I said last week I would post a drill on helping avoid the issue tagged hip thrust, losing tush line, or the very vulgar and humorous, “humping the goat.”
Whatever you call it, it doesn’t help your golf game. I have had this issue as well. It is created/caused by many different things, but trying too hard to swing inside/out and/or trying too hard to hold the lag are two.
Did you like my copious use of slashes in that last sentence? Just like modern golf instruction has turned many of us into slashes on the course. Will the double entendres on this blog ever cease? I think not.
Anyway, this drill can also help you with weight shift, slow/out of sync hip turn and a few other issues. As an aside, if you do this drill and keep your upper body behind the ball, you will be amazed at how much speed you will create and how easy it is to release the club…or shall I say, how easily the club releases all by itself.
The important part…don’t change where your eyes are looking to see the dowel rod or other object. The point is to make your regular swing and have a visual guide to help you.