…and it relates to Tiger and many of you. You can drop your head some and it’s not bad….especially with irons.
The following is a quote from Johnny Miller and I think it’s a good theory. It’s also why Tiger can have a huge head drop and hit good irons, but hits the driver sideways and it’s because his head drop is different than what Miller talks about.
The reason I post this is many amateurs are the opposite extreme from Tiger and they “stand up” through impact and never get to the ball.
Miller’s quote…and especially pay attention to the part about where the bend is…because Tiger’s bend is not the same.
Byron Nelson is the best example of this idea.
Get down on it at impact.
I’m a swing-sequence junkie. I love poring over sequence photos of the best players. The feature all great iron players have in common is that their heads are lower at impact than when they were standing tall at address. They really go down after the ball, not by bending at the hips or dropping their head but by increasing the flex in their knees. They sag their knees down and toward the target at the same time, moving on a downward diagonal line. Now, you’d think this would make you hit the ball fat. But if you lean the club forward, toward the target, so that the shaft is angled ahead of the left arm, you’ll absolutely pure it.