I still recall years ago when I began to play golf, the tip you heard the most was “keep your head still.” My dad used to say it to me at least 50 times a round. He believed he was doing me a favor, when actually, he should have been telling me to do the precise reverse. He should’ve been saying “move your head a little on the way back.”
Why transfer your head as you take the club back? Because to swing in a circular motion you require an axis to swing around, you need to transfer weight with your head. An axis has a bottom and also a top. When you set up to the golf ball, you’ve 1 top to an axis (your head) and 2 undersides (your legs and feet) to an axis. What this means is that on the way back your head ought to be moving 3 – 5 inches to the right to be able to make your first axis to swing around. Your head will remain there as you come down and fall even farther back through impact. Subsequently, following the ball was hit, your head will move around the very top of the left leg to generate another axis. This second axis allows you circular spinning in your golf swing letting you complete your swing. So what you have is a floating top to an axis. When you swing, your head floats back and forth to create 2 axis. This enables you to swing in a circular motion. It is not a perfect circle. It is a small ellipse. You won’t ever hit the ball 100% perfect since your swing is a little oval.
If you had one leg, the single time you’d keep your head is. You have 1 top and 1 bottom to an axis, in the event, you had one leg. What this means is that if you shifted your head, you’d ruin this axis. So perhaps we all should be playing keeping our head still and standing on one leg? Sadly, this won’t ever work as you won’t produce enough electricity and you’ll most likely fall over. A lot of folks have sufficient trouble keeping their balance with 2 legs never mind 1, so it is best that you learn to transfer your head and keep both legs on the earth.
Once I tell them to, but they have a difficult time doing it because it feels uncomfortable for their sake to transfer their head, most folks I instruct, attempt to shift their head back. You have to feel like your head is moving about 1 foot to the right to get the correct feeling. In the event you feel like 1 foot is transferring to the right in route back, it’ll just go several inches. Attempt swinging consistently towards a mirror. As you observe yourself swing, you can certainly see in case your head is moving back 3-5 inches. As your head moves back, feel the way your weight loads into the correct leg. This is the telltale sign which you have created your first axis in the backswing. You’ll have to transfer your head should you not have a jam-packed, strong feeling in your right leg. In the event, you are wearing a hat when you play golf only look to see whether the brim of the hat is level to the earth not leaned to the left and took your backswing. In case, the brim of the hat is level to the earth on top of your backswing the correct number will have transferred. As a final test only ask a buddy to watch your head see whether it moves several inches back or make use of a video camera to see for yourself. In case, your head is overly still afterward always remind yourself to move it back or have someone always remind you to “move your head“.
Beware that it might cause you to hit behind the ball a little, as you move your head back. It is a great hint in the beginning. It is telling you that you’re transferring your head back, but you have an excessive amount of weight on your right foot at impact. To repair hitting behind the ball (fat shots), all you need to do is feel slightly more weight shift off of your right foot through impact. In the event you do, you’ll hit the ball flawlessly and with more power than you’re used to.