The follow-through of the golf swing is much like its report card. If you have a quality follow-through with your arms straight, body turning, tilting, and extending you most likely have a quality impact position. As we discussed in our Credit Card Drill, having the proper impact position allows you to achieve more solid contact and greater distance. However, if your follow-through has poor body positions and your bent elbow has too often been described as a “chicken wing,” then very likely you are a golfer frustrated by inconsistencies in ball contact, a slicing ball flight, and not hitting it as far as you feel you should.
Below are three key components to a quality follow through:
- Hips extending or thrusting up and towards the target
- Both arms are straight
- Wrists flexed downwards, not upwards
Patrick Nuber, GolfTEC Manager of Teaching Quality & National Director of Instruction, explains the Long Arms Drill to help you perfect your follow-through for increased distance and better ball striking in the video below.
Don’t wait to start improving and enjoying your golf game. If you have a specific problem that needs to be addressed, get in touch with a GolfTEC Certified Personal Coach today to determine the best approach for you and your golf game.