Tip From the Archives

Do Not Keep Your Head Down

Problem

When you force yourself to keep your eyes on the ball, it causes you to change your initial setup position and mishit the ball.

Cure

Work on keeping the ball within your peripheral vision throughout your swing.

Therapy

Forcing yourself to constantly look down at the ball can change your spine angle, inhibit your turn, lose distance, and even cause a reverse pivot. You need a certain amount of head movement to allow for a proper turn. At set up, look at a spot that is couple of inches behind the ball. Try to keep this spot within your peripheral vision throughout your entire swing. Trust your instincts that the ball will still be there on your way down. You will soon find that you are creating a stronger turn and gaining more distance because you did.

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