Hey, Performance Golfers, Matt Walter here
coming to you with a few keys in your golf swing that you can check to make sure you’re
on plane and getting a good strike on the golf ball. So, in today’s video, I want to give you three
checkpoints I look for when I’m working on players in their videos, that we want to make
sure we’re hitting in order to deliver a good strike on the ball. So, let’s get right into it and get to work. So, if I’m aiming for that flag, the first
checkpoint I have for my players, once we make sure they’re set up correctly, is we
want to make sure that, in the initial takeaway, the club head is hiding the hands down the
line and the leading edge of the face is paralleling my spine angle. So, I’ll repeat that again. When I take the club back, we want the club
head to hide my hands, the leading edge to match my spine. From there, we go to the top, and we want
to see this leading edge parallel to that lead forearm. So, if I can get to position one, and then
to position two, I’m getting myself in a place ready to hit a good strike on the ball. And I will spend a lot of time with my players
working on these two positions, and usually, what we’ll do is, we’ll stop, and then hit
it. So, we’ll go, one, stop, two, stop, and then
we would hit a strike on the ball to make sure we’re finding the right places in our
backswing because, sometimes, the backswing change is the hardest because it happens in
motion and we don’t have enough time to think about how the club has to change in delivery. So, we get to the top – one, two. The next checkpoint I’m looking for is, can
you get to a post-impact position where your hands are hidden from the camera and the club
head’s still out? A common flaw that I see is that the club
head exits before the hands do, and then you have your quintessential flip. So, what we’re trying to do is get from the
top position – again, you can pause and hit the golf ball – to a position post-impact
where the club head’s still out and the hands are coming back in. And this will help get a good consistent hit
on the ball, and simple checkpoints, like these three, you can use while you’re looking
at your own videos to see if you’re hitting the mark. Typically, if I see the club too much behind
the hands and face-down, we’ll see the club get across the line. If I see the club get too far outside, the
club will get laid off. So, it’s really important that that first
position hits your hands with the face square so that it can get to an on-plane position
at the top, to then a good post-impact position after you make the strike. So, if you liked what you heard, if you liked
those three keys, like our page, like our video. Comment below with any questions you may have
or pictures of your swing. We’ll be sure to comment, give you some great
information on the Comments section as well. I hope you enjoyed it. Look for more of our YouTube videos as they’re
coming out and that great content to help you get better.

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Dennis Veasley

8 thoughts on “3 Checkpoints To Maximize Your Golf Swing”

  1. Shoulda hit a few balls…. that bring said my 3 steps to a perfect swing… toss my cigarette, grip, then rip….

  2. On step 2, you say the leading edge of the club is parallel with your leading forearm. don't quite get that part. Is it the bottom edge or the toe edge?

  3. Thanks alot for the lesson. Success in everything good you want to do Matt. El negro Walter Jose De Martis Suares. From Chacarilla del Estanque San Borja Lima Peru.

  4. Not going to lie. This quick video of checkpoints helped me get a process down to improve my ball striking. Basics, Basics, Basics

  5. Matt, i can make hundreds of swings n mirror hitting thous positions but when I hit a ball, at top the club gets closed pointing at sky i been told at waist high I should be toe up that still doesn’t help. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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