Leadbetter's A SwingJuly 19, 2015

Going Forward

A good shift makes the club drop on plane

Photograph by Dom Furore at The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Fla.

One of the hallmarks of my new A Swing is that it improves the flow of what is often an awkward transition move from backswing to downswing. An easy way to understand this is to visualize what a hitter does as a pitch approaches home plate: He steps toward the ball, and the bat drops from a steep position into a much shallower one. To get your club to fall onto the proper plane as you start down, follow these four steps.

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David Leadbetter is a Golf Digest Teaching Professional.


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