Keep a grip on your cash to avoid over-swing
By John Woodroffe – Master Professional, World of Golf London
The dreaded over-swing fault is very common with golfers. Either they are trying to belt the ball too far, or just don’t realise how much swing they are making. This results in great inconsistency and in fact, a loss of power.
A simple tip that may help you keep control of your backswing is to place a coin in your left hand grip so that it is lodged between the heel pad of your left hand the butt end of the grip of the golf club. Then make your normal swing at the ball. If you keep your grip and thus control of the club throughout the swing, the cash will still be in your gloved hand at the end of the shot. If however you have gone for the extra few yards and let go of the left hand grip at the top, then the coin will have disappeared up the fairway.