How to NOT hit from the top

The greatest revelation about the golf swing is that the club needs to ALWAYS come from the inside out – any other downswing trajectory is bound to result in weak contact.

Originally, J Douglas Edgar was credited with this discovery (I blogged about this in detail). Since then, every pro has realized its importance.

This ‘BIGGEST DISCOVERY’ is important because it goes hand in hand with the BIGGEST FLAW that most amateurs have in their golf swing – the flaw of trying to HIT from the top. Instinctively , we are prone to throw the clubhead at the ball – just like we are trained to throw a tennis racquet or a baseball bat.


Fortunately, though the flaw itself is HUGE, fixing it is not that terribly difficult. In fact, one simple swing thought, if executed correctly, can address this flaw.

Instead of throwing the clubhead at the ball, throw your HANDS towards the ball.

It should feel like a PULLING motion – where you PULL your grip (golf grip and hands) towards the ball. If you can manage to execute this , you will automatically bring the club in from the inside out.

Amateur golfer with no real claim to fame (unless club championships count). Sharing knowledge obtained from (far too many) golf lessons – from far too many pros.

Golf Tips – who has written posts on Anuj Varma, Technology Architect.

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