How To Stop Flipping At Impact
Today I want to talk about a very common swing fault that’s called flipping through impact. This is a killer for distance and accuracy in your golf swing. I want to show you a simple fix but before I do I want to make a disclaimer.
All the videos that I shoot are based on my own personal experience. I’ve viewed over a thousands golf swing videos of PG players, senior PG players and all levels of handicapped players.
And I’ve studied the golf swing inside and out, so I know the biomechanics. But when I shoot a video like this, I’m coming from my own personal experience and opinion. And so my videos are based on feel. What something should feel like.
And I know throughout all the years that I took lessons from some of the best instructors in the world (some of them were underground – not known to the public), I used to beg them to show “how should it feel?”
And they couldn’t tell me. So I adjusted through trial and error and got it on my own. So I shot the above video to show you a really simple feel that’s going to fix your flip through impact.
So here it is…
When you’re flipping at impact there are many causes, and we’re not going to get into these that could cause the flip from way at the top of the back swing coming down. But we’re going to talk about when it happens through impact here.
So innately, especially the higher handicapped golfer is going to feel like they want to hit at the ball. And that’s called an early release and you can see that with my hands in the video, I’m releasing the club way too early.
There’s no lag going through impact and actually when you release it early and flip it, you know what you’ll actually do? You’re adding a loft to your irons. And if you ever wonder why your ball flight is real high and it’s short maybe even ten or twenty yards, just imagine, this is a seven iron. So if I came through impact and flipped it, I’ve just added, I’ve just turned this seven iron inch into an eight or nine iron.
Losing Yards With Every Club
Remember, each iron is roughly ten yards approximately. So if we’ve taken this seven iron and turned it into an eight iron, now we’ve lost ten yards. Some of the golfers flip it so bad they turn it into a nine iron, that’s twenty yards with your irons. So when I show you this fix you’re going to get excited because this is going to give you ten to twenty yards on your irons immediately.
Here’s How It Should Feel
Okay, so here is the feel that I want. Here is the simple, little tip. So when you get in to impact, you’ve got to have a cock in your right wrist here. So instead of flipping your wrists, you need to feel like your coming down with your palm covering the ball, and your wrist still turned back on itself.
And the feel for you and the feel for me when I do this is that my handle is way ahead of my hands and way ahead of my club head when I come through impact. Something like this.
Now I know this looks dramatic to you but it won’t be once you do your actual swing. But remember when you’re doing drills, especially on the range, you need to go to the other extreme because what’s going to happen is what you think you’re doing is what you’re not doing in real person, in life. So I want you to feel like your hands are way ahead.
When you watch the video, the feeling I got one time on the range was that I was going to take the palm of my hand right here and I was going to drive it through the ground past impact. The palm of my hand so I wasn’t even thinking about my wrist at all at this point. I was thinking even though the club was in my hand, I was thinking of my palm driving down and through the ground like that.
And watch what happens when you do that. Look at the leg – so I’m driving my palm down. Look at that leg in the club and when you hit a ball like this, you’re going to compress that ball like you’ve never done before, it’s going to make a sound that’s different than you’ve ever heard before and it’s going to take off at a low trajectory with lots of spin but you’re going to get maximum distance because of that compression on the ball from that club face.
So again the tip is…
Drive the palm of your right hand if you’re a right-handed golfer – drive it almost right into the ground and like I said when you’re on the range, over-cock it. Really try to get it out like this when you do it.
And when you do that, look at the difference of doing that as opposed to doing this. It’s dramatic, that’s like comparing apples and oranges. So that’s the tip today, it’s to drive your palm into the ground. And then of course after you’ve hit the ball, the rotation of your body is going to continue through and that’s what swings the club through to the post impact position. It’s not your arms, it’s the rotation of your body that gets you post impact.
Give that a try and I know that’s going to help you. But in the mean time I want to show you a really neat training aid that will fix this problem very quickly.
It’s called the golf wrist leg aid, In the video I have it on my hand so and you can see what it does. It automatically puts a bend on my right wrist which is a perfect bend to have wrist cock coming through impact. This is a hard piece of plastic tightly wrapped around my forearms so there is no give in that.
Rotate Your Body To Hit The Ball
I mean for me to hit a golf ball, I’m forced to have to rotate through with my body to hit the ball. Because remember with this aid on, it’s forcing my wrist to stay back because again we want to fix the flip.
So the only way to hit this golf ball now is to rotate through with my upper body. And my lower body is going to get out of the way but the neat thing about this training aid is that it’s going to teach me that forward leaning shaft, that compressure on the golf ball and it’s also going to force me to rotate my body through.
Now being a mid to high handicapped golfer, you might not even know that feeling. You might only know the feeling of the arms throwing out at the ball. So when you do this and when you wear the aid you’re forced to rotate through. The sound that you’re going to get when you hit that ball is going to be like none you’ve ever heard before.
Solid Impact Like Never Before
It’s going to be like the pros truly. It’s going to be crisp and compressed and that ball is gong to shoot off low and then gather height as it goes up in the air a little bit but you’re going to see a lower trajectory through the take-off area through the first five or ten feet.
This is a phenomenal golf aid. It’s so good and effective that I now sell it on my website. It’s like $40. I mean $40 is like a pizza and a couple of beers in your body, I mean what’s that worth to you to fix this really painful swing fault?
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There is a lot of golf instruction out there that is making it difficult for the high handicap and older golfer understand what exactly they are doing wrong, and more importantly, how to fix it.
My goal is to show you how it feels, from a slightly above average golfer, not a teaching pro.
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