Stop Slicing Now – The Transition Down

Transition1 BACKSWING –TRANSITIONThe right arm at address is slightly lower than the left arm and is slightly flexed. The upper right arm is in contact with the chest and is vertical to the ground. The initial motion of the right arm is caused to be moved by the right hip pulling back. At the completion of this horizontal movement of the right hip, the left arm is pointing down the stance line parallel to the target line. The right thumb is pointing directly down a line away from the target, parallel to the target line. The shaft is horizontal to the ground, parallel to the target line parallel to the stance line. The right forearm is parallel to the ground. The hands are at their lowest point in relationship to the ground.At this point all HORIZONTAL body motion away from the target stops. All motion of the hands and arms from this position to the top of the backswing is VERTICAL. All the motion of the down swing, which returns the hands to their low point position, is vertical. This vertical motion of the hands and arms to the top of the backswing is caused by the cocking of the right elbow towards the right shoulder.
Transition2 This cocking of the right elbow causes the hands to rotate to the right so that the back of the right hand is flat against the swing plane. This cocking of the right elbow causes the left wrist to cock.This cocking of the right elbow causes the left arm to be raised to its cocked position.The extensor action force of the right heel pad exerted on the left thumb causes the left shoulder to be rotated around the spine to its position at the top of the backswing. This position can be 90 or more degrees away from the target. At the top of the backswing the right forearm is vertical to the ground. The right upper arm is horizontal to the ground.

TRANSITION- START DOWN

Transition3 The Downswing begins by releasing the tension in the right elbow. The right arm goes from a cocked position at the top of the downswing to a fully extended straight right arm shortly after impact. The right arm then caused to fold as centrifugal force carries the club over the left shoulder.Reaching this point in your swing it is of utmost importance to keep control of the club face and produce an on-plane down swing.  This is accomplished when the correct wrist conditions (flat left-bent right) maintain a club face angle that is constantly true to the plane (as pictured above).The cocking of the left wrist occurs because of the cocking motion of the right elbow. The uncocking of the left wrist can start as soon as the club head transitions down or as late as when the club shaft moves past vertical to the ground during the downswing. Either way the left wrist continues to uncock until it has been fully uncocked slightly past ball separation. This uncocking of the left wrist is caused by centrifugal force.

During the entire motion of the golf swing, the flat left wrist is in line with plane angle of the shaft.

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