[August 2019. Let’s get to the point. See The Hands Lead the Clubhead – IV.]
Have I ever said that before? (Only a million times, I hear you cry.)
I got a lesson a few days ago in what happens if you DON’T do this.
I went out to play nine and ran into an old friend I hadn’t seen in a while, so we went off as a twosome.
He has a pretty good-looking swing, but let me tell you. Almost everything he hit was a chunk. Off the tee he was OK, because it’s hard to chunk the ball when it’s two inches off the ground.
But on the ground, forget it. Irons, chunk. Pitches, chunk city. It would take him three shots to get onto the green from 100 yards because they were all chunks.
So I decided to watch. Know what I saw? His hands quit right before impact and the clubhead led the way. EVERY time.
I wanted so much to say to him, just do (this) and you’ll be fine. But you don’t say those things.
I’m saying it to you, though, because I saw a classic example of what the clubhead leading the hands does for you, and it ain’t a pretty sight.
It doesn’t matter who you are. GET THIS RIGHT. Learn to have your hands lead the clubhead. You can read about it in Six Fundamentals (it’s Fundamental Five).
Or you can do the towel drill from a post I wrote almost three years ago. But LEARN IT.
There is no way you will ever hit the ball well, consistently well, otherwise.