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Hey Maria,
Recently a very good golfer friend of mine advise me to have a good and low follow through to command accuracy and distance . Instead of visualizing the target, I should try to see/visualize few inches in front of the ball for ALL clubs. He said sometimes my follow through can go a bit upwards which is a waste for accuracy and distance which I need . I thought for driver with the ball sitting on the tee wouldn't that encourage a downward blow and sometimes maybe pull/hook shot ? He does have a amazing followhthrough though, LOW AND LONG. Please advise and thank you very very much for your incredible patience and kindness.

--Julie O. from East Walpole, MA

Thanks for writing

A lot of your players look an inch or so in front of the ball. This definitely helps you to hit down on the ball and take a divot. When you trap the ball between the club face and ball you will compress it and maximize your distance. You will also get a bit more spin that if you hit high on the ball. This helps you check the ball up and control it into the greens.

With the newer drivers many players come in level and even slightly down if you watch it in slow motion. However, we really want to feel like we are catching it a bit with and upward sweep to avoid popping it up. That's why we play the ball forward in our stance and set our weight back at address so this automatically will happen.

All on plane swings will go low and left after impact.

Hope that helps and if you have any other questions just let me know.



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