For a lot of amateur golfers, feeling the clubhead when swinging simply doesn’t happen and sadly never will. But for golf professionals they have an intimate feeling of where the golf club is at all times during the golf swing.
Could that be a golf swing secret?
Well, I don’t want to say for certain but if you have trouble feeling the clubhead as you’re swinging here’s a simple golf drill that will help give you the feeling of the clubhead as you’re swinging. This can only help you to hit the golf ball better.
To do this golf drill simply setup to a golf ball and grip the golf club as you normally would. BUT move your grip up the club so that you have the last two fingers of your top hand off the end of the golf grip. Once you have done this then I want you to swing with this “new” golf grip.
By doing this it will force you to place a lot less emphasis on your hands and arms as your big muscles will be forced to control the golf swing. You’ll also get great feedback when doing this golf drill if you swing too fast because if you do you’ll lose all control of the golf club through the ball.
If that happens you simply have to swing the golf club with more rhythm and better tempo.
And what you want to feel when doing this golf drill is that the golf ball simply gets in the way of your golf swing. You shouldn’t force anything, especially with your golf grip. Remember to “swing the golf club” and not “hit the golf ball”. The golf ball is hit as the result of you “swinging the golf club”!
So please do this golf drill and you’ll get a much better feeling of the golf clubhead as you’re swinging and definitely through the ball. Don’t however expect to hit the golf ball great when doing this golf drill. That’s not the point of this golf drill. Instead when doing this drill you should be focusing of the feelings that go along with swinging with the different grip. Then you can transfer those feelings over to your normal golf swing, which can only help to improve your ball striking.
Now I’ve said this before, but because it’s so important I’ll say it again. The golf ball should just get in the way of your golf swing. You should not “try” to hit the golf ball.