Golf Swing Follow Through

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The follow through is a result of all things you've done in your golf swing up until this point rather than some position or move you are trying to achieve. However, it holds the secrets to check whether or not you performed many of those moves correctly. In this video, you will see all the key checkpoints for the follow through, referred to as Move 4 in the Rotary Swing Tour model.

Video Practice Points
  • The golf follow through is a continuation of the golf swing after release, but there are still important checkpoints
  • Getting into neutral joint alignment so you can safely pivot on the left hip is the most important one
  • Also check from up the line or down the line that you are maintaining your spine angle in the follow through
  • Check from up the line that your hands stay in front of your chest - if not, something is getting your arms out of sync in the swing

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Golf Biomechanics - The Follow Through

Golf Follow Through

The golf follow through is not so much a position as it is a result of all the things you did in your golf swing up to that point. In many ways, the golf follow through can be used as a diagnostic tool to help you understand how you sequenced your downswing. There are a number of checkpoints, but not there isn't really a golf follow through drill as it is simply a result of other things you did, not a cause or some golf swing position you need to achieve. 

Drills and Exercises for a Proper Follow Through

Golfers looking to develop a proper golf follow through often ask me for a drill or tip or even exercises to develop a "pretty" follow through. I sort of chuckle and then explain to them the cause and effect relationship of the golf swing. It's important that you understand this as the look of your follow through is not about posing to look pretty for pictures. It's about telling you what you did during the downswing.

For instance, if you find yourself falling forward during your golf follow through and being off balance, there's a very strong chance you were either off balance during your golf setup or your force of movement during the transition was from your arms and shoulders. That's what your follow through's job is - to tell you what you did wrong earlier in the golf swing!

So, don't go looking for drills and exercises to develop some proper follow through. They don't exist, and if they do, they're not going to do you any good! You can't look all pretty and balanced in your follow through if you were off balance during your downswing!

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