When should you be moving your head during your golf swing? Tom Watson has the answers in this installment of Shortcuts.
“The roll of the head is important. The old adage Keep your eye on the ball really has to do with keeping your shoulder tilt the same at impact as it was at address. That’s keeping your eye on the ball.
Another couple things, I like to go back to what Jack Niklaus does with his head right before he takes the club back. He’ll look at it like this, then he turns his head like this, like he’s looking out of the left eye. What that does is frees up his shoulder turn. That’s a good move to start the backswing with.
It also keeps your head behind the ball as you start to hit it. The one thing you don’t want to happen with your head is to bob it up and down, especially bob it up and down before you get before you get to impact. I think it’s okay for the head to slide off the ball, and then slide into the ball.
I think it’s okay, like Annika Sorenstam, when you come into the ball and your head starts to turn, you don’t have to look at the ball, your head starts to turn. I think that’s okay.
The one thing I don’t want to see in the head is the bob. Go down, and then on the downswing, come up. That’s a killer for consistency. That club head cannot hit the ball consistently if you do that.”
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