Golf Swing Shoulder Turn

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Golf Swing Shoulder Turn

Golf Swing Shoulder Turn

The movement of your shoulders or the upper half of your body is quite important though-out the whole golf swing movement. Over the last number of months, I have been working with golfers that have focused way too much attention on their shoulder-turn during their back-swing. This was, as they described “a safe swing movement to think about” when they felt that they were swinging the club too quickly. Also, or if their ball flight or ball strike was not as good as they would like it to be.

Perhaps, this thought process can be fine in certain cases and some golfers feel that this is a good movement to think about for a better swing rhythm. However, typically, the golfer has moved too much and overextended his/her shoulder movement. Moreover, as I describe this action “too much shoulder-turn or an overturn”. As a result of the over-turn, this has led my golfers to all sorts of miss-hit golf shots and bad swing faults. Such as; over-swinging and starting the down-swing with the upper half of the body were two principle swing faults that I observed.

Now, this is not the case for everyone. Therefore, what I am suggesting to do, is not to try to limit your shoulder-turn and stop researching how to make a proper shoulder-turn from YouTube.

Please Note

I do not believe that there is one golf swing tip to help or fix a golfers shoulder-turn. We can agree that each golfer’s swing is different in so many ways. My experience would suggest that what works well for one golfer may not work well for the next golfer. You need to work with a golf swing expert who understands how the body moves through-out the swing and that he/she can communicate to you what you need to do.

So I am suggesting visiting a golf swing expert for Golf Lessons in Cork and taking a few golf lessons in Cork to work out your golf swing issues. As you read this note and if you believe that you have a shoulder-turn problem during your back-swing? Do feel that you are not turning your shoulders properly? Do you think you miss-hitting the ball a lot as a result of your poor shoulder-turn?

Don’t delay and get working on your solution…

Should you need further assistance please contact the golf swing expert for golf lessons in Cork, John Dooley PGA | Tel: +353879277997

Simple Practice Golf Method

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Practising Golf

Three 15-minutes practise sessions keeping practising fresh!

Practice session 1: Pre-shot routine 15 minutes

1 Pick the shot to play with the club
2 Use your “minds eye” to see a clear imagine of the flight of the golf shot you’re about to play
3 Internally feel and believe that you are in a very happy place
4 Make that practise swing that includes both the mental feeling and an excellent practice swing
5 Set up and  hit the shot to the target
6 Repart the process

Practice session 2: Aiming the club 15 minutes

1 Identify ball to target line and use poles or golf shafts as guides
2 Identify the leading edge of the club and align the leading edge perpendicular to that ball to target line
3 stand directly behind the ball and find a point/leaf/odd looking grass or etc, a foot or two in front of the ball to target line. Use that mark as you aiming guide
4 make a good practice swing, then set up and aim the club correctly
5 Hit the shot and repeat the process

Practice session 3: Rotation exercises

1 5 x Hip-turn exercises
2 5 x Full body-turn exercises
3 5 x Pause & hold for 3 seconds then turn and swing thought drill
4 5 x Speed stick swings right & left handed with the 3 weighted sticks
5 5 x Opposite handed practice swings
6 5 x Opposite handed golf shots

Practice session 4: Opposite Hand Hitting

Practice hitting the ball with an opposite hand club. So if you are right hand, may I suggest find a left handed 6 or 7 iron. Furthermore, start practising hitting opposite hand for al least one hour a week. To help with the opposite hand swing. Practise the turning exercises in the opposite movement and swing, swing and swing away.


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A golf practice method you can work on…


John Dooley PGA


Practice method to work on:

Typically when you are not playing a lot of golf your hand/eye coordination suffers and I see this a lot when I am looking at how golfers aim their club to their intended targets during a coaching session.

In this instance, I suggest to and work with the golfer on their pre-shot routine to gradually rebuild good on-course habits.

This is an example of how I approach this situation.
1. Make a series of body connection exercises (hip turns, body turns & baseball swings), these exercises improves your skill of turning constantly through the shot
2. If you have not been playing golf at all in the last few months, I may also get you to make 5 vertical leap exercises (this depends on age and your mobility) – this is a great exercise to get the heart pumping and this exercise may also increase your body speed as you turn through the shot.
3. Select a club and a shot to play (I would start you off with a PW, then a 4 iron back to a PW, then on to a 6 iron and continuously mix up the clubs after every couple of shots) – a range of different shots will improve your hand/eye coordination.
4. Make two meaningful practice swings (a meaningful practice swing; is the best possible swing you can make)
5. Feel that practice swing, hold onto that feeling…
6. Take dead aim, set up and hit that shot using that feel good practice swing.
My example will take a lot of metal discipline and effort to do correctly, but you can make a commitment to yourself to do it. Why not and of course you can! Try this with a bucket of 30 balls and see how this works out for you. Keep going and enjoy…

Improved aim
Improved hand/eye coordination
Improved pre-shot routine
Improved focus on making good practice swings and a greater chance of hitting better shots

Please feel free to post any comments publicly or a private message is great too..

I hope you can get out to play and try this method out.

John Dooley PGA