“Forward Shaft Lean at Impact Is Crucial To Solid Ball Striking”
One of the biggest differences you’ll see when comparing amateur vs. professional golfers’ position at impact is the amount of “Forward Shaft Lean”.
Ideally, we want to have the handle of the club be “in front” of the ball if you’re looking face-on at your swing…that is, the handle is closer to your target than the clubhead at impact.
Here’s an example:
One of the things we do in the Square to Square swing is “Pre-Set Impact” by pushing the handle of the club forward just before we initiate the backswing.
Some of my students have asked me to provide instruction on how to get used to the sensation of the handle being forward at impact, and perhaps a way to know that they’ve properly preset the impact position.
In this video, I walk through a very quick/simple drill for improving your forward shaft lean.