January 18, 2018

Golf Swing Instructional Tips; Keep An Even Knee Level During Your Swing

One of the most important golf swing instructional tips is to keep your knees level during your gold swing.

The reason why this is one of the most significant golf swing instructional tips is that if you lower or raise one knee more or less than the other during your golf swing you will rotate the alignment and path of your club face to produce a different ball flight.

One of the most frequent reasons why golfers do not maintain an even knee level during their golf swing is tending to lower their left should too much during their swing.

Any change in the  plane of the shoulder turn correspondingly will impact the level of the knee flex during the swing.

Although there necessarily must be some tilt of the shoulders during the golf swing one should think of turning the shoulders more on a level plane, at least in terms of a “swing thought.”

Worse, however, than lowering the left shoulder too much during the back swing which is typically causes a reverse pivot and in turn changes the alignment and path of the club face is the tendency of some golfers to straighten their right leg and lock their right knee joint during their back swing.

This is indeed a fatal flaw in any golf swing.

Not only does it change the alignment and path of the club face, it makes it almost impossible to re-flex the knees to an even level during the downswing.

As a result, the shoulders come “over the top” during the downswing to produce the ole banana ball—the typical slice of many recreational and weekend golfers.

Equally as bad in terms of failing to keep an even knee flex during the golf swing is the tendency of some golfers to straighten their left leg and lock their left knee joint during their downswing.

This likewise changes the alignment and path of the club face and produces a different ball flight than otherwise.

Assuming you had established a square alignment and an on line swing path (plane) of your clubface as you began your downswing—which would produce a straight golf shot— but then at the last moment before impact, you straightened your left leg.

You would rotate the alignment and path of your club face and produce something other than a straight golf shot.

So, once again, one of the best golf swing instructional tips is to keep your knees level during your swing in order to hit your golf ball straight.

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