Most of the time, you are not necessarily your best swing coach. Often it is better if you can have somebody watch, review, and give you feedback on your golf swing. You are usually not your best critic. Getting another set of eyes to look at what you are trying to accomplish will help in this process.
Mike Malaska had PGA golf instructor Billy Fitzgerald recently review his golf swing in our ”Teach The Teacher” video. Billy noticed that Mike was getting a little twisty and ahead of the ball. The lesson was all about getting the club back out in front of Mike. Having the club a little behind you on the downswing only causes you to try to catch the clubface up at impact. Billy’s feedback was to try to tip the club out on the downswing, get the club going and turn with it.
Joe Nichols always said that when the club is halfway down on the downswing, you want to feel that you are facing the club, and as when you go through the ball at impact, your chest is constantly facing the ball. Joe Nichol’s referred to this as leveling out. Mike was able to recall this lesson from him and apply this fix to his swing based on Billy’s observations.
Make sure when you have someone review your swing and ask specific questions for feedback. This will help you to narrow in on the problem so you can focus on fixing the problem and achieve positive results. You can also use your phone or iPad to record and evaluate your golf swing.