Believe it or not, the topic of how shallow my club position during my back and downswing has never come up. I never really thought about it. After watching a video my Andrew Rice, I realized that I needed to look into this topic a bit deeper. The gist of the topic is ensuring the club shaft in is the correct position on my downswing to ensure I generate the maximum power possible. Rice explains that there is an active or passive approach to shallowing that escaped my attention in the past. Well, I am over that now and think it is something I need to investigate.
Passive or active shallowing basically descripts if a golfer moves the club into the proper position at the top of their golf swing. Jim Furyk is a perfect example of players who are using an active approach to shallowing. Tiger Woods, as Rice mentions, is a passive player. Regardless of which side of the fence you fall, ensuring your club is on the proper plane during your downswing is very important.
I went back and looked at some of my videos and I am a passive shallower. My club does not waver at the top of my back swing and the plane by which I swing is fairly consistent. The only thing I do not know is if my swing plane is optimum. For that I would needs some lessons and swing analysis. I realize there is ample opportunities to check this out virtually, but it definitely will have to wait until next spring…..if at all.
I am not closing the doors on making any major swing changes in 2022 (changing my club position on my downswing would be a major change), however I believe my golf game will be taking a different direction. I am not ready to fully discuss my plans because they are not fully decided. But, if things go the way I would like, I can see my golf game changing. How is that for a teaser 😉
Andrew Rice presents moving the club in to the proper position on our downswing as an active or passive action. Regardless, the main point is to ensure the shaft of the club is in the proper position to optimize your power. This is a good topic to investigate and you are interested, I recommend you talk to your local golf professional. I think this topic will need some professional advice.
I am a grateful golfer. See you on the links!