Golf Long Drive Technique-Downswing


During the swing, the transition time from the end of the upswing to the beginning of the downswing is a critical phase. The downswing is not a separate movement; it is a natural continuation of the body's reaction after the lead is completed. Nevertheless, here are tips that will help you to improve the stability and consistency of your downswing.


1. The upswing to the top is determined by the beginning of the upswing. If the club is in an ideal position (see Lesson 1) after the beginning of the upswing, then the most difficult part of the upswing is over. Later in the upswing, the body is rotated until the shoulders reach 90 degrees, while the arms continue to move upwards, and the club is swung naturally up to the top.

2. From the beginning of the downswing, the bodyweight gradually shifts to the left foot. The weight shift needs to be done in a process and should not be done in a hurry. Otherwise, it will reduce the range of the swing. Keep the knee joint bent to support the upper body swing. It is important to keep the movement smooth here.