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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 275
TOUR TIP VIDEO: RORY MCILROY'S SWING IN SLO-MO DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD THE correct positon of your head throughout the golf swing is something that is quite often overlooked by amateur golfers. Too often they hear things from playing partners like “keep your head still” or “keep your head down”, which are both poor pieces of advice. For starters, your head does not stay fixed in one spot during the swing. Secondly, your head should always stay behind the ball. From address through to impact, your head should be behind the ball. Most poor shots played by amateur golfers could be avoided before they start their swing. A lot of these players set-up with the ball too far back in their stance, and have their head either in line with the ball or in front (on the target side) of the ball. Ideally, your left ear (for right-handers) should be just behind the ball at address. Your head will then move slightly further behind the ball in the backswing, before returning to the start position in the downswing. Look at Rory McIlroy’s head position at impact. It’s well behind the ball, which allows him to swing with freedom and power. His head will ideally not move beyond the impact point, towards the target, until it is pulled through by his body’s momentum in the follow-through. E
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