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You are going to find information in this video and post that will help you hit the ball more solid and more consistently. I see time and again in my lessons the “Rocking the Baby” look in golf swings. This is where the golfer’s arm come apart from each other and they look like they are literally rocking a baby in their arms. There are no good ball strikers that have this look. You will also see in video’s and pictures of the left wrist and back of the left hand is facing the sky just before and after the strike of the ball (for a right handed golfer).
The results can be tops, pulls, shanks, loss of distance, the dreaded slice and just a frustrated golfer. No fun! Not good! The most likely cause is trying to do something in your golf swing such as keeping your head down, trying to scoop up on the ball, weight on the trail foot or too much turn in the back swing. I find the two most common causes are keeping your head down or trying to lift the ball in the air.
When you try to keep your head down your body stops moving, tilting and extending. You are in flexion or flexed over too long. I will hear this all day long on the driving range and even from students. They keep saying I lifted my head and I will demonstrate they do not lift their head but it’s their arm buckling and losing the leverage and or diameter from their left shoulder to the club head. The club head gets to close to the left shoulder on the through swing.
Trying to lift the ball in the air will also cause the golfer to get the “Rocking the Baby” look in their golf swing. Every golf club possesses loft in the head. The golf club is made this way on purpose from every manufacturer. The pitching wedge has 45 degree of loft, 9 iron 38, 8 iron 34, 7 iron 30 and so on down through the bag. Even the putter has 3 degrees of loft but golfers rarely try to lift a putter to hit the ball in the air. But the ball does get airborne on a putt.
In the video below, I will discuss this issue of “Rocking the Baby” and how to fix the issue:)
I hope you found value in this video and blog post. Please share this with your friends who are struggling to hit the ball more solid and lower their scores! I love teaching this game and helping golfers of all level improve their games!