06-18
Age : 42
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: Re: How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing   Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:41 am

Yea.  You symptom could be a result of a root problem that is something else. Best you consult a coach.
Back to top Go down
htngwilliam
Newbie Golfer
Newbie Golfer


Posts : 48
Join date : 2014-06-22

PostSubject: Re: How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing   Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:47 am

Nam Flog wrote:
htngwilliam wrote:
Hi everyone

For some reason, my body always tends to move up during my backswing. This always cause me to miss the ball. Anyone know any drill to correct this bad habit?

Hi can you explain how you miss the ball? Air ball or top or?

A lot of top ball
Back to top Go down
Denmeister
Very Active Golfer
Very Active Golfer


Posts : 972
Join date : 2011-03-12
Age : 42
Location : Johor Bahru

PostSubject: Re: How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing   Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:42 am

Most probably you are trying to create too much backswing by:

1) swinging too fast going back
2) using hands rather than shoulders to go back.

When any of the above is the issue, you generate too much momentum which causes the spine to lose its angle.

Possible solution:

Remember that it is the throughswing that generates the speed, not the backswing.  Take your own sweet time going back.  An extreme will be the swing of Ryan Moore.

He is very deliberate and slow going back but still hits it furather than us.  If u can execute his backswing, I am sure it will solve your issue.
Back to top Go down
Tituman
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 3375
Join date : 2009-10-16
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: Re: How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing   Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:36 am

A quick fix will be to keep your head still. At home, stand in front of a mirror and do your normal take away. You will noticed that your head tend to bob up or down. So to prevent that, look at the mirror, and do your take away but keeping your eye on the mirror and make sure to keep your head still in the same position as set up and proceed withcyour normal take away and consciously keep your head in the same position at set up. Sorry kept repeating but that is what you have to do. Keep the tempo slow so as to maintain head position all the way back and swing forward, still keeping head in the same position. Once inculcated into muscle memory, slowly practice to get more speed. 
My 0.000002 cts worth. But it worked for me. I used to top when my head bobbed up from the set up position and hit fat shots when it bobbed down. I still do that when I tried to hit a hard and fast and looked up too early after hitting a shot. 

Titu


Last edited by Tituman on Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:53 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
kyleyann
Senior Golfer
Senior Golfer


Posts : 456
Join date : 2009-10-13

PostSubject: Re: How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing   Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:28 pm

Here's a simple drill that I use. 

Stand at address with a golf ball. Now, without swinging, move your head up and down .Try to notice, in your vision, how the ball seems to look a bit smaller if you move your head up. So, this is the vision of the ball you DON'T want to see in your back swing. If you do, it means you have shifted your head/body up. Now try your back swing, with yourself being conscious to avoid that same vision of the ball being smaller with your head up. Now practice a bit. If you can swing with the vision of the ball remains relatively the same, you would have achieved in keeping your head still. This drill also helps in minimizing unwanted lateral movement in your backswing. The theory is the same idea of using a mirror to keep your head still. However, I find it better because I usually don't have the luxury of a mirror at the range. Hope it may help you out.
Back to top Go down
Nam Flog
Senior Golfer
Senior Golfer


Posts : 437
Join date : 2013-12-01

PostSubject: Re: How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing   Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:39 pm

Hi I'd like to share how I minimise my topping of balls.

Most of the time people will say head move up or look up. But the key is not in the head, but your shoulders. Your arms are connected to your shoulder and not your head. Hence theoretically, you can afford to move your head (keeping your shoulders still) and yet not top the ball. Of course most of us will change the spine angle and lift the shoulders whenever our head moves.

My drill is to focus on looking down on the ball, during downswing, after impact, even after release and my club is already pointing to the target, my head will still be looking down on the ball. And the only reason why my head will come up (much later) is because the momentum of the club pull my arms, and the arms pull my shoulders, and my shoulders rotate around the axis of my spine, causing my head to turn following the shoulders. In a nutshell, inertia.

Just another high handicapper sharing and hope it helps.
Back to top Go down
htngwilliam
Newbie Golfer
Newbie Golfer


Posts : 48
Join date : 2014-06-22

PostSubject: Re: How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing   Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:41 pm

Thanks everyone. I will try
Back to top Go down
darenlim
Senior Golfer
Senior Golfer


Posts : 426
Join date : 2010-03-17

PostSubject: Re: How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing   Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:41 pm

try this stability drill.


Back to top Go down
Tituman
Incredibly Active Golfer
Incredibly Active Golfer


Posts : 3375
Join date : 2009-10-16
Location : Singapore

PostSubject: Re: How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing   Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:13 pm

kyleyann wrote:
Here's a simple drill that I use. 

Stand at address with a golf ball. Now, without swinging, move your head up and down .Try to notice, in your vision, how the ball seems to look a bit smaller if you move your head up. So, this is the vision of the ball you DON'T want to see in your back swing. If you do, it means you have shifted your head/body up. Now try your back swing, with yourself being conscious to avoid that same vision of the ball being smaller with your head up. Now practice a bit. If you can swing with the vision of the ball remains relatively the same, you would have achieved in keeping your head still. This drill also helps in minimizing unwanted lateral movement in your backswing. The theory is the same idea of using a mirror to keep your head still. However, I find it better because I usually don't have the luxury of a mirror at the range. Hope it may help you out.
Of course practicing the mirror drill should be done at home, office or any place where there is a mirror. Definitely not at the range or course. As for when the head bobbed up or down 1-2 inches, I don't think its quite discernible to be able to tell whether the ball gets smaller or bigger. Just tried it after reading your post and I definitely can't tell the ball gets smaller or bigger. But then if it works for you sure as it is the same theory.
Back to top Go down
dukes4
Newbie Golfer
Newbie Golfer


Posts : 52
Join date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing   Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:17 pm

lol
Back to top Go down
htngwilliam
Newbie Golfer
Newbie Golfer


Posts : 48
Join date : 2014-06-22

PostSubject: Re: How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing   Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:40 pm

Thanks guys, very useful info.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing   Today at 1:50 pm

Back to top Go down
 
How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» How to prevent body from shifting up during backswing
» TH350 Transmission problems with shifting
» VW's and Wooden body conversions -(Politically Correct title)
» 700R4 shifting problem
» T2 body panel welding

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Singapore Golf Forum - Golf Republic :: Golf Academy :: Ask The Pro-
Jump to:  
Friends of Golf RepublicFriends of Golf RepublicFriends of Golf Republic
Copyright © 2009 Golf Republic. All Rights Reserved.