Making sure the golf swing transition from backswing to downswing is smooth is important and can provide major improvements in your golf swing technique. Here are a few tips you should employ to improve your golf swing transition.
For many players, the golf swing transition from backswing to downswing is something they struggle with and in the long-run, it can really improve your game if you work on it consistently. Some tips to improve it are as follows:
- -In your backswing and just before you are fully wound up, it is possible that you lean slightly towards the target you are aiming for, with your entire body. For a proper golf swing transition, a commonly used phrase is to “bump your hips towards what you are aiming at”. It is important to realize that you have to “bump your hips” and NOT “lean your lower and upper body” towards the target. Fully leaning towards your target is a common mistake and it is a good idea to use a mirror or to record a video to see if you do this. Recording a video is particularly useful as you can often play in slow-motion, which allows you to analyze your body movement more consistently.
If you are into metrics and detailed analysis of your golf swing transition from backswing to downswing, it might also be a good idea to use a professional swing analyzer. We’ve used the Zepp Golf 2 3D Swing Analyzer, which allows you to review your swing in 360 degrees and has special personalized training programs to improve every aspect of your swing. However, simply using a mirror and a camera might be all you need. In any case, analyzing your transition is difficult without any training aids as you need to be able to analyze exactly what you are doing and when, to ensure that each time you swing and hit the ball, it gets a little bit better.