17Feb, 2013
Start of Downswing

How to Start the Down Swing

How to start the down swing is possibly the most misunderstood move in the golf swing. It is definitely something many players to do correctly. Transitioning from backswing to downswing sets up how the club moves into impact and has a major effect on the quality of contact. In this video I explain how to start the down swing correctly and demonstrate a drill you can use to help you move the club efficiently into impact from the top of the backswing.

  1. Troy Vayanos says:

    Very well explained Derek,

    I always understood the downswing starts as an opposite movement to the backswing. Very similar to a unwinding of a coil.

    The downswing works the opposite with the legs moving first followed by the upper body.

    I like what you said about having the weight on the inside of the right foot to start the downswing, very important.


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