Does your golf swing lead to a tendency to flip the club head through impact? Do find that you are losing distance and ball control because of the way your hands react at the bottom of your swing? These and many more challenges happen when players develop counter moves to their poor swing techniques and flipping the club through impact is on of the more common mistakes. Generally, players with a poor takeaway, as seen in the video below, and weak club head control find themselves struggling with the flip. Chris Ryan explains how to correct this swing challenge in simple and understandable terms. Take a look.
I can say, even though I am a 3 handicapper, I have this challenge from time to time. It generally happens on my approach shots when I am trying to hit a straight ball into an elevated green. I feel I have to help my shot, when really all I need to do is trust my swing and let my clubs do the work. I know this happens because my ball travels much higher than normal and I am short by a great deal. Of course, I do not recognize my swing errors until after my shot, but I know they are there.
I find it interesting how Chris Ryan suggests how the angle of the club head has a direct impact on whether flipping the club becomes a issue or not. I am going to try his club face drill during my next swing practice time. This is something I should be able to see in my garage without any issues. I will get back to you on my results.
In the meantime, Chris offers some valuable suggestions on how to avoid flipping the club through contact. If you have this challenge, I suggest you try his drill to determine the angle of your club head during your initial drawback of the club. This might be your challenge and would be worth fixing. Let us know how things go.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!