Have you ever given much thought to how maintaining a constant radius between your chest and hands during your golf swing was important? I have followed Troy Vayanos at Hitting It Solid for years because he offers some excellent tips and swing advice to which I can relate. He breaks down complex topics into something that we amateur players can easily digest. And swing radius in my golf swing is another perfect example.
Before offering my views, here is a video by Troy that offers some fantastic advice to many amateur players.
My experience of watching many amateur higher handicap players is that they lose their radius during their golf swing. They bend their elbows to such an extent that it is almost impossible to replicate any consistent swings. One time they hit fat, another thin and once in a while on the club face. Losing their radius is a main factor to their limited success.
What I like best about Troy’s video is that I can practice maintaining my radius during my swing without using a golf club. While watching TV, I can pick up a shoe lace and work on my whole body rotation by keeping my hands in the proper position. I see many side benefits to this drill and plan to use it during my off-season.
I have to admit that I understood what swing radius was, but the above video has helped explain this topic in a manner that I can repeat with confidence. Troy’s explanation produces a simple, sustainable, and effective drill that can be used by every golfer regardless of their handicap. Thanks Troy.
If you are not a follower of Troy Vayanos at Hitting it Solid, I suggest that you rectify that today.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!