Getting too quick in starting the downswing is a fault that EVERY golfer has fights from Time to Time. Being in a hurry to ‘get back to the ball’ is usually Golf’s PUBLIC ENEMY #1, and the reality is a golfer can have excellent swing mechanics but if they have poor timing. All is for nothing. And, conversely, a golfer can have poor swing mechanics but if they have good timing, they can usually pull off good shots.
Whenever I tend too get quick from the top, I usually make sure my Takeaway isn’t quick, and then, I Practice the STOP AT THE TOP DRILL. As I explain the video, it goes like this:
After I visualize my shot, I’ll take a practice swing and actually Stop at the Top, then swing through. Then, I’ll do it a second time.
After my second Stop at the Top Drill, I find myself Centered and ready to ‘Let it Go’!
When it comes time to hit the shot, I’ll find that when I’m nearing the top of my back swing, I’m able to be patient and resist the urge ‘that was there before’ and finish my back swing comfortably. Being patient at the top, gives my lower body time to begin shifting and starting the Downswing Sequence Properly.
Give the STOP AT THE TOP Drill a try and I’m sure you’ll begin swinging in a more patient and relaxed manner.