In a blatant contradiction of some of my previous posts, I am now convinced that one of the biggest reasons for my inconsistency is because I am prone to making a ‘fake’ turn.
It’s especially bad when I am tired, lazy or under pressure. I basically don’t make a full turn, I move my left shoulder to my chin without really turning. The main reasons this is bad are:
– power: less shoulder turn = less power. So you use your arms to generate more power, and usually end up going over the top.
– sequence: when your shoulders don’t turn properly in the backswing they get a head start on the body in the downswing. So you end up casting and/or flipping at the ball to catch up.
Some really good links on the subject: